Sal Lopez might just be one of the most popular people in Manteca.
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 first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.
MODESTO – They did what they were supposed to do.
MODESTO – Alright. We get it. You don't want a steak and you don't want chicken and fresh salmon – covered in lemon and butter and roasted over an open flame in foil – is out as well.
LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
One Manteca senior citizen got an unexpected surprise late Tuesday morning when he returned to his home on April Way behind Springtime Park.
I had every reason in the world to take in everything that South Florida had to offer.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.
There are busy seasons.
A pair of armed robberies have Manteca Police officers looking to the public for help in identifying the men they believe are responsible.
LATHROP – Say the levee breaks.
LATHROP – Think you've got what it takes to be the grill master?
Wes Chamberlain knows how much fun it can be to participate in the Tip-a-Firefighter event.