Aerial fireworks launched near the Big League Dreams sports complex will cap off today's early bird Independence day celebration in Manteca.
RIPON – The once majestic community fireworks display held the last several years at Mistlin Park is just another casualty in the budget crisis that is forcing cities to cut even their most popular programs in order to save staff.
'Indiana Jones' is the featured presentation this Saturday, July 4, during Movies in the Park at Woodward Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by live music. The movie starts at around 9 p.m. There is a $1 charge for those 12 and over to help cover city costs. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and jackets. Mosquito repellent is also suggested. The movies are being presented by DeCristo Productions.
Braata, a local Reggae Rock band, will start the entertainment at the Manteca Independence Day Celebration today at 4 p.m., at the Big League Dreams sports complex.
Lisa Stallings has concerns about the Manteca housing market.
LATHROP – No fireworks lit up the evening sky. No long lines waited for free hot dogs being barbecued by community volunteers. And there was no band playing patriotic songs during the five-hour Picnic in the Park celebration Tuesday evening.
A three-year-long plea to have dry weeds cleared from behind their properties in Camellia Gardens has apparently fallen on deaf ears, said retired CHP officer Ed Estes.
The first day of the Target "E" Junior Police Academy may have been an eye-opener for some 18 local junior high school students.
Charles Henry Jr. couldn't help but take in the massive variety of safe-and-sane fireworks that were on display at the stand outside of the Manteca Historical Society.
The Manteca Presbyterian Church will be hosting a group of 25 bicyclists from Austin, Texas, tonight during their stop-over in the Family City on their way to Anchorage, Alaska.
Independence Day celebrations in Manteca come a day early this year as part of a municipal strategy to avoid over $10,000 in holiday overtime costs for public safety personnel and street crews.
Jim Funsten is impressed.
LATHROP – It will be a quiet 20th birthday for the City of Lathrop today.
Duane Aul didn't have an endless supply of rows to plant his crops.
LATHROP – Gangs in Lathrop had better run and hide.
The largest storm to hit Manteca in nearly 18 months proved costly for three car owners.
MODESTO – It takes a certain personality to convince an entire theater full of people to shout out the most infamous four-letter word in unison.
Mayra Posada and Marco Jaimes believe in the power of persuasion.
Landscape maintenance districts are passé.
It was seen as a very productive session of the new Government Relations Committee of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce that brought together representatives of the city, county, state and congress Friday noon in a meeting room of Bethany Home.
A hidden reservoir helps keep dishes clean, yards green, and flush toilets in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.
Christmas is an already an afterthought to most people.
They braved Friday's pouring rain so the show will go on this weekend.
Caught in the Friday morning street flooding at Garden Gate Drive and Morgan Street, one Manteca woman called a friend to help her in his hip high boots to reach her pickup truck where waters had flooded much of her lawn and driveway.
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Barring a deluge of biblical proportions water experts are anticipating the San Joaquin River at Vernalis could essentially be dry by July.
The pressure on John Lopez has never felt greater.
LATHROP – The last stand-alone commercial building constructed in Lathrop was built in 2006.
A Body Vi Community Challenge has been organized to support the health of nutritionally challenged children and seniors today at 5 p.m. the Manteca Ford new car showroom with raffle monies going to the Second Harvest Food Bank.