Some 107 years after South County residents embraced the then bold move to form the South San Joaquin Irrigation District, secure what are now senior water rights on the Stanislaus River watershed, and build the first in a series of reservoirs that powered economy growth and prosperity for over a century, the current SSJID board is posed to make another milestone decision.
Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney Michele Hanisee was gobsmacked when California lawmakers raged against the light sentence meted out to a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting a woman while she was passed out behind a campus trash bin. Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner, 20, to six months in jail - he's likely to serve a mere three months - as well as three years of probation and a lifetime on the sex offender registry. Outraged at this headline-grabbing punishment, 16 Democratic Assembly members and senators wrote to Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen urging him to ...
TRACY - The Manteca Little League Red Sox overcame early miscues, got clutch hits up and down the lineup and a dominant relief pitching effort from A.J. Kovacs to dispatch cross-town rival Spreckels Park 10-6 in the District 67 Junior Tournament of Champions winners-bracket semifinal Friday at Monticello School.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy threw seven strong innings in another solid start, Brandon Belt hit a three-run double and Angel Pagan had three hits as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Friday night.