RIPON – Colton Brock just wanted to be treated like any other student.
Elaine Ivey immediately fell in love with the Book Exchange when she came to Manteca 15 years ago.
Karen Beauchamp didn't know what to expect when she came out to the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Farmer's Market Tuesday afternoon.
Hector Velasquez vividly remembers watching his grandfather as he hammered away on boot heels and repaired leather – taking in the smell of wax and polish and that familiar dust that comes from finishing a job.
RIPON – Taking the bus to school might not be an option for Ripon Unified students for very much longer.
RIPON – Abigail Van Vuren comes across as shy when she meets somebody that she isn't familiar with.
There's no guarantee that the annual lobbying trip that San Joaquin County elected officials and non-profit representatives take to Washington, D.C,. is going yield anything of major substance by the time the lobbying trip ends.
RIPON – Mike Restuccia didn't know that the financial markets would be on the verge of collapse when he first came up with the idea to give 8th grade students at Ripon Elementary $20 in a savings account as a way to teach them about saving money.
The road to a high school diploma didn't come easy for Andrew Ramos.
RIPON – Splashing on the bank of Caswell Memorial State Park was a perfect way for Steve Barrera and his two children to beat the heat on Thursday afternoon.
Not even a lack of firefighters slowed down a fill-the-boot charity event organized to help youth in the community.
It might not be the best time to open up a newspaper and read about the auto companies and their financial woes if you're in the market for a new car.
When Phil Waterford got home from the Memorial Day drama events that he emceed on Saturday, he couldn't sleep.
More commercial is on its way to serve Manteca residents.
The thousands of people who filled Woodward Park on Sunday were there to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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.