The crackdown last month of the homeless trying to camp overnight in and around Library Park - including the roof of the library - simply prompted some to head a mile and a half east to Spreckels Historical Plaza.
RIPON - The opening day of the Color the Skies Over Ripon hot air balloon festival saw two special people climb into the baskets of separate balloons – one the 15-year-old poster boy for the event and the other an adventuresome 102-year-old grandmother.
The Trails of Manteca - a proposed project that would add 1,650 housing units in the southwest portion of the city - could increase municipal water consumption by roughly 9 percent when it is completed.
Bethany Home Foundation is erecting a wall at the entrance of the Almond Blossom Festival at Mistlin Sports Park Friday in a new twist for the senior citizens in the community between the carnival rides and the vendor displays.
Medically focused college students are being offered scholarship applications by the Doctors Hospital volunteers to help them shoulder the cost of their schooling, available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.
Mohsen Tarin, the President of Electro Imaging Systems, Inc.'s new Central Valley office at 259 Spreckels Ave., is inviting the public to a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and chamber coffee on Wednesday, Feb. 18.