Ashley Drain — the Manteca Unified School District board member who resigned after being hauled into court on charges of election fraud and welfare fraud — is conducting a free seminar Saturday at the French 25 restaurant on El Dorado Street in downtown Stockton from 4 to 6 p.m.
It’s described as “the first African-American woman on the MUSD board opens up about overcoming fear, embracing public scrutiny, and producing a radical change within a Stockton community.”
Details to register for the free are on Eventbrite.com/e/the-cost-of-change-tickets.
Drain — along with Alexander Bronson — were both elected in November 2014. Subsequent investigations by the California Secretary of State’s office led to charges they were not legal residents of the trustee areas they sought to represent when they filled out candidacy papers declaring that to be the truth.
Bronson also resigned and is being prosecuted as well.
Happy Pet Owners
in desperate need
of more cat traps
Melanie Parker from Happy Pet Owners has a unique request: They are in dire need of live traps being donated or borrowed by next Tuesday.
That’s because the San Francisco SPCA has offered to fund Happy Pet Owners with trapping and neutering of stray cats but everything has to be trapped by them. Last week Parker caught 15 cats but this week she can’t catch any more on since she only has 15 traps. They are hoping to get 15 traps in quick order.
The borrowed traps will be returned to owners if they had put their name and address on them.
Between Parker and Karen Duke — the undisputed saint of feral cats in Lathrop and Manteca — have spayed and neutered 432 cats last year out of their own pockets so any help they can get from the SPCA will allow them to put money towards food and vet bills instead.
If you can help, contact Parker at 209.898.6553.