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.
RIPON - The 48th annual Almond Blossom Festival parade starts at 11 a.m. today in downtown Ripon.
Do you like green eggs and ham?
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.
It's not shooting to kill, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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.
LATHROP – Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles' husband is demanding for a jury trial in the lawsuit he filed against the city and 12 other individuals.
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.
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.
Who is the best mail carrier in Manteca?
RIPON - The Almond Blossom buffet breakfast takes place Sunday at the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars, 12455 E. West Ripon Road.
Dave Thompson was well aware of Manteca's homeless 20 years ago.
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.
The general consensus about potholes?
Lions, monsters, fancy costumes, books, and a "flash mob" – oh, my!
It's been 47 months since negotiations over the possibility of building a Great Wolf Resort on 30 acres owned by the City of Manteca along the 120 Bypass first started.
Sam Guedoir knows Downtown Manteca.
A single story residence in the 700 block of Morada Court sustained more than $102,000 in losses last Saturday when fire ravaged the garage and attic over the living area where heavy black smoke was seen coming from the attic vents on all sides of the structure.
Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) One-on-One Mentor/Tutoring Program is raffling off a chance to win two Disneyland 1-Day Park Hopper tickets.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will host a Veteran Information and Resources Fair on Thursday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the East Campus Quad, located at 435 College Avenue in Modesto.
MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled "ADHD: Models, Myths and Medication" by Dr. Lawrence Diller, a pediatrician and expert in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A collision at the intersection of Two Rivers Road and Avenue D in rural south Manteca on Wednesday sent one of the drivers to the hospital.
Manteca is bracing for what could be a brutal fourth consecutive severe drought year by tightening water use rules and putting punitive fines in place for those who repeatedly violate conservation edicts.
The biggest obstacle to building the Manteca Community Center and providing a home for the Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post has been cleared.
Registered voters living in the Manteca Unified School District geographical jurisdiction will be voting on more than one measure in the November elections.
Love Ripon is back after a one-year absence.
The biggest source of campaign funds in the upcoming Nov. 4 City of Manteca municipal election is from the development community - with an asterisk.
You have a chance to meet candidates running for Manteca City Council, Manteca Mayor and the Manteca Unified School District board during tonight's gathering of the Manteca Patriots.