In a sense, Michael Pan won't be traveling very far when he makes the trek over the hill to start attending classes at the University of California in Berkeley in the fall.
All that Randy Schaapman thinks about these days is how much longer he has to wait until the weekend gets here.
Most people will recognize Jasmine Currimao around the Sierra High School campus as the standout point guard of the girls' basketball team.
The strong smell of marijuana penetrates the air and drug paraphernalia is evident throughout the room.
It isn't hard for East Union senior class president Alexis Martinez to remember what she enjoyed most about her four years on campus.
LATHROP – Priscilla Rodriguez was more than intimidated when she decided to venture out and try her hand in the leadership class at Lathrop High School.
All I knew about The Lisa Project was that it had something to do with showing child abuse through the eyes of the victims.
LATHROP – Jorvic Ramos and Justin Fernandez stood tall as they made their way across the Lathrop High School campus.
WESTON RANCH -The wind that swept through the stadium at Weston Ranch Thursday evening might have been more of a sign than most people realized.
It might have been a small class of students that participated in the eighth grade promotion ceremony Tuesday evening at Veritas Elementary, but that only made the ceremony all the more intimate.
WESTON RANCH – Robert Acoba had a lot to smile about Wednesday morning.
For East Union High valedictorian Chris Scogna, high school has been a balancing act.
Felix Gonzales lit up like a Christmas tree when he made his way into the foyer of Manteca High's main gymnasium Tuesday evening, staring out at the packed house of parents, teachers and friends that were there to celebrate the promotion of Sequoia Elementary's eighth-grade class.
Lavonte Taylor's future is so bright that he has to wear shades. Literally.
LATHROP – At first glance Amici Sushi looks like the trendy upscale eatery you'd find in San Francisco or New York.
Lorie Estrada knows a thing or two about style.
Could Lathrop Police officers soon be wearing body cameras?
Could two Manteca Unified School District board members that authorities believe committed perjury and a host of other crimes including voter fraud and then took an oath to uphold the Constitution of California actually be headed to jail?
"Sitting on the beam of the trestle, just watching the striped bass roll on in" – Not Otis Redding
The City of Ripon has no way of knowing how much water is actually being used by the interactive water feature at Mistlin Park, or by the pair of water fountains that grace the city's entrance on the east side of Highway 99.
The City of Lathrop has been sitting on $640,000 in state funds for a sidewalk along the pedestrian heavy Fifth Street for almost a year.
Roughly 80 percent of Lathrop's water comes from the ground.
LATHROP – "What does a guy like me have to do in order to be able to get a girl like that?"
After two months of detention in Punjabi prison a Lathrop resident and United States citizen might finally be getting the State Department intervention – or at least interest – that his family has been begging for.
The drought may mean two South County water play features designed to keep kids cool and happy will stay dry for the duration
Katie Williston usually this time of the year pulls down her sleeping bags and her outdoor gear in order to make sure that everything survived the winter – falling not to temperatures but to varmints – as she gears up for another beautiful Northern California spring.
It was a 2011 Crown Victoria with 91,000 miles.
They're silent, they're agile, and they're fast.
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.
River Islands, when it is fully completed, will be a massive achievement in expert planning.