I was trying to focus intently on a bee hovering over a cluster of snow-white almond blossoms. All around me, scores of bees were buzzing. The weather was perfect for pollination - the sun was shining, the skies were clear and blue, and there was no breeze to stir the petals of the flowers that would make focusing somewhat of a challenge. And it was neither too hot nor too cold outside.
RIPON - The 48th annual Almond Blossom Festival parade starts at 11 a.m. today in downtown Ripon.
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The Sierra High Band conducted a 1950s themed dinner dance Friday night at the school cafeteria featuring live entertainment featuring various local bands, staff, and alumni.
It's not shooting to kill, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Thousands of homes have been built in Manteca during the last 20 years that are outside a 5-minute response time of a fire station.
LATHROP – Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles' husband is demanding for a jury trial in the lawsuit he filed against the city and 12 other individuals.
RIPON – Joie Darretta couldn't help but get choked up when she was thanking her family Thursday night during the Almond Blossom Queen candidates' introductions at the Ripon Community Center.
RIPON – Kevin Tate and his crew of more than two-dozen workers started piecing together what would become the Ripon Almond Blossom Carnival on early Tuesday morning.
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RIPON - The Almond Blossom buffet breakfast takes place Sunday at the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 12455 E. West Ripon Road.
Dave Thompson was well aware of Manteca's homeless 20 years ago.
The California Legislature today is conducting a joint hearing on Proposition 16 – the measure PG&E crafted for the June 8 ballot requiring a super majority of voters to approve any attempts to weaken the for-profit's monopoly on retail power sales.
It was "all aboard" the Altamont Corridor Express Thursday morning for some two dozen Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon community leaders to see for themselves how ACE serves thousands of riders a day on four trains.
The old Career Center at Manteca High is about to get flipped.
I spent Halloween night riding along with two Manteca Police officers looking for spooks who had too much to drink before they got behind the wheel. It was part of a saturation patrol planned to keep children and other motorists on the street safe.
It's now just a matter of style and whether they feel like spending the money.
It would cost $1.5 million to install quieter wayside horns at Manteca's 10 railroad crossings.
Walter Woodward was quite a guy.
Three Manteca Cowboy players and an 8-month-old baby girl suddenly lost their mom, Jessica Wilcox, on Thursday. Her passing was unexpected and leaves the family heartbroken.
Art and Myra Lucas, lifelong residents of Manteca, were guests of honor at a party hosted by their four children and their spouses.
Riley Vinson won't spin you a hard luck tale.
Jordan Grey rocked hesitantly at the edge of the garage while the sound of electricity pulsed up a Jacob's ladder in the corner.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 billion in long-term debt payments without touching the city's pension obligations.
The drought means upwards of 200 more families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will struggle this Thanksgiving to put food on their table, let alone a traditional feast.
It's no trick: If you are under 21 and get pulled over tonight - or any time for that matter -driving after taking just a sip of alcohol you will likely lose your license.
It was a consortium of people.
An art auction with original creations by budding artists is part of this year's Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon set for Monday, Nov. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 25, on Comcast Cable 97.