MODESTO - The M.E.Ch.A Club of Modesto Junior College will be celebrating Cesar Chavez on Wednesday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the East Campus Quad, located at 435 College Avenue in Modesto. M.E.Ch.A invites the campus and community to join in this celebration honoring the legacy of Chavez, activist and founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).
Evelyn Prouty - a fourth generation Manteca resident whose love for her community is so deep that she even has stepped up to dig graves when the East Union Cemetery got into financial trouble - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
The Manteca Noon Kiwanis annual Easter egg hunt that is expected to draw upwards of 1,500 kids to the Northgate Park softball complex this morning to get their share of 10,000 plastic eggs filled with candy. Each kid in three different age groups gets a free ticket for a chance to win toys, Easter baskets, and age-appropriate bicycles.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that, based on accumulated scientific data, the delta smelt warrants uplisting from "threatened" to "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act but that uplisting at this time is precluded by the need to address higher priority species first.
It was a scene repeated all over the world, from the Vatican to the far flung Catholic churches all over the world: priests at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca washing the feet of parishioners during the Holy Thursday evening service. The solemn occasion also was in remembrance of the Last Supper shared by Jesus with his disciples before his death on Calvary which is being commemorated today, Good Friday.