RIPON – When Ripon Christian walked into their locker room during halftime of Friday's second round Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff game, the Knights could feel their season slipping away.
RIPON – Joie Darretta couldn't help but get choked up when she was thanking her family Thursday night during the Almond Blossom Queen candidates' introductions at the Ripon Community Center.
RIPON – Kevin Tate and his crew of more than two-dozen workers started piecing together what would become the Ripon Almond Blossom Carnival on early Tuesday morning.
At first Kia was a company known for its world-class warranty and its fleet of affordable and reliable vehicles.
One of the cornerstones of Republican Congressional candidate Jeff Takada's campaign is accountability to his constituents.
RIPON – After sprinting out of the gate to an early 10-point lead, the Ripon Christian Knights started putting all of the pieces together in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff opener Wednesday against visiting Stone Ridge Christian (12-10) of Merced.
RIPON – The reign of current Miss Ripon Camila Sweaney will come to an end Thursday.
When spiritual advisor Christina Adams told me that my lifeline didn't run very deep, I figured that I was in for a very long palm reading.
With only 2.6 seconds left on the clock and down by two points, the East Union Lancers found themselves in the unique position of beating the Valley Oak League's best team at Manteca High's sold out Winter Gym.
STOCKTON – You'd be hard pressed to find a man who wouldn't want to pull up to a stop sign in a Shelby Mustang or shiny Corvette.
LATHROP – Mike Torres, Jr. is very selective about who he lets on his Lathrop ranch.
Nate Lewis likes to think of himself as a funny man.
RIPON - Ripon Christian had the right guy at the right spot with the game still on the line with 3 seconds left against host Ripon.
Steve Davis is no stranger to the lanes at the Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center.
To say that bowling came natural to Rick Bates would be an understatement.
That guy trying to sell you the vacuum that just simply won't seem to take "no" for an answer?
It was a scenario that city engineer Glen Gebhardt had never before seen.
LATHROP – Gangs in Lathrop had better run and hide.
MODESTO – It takes a certain personality to convince an entire theater full of people to shout out the most infamous four-letter word in unison.
Christmas is an already an afterthought to most people.
It's three days before Anthony Krayenhagen makes history as the first local comic to grace the stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts and he's worried about an event two weeks away.
Woodward Reservoir will remain at its current level for the foreseeable future.
Debbee Tarr knew that her crew could rise to the occasion.
Three men were taken into custody late Saturday in Modesto after leading multiple law enforcement agencies in a high-speed chase through two counties that started right next to Applebee's in Manteca.
All that Frank Guinta wanted were a few friends to come visit with him while he was still able.
Lexy Nicole pulls the microphone in.
There were two Almond Blossom Queens crowned this year.
LATHROP – The skeletal remains found by a bicyclist along Manthey Road last year have been determined to be those of a former trucking school student who has been missing since October of 2011.
It wasn't the most conventional way to get crowned.
Micheal Tate wears a hardhat on Wednesdays.