Sal Lopez might just be one of the most popular people in Manteca. And nobody even knows what his face looks like. The 18-year-old Calla High student spends his time after school entertaining motorists at the busy intersection of Commerce Drive and Yosemite Avenue. With his dancing moves and his unbridled energy, Lopez – also known as Mr. Pickle – generates a fair amount of interest from those who pass by on a daily basis ...
It was only four years ago that Michelle Robinson braved the microphone herself as a Manteca Idol contestant before eventually falling short of the title.
RIPON – For more than a decade the annual 'Taste of Ripon' has given residents the chance to mingle with downtown merchants in a friendly and festive environment.
Sometimes there's a place for glitz, glamour, and glitter. But on Wednesday night the eight talented performers vying for one of two available titles – Manteca Idol and Manteca Junior Idol – left the caboodle full of fun colors at home. After all, this was one of the most serious nights of the entire competition, and it had very little to do with the decision of the judges. With former Manteca Idol winner Cheyenne Milligan ...
RIPON – After getting beat 11 straight times, it's safe to say that there's going to be a little bit of intimidation.
Rodney Sevedge has spent the last four years paying his respects to those who served their country the best way he knows how.
MODESTO – Isaiah Burse made sure that Ripon Christian will never forget its last game in the Trans Valley League.
For as long as she can remember, music has always been a part of Melanee Scarborough's life.
RIPON – There's at least one group that wants to make sure everybody is equipped to handle the falling temperatures.
Tucked at the bottom of a trinket box that I brought with me when I moved several months ago was a trophy that I assumed was one of the Little League tokens handed out to every player when the season concludes.
After losing her mother to cancer, Holly Halleck knew that there was something she had to do to get involved with the push towards a cure for the disease.
RIPON – As a sophomore, Isaac Norman still has a ways to go before he hits his full stride.
Not a single one of the contestants left in the Manteca Idol contest were anywhere near being born when the 70s disco craze hit with full force.
RIPON – Every team strives to get all three of its major components firing on the same page: offense, defense and special teams.
The shackles and the stripes that Vince Hernandez was proudly wearing inside of the lobby of Bank of Stockton Thursday wasn't so he could stretch the mileage of his Halloween costume.
The proof is in the pudding.
LATHROP – Phil Waterford wasn't having the best day.
Three. Two. One.
Myrna Javrie looked at the list.
LATHROP – It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot.
Mark Boudelik was busy balancing multiple phone calls Tuesday afternoon.
Thomas Christopher Chase was in possession of some interesting things when Manteca Police officers stopped him Monday night on suspicion on breaking into cars in the parking lot of the In-Shape Sports Club on E. Yosemite Avenue.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez could be $2,000 richer.
LATHROP – It's been nearly two decades since Californians voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical use and the federal government still doesn't recognize the individual mandates passed by state voters.
Some people call it a tradition.
LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.
John Hernandez stood in the dining room of Mountain Mike's Pizza, asked for attention, and then offered his profound thanks.
"But we drove here from San Jose and Elk Grove," pleaded two of the teams that showed up the 26th annual Crossroads Grace "Turkey Bowl" Thursday morning.
Joanne Gross had an important job Wednesday night.
LATHROP – When it comes to giving thanks and charitable donations during the holidays, Congressman Jerry McNerney will see just about all types and all flavors .