Friends, family seek justice for teen shot while driving stolen car

Marcus Esparza was not a car thief, those who knew and loved the 17-year-old said at a vigil Wednesday evening at the spot he died. Early last Friday morning, the teen crashed on Prescott Road just south of Mount Vernon Drive after being shot. He was ejected from the stolen car during the crash and suffered major injuries.

Weighty issue: Sonora linebacker Canepa in best shape after stay with brother

Sonora High School football coach Bryan Craig says senior Bradley Canepa is in the best shape of his life after missing the final month of the 2015 season because of a lacerated kidney and packing on 15 pounds. The secret to his recovery: a three-week, live-in stint with his older brother and wife, who turned the beefed-up linebacker onto kale and quinoa.

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Red Shield pool celebration

Event at Salvation Army community center recognizes the work that went into raising money for major swimming pool renovation. Deke Farrow/jfarrow@modbee.com
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Red Shield pool celebration 2:00

Red Shield pool celebration

Vigil for slain Modesto teen 1:25

Vigil for slain Modesto teen

What it takes to be great: Ceres' Chris Lubinsky 1:10

What it takes to be great: Ceres' Chris Lubinsky

What it takes to be great: Ripon Christian's Ty Beidleman 0:55

What it takes to be great: Ripon Christian's Ty Beidleman