Since his painting, "The Harvest Continues," won first place in the 2007 Mural Society of California Mural Symposium held in Manteca, Jessie Marinas' gigantic masterpiece has won seven prestigious prizes throughout the United States.
An off-duty Manteca police officer returning from Stockton on Highway 99 at French Camp Road recognized a 1982 Chevy Caprice as it cut him off as the suspect vehicle in a Saturday afternoon armed robbery in Manteca.
Eighth graders being promoted at Lathrop Elementary School were told Tuesday morning to "Make good choices and have the persistence with character to persevere in what has to be done," as they were being promoted to high school life.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.