RIPON - The organizers of The Color the Skies Over Ripon hot air balloon event that drew thousands of enthusiasts early Saturday morning didn't let a 22 mile per hour wind dampen their spirits.
The top two winners in the recent chili cook-off benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank did not bring home their prizes.
August was the best month for new housing starts in Manteca in more than two years with construction starting on 37 new homes.
Delicato will host the 74th Annual Juice Days from Saturday, Sept. 19 through Monday Sept. 28 this year. Delicato has been supplying fresh grape juice to home winemakers since the winery began in 1935. Winery founder Gaspare Indelicato, enjoyed meeting old friends and sharing a glass of wine with them as he crushed their grapes. Gaspare's family continues the tradition of providing grape juice for home winemakers in honor of his memory and as a tribute to their winemaking heritage.
An old-fashioned tri-tip and turkey barbecue social is in its 17th year benefitting the Manteca Historical Society and Museum.
What's the key to making good chili?
Imagine – if you will – living in a 90-square-foot residential unit just 13.62 square feet bigger than a Volkswagen Beetle.
The 2009 Color the Skies balloon festival begins today with a pancake breakfast that starts at 5:30 a.m. at Ripon's Mistlin Park on River Road off of Jack Tone Road accessed via Highway 99. The balloons will inflate and launch between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. today and again Sunday. For more information about the festival visit its website at www.colortheskies.com.
It was ironic that while 45 law enforcement officers from various agencies were tied up near downtown Manteca with two Bank of America bank robbery suspects holed up in a duplex the Manteca City Council was meeting behind closed doors trying to figure a way to avoid laying off 15 Manteca Police officers.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is forging ahead in its bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the goal of reducing rates by 15 percent across the board and enhancing reliability.
Trevis Schuh was captivated by the moment.
Imagine yourself with three other friends getting the VIP treatment at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Some of the seventh-grade students at Brock Elliott School may have been hesitant at first about dissecting a frog.
Sheri Gates marveled how fast time passes.
San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore got into a fender-bender while on duty.
LATHROP – Gurpreet Atwal has a 4.26 grade point average.
A 36-year-old Manteca man was arrested on Friday on charges of spousal abuse and carjacking after he allegedly pushed his estranged wife into a bookshelf, took the keys to her blue Saturn and split before Manteca Police arrived.
LATHROP – If dress is an important part of succeeding, the Lathrop Elementary 8th graders are headed straight to the Forbes list.
Change and making a difference were the key words that echoed throughout the promotion ceremonies Tuesday at Joshua Cowell Elementary School.
The biggest residential project ever approved for Manteca is about to get bigger.
Family get togethers, barbecue, or a celebration at the park like the big gathering that Manteca had over the weekend is "not the true meaning" of Memorial Day weekend, said American Legion Post 249 Commander Jim Winston to the sparse group that showed up Monday at the historic Union Cemetery on Louise Avenue and Union Road.
Walnut grower Chris Van Groningen is hoping the pressurized irrigation system installed by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District west of Ripon and south of Manteca could be tapped for fire suppression.
"The freedom we enjoy is not free," Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal told the crowd gathered in front of the Veterans Memorial for Monday's Memorial Day observance.
AmyJo Mattheis isn't your run-of-the-mill atheist.