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.
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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.
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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.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca observed Good Friday in a solemn service that was repeated in other Catholic churches throughout the world. It did not have the extreme drama that took place in the Philippines, with devotees allowing themselves to be nailed on a cross, but the roughly two-hour worship was just as solemn and meditative.
The severity of the four-year drought could mean dead lawns throughout Manteca, the banning of nonprofit car washes, slashing aggregate water use at city parks by 25 percent, and the hiring of a water resources coordinator and two enforcement assistants.
While Gov. Jerry Brown was mandating water flowing from spigots be reduced 25 percent due to California's severe drought the bureaucracy he oversees was continuing its effort to drain New Melones Reservoir of an extra 15,000 acre feet of water
Angela Seamas of the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America and her group have a new fund-raising project this year.
An octogenarian female driver escaped unscathed after the car she was driving hit the fire hydrant on the corner of the Manteca Presbyterian Church at North Main and East North streets.
Doctors Hospital has five new nurses on staff following an intense Versant intern program.
Rasheed Ali ripped at the seam, pulling the egg from its plastic wrapper.
Manteca could resort to using a water truck to irrigate public landscaping using recycled treated wastewater if the drought worsens.
She sat on the curb in front of her small motel room on Moffat Boulevard Wednesday afternoon as she waited for hot water for the first time in more than a week.
Every drop of water now counts.
Manteca Presbyterian Church, 275 N. Main St., is planning a series of services and events to mark Holy Week.
In an extremely rare move, Manteca fire and building safety inspectors along with county health representatives ordered the Inn at the Station on Moffat Boulevard shut down Monday until a long list of health and safety repairs are made.
The notices that hung on the doors of the Inn by the Station – spelled out over a Manteca Police Department badge – told the residents that they could no longer inhabit the places that they had called home.
Mountain Valley Express trucking company's website touts that it is "the safest trucking company in the State of California."
A team of 75 volunteers including children spent Saturday morning honoring fallen heroes by trimming, cleaning and polishing their headstones.