PG&E's bid to convince voters in June to amend the California constitution to protect the for-profit utility by making it tougher for public agencies to enter the retail power business is a subject of a March 17 California Public Utilities Commission hearing in San Francisco.
Former Manteca Bulletin Publisher T. Paul Mahony entered a plea of not guilty to a single charge of sexual battery through his attorney in a Manteca courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Mahony was not present at the 1:30 p.m. court session.
STOCKTON - "Be a Breath of Fresh Air in Your Community" is the theme of this year's annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Park, behind Haggin Museum in Stockton.
ESCALON - One home was partially damaged and five other buildings destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Thursday afternoon that triggered mandatory evacuations on Hogue Road between Escalon and Modesto off McHenry Avenue.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca helped launch the "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive" from May 29 to June 5 to lead a community effort to provide area children, struggling with hunger, healthy breakfasts during the summer months.
Manteca is trying to parlay a $28 per night surcharge on a $200 a night room into a $200 million plus private sector investment that has the potential of generating 560 new jobs, an annual payroll of $9.4 million, and provide at least $600,000 yearly to underwrite city services.