EDITOR'S NOTE: The following by George Murphy Jr. first appeared in his column, "Batting the Breeze," in the Dec. 28, 1950 issue of the Manteca Bulletin. Murphy, who has since passed away, was publisher of the Bulletin He also served onboard a ship when Pearl Harbor was attacked 75 years ago today on Dec. 7, 1941.
December 07, 2016|
By GEORGE MURPHY JR. Batting the Breeze
A state bid to increase the net annual number of new fish on three rivers that provide the economic lifeblood for the Northern San Joaquin Valley threatens to cost thousands of jobs with a permanent yearly economic loss of $250 million out of the pockets of the region's 1.5 million residents.
The same group of concerned residents that got the Lathrop City Council to table any additional work on the Lathrop Road widening project is now requesting that the arterial's truck route designation be pulled.
Battalion Chief Dave Luis drew an overflow crowd to the P.L. Fry and Son Chapel on Manteca's North Union Road filling the interior with mourners and spilling over into the lobby where they watched the Ripon firefighter's funeral service on a closed circuit television.