At the midway point in the season, things weren't unfolding as planned for the Lathrop boys basketball team and senior forward Eric Spencer.
There is a special bond that exists between father and youngest son in the Goatcher household, and it almost always reaches a crescendo about this time of the year.
LATHROP – Nathan McGrath waited near the locker room, clapping and serenading his players as they bounced down the hallway.
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.
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.
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.