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.
Teamsters gather at Northgate Park Thousands of Teamsters from five surrounding counties will celebrate Labor Day on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Northgate Park. The event will start at 10 a.m. with singing of the national anthem by Miss Manteca followed by a softball tournament, soccer tournament, and horseshoe tournament. There will be entertainment for the entire family including a DJ to provide music, games, several food booths, T-shirts, raffles, and more. Car wash ...
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. Not too long ago, he was standing in front of the Bass Pro Shop in the early evening hours. At that moment, Schuh took a glance at the neon lights from the Kerasotes Show Place 16 reflecting on the water works at Manteca's Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, with the night skies appearing as a curtain draping over the horizon. His instincts took over as Schuh aimed his ...
Imagine yourself with three other friends getting the VIP treatment at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Thomas Staggs knows just about everything there is to know about the machines that make it possible to keep your carpets clean.
The popular Portuguese cultural classes offered through the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department and taught by Mary Gomes De. Pino are back. One class will be held for one hour in the afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; the other for two hours in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Both classes will start Wednesday, Sept. 9. Both are also held at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane and will run through Nov. 4 for a total of nine sessions.
The last dance has taken place at Club Leon – at least for now. The problem on his plagued downtown dance hall that Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker – as well as a number of nearby businesses – have been pushing to close down must now apply for a permit under the city's new ordinance that was put in place over the past two months to make the city's guidelines comply with court decisions. Club ...
To some, it is just a mound of dirt devoid of grass. Councilman Vince Hernandez and others, though, see more than just dirt in the new BMX track that is nearing completion in Spreckels Recreation Park at Spreckels Avenue and Moffat Boulevard where kids and adults can have fun competing. Hernandez at Tuesday night's Manteca City Council meeting noted the $7,500 the city is giving to the non-profit Anderson 209 BMX organization to offset insurance ...
Paul Lamazer tried just about everything for a career prior to his current job. He sold cars. He managed bands. He owned his own landscaping company. But it wasn't until he became a staffer at the pro shop at the Manteca Park Golf Course that Lamazer – who has been a lover of the links ever since he was a young lad – knew he had found his calling. "I love the game – I ...
The field of finalists for Manteca Idol is now set in stone. Wednesday night the panel of judges threw in a surprise curve when they allotted another finalist space that will bring the total to 13 – meaning that four of the nine people competing in the night's Wild Card round would be given a chance to go up against the competition's best. Just like every year, the competition gets stiffer each and every week ...
Manteca is getting $1.5 million in federal stimulus funds to keep four officers in place. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer met with San Joaquin County law enforcement leaders Wednesday to tell them the money coming to Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, and the county will hopefully be just the start. "I'm satisfied this isn't enough – we have to do more," Boxer told three area police chiefs and San Joaquin County Sheriff Steven Moore at a Wednesday afternoon ...
San Joaquin County schools and public health met Monday to discuss how parents, schools, and our community can help prepare for this flu season.
Back to School night on Sept. 9 at Sierra High Sierra High will be conducting its annual "Back to School" night on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the large gymnasium. For parents and guardians, this will be an opportunity to meet with teachers and inquire about grades and progress of their students. The schedule is as follows: Students with the last name between "A" through "K" will meet between 5:45-7 p.m. Those with last names ...
LATHROP – It's been nearly two decades since Californians voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical use and the federal government still doesn't recognize the individual mandates passed by state voters.
Manteca police officers of the last 50 years reflect a common passion to serve and protect the community they were sworn to patrol.
The official lighting of the 110-foot high Christmas tree in Ripon will take place tonight at 7 at the corner of First Street and Locust Avenue.
The hot air balloons return to Ripon.
Some people call it a tradition.
Hundreds of families and individuals have organizations like St. Vincent de Paul Society and Helping Hands to be thankful for this year, both at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The arts come together at Lathrop High for the "Capture the Holiday" fund-raiser.
Attending Manteca City Council meetings is about to become easier for handicapped residents.
John Hernandez stood in the dining room of Mountain Mike's Pizza, asked for attention, and then offered his profound thanks.
"But we drove here from San Jose and Elk Grove," pleaded two of the teams that showed up the 26th annual Crossroads Grace "Turkey Bowl" Thursday morning.
It took America less time to beat back the Axis Powers in World War II than it has a low-profile bureaucracy to process an application aimed at putting in place 15 percent lower electricity rates throughout Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
Tyler Jennings Wilson was an outgoing young man, charismatic, and a devoted husband and father, among his many sterling qualities that family and friends will long remember.
Joanne Gross had an important job Wednesday night.
Carolyn Cano has a mission. You can call it Rosaries for Students' Scholarships.
LATHROP – When it comes to giving thanks and charitable donations during the holidays, Congressman Jerry McNerney will see just about all types and all flavors .