The 2009 Color the Skies balloon festival begins today with a pancake breakfast that starts at 5:30 a.m. at Ripon's Mistlin Park on River Road off of Jack Tone Road accessed via Highway 99. The balloons will inflate and launch between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. today and again Sunday. For more information about the festival visit its website at www.colortheskies.com.
It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is forging ahead in its bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the goal of reducing rates by 15 percent across the board and enhancing reliability.
The popular Portuguese cultural classes offered through the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department and taught by Mary Gomes De. Pino are back. One class will be held for one hour in the afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; the other for two hours in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Both classes will start Wednesday, Sept. 9. Both are also held at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane and will run through Nov. 4 for a total of nine sessions.
September 04, 2009|
Staff reports of the
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.
Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.