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.
LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately.
The theme of the St. Anthony of Padua Harvest Festival this year speaks of unity. "We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord."
Editor's note: John Vonhof is a Manteca resident who has pedaled 5,000 miles so far on a road bike this year. He indicated he tries to make himself visible and be safe but has had a lot of close calls.
The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.
The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.
The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.
MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.
Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.
The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.
STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.
A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.
December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.
Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.