Imagine answering the door to find a man claiming to be a gardener who is offering you to fix your lawn, which apparently needs fertilizer. Once he and a crew of several men finishes their work, your lawn will be beautiful again and more drought tolerant, he tells you. He says it will take about three or four bags of fertilizer and seed priced at $20 a bag.
More than 1,000 people went to the first-ever San Joaquin Justice Fair on Saturday in search of a second chance and a path to becoming a more productive member of society.
At a glance, Amber Sealy-Barak is an average young woman from the Central Valley. The Galt native is 22, with a husband and 2-year-old son. She loves iced coffee and leggings, and her left foot features a pink flower tattoo. In a lineup of brown-haired girls, she might not stand out.
GALT — For the last 11 months, Stephanie Brown-Trafton has been training for an event in which she has two days to earn another Olympic run.