When Vincent Portillo saw a girl that he thought was being harassed near the northbound onramp to Interstate 5 two weeks ago, the retired police officer did what he was trained to do – he followed what he thought was a suspected kidnapper, got the license plate number, and reported it to Lathrop Police Services.
The end of the Fall semester is always a tough time for college students. We're already in the Christmas spirit, but feeling dead inside because of all the work. We're ready to head home for the holidays, but trapped at school by the ominous approach of finals week. We have to study for our finals, write our super-duper final essays, take our monotonous final tests, present our last-minute final projects, finals this, finals that, finals everything and anything.
Manteca Police Chief for many years and longtime mayor Willie Weatherford has been tapped to lead the Yule time parade through the streets of Manteca this year as its grand marshal. He'll be joined by State Senator Cathleen Galgiani and San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar.