SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 4,000 corporations, farms and others hold senior water rights in California, exempting them from government-mandated cuts in water use during the third year of drought. Here is a look at five of them, along with how they obtained the right to draw water from waterways and how they use it:
Editor's note: Mario Vernali is now a Manteca resident.
Bulletin staff reports
MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College will open the Planetarium on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, for 12 shows scheduled on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the American Graffiti Festival and Car Show on the MJC West Campus. The planetarium is located in the new Science Community Center.
The Manteca Costco is hosting a book signing for Ripon author John Mangelos of his pictorial history of Ripon on Saturday, June 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
GOLETA. (AP) - Elliot Rodger pounded on the sorority house front door while, inside, the young women he yearned to slaughter were preparing for another Friday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state board overseeing California's sex offender registration laws wants to overhaul the registry because they claim it has grown too big and does not help law enforcement or the public differentiate between offenders who pose significant risks and those not likely to reoffend.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Two convicted sex offenders charged with killing four California women while wearing electronic ankle bracelets fled parole supervision - and the state - together more than once before they were arrested and accused in the recent slayings, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is under fire for a new contract clause that requires teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other's engineers.
SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Record-low rainfall during California's lingering drought has resulted in less runoff and cleaner water at beaches up and down the coast, according to a new report.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly on Friday passed a bill banning the use of plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics, following actions already being taken by manufacturers and other state legislatures to keep the products out of waterways.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has $1.4 million on hand to surpass fellow Republican Tim Donnelly's cash-starved campaign in California's June 3 primary, according to campaign finance filings released Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two California counties have filed a lawsuit accusing five drug companies of waging a campaign of deception to boost the sales of painkillers behind the nation's prescription drug addiction problem.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has acknowledged its negligence was a substantial factor in the death of former California football player Ted Agu.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California was drenched Sunday as the latest winter storm brought downpours, heavy winds and mountain snow.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying ...
SANTA ANA (AP) - Now that the three violent inmates who escaped from a California jail are back in custody, the focus will turn to how ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews are tearing down a multimillion-dollar San Francisco house that is sliding down a hill, threatening other homes.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - All single-person bathrooms in California would become gender-neutral under legislation proposed in the state Legislature.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was ...
Nominations are being sought for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.
Lathrop Police Services' annual Citizen's Academy is just around the corner.
MENLO PARK (AP) - It won't be long before Facebook's 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the ...
MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The chairman of the board that oversees California's high-speed rail project said Wednesday that the next projection will likely lower the cost ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs - a move that ...