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 Unified School District is the recipient of a Patriot Award from the Department of Defense. A separate Patriot Award was also presented to Superintendent Jason Messer.
Spring is in the air and so is the Spring Tea & Fashion Show hosted by the Soroptimist International of Manteca.
Green isn't just a school color at Manteca High School.
Terry Pierce wants to give back to a community that has shown his young hotel nothing but support.
Barbara Damewood talked about writing the same way she would to any student in a writer's workshop.
Sticker shock, courtesy of the drought, is coming to a supermarket near you.
Scott Quealey has been a welder for more than two decades. He currently works at Rosa Welding in Manteca.
The wish list of Manteca's leaders - both elected and bureaucratic - for major undertakings is long and expensive.
The wick on the red scented candle had nearly reached the bottom of the votive, and the flame – the last remaining out of the more than a dozen candles that had accumulated at the makeshift memorial for Kelly Marelich – flickered wildly as a breeze crept through the alley.
Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.
Get caught for speeding fast enough in the Highway 99 construction zone through Manteca and it could set you back nearly $1,000.
She's a farmer. She's a businesswoman. She is a postal worker; and to the best of her knowledge, she was Manteca's first letter carrier. She is an artist, a landscaper and designer. She is also an architect and a homebuilder, and although she does not have the official papers to declare her as one, she has the house that she built as proof.
LATHROP – Lathrop business owners want a do-over when it comes to Measure C.
Bryan Pennino likened the sparkling new Altamont Corrdior Express Maintenance Facility as an auto repair shop.
LATHROP – A group of die-hard soccer players asked the City of Lathrop for more leeway so they could further expand their blossoming operation.