RIPON – Commander Ernie Tyhurst of the Clinton McCausland Post 190 of the American Legion has a history of service to his community and to his country during his colorful lifetime. He joined the Legion four years ago and is in his second year in its leadership. He is now a life member.
Ripon Christian High School valedictorian Derrick Witt is presenting his commencement address tonight at 7 p.m. during the 2014 graduation ceremonies in the high school gymnasium.
Ripon Christian Middle School graduated 50 eighth graders Thursday night in a packed high school gymnasium.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars canteen in Ripon serves as a second home for many surviving GIs who served their country and in many cases paid a horrible price for freedom – a freedom that many of us take for granted.
Carol Noceti has opened a new boutique in downtown Ripon.
Short in stature, huge in heart for everyone he has met in the Manteca, Ripon and Escalon communities, "Shorty" Wolf, 84, is moving to his native Oklahoma today to live with son Michael Wolf.
A flare up in a new Camp Pendleton fire in Southern California Friday brought a call for more resources from around the state including a San Joaquin County strike team. Fire crews are already battling three large grass and vegetation fires at the San Diego County Marine training base.
Zombies are on the horizon for the Sierra Dinner train chugging out of its Oakdale station this summer. Also new to the long established attraction that featured a Murder Mystery and a Christmas Train is a Beer Train that is coming in mid-August.
Three men allegedly stole some $700 in cash from a Manteca motorist gassing up at the Chevron gas station at Yosemite and Spreckels avenues about 4 p.m. Thursday with two of them reportedly attacking him while the third made off with his wallet and cash from the front seat of his car.
A fast moving grass fire destroyed two homes around noon Thursday in a semi-rural neighborhood in southwest Manteca near Wetherbee Lake.
Juan Antonio Rodriguez, 21, of San Jose has a price on his head with a Ripon Police Department reward that is being offered for his arrest in a mid-March Facebook robbery.
Chuck Roots has a spiritual aura about him – a unique characteristic for a church pastor whether in a small community the size of Ripon or in a larger city.
With a focus on improving communication between residents and patrol officers, the Ripon Police Department is hosting a community meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Each of the three cities in the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors District 4 that stretches from the Sacramento County line to the Stanislaus River has strong ties to at least one candidate running in the June 3 election.
Drivers younger than 18 in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop - as well as throughout California - have driving restrictions stipulated under state law in an attempt to save lives of the inexperienced drivers and their passengers.
An alert citizen helped Ripon Police find an indecent exposure suspect within nine hours from the time the man allegedly exposed himself to two young girls under 18.
Six-year-old Emily Hum dropped by Manteca's Union Road fire station Wednesday to meet some special guys - firefighters and medics who saved her life.
The Ripon Police Department hosted the Advanced Junior Police Academy for two weeks from July 7-18 18 with 14 cadets under the direction of Officer Trevor McGinnis.
John Mangelos is being installed as the Ripon Chamber of Commerce president Thursday night for the second time.
Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.
Ripon is exploring having two water systems - one for domestic use and the other for landscaping.
One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.
Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.
A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.
In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.
It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.
Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.
A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.
The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.
A wrestling scene was filmed Wednesday in the Manteca High gym for a movie designed to help teens grappling with depression.