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.
LATHROP – Lathrop will be playing host to the group of Texas students who are taking part in the 70-day cancer-awareness bicycle ride to Alaska during their stop-over in Manteca on Thursday.
Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring will host the annual Valentine's Day luncheon for seniors on Wednesday.
Bill Todd has gone from fighting fires to throwing darts.
It was obvious that it had been days since she had last seen a shower or any prolonged time at a sink.
Reducing municipal water pressure is on the list of short-term actions Manteca could consider implementing in response to the statewide drought emergency.
If you pray for rain, it will happen. You can't convince Dave Roorda and friends otherwise. The proof is in the ground.
Volunteers are needed to make sure citrus that otherwise would rot can be picked to provide oranges and grapefruit to help feed struggling families.
Dave Thompson's phone rings a lot.
The challenge is on to determine who the better bowlers are while at the same time helping struggling kids succeed in school.
Six Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club members are competing for Youth of the Year honors.
A more citizen friendly Manteca City Council chambers debuts Tuesday.
Gary Kron has been part of East Union High's greatest highlights and achievements on the basketball court.
A 31-year-old Manteca woman was seriously injured at 8:40 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by a westbound taxi cab as she was crossing West Yosemite Avenue in a crosswalk on her way to a grocery store.
Jennifer Contreras had an interest in the culinary arts while growing up in Manteca.
The Ripon Consolidated Fire District is about to start construction of a new station at the corner of River Road and North Ripon Road.
Violent crime is down. Property crime is up.