With just over a minute left on the clock, every second that ticked away seemed like an eternity for the Sierra Timberwolves Tuesday.
Six months ago, the only shelter that the 1.4-acre parcel wedged between Grant Avenue and the back of Dribbles' Car Wash and Burger King provided was for a homeless encampment amid rubbish and weeds.
RIPON – Time dating downtown Ripon seemed like the perfect finishing touch for archways that capped an extensive renovation project that replaced nearly all street surfaces with pavers and helped add a retro element to the central district.
FAIR OAKS - There weren't a whole lot of smiles in the congregation that formed around the end zone following Sierra's 39-10 loss to Del Campo at Cougar Canyon Friday.
The ear-to-ear smile on the face of Inessa Villanueva could have been the first true sign of the holiday season.
The days of Kia just being a commuter car are over.
Brenna McLeary had a good reason to support Hospice of San Joaquin's annual "Manteca Tree of Lights" on Wednesday evening.
It was his love for Christmas that got Sam Minturn interested in starting his own Christmas tree farm.
Frozen yogurt has always been a soft spot in the heart of Manteca restaurateur Jeff Liotard.
It was an annual tradition to pile into the car with my parents and drive around town looking at the ornate Christmas displays that people would assemble.
RIPON – The Christmas season is officially underway in "The Almond Capital of the World."
The cultural impacts of this holiday weekend stretch far beyond the widespread American celebration of Thanksgiving.
Not even the cold was enough to keep people away from the Black Friday rush.
Offense might win games, but it was defense that allowed Sierra to hold off a prolific Benicia passing attack that was unlike anything the team has seen so far this year.
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.
Come November Stouffer Field is in rough shape.