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.
Who is the best mail carrier in Manteca?
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.
Manteca's accident numbers since 2009 have increased 4.5 times faster than the population.
The day Pope Francis concluded his three-day visit to the Philippines, the Filipinos in Manteca were playing host to parishioners from more than a dozen parishes in the Diocese of Stockton for the annual celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino.
It's Dorothy Radisich Day at St. Jude Care Center today. The former nurse and Manteca resident is celebrating a major milestone seldom heard of – her 104th birthday.
It's going to cost $15 million to extend Daniels Street and put in place infrastructure essential to turn 187 acres of city-owned wastewater treatment plant land into an economic juggernaut for Manteca built around leisure industries.
Water costs for farmers in the Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts are going up in 2015.
Forget the fancy charts and the complicated graphs - the message was simple.
The Are You Okay team of the Manteca Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police volunteer corps were emotional as they witnessed the planting of a tree in St. Francis Park for a Manteca woman they checked on her condition in her home every day.
The City of Ripon has been working with the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission about the possibilities of locating an Altamont Commuter Express train stop near downtown.
What are some of the qualities necessary for the next superintendent of the Ripon Unified School District?
Lathrop used 17 percent less water in 2014.
Buyers of homes in the 585-home Evans Estates neighborhood being developed south of Woodward Avenue will be less of a burden on the city's general fund that most of the existing 73,000 Manteca residents.
A concelebrated mass in observance of the feast of the Santo Nino will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca.
Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis is celebrating Kiwanis International's 100 Year Anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 22, by hosting a "Community Night of Giving" at the Manteca Senior Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Over $18,000 will be distributed to local organizations.
The freeway that runs east-west in Manteca isn't the 120 Bypass - at least that's what some folks contend.
Ripon's hot air balloon and kite festival known as "Color the Skies" may be over.