LATHROP – Janice Bowlin wanted to create a safe, family-friendly environment where kids – small and tall – could literally bounce of the walls.
Curtiss Beyers was lured onto the dance floor by the opening beat of the opening number of Thursday's special-needs Valentine's Day Dance.
The mountains in our lives are much more challenging to summit than Mission Peak, that's for sure.
Nine days after Valentine's Day and exactly 21 days after their engagement, Patrick Payan and Andrea Juarez will exchange vows and wedding bands in front of family and friends.
He is about 6 feet tall and as sturdy and tough as a Redwood.
Brad Peters calls it "fanning his feathers."
The arthritis in Joanne Johnston's back and knees are so bad that the 69-year-old needs a wheelchair to get around town.
Isela Rivera isn't concerned so much about her place in East Union girls soccer lore, though there have been few as productive as the senior striker.
Drake Vizarra and the Ripon High student body want your coins and they're willing to go to great lengths to get them, too.
Don't let the records fool you.
By JAMES BURNS
The running joke among John Geurin's buddies is that the retired 60-year-old could catch a fish anywhere.
"Get a running start and leap," shouted the bobbing head in the water below, "but make sure you clear the pump or we're all in trouble."
Horst Bauer doesn't claim to have all the answers when it comes to global issues or even those close to home.
Meteorologists, farmers and skiers aren't the only ones praying for wet weather.
The Manteca Area Soccer League's spring season is just around the corner.
RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team defended its title. So did star guard Teagan Manus.
LATHROP – Law enforcement officers and MedicAlert representatives will be there. So too will a mental expert and the parents of special needs children.
There are two things Phil Waterford loves just as much as putting someone in the right car or truck.
Two Manteca fitness centers traded the comforts of home for one of Northern California's popular trails on Sunday morning.
Boutique Couture will open its new location at 204 Main Street in Ripon in April, said owner Carol Noceti.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by the Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. Her journal, along with her measurements, will appear in Tuesday's print edition.
By JAMES BURNS
LATHROP – History has followed Gabe Padilla's arrival on the Lathrop High campus, but even the second-year soccer coach understands they are but small steps in a long climb.
It was hard to tell which pitch was more impressive – the one he delivered with his hand or the microphone.
Well that didn't take long.
Staying in the 300 block of East Yosemite Avenue ….
The popular Wednesday night bike ride out of Georges Bikes in Ripon returns this Wednesday. The ride will start at 6 p.m. and cover a 20-plus-mile loop. No word yet on the official start for the Tuesday and Thursday evening rides.
History and health collide this month at the Manteca Museum.
There was a time when CiCi Juarez had a hard time gauging the people of Manteca. She was new to The Family City, and fittingly, the Bay Area transplant felt like an outsider.