California Highway Patrol investigators have determined the series of events they believe occurred in Monday evening's horrific pileup on the 120 Bypass just east of the South Main Street interchange that claimed the life of a 37-year-old Modesto motorist.
The Manteca Unified Board of Education will prepay as much as of the outstanding Weston Ranch bond debt that they're able to in order to save residents as much money as possible between now and when the Mello-Roos bonds and certificates of deposit issued against homeowners are paid off.
Less than 20 hours after a seven-vehicle collision killed one person, seriously injured two and sent six others to the hospital with minor injuries just east of the South Main Street interchange on the eastbound 120 Bypass, two more people suffered major injuries in another rear-end crash near the same exact spot.
A Sierra High teacher is on paid leave pending a Manteca Unified investigation triggered in part by a podcast talk show he conducted in 2011 centered on sex and nudity that students browsing the Internet brought to the attention of school administrators.
Ever since Dale Fritchen raised the issue that Weston Ranch residents have been paying far more in Mello-Roos property taxes than they've been getting in return, tensions surrounding the issue have been high.