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.
They've been matched in competition and their columns appear in print together every Tuesday morning.
Recycling what we send down the drain could go a long way to making Manteca and surrounding farmland drought-proof.
Last year 130 people were arrested for driving under the influence in Lathrop.
Ulta Beauty is coming to Manteca.
There was something magical about the spring luncheon hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring.
Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.
For Ramon Rivera, hard work plus a strong work ethic generously sprinkled with white-knuckle determination equals success.
100 years ago
Broken sewer lines. Leaking gas meters. Wall gas heaters ripped from walls. Rooms with no heat. Exposed wiring.
Manteca jeweler Patty Reece and a number of her orchids are part of the Orchid Fest 2015 Orchid Show and Sale this weekend at the Sherwood Mall in Stockton that's being hosted by the San Joaquin Orchid Society.
San Joaquin County health officials are urging residents to take precautions after a bat found in a residential home tested positive for the rabies virus.
Delia Martinez and her husband couldn't afford two gym memberships with their income, so they came up with a solution.
Two heroic motorists put their lives on the line for two strangers when they came upon a burning pickup truck Tuesday afternoon in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 just south of French Camp Road.
Army soldier Bill Castillo. Marine Leland Elliott. Navy WAVE Marie Huarte Esteves. Navy sailor John Machado. Nurse Avis Brewster. Coast Guardsman Jay Scalf. Merchant Marine Woodward Brumley. Army Air Corps Bud Dickman. "Rosie the Riveter" Doris William Knodt.
Neighbors United wants Manteca to stop wasting water by releasing treated wastewater into the San Joaquin River.