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Darretta reigning as Almond Blossom Queen

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.

February 26, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Festival carnival open through Sunday

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.

February 26, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Best of Manteca closes nominations on Monday

Who is the best mail carrier in Manteca?

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Almond Blossom breakfast Sunday

RIPON - The Almond Blossom buffet breakfast takes place Sunday at the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 12455 E. West Ripon Road.

February 26, 2010 | | NEWS


ODDS & ENDS

'50s theme dinner dance at SHS tonight

February 26, 2010 | | NEWS


Giving HOPE to 2,000 families

Dave Thompson was well aware of Manteca's homeless 20 years ago.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TURN: PG&E trying to lock high power rates into constitution

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.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop Rotary, Lions planning Soup Bowl

LATHROP – This free soup meal, with no strings attached whatsoever, is not a myth, a legend or a fable.

February 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Great Valley Museum conducting Tule Fog Fete celebration March 7

RIPON - The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College will hold the annual Tule Fog Fete on Sunday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Caswell State Park.

February 25, 2010 | | NEWS


Queen crowning kicks off Ripon’s 48th Almond Blossom Festival

RIPON – The reign of current Miss Ripon Camila Sweaney will come to an end Thursday.

February 24, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


WILD WET WEATHER

Organizers of this weekend's Ripon Almond Blossom Festival are not the only the ones keeping busy as bees in the snow-white orchards.

February 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


3 in 10 caught in foreclosures are renters

Angie and Alfie Galan have lived in their Manteca home since May.

February 24, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


Ex-Chief: Spend party money on community

LATHROP – The $3,500 that would have been spent to cater a recognition dinner for former Police Chief Dolores Delgado may instead benefit a number of community programs at her request.

February 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


14 years for shooting at Manteca homeowner

William David Wood, 24, was sentenced to 14 years in state prison Tuesday in San Joaquin County Superior Court after pleading guilty to one count of assault with a firearm and an enhancement of using a firearm during commission of a felony.

February 24, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


ALMOND BLOSSOM PHOTOS

Some residents took the opportunity over the weekend to take some photographs of the Almond Blossoms in bloom

February 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Feds critical of proposed twin tunnels

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.

August 30, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | NEWS


Illegal fireworks hit fire trucks with near misses to firefighters

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.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Yard sale today benefits dance group

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.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


FIREWORKS FUEL FIRE

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.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Joe Freitas helped youth, founded bank

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.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lathrop issues specific drought water use rules

LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.

August 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Memories are the order of the day at Isadore’s

It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Turlock’s homeless success story

TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


60 PARKS & COUNTING

Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.

August 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Denham seeks $15M for free tutoring effort

Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.

August 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Amazon filling 200 more jobs at Tracy center

Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.

August 27, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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