Manteca District Ambulance paramedic Troy Hawkins, 30, had a premonition – one he acted on – that saved the life of his 34-year-old brother Travis from a snowmobile accident and a freezing death in deep snow.
A small army of volunteers spent Saturday morning putting the finishing touches on the Lincoln Park baseball backstop and infield renovation project while helping stretch the city's dollars at the same time.
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.