It was a life and death foot pursuit Tuesday morning on the Highway 120 Bypass as Manteca Police Sergeant Julie Renfro risked her life dashing 150 yards to prevent a despondent 47-year- old man from ending his life in freeway traffic.
June 02, 2010|
By ERIKA HAFER
Special to the Bulletin
It might have only been the first Downtown Farmer's Market of the year, but the dozen farms represented enjoyed the best start that the weekly outdoor summer event has had since it was rekindled by the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau several years ago.
With rain falling through the month of May; this year's fire season is primed to be the worst in recent years. Weeds have grown to record heights and are beginning to dry rapidly. The Fire Chiefs of San Joaquin County are urging all citizens to take immediate action on any grasses or weeds that may pose a fire danger.
The stark reality of the Memorial Day observance on Monday hit home hard when it was announced at the beginning of the program at East Union Cemetery that one of Manteca's own sons serving in Afghanistan had been wounded in the chest.
Sister Ann Venita of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is inviting all seniors to the annual celebration of the feast day of the church's patron saint.The sit-down luncheon will be held in the St. Anthony's School gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. Admission is free; however, all is encouraged to bring friends along. One does not have to be a Catholic to attend. For more information, call 823-7197.
LATHROP – The combination of Pastor Mike Dillman's Vietnam War testimony and the solemn tolling of the bell during the roll call of Lathrop's fallen veterans made for a stirring and poignant Memorial Day observance on Monday.
Bethany Home Foundation is erecting a wall at the entrance of the Almond Blossom Festival at Mistlin Sports Park Friday in a new twist for the senior citizens in the community between the carnival rides and the vendor displays.
Medically focused college students are being offered scholarship applications by the Doctors Hospital volunteers to help them shoulder the cost of their schooling, available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.
Mohsen Tarin, the President of Electro Imaging Systems, Inc.'s new Central Valley office at 259 Spreckels Ave., is inviting the public to a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and chamber coffee on Wednesday, Feb. 18.