RIPON - Holding the palms of his hands over his ears to soften the roar of the flame shooting into his hot air balloon, 7-year-old poster boy Adham Hamza had the thrill of his life during the opening day of the Color the Skies balloon festival Saturday.
There's a celebration in the works to mark the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in California with a wine tasting along with regionally grown appetizers. Women were not allowed to vote nationwide until 1920.
Family members, friends and co-workers of Dean Ponsiano, 46, pitched in to make a Friday afternoon memorial car wash a success. More than 30 workers manned hoses, buckets and towels scrubbing down cars and trucks.