RIPON - Marissa's Closet – the Ripon source for free prom gowns – is looking for a new home due to the pending sale of the building that Melinda Shaw and her corps of volunteers have called home for the past two years.
The daffodils and African violets are in full bloom at the Albers' flower gardens. In Larry Albers' huge vegetable garden, his onions and Swiss chard and a host of other edible leafy varieties have been basking in the spring-like winter sun.
Manteca military policeman Sammy Gallego went out of his way for two puppies in Afghanistan on one of his early missions out of Kabul – demonstrating a heart-felt love for animals similar to that of his dad, recently retired Manteca Police detective Sam Gallego.
MODESTO (AP) - The son of former Democratic Congressman Gary Condit, ousted when his relationship with a Washington intern emerged after her disappearance, is running as an independent for the Central California seat once held by his father.