Edgar Ortega spent a large portion of his time as a kid scouring the creeks and canals looking for any sort of reptile or amphibian he could get close to and study.
LATHROP – Students at Lathrop High School are going to get a special treat when they arrive on campus this morning.
RIPON – The Ripon City Council tonight is scheduled to discuss a plan for a public park and ride lot on Jack Tone Road.
LATHROP – After a two-month long flap over taco trucks and their impacts on Lathrop restaurants in, the City Council finally rendered a decision Monday night after weeks of continuing the matter to gather more information.
Zoe Sephos knew as she sauntered down the runway that she was doing a lot more than just modeling clothes.
Randy Greer and Josh Stoner got their first taste of stardom back in November when they tried to enjoy a relaxing day at Southern California's Disneyland.
Ruth Kelley was all smiles as she made her way down Yosemite Avenue along downtown Manteca on Saturday morning with her grandson Matthew in tow.
Carole Gordon was ready to play ball even before the umpire called it.
LATHROP – The time for talking about taco trucks has passed.
It was the hand-to-hand combat that drew Joe Klabouch to the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Jesse Ramirez has been planning for the 15th annual Crossroads Street Faire for months.
The Manteca High School Thespian Club has hit one of the park.
It's been more than four months since the Second Harvest Food Bank made their big push for turkeys and donations to make sure that families had a decent meal to enjoy during the holidays.
TRACY – Lathrop Mayor Joseph "Chaka" Santos doesn't have to worry about walking too close to the house of one of his neighbors anymore.
Two armor-clad warriors step into the circle hoisting their heavy steel swords above their waist as they move clockwise and focus on their opponent.
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.
The Bureau of Reclamation expects an increase in the amount of water flowing down the Stanislaus River starting today.
LATHROP – The last slide of Jeff Shields' PowerPoint presentation said as much as the 10 slides ahead of it.