John Hernandez stood in the dining room of Mountain Mike's Pizza, asked for attention, and then offered his profound thanks.
"But we drove here from San Jose and Elk Grove," pleaded two of the teams that showed up the 26th annual Crossroads Grace "Turkey Bowl" Thursday morning.
Joanne Gross had an important job Wednesday night.
LATHROP – When it comes to giving thanks and charitable donations during the holidays, Congressman Jerry McNerney will see just about all types and all flavors .
Brian Mills was on the phone all-day Monday.
Tiffany Garland scanned the phone list and looked for people that she thought might be willing to make donations.
RIPON – Michael Ysit sat on the bench on Ripon's sideline and caught his breath.
It's a balmy night in October and the line in front of Modesto's State Theater is growing longer by the minute.
There was the usual smart aleck, wisecracking responses from East Union High's freshman classes when senior Carolina Gutierrez was making her presentation.
LATHROP – Let there be light.
There's no such thing as a holiday when you're in the news business.
LATHROP – Steve Ramsey didn't want anything that was too gaudy or over-the-top.
Walter Winchell said "Broadway is a main artery of New York life – the hardened artery."
A 57-year-old Manteca man involved in an early morning vehicle accident in front of a Manteca bar on Nov. 10 has died.
LATHROP – On the surface it's just a couple of firefighters putting up a Christmas tree in the lobby of Lathrop's City Hall.
It was a scenario that city engineer Glen Gebhardt had never before seen.
LATHROP – Gangs in Lathrop had better run and hide.
MODESTO – It takes a certain personality to convince an entire theater full of people to shout out the most infamous four-letter word in unison.
Christmas is an already an afterthought to most people.
It's three days before Anthony Krayenhagen makes history as the first local comic to grace the stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts and he's worried about an event two weeks away.
Woodward Reservoir will remain at its current level for the foreseeable future.
Debbee Tarr knew that her crew could rise to the occasion.
Three men were taken into custody late Saturday in Modesto after leading multiple law enforcement agencies in a high-speed chase through two counties that started right next to Applebee's in Manteca.
All that Frank Guinta wanted were a few friends to come visit with him while he was still able.
Lexy Nicole pulls the microphone in.
There were two Almond Blossom Queens crowned this year.
LATHROP – The skeletal remains found by a bicyclist along Manthey Road last year have been determined to be those of a former trucking school student who has been missing since October of 2011.
It wasn't the most conventional way to get crowned.
Micheal Tate wears a hardhat on Wednesdays.
A 23-year-old Manteca man surrendered himself Wednesday afternoon after allegedly taking his 24-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter from their apartment against their will.