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Love affair: Almond blossoms & bees

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.

February 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Almond Blossom Festival parade today

RIPON - The 48th annual Almond Blossom Festival parade starts at 11 a.m. today in downtown Ripon.

February 27, 2010 | | NEWS


Green eggs & ham inspire reading event on Tuesday

Do you like green eggs and ham?

February 27, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS


GREASE IS THE WORD

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.

February 27, 2010 | Hime Romero | NEWS


CORRECTION

It's not shooting to kill, according to the California Highway Patrol.

February 27, 2010 | | NEWS


ODDS & ENDS

Almond Blossom breakfast Sunday

February 27, 2010 | | NEWS


Alarming shortfall for fire needs

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.

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Mayor’s husband says his civil rights were violated at Lathrop art show

LATHROP – Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles' husband is demanding for a jury trial in the lawsuit he filed against the city and 12 other individuals.

February 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Darretta reigning as Almond Blossom Queen

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.

February 26, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Festival carnival open through Sunday

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.

February 26, 2010 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Best of Manteca closes nominations on Monday

Who is the best mail carrier in Manteca?

February 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Almond Blossom breakfast Sunday

RIPON - The Almond Blossom buffet breakfast takes place Sunday at the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 12455 E. West Ripon Road.

February 26, 2010 | | NEWS


ODDS & ENDS

'50s theme dinner dance at SHS tonight

February 26, 2010 | | NEWS


Giving HOPE to 2,000 families

Dave Thompson was well aware of Manteca's homeless 20 years ago.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


TURN: PG&E trying to lock high power rates into constitution

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.

February 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Hall of Fame for Goodwin

Aaron Goodwin - better known as Randy Bubba Black to tens thousands of country music radio fans - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Drug testing possible for students at be.tech

Students enrolled in the Manteca Unified be.tech Academy's first responder program aimed at teens wanting to pursue careers as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical techs could eventually be subject to drug testing.

April 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Deal protects fish, farmers & cities through Oct. 1

Lake Tulloch is expected to remain at its current level until at least Oct. 1 as the result of a water agreement reached Friday regarding flows on the Stanislaus River.

April 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Police on Segways patrol street fair

They're silent, they're agile, and they're fast.

April 11, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Manteca may allow shelters in retail zone

An agency wanting to locate an emergency shelter in a general commercial zone - essentially one that accommodates retail and office uses - will soon be able to do so without obtaining a conditional use permit.

April 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Swiss Hall entertainment every month

The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Almond growers defend water use

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 10, 2015 | ALYSSON AREDAS The Bulletin | NEWS


Wolf recycles 98% of its water

It will take roughly 300,000 gallons of water to fill the water park portion of the proposed Manteca Great Wolf Resort.

April 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BUILT ON FAITH

Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Symbolism abounds at St. Paul’s

The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Renovation a testament to strong faith

Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Deal addresses fish, urban & farming needs

There's a pending deal striking a balance between agriculture, urban, and fish needs for water from the stressed Stanislaus River watershed.

April 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Dealing with drought & 200-year flooding

It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.

April 10, 2015 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


New digs for CORE Performance

Robert Iniguez leans against the threshold separating the weights from the indoor turf.

April 10, 2015 | James Burns | NEWS


174,301 people or 6 fish

Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.

April 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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