Aerial fireworks launched near the Big League Dreams sports complex will cap off today's early bird Independence day celebration in Manteca.
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.
The Manteca Crossroads Street Faire is set for Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The Lathrop Rotary rededicated a brass plaque marking the historic 1846 journey of the first known sail launch to journey from San Francisco up the San Joaquin River.
Getting behind the wheel of the car?
It's a bird.
A 2-year-old Manteca boy was transported via helicopter to a hospital outside of the area on Sunday morning after sustaining a series of life-threatening dog bites from a pair of family pets.
California is committing $800,000 to improvements for the existing Austin Road interchange on Highway 99.
Kevin Tate had to go all the way to Europe to get the gondola-style Ferris Wheel that serves as one of the centerpieces of his California Carnival Co.
LATHROP – Eric Wohle walks through the lobby of the Lathrop Generations Center like he's been there before.
April showers fuel May wildfires.
The family of 34-year-old Ernest Duenez Jr. - the man shot to death by a Manteca Police officer in June 2011 - has apparently reached a $2.2 million settlement with the City of Manteca's insurance carrier.
A pending $2.2 million settlement won't put a dent in Manteca's municipal budget nor is it the doing of elected city leaders.
Odds are you've heard of it.
Birdie McGinnis has a reason to smile this morning.
Medical students may apply for college assistance from Doctors Hospital volunteers making use of their gift shop profits and donations from the previous year.
Improving public safety in Manteca is expected to be a three-step process.