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 – Lathrop will be playing host to the group of Texas students who are taking part in the 70-day cancer-awareness bicycle ride to Alaska during their stop-over in Manteca on Thursday.
RIPON – Tim Rhode returned to the valley on Thursday, equipped with an abundance of energy, a set of slides and a message: Plan for tomorrow.
The showroom floor at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford is set to receive a car like no other in the world.
Eight years ago, Norma Lynn Hood saw a simple tank top at Macy's in San Jose. She fell in love with the carnation flower that accented the otherwise plain piece of women's clothing.
Manteca photographer Chris Leonard is looking for bearded men in Manteca for a photo contest that will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Sixteen Manteca businesses are celebrating Manteca Restaurant Week through this Sunday.
Almost 250 people gathered to hear words in downtown Manteca on Wednesday.
It all started in Athens, Greece. That was 40 years ago when Artemis Vourakis fell in love at first sight.
Big is back.
The Manteca Futbol Club and director Manuel Pires have put together a good thing.
For more than three decades, Joe Seamas of Manteca worshipped his idols at Candlestick Park in the City by the Bay.
RIVERSIDE AP) - A former Southern California city councilman has pleaded guilty to taking a $2.3 million bribe from an undercover FBI operative.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District water deliveries to Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy may be reduced up to 20 percent in the coming months if current expectations for a severe third year of drought hold.
Francesca Arnaudo can work a room.
Michael Midgley will make good on a promise this weekend.