It was only four years ago that Michelle Robinson braved the microphone herself as a Manteca Idol contestant before eventually falling short of the title.
RIPON – For more than a decade the annual 'Taste of Ripon' has given residents the chance to mingle with downtown merchants in a friendly and festive environment.
Sometimes there's a place for glitz, glamour, and glitter.
RIPON – After getting beat 11 straight times, it's safe to say that there's going to be a little bit of intimidation.
Rodney Sevedge has spent the last four years paying his respects to those who served their country the best way he knows how.
MODESTO – Isaiah Burse made sure that Ripon Christian will never forget its last game in the Trans Valley League.
For as long as she can remember, music has always been a part of Melanee Scarborough's life.
RIPON – There's at least one group that wants to make sure everybody is equipped to handle the falling temperatures.
Tucked at the bottom of a trinket box that I brought with me when I moved several months ago was a trophy that I assumed was one of the Little League tokens handed out to every player when the season concludes.
After losing her mother to cancer, Holly Halleck knew that there was something she had to do to get involved with the push towards a cure for the disease.
RIPON – As a sophomore, Isaac Norman still has a ways to go before he hits his full stride.
Not a single one of the contestants left in the Manteca Idol contest were anywhere near being born when the 70s disco craze hit with full force.
RIPON – Every team strives to get all three of its major components firing on the same page: offense, defense and special teams.
The shackles and the stripes that Vince Hernandez was proudly wearing inside of the lobby of Bank of Stockton Thursday wasn't so he could stretch the mileage of his Halloween costume.
The cafeteria at Manteca High isn't the shiniest of the five high school lunch havens.
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.