STOCKTON - Challenging the likes of Pat Buchanan, Latino immigration expert Leo Chavez will discuss at University of the Pacific how pundits and the media have contributed to prejudices and stereotypes used to malign Latino immigrants – particularly Mexicans – in the U.S. Chavez's presentation will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Pacific Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Operation Safety saw some 20 citations issued to Manteca motorists Wednesday morning for trying to beat or drive around railroad crossing gates and others who just stopped on the tracks waiting for vehicle traffic or a signal.
The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.
Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.
Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.