It's a two-hour live performance filled with world-class thrills and excitement for the entire family.
Manteca is a city council vote away from having another event venue. And it's a nice venue at that. But concerns about whether the city's initial proposed pricing plan for renting the community rooms inside of the $8.3 million transit center undercut businesses that already offer the same services prompted the council to form a committee to come up with a different rate schedule. And when the committee met on Thursday afternoon, they came up ...
Ripon's neighbor just across the Stanislaus River is following the Almond Capital's successful 1945 effort to become a city in its own right by first forming a non-profit chamber of commerce and uniting its residents through the use of the neighborhood computer network website dubbed www.nextdoor.com.
Four of the seven homes featured in Saturday's September Stroll Home & Garden Tour offered each year by the Ripon Garden Club are steeped in local history. They are all clustered in a sycamore tree-lined section of Palm Avenue in the heart of the city's historic downtown residential area.
SONORA (AP) - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.
Two Manteca buildings - the new city animal shelter and the restored HOPE Family Shelter - have earned architectural design awards.
The keyword, when it comes to the Smit family garden, is repurposing. For Bryan and Shannon Smit, repurposing is just another word for recycling. The phrase, though, that Shannon likes to use is "flea market junk gardening." She laughed as she added, "It's the budget-friendly way to do stuff. When you have a very limited budget, that's the way to do it." This is the garden theme that the young couple is sharing with guests ...
Like a balloon caught in the wind, bouncing from cloud to cloud, Destiny's challenge can be seen from parts of the country.
Jaime H. Portillo, 29, of Galt is being charged with manslaughter in the fiery fatal crash Saturday afternoon north of Escalon on Mariposa Road that claimed the life of the 43-year-old Modesto driver of a 2013 Peterbilt propane tanker that spread its 8,000 gallon load over 1,000 feet of roadway following a three-vehicle collision.
Mosquitoes are all the buzz these days, turning up in record numbers throughout the country.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Their egg-laying days behind them, some 1,200 Northern California chickens are heading for a cozy retirement on the East Coast, where they will live outside of cages and have plenty of room to spread their wings.
Mosquitoes are all the buzz these days, turning up in record numbers throughout the country. In the Southeast, mosquito experts have reported 2-year-old eggs hatching amid dry conditions, creating an endless wave of blood-suckers. Here, San Joaquin County officials aren't seeing the same infestation. In fact, population counts are down from last year. What alarms county officials, though, are the one-week spikes in samples infected with the West Nile virus. ...
SAN FRANCISCO – “Do you want a receipt?” the toll-taker asked. “Yes please,” I said. It was a simple exchange. Something you wouldn’t exactly expect to have any sort of extra meaning or relevance. But 39 minutes after the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened for the regular people of the world, she handed me $16 in change and a slip of paper proving that I was part of the ...
Love is at the heart of Manteca Kindred Arts' longevity. Established in 1986 at the prodding of an impassioned column by the late retired educator and writer Robert Camden in the Manteca Bulletin, the 501 (c)(3) organization, which means all donations are tax deductible, the incorporated concert association has managed to offer classical music programs for the community every year without fail since its inception without scrimping on the quality of the artists and performances ...
Before he underwent gastric bypass surgery six months ago for health reasons, Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer had to attend pre-surgical preparatory classes in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error.
Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer is a big loser. But he came out of that being a winner.
Mission accomplished. That's how Manteca Educators Association president Ken Johnson described the completion of the group's annual project benefiting American soldiers overseas during the holidays.
LATHROP – The firm that was initially set to develop the section of town now known as Central Lathrop failed to meet its obligations.
The Swingin' Blues Star will highlight the next Ripon Arts League concert on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Bulb-outs -the much maligned traffic control devices that do double duty in downtown Manteca as planters - are coming to a neighborhood near you.
MIAMI (AP) - Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police must get a warrant before using GPS to track a suspect's vehicle, a federal appeals court has ruled, throwing out a cache of evidence against three brothers charged in a wave of pharmacy burglaries and going beyond a Supreme Court ruling that left open the question of whether judges have to approve of the high-tech surveillance.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme tea party faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is urging his former Senate colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to run for president. In fact, he's already endorsing her.
CHICAGO (AP) - Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied and handcuffed on the floor of Terminal 3 after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities lock down the scene.
FRESNO (AP) - A year ago federal officials trucked 116 spawning salmon to the upper San Joaquin River in Central California and invited media to watch them swim free for the first time since a dam cut off the river's flow a half century ago.