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.
Pastor Mike Dillman, after the September 11 tragedy brought down the World Trade Center towers in New York City, had to do something to thank those who go out of their way to protect us.
Jon Walkup is at it again.
Can you really taste the difference between bottled water and tap water?
Jonathan Costa knew that he didn't want to see Frank's Antennas get slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit.
Lightning didn't strike David Fitzgerald dead on Wednesday night.
LATHROP – Politics can get nasty in Lathrop.
Just their presence alone has prompted a subsequent counter-gathering by those on the other side of the fence.
Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.
By JASON CAMPBELL
LATHROP – Last year Lathrop collected $350,000 in hotel taxes.
It's been 14 years since the United States drought monitor went into effect.
LATHROP – There hasn't been a dam failure in Northern California for almost half a century.
He's been on one of the most beloved American comedy series' of all time.
Several dozen cars stopped.
LATHROP – It might not yet be election season, but the political fuse has already been lit in Lathrop.
Marshall Magincalda stood in the front of his Woodward Avenue ranchette and gazed at the dozens of people buzzing around his property as if it were normal.