The 17th annual Gourmet Sampler event took place Sunday at the Manteca Senior Center.
Like books, quilts have plenty of stories to tell. I've been fortunate to have seen, and even touched, many of these fabric books. I've enjoyed "reading" the many stories interwoven in the delicately and painstakingly hand-sewn patterns, as well as in the other rich tales that each work embodied but were left to the viewer's imagination to "read" which, to me, is always the better part of the experience.
The rain so far this month is far from being a drought breaker but it will help South San Joaquin Irrigation District stretch available water supplies by delaying the need to start irrigation runs until early April.
RIPON - A proposal that could place a communications tower on an elementary school campus is being met with opposition by some neighbors that are concerned about the safety of their children.
Manteca Rotary Club is celebrating 50 years of service.
LATHROP – Second Harvest Food Bank, which provides food to untold numbers of hungry individuals and families every year, is asking for $10,000 from Lathrop's Community Development Block Grant program.
Commerce Drive was a $1 million controversy when it was first funded using the Manteca Redevelopment Agency to cover 100 percent of the cost of building it a decade ago.
Nicole Stanley wasn't planning on spending her birthday at the grand opening of JC Penney in the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley / Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca.
The deadline to make nominations for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2009 is March 31.
East Union High senior Aaron William Dyke was recently accepted to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
The City of Lathrop has several events planned for this month.
The Young Men's Institute and Knights of Columbus of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca are sponsoring their annual fish fry on two more Fridays during Lent. The dates are March 13 and March 27.
The Friends of the San Joaquin Fair will be hosting a dinner, dance, auction and fundraiser on Saturday, March 21.
Manteca's tallest building yet in terms of multiple floors – the four-story Hampton Inn & Suites – is breaking ground at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley/Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.
NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.
Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.
The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.
There are busy seasons.
The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.
Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.
A pair of armed robberies have Manteca Police officers looking to the public for help in identifying the men they believe are responsible.
WESTON RANCH - It's hard to be two places at once, but the Weston Ranch JROTC made it look easy last Friday.
Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.
LATHROP – Say the levee breaks.