It was a set of mad dashes on the live Good Morning Sacramento television show racing through the aisles of the Grocery Outlet store on East Yosemite Avenue Friday that benefited the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.
Chez Shari restaurant in the upper room of the Manteca Golf Course clubhouse was a sea of bright red and purple pajamas, with a scattering of large pink plumes and feather boas dripping with sparkling blings big and small.
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.