It's been more than two decades since Jolynda Lyon first came up with the concept for SONdance Ministries – a place where parents can take their children for worship-based dance productions that strays far away from some of the provocative dance lessons offered today.
The most appealing landscape element at Manteca's "front door" - as the Highway 99 interchange at Yosemite Avenue has been described - may no longer be the leaning palms that create an "X" that serve as a sort of trademark for In-N-Out Burgers.
The Manteca Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a week-long baton camp from June 28 to July 2 that includes being part of the Graffiti Sweeties in Manteca's Fourth of July parade on July 3. Instructor Dandi Manuel has 40 years experience as a twirler and over 20 years as an instructor during which time a number of students have earned state and national championships. The cost for ages 4 through 6 classes from 9 to 10 a.m. is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents, and from 7 through 18 years of age from 10 a.m ...
The fate of South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to enter the retail power business won't be known until the heat of summer when 100-degree days ramp up air conditioning demand to send power bills in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to their highest levels during the year.