Festa – it's a word that conjures up two images. One is that of an epicurean feast featuring a simple but rich and tasty dish called sopas. The other, and the central essence of this annual celebration, is a religious feast that revolves around the miracles of the Holy Ghost involving Portugal's 16th-century Queen Isabel who helped and saved her people during a time of catastrophic famine in her country.
PG&E wants the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to consider going to Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) instead of taking over the retail power system in Manteca, Ripon and Escalon in a straightforward bid to lower power rates 15 percent across the board.
The San Joaquin Deputy Sheriff's Association and Deputy Sheriff Kim Poeun have filed suit in federal court against the County of San Joaquin and Sheriff Steve Moore over an alleged violation by the sheriff in September of Poeun's civil rights.