President Obama thinks that keeping kids in their seats might just be the education reform this country needs.
Jordan Kron knew he was a little fish in a big pond when he went out for the under-14 Team USA baseball squad last year.
There were only about a dozen people using the Golden West Community Gym when Toni Lundgren opened the doors to the possibility of new programs that the Parks and Recreation Department could offer.
Paul Alberts didn't see any need to turn to the needle when he decided to embark on his bodybuilding career almost a decade ago.
While she's only been competitively dancing as part of Harmony Flores' Dance Stars team for the last three years, 18-year-old Maggie Schreiber was determined that she was going to take her dancing to the next level.
It was like someone flipped a switch on the Sierra High football team at halftime. Despite leading 7-0 while trotting off of Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, the Timberwolves looked anything but the flashy squad that made a huge impact in the Valley Oak League last season as they trotted into the locker room and emerged a completely different team – carried on the shoulders of workhorse back Jarrod Daniels who himself seemed completely re-energized upon ...
LATHROP – Community Resource Officer Andrea Lopez hadn't even planned on entering the Lathrop Senior Center's annual chili cook-off until she learned that there were only three people signed up.
This is the point in the year where I say that I'm glad I'm not the one sitting behind the judges' table determining who it is that has to go home.
STOCKTON – There's been a national shift towards vehicle fuel-efficiency, and even the government has helped out by dangling cash carrots.
Judi Hoagland wasn't nervous when she took the stage in San Antonio at a conference to perform in front of 3,500 people.
Bobby Shaw knows that the arrival of the Indian Summer means that it's going to be a matter of time before his phone starts ringing.
The early morning chill still hadn't even completely thawed when Tom and Gayl Wilson were busy boarding in a scissor lift that'll take them high above the blacktop directly across from Library Park.
Chris Browning knew that the time could not have been more better to settle into something that he would be able to call his home – dumping the cramped Modesto apartment in a suspect area of town that he had been living in.
WESTON RANCH – On paper, the Lathrop Spartans weren't supposed to stand a chance when they took the field to face the Weston Ranch Cougars on Friday night.
It isn't uncommon for Parminder Singh to throw out a hello to a customer that saunters through the doors of his family's Discount Market.
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 .