Brian Dell' Osso is leaning against a rail some three stories off the ground, recounting testing the family's newest attraction – the one that I happened to be getting ready to try for the first time.
It's a thankless job.
Chris Trotter knows exactly how beneficial the bond of family can be.
RIPON – Modesto resident William Wood had never been to Caswell Memorial State Park before he and wife headed out last week for a few days of rest and relaxation.
The plaque that hangs on Karla Fredriks' wall at her station inside of Sadie's Styling Salon says that she's been doing hair more than four decades.
RIPON – You'd better not have "one for the road" in Ripon.
The customer that approached the management at the Stadium 10 Cinemas had a request that very few in the office had ever heard of before.
How do you say goodbye to someone that has entertained you for months with spot-on vocals and a friendly demeanor that's not common for singers of her ability?
Robbie Wise looked helpless as he leaned against the chain-linked fence separating the end zone of Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium from the snack bar on the northern end of the facility.
RIPON – It isn't uncommon for Peacha Sokk to put her pen on paper even after school wraps up for the day.
The shackles and chains around Michelle Duran's hands as she stood in the Bank of Stockton lobby made it clear that she wasn't going anywhere.
RIPON – Having their kids ride Ripon Unified school buses is going to cost parents up to $200 a year.
Robyn Glover knew that when she auditioned for the Manteca Idol competition that she'd get a chance to perform and meet people from all walks of life.
RIPON – Things started out relatively slow on Wednesday when intra-city rivals Ripon and Ripon Christian battled at Mistlin Park in a Trans Valley League matchup.
Dan Rohovit didn't seem the least bit nervous as he stepped up to the microphone for the first ever Manteca Unified Honor Choir performance that included representatives from all five of the district's high schools.
A 17-year-old seriously injured in a devastating car accident outside of Tracy isn't expected to survive.
The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn't expected to appear before a jury until March.
Lathrop - once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open - might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks.
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Dan Doyle is not happy Lathrop is discussing flood issues behind closed doors.
It could end up being the most costly Lathrop Mayor's race in the city's brief history.
It appears that all of the incumbents vying for reelection in Lathrop will secure another term.
Are Manteca Unified School District's two newly-elected trustees - Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson - legal residents of the areas they were elected to represent?
Unless Lathrop takes the necessary steps to protect the community from the threat of a 200-year-flood, all development in the community could come grinding to a halt in 2016.
It was the kind of moment that can take the air out of a stadium.
Emily Darrin was late for class as she hurriedly stared at the gas pump and watched as the $10 that she prepaid rolled across the digital screen.
Trony Wyrick learned everything she knows from the military.
He was remembered as the life of the party – the guy that always had the smile and always had time for his family.
The man that Lathrop Police believe is responsible for at least two incidents of indecent exposure to minors near an elementary school might also be responsible for at least two others.
On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.