The 2009 Color the Skies balloon festival begins today with a pancake breakfast that starts at 5:30 a.m. at Ripon's Mistlin Park on River Road off of Jack Tone Road accessed via Highway 99. The balloons will inflate and launch between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. today and again Sunday. For more information about the festival visit its website at www.colortheskies.com.
It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.
Teamsters gather at Northgate Park Thousands of Teamsters from five surrounding counties will celebrate Labor Day on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Northgate Park. The event will start at 10 a.m. with singing of the national anthem by Miss Manteca followed by a softball tournament, soccer tournament, and horseshoe tournament. There will be entertainment for the entire family including a DJ to provide music, games, several food booths, T-shirts, raffles, and more. Car wash ...
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is forging ahead in its bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the goal of reducing rates by 15 percent across the board and enhancing reliability.
Trevis Schuh was captivated by the moment. Not too long ago, he was standing in front of the Bass Pro Shop in the early evening hours. At that moment, Schuh took a glance at the neon lights from the Kerasotes Show Place 16 reflecting on the water works at Manteca's Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, with the night skies appearing as a curtain draping over the horizon. His instincts took over as Schuh aimed his ...
Imagine yourself with three other friends getting the VIP treatment at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Thomas Staggs knows just about everything there is to know about the machines that make it possible to keep your carpets clean.
The popular Portuguese cultural classes offered through the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department and taught by Mary Gomes De. Pino are back. One class will be held for one hour in the afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; the other for two hours in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Both classes will start Wednesday, Sept. 9. Both are also held at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane and will run through Nov. 4 for a total of nine sessions.
The last dance has taken place at Club Leon – at least for now. The problem on his plagued downtown dance hall that Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker – as well as a number of nearby businesses – have been pushing to close down must now apply for a permit under the city's new ordinance that was put in place over the past two months to make the city's guidelines comply with court decisions. Club ...
To some, it is just a mound of dirt devoid of grass. Councilman Vince Hernandez and others, though, see more than just dirt in the new BMX track that is nearing completion in Spreckels Recreation Park at Spreckels Avenue and Moffat Boulevard where kids and adults can have fun competing. Hernandez at Tuesday night's Manteca City Council meeting noted the $7,500 the city is giving to the non-profit Anderson 209 BMX organization to offset insurance ...
Paul Lamazer tried just about everything for a career prior to his current job. He sold cars. He managed bands. He owned his own landscaping company. But it wasn't until he became a staffer at the pro shop at the Manteca Park Golf Course that Lamazer – who has been a lover of the links ever since he was a young lad – knew he had found his calling. "I love the game – I ...
The field of finalists for Manteca Idol is now set in stone. Wednesday night the panel of judges threw in a surprise curve when they allotted another finalist space that will bring the total to 13 – meaning that four of the nine people competing in the night's Wild Card round would be given a chance to go up against the competition's best. Just like every year, the competition gets stiffer each and every week ...
Manteca is getting $1.5 million in federal stimulus funds to keep four officers in place. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer met with San Joaquin County law enforcement leaders Wednesday to tell them the money coming to Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, and the county will hopefully be just the start. "I'm satisfied this isn't enough – we have to do more," Boxer told three area police chiefs and San Joaquin County Sheriff Steven Moore at a Wednesday afternoon ...
San Joaquin County schools and public health met Monday to discuss how parents, schools, and our community can help prepare for this flu season.
Back to School night on Sept. 9 at Sierra High Sierra High will be conducting its annual "Back to School" night on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the large gymnasium. For parents and guardians, this will be an opportunity to meet with teachers and inquire about grades and progress of their students. The schedule is as follows: Students with the last name between "A" through "K" will meet between 5:45-7 p.m. Those with last names ...
The race is on to raise the funds needed for the installation and dedication of the mural honoring the veterans of World War II.
The holidays are a time for reflection.
Not everyone thinks spending $30,000 for a "high visibility" crosswalk on Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive is a wise move.
Tiffany Garland scanned the phone list and looked for people that she thought might be willing to make donations.
Folks in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop counted their blessings and then shared them with the less fortunate.
The sign on the side of the closet on wheels said it all: "The church has left the building."
The Manteca Senior Center, 275 Cherry Lane, will host the annual Breakfast with Santa youth event on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m.
The Women of the Moose will be hosting a Holiday Boutique as a fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Manteca Moose Lodge, 1185 N. Main Street.
OAKLAND (AP) - Authorities say a woman jumped from the third level deck of the Oakland Raiders' home stadium, injuring herself and a man who tried to catch her.
The investigation is continuing into the exact cause of a solo accident in which a truck hauling 50 tons of rice straw plunged off the Clavey River Bridge Friday morning. The driver, Tyler Jennings Wilson of Manteca, 26, was killed.
Flames and billowing black smoke that could be seen for several miles resulted from a fire that caused $230,000 in damage to a Manteca home in the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue in north central area Manteca about 1 p.m. Sunday.
Commemorative wine glasses are being provided for the three hour "Taste of Ripon" Wine stroll on Thursday, Dec. 5, courtesy of the McManis Winery as part of the $25 ticket donation to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.
For the past seven years, the City of Manteca has been required to notify residents that some water delivered by the City was out of compliance with regulatory requirements. The primary cause of the non-compliance was arsenic, a naturally occurring element commonly found in ground water.
It was over two years ago that Neal Plymate ran away from home.
Manteca Unified's Transitional Student Success Program can be a haven for homeless students.