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.
Angelica Dean was, by all accounts, caring, selfless and hardworking, and the longtime Manteca resident used those traits to build a career in assisting the elderly.
A Manteca police officer was thrown from his motorcycle last weekend in a collision that occurred while he was providing a security escort for a motorcycle convoy accompanying runners that went down Airport Way.
The heart of downtown Tracy harkens to a lot of nostalgia. One of those nostalgic elements that draws people to this central part of town is the historic Lincoln Highway.
MERCED – The lobby at Coffee Bandits froths with conversation of all flavors, and it's not uncommon to find those on divergent paths sharing creamers.
TURLOCK – Downtown businesses in Turlock are flourishing.
Downtown Lodi has become a place of destination.
They came by the thousands – as far south as Merced, west to Orinda, Plymouth to the east, and Sonora and Jackson in the foothills. These are the students – 2,250 of them – who converged at the Dell'Osso Family Farm at River Islands in Lathrop for the 2014 Manteca Pumpkin Fair Special Access Day.
Israel Maldonado doesn't want a repeat of the 1976 tragedy outside of Manteca where a van carrying 10 Tracy High students was struck by a train, burst into flames, and killed most of the teens instantly.
Before there was Savage Elite Fitness there was personal sacrifice and a desperate, soul-searching struggle.
Nineteen-year-old Jose Maltez shed a few tears when he saw his mother in her casket at the PL Fry Funeral Home on Thursday.
Amanda Inda started making her one-of-a-kind jewelry as a hobby.
For the first time since opening Fantastic Collectibles, Richard Simas Sr. and Richard Simas Jr. will be hosting an in-store signing.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church Flea Market and Car Show is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the corner of Powers Avenue and North Street.
It's 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon and traffic hums along the nearby 120 Bypass at a steady pace.
It will take at least 2 inches of rain in much of California before any sizeable run-off makes its way into reservoirs that are at record lows.