The series of storms pelting the South County may go a long way toward breaking the three-year drought but they also are creating perfect conditions for mosquitoes and the spread of the deadly West Nile Virus.
I was trying to focus intently on a bee hovering over a cluster of snow-white almond blossoms. All around me, scores of bees were buzzing. The weather was perfect for pollination - the sun was shining, the skies were clear and blue, and there was no breeze to stir the petals of the flowers that would make focusing somewhat of a challenge. And it was neither too hot nor too cold outside.
Manteca Unified School District first term trustees Ashley Drain, 26, and Alexander Bronson, 22, appeared in Superior Court Thursday afternoon before Judge Franklin Stephenson on charges of election fraud and perjury.
A multi-vehicle rear end collision on eastbound 120 Bypass at the Main Street interchange at 7:45 a.m. Thursday took the life of a 25-year-old San Ramon woman and injured three other motorists including one with major injuries.