LATHROP – It was Dr. Hla Win's day off on Saturday. But instead of taking the time off to relax and unwind and forget about the demands of his job as a doctor at Deuel Vocational Institute, the good doctor was at the Apolinar Sangalang Park during the mid-day hours providing free health check-ups.
The mood was somber Friday night when friends and family gathered at the site where Derrick Gann – a 19-year-old Manteca resident – was gunned down on Tuesday, July 27. He was later pronounced dead at Doctors Hospital in Manteca.
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.