Annalicia Machado-Luis wears a crown and sash and rides atop sleek convertibles, waving and smiling to scores of people from Sacramento to Turlock.
Armando Ibarra-Espinoza had just arrived at a friend's house in a suburb outside of Boston when his cell phone began to chirp.
A golf cart belonging to Ripon Christian Schools was removed from the pool at Ripon High on Monday.
Most days, Irma Hernandez feels like a therapist or a teacher.
David Massey helped shed some light on one of the area's more intriguing, odd-ball mysteries.
Some skipped. Some danced. Some linked arms and held hands. Others enjoyed conversation on a sun-splashed Friday morning.
Justin Coenenberg knew only what he had gathered second-hand – that Riley Simmons was a first-rate 9-year-old.
Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin moved about the dining hall at the Manteca Senior Center, shuffling between pockets of people.
The Ripon High drill team arrived in Kentucky with very specific orders: To improve on a so-so performance at the 2012 nationals.
The Manteca High girls soccer team came into Tuesday's match needing a win to remain viable in the Valley Oak League championship race.
When Jana Quitiquit began working at Rookies Pub and Grill as a cocktail waitress, she had the luxury of a slow learning curve.
RIPON – With long red hair blowing in the wind and a neck full of gold, Erika Brown owns the pool deck at the Ripon Aquatic Center.
Sommer Wilson watched the ball loop toward her, a slow-cruising changeup that finished at the belt.
The East Union baseball team struggled to deliver the finishing blow on Friday evening.
For Sierra golf coach Jeff Williams, a Valley Oak League victory never felt so unsettling.
The East Union baseball team won't see Tokay and sophomore pitcher Nick Dentoni the rest of the season, and that's a good thing.
It's a soda addiction of another sort.
If Tuesday's match with Kimball was a barometer for how good East Union can be this season, consider this:
Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.
Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.
Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.
In black shades and a Hawaiian button-up, Larry Teunissen is the epitome of beach-boy cool.
Sierra's Jack Thomson turned to a teenager for direction late in a 7-1 victory, and the Hall of Fame skipper was rewarded for his faith.
Sierra High's playoff push got off on the right foot Tuesday evening with a blast off the left foot of Sydnee Canales.
RIPON – Trey Ozenbaugh joined the Ripon Christian football staff on a whim.
Ron Long climbed into the van parked at the rear of Fagundes Meats and Catering, his voice and imagination filling the empty cab.
A month ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought Riley Simmons' wildest dreams to life, surprising the 11-year-old cancer survivor with a Hawaiian vacation.
Frank Teixeira pulls clumps of thinly sliced tri-tip from a tin with silver tongs, layering it like bricks across a bread roll.
From the front window of his home, Donald Foster watched Popeyes rise slowly from a dirt lot in the Marketplace shopping center.
The champ is staggered and in search of a 12th round knockout.