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.
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.
Now that the Manteca Idol judges have decided to come up with weekly themes for the contestants, the true talent of those who remain in the competition is about to shine through.
Annie Banks is no stranger to the world of Manteca Idol.
RIPON – It's been years since the complete overhaul of downtown Ripon first began thanks to a grant that city staffers secured to cover the total cost.
SOQUEL - Competition is what the Manteca Buffaloes were hoping for when they scheduled the Soquel Knights of the Central Coast Section for their season opener.
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.