By JAMES BURNS
Kota trots eloquently down the path, his short hair glistening in the sun.
Growing up, April Smith loved to play the role of police officer – collaring the "bad guy" in living-room and neighborhood standoffs.
Here's a hunch: Bet on Heather Scharmann.
The only gift greater than flowers?
Editor's note: Manteca City Council wants a crackdown on aggressive panhandling. The following is a story of one man who begs on Manteca's streets but considers himself a sign flyer.
Brandy Clark and the City of Manteca will watch the mercury closely today, making note of every incremental change in the temperature.
Dry mouth. Fatigue. Dizziness. Confusion. And a sudden inability to cool the body with sweat.
MODESTO – In 1993, cruising was shut down in the city that inspired the movie "American Graffiti."
MODESTO – John Sanders knew the odds were tall when he sent George Lucas an invitation to serve as grand marshal for the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival.
Jack Cole kissed and hugged his mother in the driveway of her Cottage Avenue home.
They were a rag-tag bunch of football players wearing basketball shorts and sneakers.
RIPON – Loren Jessop sat in the parking lot of a Home Depot, mere moments away from his next shopping spree.
The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District will begin spraying for mosquitoes tonight after the earliest detection of the West Nile virus in nine years.
A bell tolled each time Lee Herren read from a list much too long, written in the blood of Manteca's fallen soldiers.
After weeks of evaluation, East Union soccer coach Victor Polanco says he has selected his starting 11 for next week's Valley Oak League opener.
Thanks to the hungry mouths of hundreds, the Pregnancy Help Center was able to raise thousands toward its mobile ultrasound unit.
History was made in Robert Mayfield's history classroom, and it started with a dare.
By JAMES BURNS
RIPON – For months, Riley Simmons has been kept indoors and under close supervision while she underwent treatment for a brain tumor.
TURLOCK – It wasn't the clean start Sierra skipper Jack Thomson had hoped for.
RIVERBANK – The Lathrop boys basketball team began the night a man down.
For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.
The pressure on John Lopez has never felt greater.
The Manteca Futbol Club scored major points with families outside of its soccer circle over the weekend.
The knot on his tie had been pulled loose. The top button of his shirt unclipped.
A retired Manteca Unified School District teacher is learning that the life of a self-published author isn't without its drama and mystery.
STOCKTON – Elisabeth Alexander sold the pump fake, lifting her defender into the air.
Make room, Michael Recycle. You've got company in the yard at the City of Manteca's Solid Waste Division.
Care packages for troops stationed overseas were delivered this week.