RIPON – The once majestic community fireworks display held the last several years at Mistlin Park is just another casualty in the budget crisis that is forcing cities to cut even their most popular programs in order to save staff.
'Indiana Jones' is the featured presentation this Saturday, July 4, during Movies in the Park at Woodward Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by live music. The movie starts at around 9 p.m. There is a $1 charge for those 12 and over to help cover city costs. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and jackets. Mosquito repellent is also suggested. The movies are being presented by DeCristo Productions.
Braata, a local Reggae Rock band, will start the entertainment at the Manteca Independence Day Celebration today at 4 p.m., at the Big League Dreams sports complex.
Lisa Stallings has concerns about the Manteca housing market.
LATHROP – No fireworks lit up the evening sky. No long lines waited for free hot dogs being barbecued by community volunteers. And there was no band playing patriotic songs during the five-hour Picnic in the Park celebration Tuesday evening.
A three-year-long plea to have dry weeds cleared from behind their properties in Camellia Gardens has apparently fallen on deaf ears, said retired CHP officer Ed Estes.
The first day of the Target "E" Junior Police Academy may have been an eye-opener for some 18 local junior high school students.
Charles Henry Jr. couldn't help but take in the massive variety of safe-and-sane fireworks that were on display at the stand outside of the Manteca Historical Society.
The Manteca Presbyterian Church will be hosting a group of 25 bicyclists from Austin, Texas, tonight during their stop-over in the Family City on their way to Anchorage, Alaska.
Independence Day celebrations in Manteca come a day early this year as part of a municipal strategy to avoid over $10,000 in holiday overtime costs for public safety personnel and street crews.
Jim Funsten is impressed.
LATHROP – It will be a quiet 20th birthday for the City of Lathrop today.
Duane Aul didn't have an endless supply of rows to plant his crops.
LATHROP – Lathrop will be playing host to the group of Texas students who are taking part in the 70-day cancer-awareness bicycle ride to Alaska during their stop-over in Manteca on Thursday.
Manteca police officers were teaching the basics of "on the street" police tactics to some 25 seventh, eighth and ninth grade students in the first week of the Chief's Academy at the Boy & Girls Club – the highest number of youth ever to attend.
LATHROP – When Lathrop's Measure C oversight committee meets on Wednesday it'll be the first time that the group will able to lay out a budget based on numbers and not just projections.
Harvest High School is now the official name of the Ripon High continuation site.
It's all about hair or the lack of it in a man and having the courage to try a toupee.
Photocopier stock is about to take a hit.
After a long run, the San Joaquin County Fair took a break for this year.
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history.
My feet recently took a beating.
Caleb Lagier has learned more about swine in the two years of showing the livestock.
Doug Fiez with some 40 years experience in fine jewelry design and sales has joined Patty Reece at her New York Diamonds store on South Main Street near Safeway and Walmart.
Are dumpster divers stealing money from the city and evading taxes?
Supervisor Ken Vogel is convinced San Joaquin County will end up paying a disproportionately large price for the proposed $24 billion Twin Tunnel project that won't increase the available water for Californians by a single drop.
More than a dozen interns that were witnesses to the incident that took place outside of a Las Vegas restaurant involving a Manteca Pastor more than a year ago are being called to testify before the Clark County Criminal Grand Jury.
Just a day after the Stanislaus County Department of Public Health was bombarded with questions after allegations that a stomach bug a Stockton man contracted came from the water at Woodward Reservoir came to light, they're now saying that the water is actually cleaner than what was previously thought.
Healthy habits should start at an early age.