Jolynda Lyon wants to put Christ back into Christmas.
Corwin Snyder watched with youthful anticipation as the train his grandfather constructed worked its way around the Mercedes Avenue yard.
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.
They came in droves.
LATHROP – All that Lathrop needs is the green light.
Zacharie Arteaga got an unexpected surprise when he walked out of a friend's house in Lathrop on Friday afternoon – a greeting by the Manteca Police street crimes unit and a pair of handcuffs.
In nearly three decades Shiloh Foust has never had to worry about missing a season.
For the dozens of people that are flooding into a converted movie theater in Downtown Stockton, it's a seemingly average Saturday night.
East Union High graduate Andrew Bell has become a permanent fixture in the Sacramento hip-hop scene since moving to the State Capital from the Bay Area several years ago.
LATHROP – It's not as simple as looking at a picture and giving it the thumbs up.
Can't all the downtown merchants just get along?
The number of trains that come through Manteca in the next five years is set to double.
LATHROP – Planning on having a drink or a toke for the road?
Vern Gebhardt knows firsthand what an afterschool program can provide children who don't have anywhere else to turn.
LATHROP – Just how clean is that wastewater after it goes through its tertiary treatment and chlorination process?
Federico Chavez knows the struggles of the field.
FRENCH CAMP – Edward Blake was facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars.
LATHROP – Barber poles let people know where they can get a trim.