Nikki Freitas pinned down quivering lips as she surveyed the newest panel in the Welcome Home Heroes series.
LATHROP - It's been a few years since the City of Lathrop financed its way into an additional allotment from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District's surface water treatment plant.
A handful of kids are going to get a chance to think out of the box when it comes to perceptions about the homeless.
Federal authorities are intentionally flooding low land along the Stanislaus River in a test to see whether it will help increase the chances of salmon fingerlings making it to the Delta.
Your federal tax dollars funneled through the City of Manteca are paying Charlie Halyer $178.08 an hour and his fellow worker $144.88 an hour. The two are resident engineers. But they aren't being paid that rate to make sure a freeway bridge is built safely. Instead the Caltrop employees are being paid to make sure trees and shrubs planted along the 120 Bypass corridor and part of Highway 99 get enough water. "It's ridiculous," said ...
Efren Juarez had a good thing going with his business that hosted poster tournaments for non-profit organizations.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District had $44.1 million in unrestricted cash and investments at the end of 2012.
LATHROP – Bicycle safety is no laughing matter. Two months ago an 8-year-old girl rode her bicycle from between two parker cars right out into the path of a Lathrop Police Services cruiser. She wasn't wearing a helmet, and was struck by the deputy – who didn't have time to stop or swerve. And even though she ended up going home with only scrapes or bruises, the entire scenario served as a reminder of why ...
By DENNIS WYATT The Bulletin Nine men and women were inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013. They all made one thing clear: It wasn't about them. It was about others. "They make the community work," healthcare inductee Dr. Karl Wolf said of countless people who do their jobs both paid and on a volunteer basis in Manteca. Wolf has a 40-year track record of not just diligently ...
By DENNIS WYATT The Bulletin There's something in the air. That's a given since the San Joaquin Valley is among the worst polluted air basins in the nation often coming in at either the worst or runner-up spot depending upon the particulate being measured. However, the valley's notorious air quality reputation often masks the good news. •Exceedances of the one-hour ozone standard continue to decline, from more than 50 in 2002 to just two in ...
By JASON CAMPBELL The Bulletin The blast near the finish line of the Boston Marathon prompted one of the biggest manhunts in American history and drastically altered the day-to-day routine for New England residents for the better part of a week. But did police and FBI agents go too far when they went door-to-door in the Boston suburb of Watertown searching for the second bombing suspect believed to be hiding in the area? It depends ...
Odds are you've never met Albert Garcia. And that's probably a good thing. It's not because of his personality or outlook on life. He's a nice guy. The reason you should be happy you may not know him is the fact Garcia is an effective and diligent criminal investigator with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's office. Garcia has been working as part of the DA's IMPACT unit - the Interagency Major Public Assistance Crime ...
LATHROP – Steven Gascon doesn't mind the fact that the City of Lathrop shelled out $4,000 to rent the space in the Target parking lot for a weekend carnival.
"Manteca: A hidden gem to live, work and play." Those are the words spoken by football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw in a new promotional video produced by the nationally syndicated Today in America program. The city was approached in October 2011 as a possible candidate for this video production. After interviews with city staff and the mayor, together with the producers of Today in America, Manteca was selected. A production crew visited Manteca for ...
WATERFORD – Rebekah DelSanto did what she had to do in the best interest of her daughter.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Doug Davidson of "The Young and the Restless" and Heather Tom of "The Bold and the Beautiful" won lead acting honors at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act on Saturday, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline to complete a state budget.
SALINAS (AP) - A midlevel California appeals court has overturned the conviction of a Salinas man who allegedly tried to sell his 8-month-old baby in a Walmart parking lot.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lauren Grey didn't think much about the gender recorded on her Illinois driver's license until she went to test-drive a new car. Although she had been living as a woman for months and easily obtained a license with her new name and a picture reflecting her feminine appearance, Grey's ID still identified her as male, puzzling the salesmen and prompting uncomfortable questions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6 million default judgment against a woman who falsely accused a former high school football star of rape that landed him in jail.
WILLITS (AP) - Health officials plan to keep closer watch on a Burger King restaurant in Mendocino County where a customer reported getting a cheeseburger with a 2-inch-long razor blade in it.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two Boy Scout leaders have been reprimanded by the organization for marching with several Scouts in the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.
Like many great Americans, Sierra Club founder John Muir was an immigrant. It's only because the Scottish-born environmentalist visionary, who arrived in the United States at the age of 11 after a six-week sea voyage from Glasgow, was able to take advantage of the opportunities in his adopted country that the Sierra Club exists at all.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.
DENVER (AP) - The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are "in a demographic death spiral" and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, a leading GOP senator said Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago, which plans to close dozens of schools this summer to save money, has received 11,000 requests for help getting children to their new schools along safe-passage routes.
JAMISON CITY, Pa. (AP) - Four central Pennsylvania residents said they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear whose head had been stuck in a plastic jar for at least 11 days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since the first battles over "Pong" machines in local arcades four decades ago, video gamers have loved good competition. And this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo - the industry's largest annual gathering - presented more thrilling showdowns than ever. Microsoft vs. Sony. Mobile vs. console games. "Titanfall" vs. "Destiny." So who won E3?
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Preservationists are using computer sensors and other high-tech methods to protect massive iron Civil War guns at a fort in South Carolina that fired on Fort Sumter to open the war in April 1861.