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.
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.