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.
Developers are betting Manteca is going to go boom.
How is the current Manteca City Council doing?
Noah Valdez might have the spirit and moves of a basketball player, but he's got a legion of soccer players cheering him on.
It hasn't taken Randy Schaapman long to leave his mark on collegiate rodeo.
Mary Del Pino is getting ready to resume her Portuguese Cultural classes in Manteca.
Steve Perea isn't trying to run anybody out of town.
Manteca home builders want the city to speed up processing development plans but apparently they don't want to pay for it.
The Delta Rebels are no more.
Many harbingers of spring have come and gone.
STOCKTON - John Muir spurred an environmental movement that continues to gain steam a century after his death. An estimated 150 scholars and fans will gather to examine that legacy on Saturday, March 22, at a conference at University of the Pacific, home to the world's largest archive of Muir writings, sketches and photographs.
Janet Dyk two decades ago wanted to make sure that school kids had a connection to farming and understand where their food came from.
There's a reason why Woodward Park sprinklers were watering grass in the middle of one of the heaviest storms in Manteca in more than a year - municipal crews were checking for water leaks.
Herbs are literally the spice of life.
Nearly 400 young girls gathered at Stella Brockman Elementary School's softball field at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Manteca Youth Softball Association (MYSA) opening day ceremonies.
LATHROP – Law enforcement officers and MedicAlert representatives will be there. So too will a mental expert and the parents of special needs children.