RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents the 47th Annual Blossom Festival on February 27, 28 and March 1 at the Mistlin Sports Park, 1202 E. River Road.
The challenge is on.
Manteca since 2002 has used $13.8 million in one-time cash infusions – primarily from $12.2 million in bonus bucks – to cover gaps between expenditures from day-to-day city operations and revenue.
Ripon was flying high financially when gas was pushing $5 a gallon.
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District will consider accepting the completion of work tonight at the future high school site in south Manteca.
RIPON – Three armed suspects were arrested early Monday morning by Ripon officers who were positioned and waiting for them if they entered the city – and enter it they did.
The Manteca Ripon Pentecost Society Saturday evening introduced the 2009 queens for their 90th annual Holy Ghost celebration this summer during a dinner at the MRPS Hall.
Frank Guinta knows what it is like growing up poor and not having the options that other kids may have.
The spirits are with us – the spirits of Clementine "Mull" Mulholland and Talbot Kendall – who for years were central figures in the Ripon Almond Festival along with longtime mayor Ed Feichtmeir.
Manteca's 385 municipal workers are agreeable to taking a 3.8 percent pay cut starting in July to help the city weather its approaching budget crisis.
Manteca – sometime later this year – is expected to seek bids to landscape the main entrance to the city at the recently completed Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue interchange.
Many of Manteca's neighboring cities are laying off municipal workers as the ripple effect of the housing meltdown is sending property taxes plunging and curtailing consumer spending.
The Manteca Quilters Guild is pulling out all the stops to commemorate its 30th anniversary.
The $1 million "beautification" of Louise Avenue using state tax dollars restricted for that purpose has plenty of detractors.
Santa is getting new digs.
The final Manteca Bulletin golden pumpkin worth $100 is being hidden on Wednesday.
A special mental illness forum is set for Doctors Hospital of Manteca Wednesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the North Street campus.
Pity the folks within several blocks of Sierra High trying to have a nice quiet Friday evening watching the World Series on television.
Lathrop's newest house of worship, which is holding a grand opening Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., is called Thrive Church for a reason.
The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.
Fire in a mobile home Sunday morning at the El Rancho Mobile Home Park, Space 38, in the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue resulted in a $70,000 loss to the structure and $35,000 to its contents, according to Manteca Fire Battalion Chief David Marques.
Live and silent auctions were part of the well-attended roast for retiring Mayor Willie Weatherford Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center netting some $13,000 for the building fund for a new VFW hall that will be built on Moffat Boulevard.
The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.
Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.
• The Banta Inn – The building stands alone – tucked along a set of railroad tracks in a desolate area outside of Tracy. And the story of how it came to be, and its subsequent history, makes this rural destination popular with weekenders traveling through the Central Valley an interesting – if not unnerving – stop. It was originally built by Frank Gallegos, an alleged member of Joaquin Murrieta's band of outlaws – a group that migrated from Mexico to California's Central Valley during the Gold Rush, attacking wagon trains and allegedly killing upwards of 40 people. The man believed to be Murrieta ...
Every day is Halloween for San Joaquin Valley Paranormal Research.
Editor's note: This story first ran on Feb. 9, 2010 in the Manteca Bulletin
Few things were off-limits to the capacity crowd that gathered Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center to usher Willie Weatherford off into a peaceful retirement after serving 12 years as mayor.