With his gentle grace, disarming humility, and penchant for saying "God bless America" like he means it, Pope Francis appeared to sweep Washington off its feet. Cheering throngs accompanied his every move. The powerful and powerless alike made a fuss.
CHICAGO (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.
Walnuts never have the delicate snowy white beauty of almonds in the springtime. But the plain-looking walnut more than makes up for its lack of floral glamour when it comes to production ranking and value – that is, as far as San Joaquin County is concerned.
Education is a growing ministry at Cornerstone Community Church in Manteca. In August, when the 2013-2014 school year begins, Cornerstone Christian School which began in 2007 will add a second grade to its curriculum.
Under one of the shady trees in the park next to the Manteca Boys and Girls Club at noon on Friday, Alex Dela Cruz and Geneva Coleman, both 8 years olds who attend George McParland Elementary School, munched on fresh baby carrots, chips, grape and hummus then washed them down with fortified chocolate milk.
The number of trees in public places in Manteca grew by a half-dozen on Friday. At last count, there were approximately 17,000 of these city-maintained trees, said Park Operations Manager and city arborist Kevin Fant during the annual Arbor Day tree planting which took place at the Manteca Public Library Friday morning.