RIPON – Normally it's the students fumbling through the words of the timeless spelling bee.
RIPON – Camila Sweaney has had a busy year.
Things were a little bit easier last year for Paul Bennett.
They started with subcompact sedans aimed at motorists who were trying to get the best bang for their buck when it came to rising fuel costs.
Getting involved with gangs at an early age and having no direction could have spelt disaster for Jon Cardoza.
LATHROP – It started out looking like just about every other Lathrop varsity boys basketball game – the opponent jumping up early and setting what looks to be a pace that the Spartans can't contain.
The Sierra Timberwoves had every reason to be confident as they took the court Tuesday night to battle the visiting Sonora Wildcats.
Ray Utterback wasn't happy with his standard insurance sales job more than 20 years ago.
Like anything cool, it starts with a stack of paperwork.
SAN RAMON - East Bay Republican David Harmer is hoping to convince voters of California's 11th congressional district that he's the best candidate to represent their interests.
Jerry McNerney has high hopes for California's 11th congressional district.
STOCKTON – There wasn't any one particular start that helped Weston Ranch in their 60-28 thrashing of the Lathrop Spartans Friday night.
LATHROP - Everything appeared to be going well for the first-year varsity Lathrop Spartans Tuesday night as they battled intra-district rival Weston Ranch.
Albert Carrasco had a lot to look forward to after packing up all of his worldly belongings and sending them to Hawaii – the tropical paradise that he would soon call home and the place he would welcome the newest extension to his growing family.
RIPON – It's only a matter of time before the Almond Queen hopefuls get to show their stuff on the runway.
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.
A 23-year-old Manteca man surrendered himself Wednesday afternoon after allegedly taking his 24-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter from their apartment against their will.