Lee Almquist was on a bomber crew that returned from a mission and found that they couldn't land on the home ship - the U.S.S Franklin aircraft carrier (CVS-13) - because it was engulfed in flames after a three plane Japanese Kamikaze suicide attack.
A historic drought. Taking on the Goliath of for-profit power providers. Putting in place cutting edge pressurized technology for irrigation water delivery. Defending water rights against federal and state edicts. Deploying extensive research and investment in the Stanislaus River to enhance the survival of endangered Chinook salmon. A financial balance sheet and reserve that is virtually unparalleled for a government agency.
My family first moved to Manteca in February of 1985 when I was in 2nd grade. We had moved from the bustling city of San Jose in order for my parents to raise their children in a safer, slower paced, family community which is what Manteca provided for us.
October 16, 2015|
By MELISSA LOZOYA Stella Brockman Resource Teacher