RIPON – Sometimes all it takes is a single year to transform the entire makeup of a basketball team.
Lucky McGovern can't retrieve a single conscious memory where drawing wasn't a huge part of his life.
LATHROP – Gracian Hulsey walked patiently with his wife Mary and their three grandchildren Friday morning at Dell'Osso Family Farms.
Andrew Bell doesn't like all the negativity associated with the hip-hop culture.
Carlos Carrasco had every intention of waking up early for the Black Friday sales.
Drew Elliott dropped back in the pocket, checked his receivers, and scrambled through a hole in an attempt to find the end zone.
It's not easy doing the grunt work associated with a Thanksgiving dinner large enough to feed more than 300 people.
LATHROP – George Domingo knew that he couldn't suggest a community service opportunity for the Lathrop High School Interact Club – the Rotary-based youth organization of which he is president – without volunteering to help himself.
Five area juveniles and two adults were arrested Wednesday as part of a coordinated probation sweep conducted by the police departments of Manteca, Stockton, and Escalon as well as the San Joaquin County Probation Department. A parole agent with the California Department of Corrections was also part of the sweep.
Karla Layden is looking forward to being one of the first people in line when the big-box retailers open their doors Friday morning.
Two years ago, Christine Acosta had every intention of making the concert and blanket drive for the HOPE Family Shelters an annual event.
The Manteca Boy and Cub Scouts are taking a stand against hunger.
Jerry Walker knows all too well how a bad economy can affect one's livelihood.
When Manteca artist Jill Guimont-Paddack was asked to come up with skateboard designs for Friday night's Skate and Destroy art show and auction to benefit breast cancer research, she jumped at the chance.
Judy Sonke is going to enjoy Thanksgiving more than most.
Jeff Wynn knew that he and his fellow Sierra bandmates needed something other than what they had for recording music.
Lorie Estrada knows a thing or two about style.
Could Lathrop Police officers soon be wearing body cameras?
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.