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Ripon bank robber gets 25 to life

A career criminal and bank robber who traumatized Ripon tellers in October of 2009 was sentenced Friday in Merced Superior Court to a term of 25 years to life in prison on a Three Strike conviction following a Livingston robbery.

May 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Marissa’s Closet helped dreams come true for teen-age girls

Marissa McLeod lives on in the prom memories of thousands of girls who were able to enjoy the dance of their teen years thanks to her mother and others making her act of kindness a legacy when they opened Marissa's Closet six years ago.

May 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


’When God says no 33 times’

Michele Franklin is a relatively young woman, a quadriplegic who uses her eyes to control her computer and communicate, saying she has learned so much about transitioning into her new phase in life during her six year progression with the debilitating ALS motor neuron disease.

May 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


HEALTHY THANK-YOU

Doctors Hospital hosted a noontime barbecue for its staffers marking National Hospital Week welcoming doctors, nurses, nurses' aides, support staff, administrators and even police and fire personnel.

May 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Doctors Hospital honoring nurses

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is celebrating Nurses Week now through May 12 - the day that marks the anniversary of the birth of the famous 19th century nurse Florence Nightingale.

May 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


TOUGH FIGHT

Editor's note: This is the first in a series on Lou Gehrig's Disease - also known as ALS - detailing its effects on its victims and their families in the Greater Manteca Area with May being ALS month.)

May 06, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


‘Spud’ MacDonald was an inspiration

For nearly 50 years this tiny "lady" worked behind the scenes in Ripon until she quietly passed away last week at 91.

May 04, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca High baseball diamond.

May 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Colony Oak dealt with picketing

Colony Oak School classes often took place at Stouffer Park 25 years ago when teachers would take their students away from the ongoing construction and the dangers of cranes lifting pipes and the building around the new campus. Two school buses would ferry the students down Murphy Road over a mile to the park with its stands of oak trees and its riparian woodlands along the Stanislaus River where they would spend most of their school days.

April 28, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Colony Oak opening time capsule Thursday

Robert Prewitt - the first principal at Colony Oak School - said it was a quieter time in Ripon when the new school's students and staff buried a time capsule on the campus in June of 1991 with the idea to open it 25 years later.

April 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon nabs suspects with help of fire chief

Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters was credited by police Lt. Steve Merchant for being the key in the arrest of three burglary suspects after they were seen entering a back yard and having burglary tools in their vehicle.

April 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon High among top 10%

Ripon High School has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top 10 percent of California's 2,399 high schools.

April 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Arrest made in Manteca murder case

Jonotay Thomas, 19, the fourth suspect in the Oct. 16 murder in the 200 block of Jessie Avenue, was arrested Wednesday morning while standing on his front porch in the city of Cotati by a Sonoma County Violent Crimes unit without incident.

April 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon man arrested in child pornography case

Ripon Police arrested Kevin Andrew McManis, 55, at his home shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday on a million dollar arrest warrant charging him with possession of child pornography associated with ongoing Internet crimes against children investigation.

April 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MOURNING A LOSS

Every evening Savannah Espinoza goes down to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks where they cross Yosemite Avenue in downtown Manteca.

April 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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Police Explorer cadets earn $3k-plus

It was a fundraiser experience this week for Ripon High senior Kaela Gill, who doubles as a sergeant for the student Police Explorer Program, when ...

July 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Man dressed as woman robs BBVA Bank

It was not the first time an armed robber demanded cash and ran out the back door of the BBVA Bank at 200 North Main ...

July 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Matt Long tells Rotarians how to care for trees

The art of landscaping and the care of trees in and around Ripon was the focus of Rotary Club's guest speaker arborist Matt Long ...

July 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Lathrop Jr Police Academy students build model for chief

The excitement of the Lathrop Junior Police Academy wasn't enough for Ashley and Shaley Nenz - twin sisters and both students at Mossdale Elementary School ...

July 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Senior citizen in fatal bike accident identified

The bicyclist killed in a traffic crash during the noon hour Tuesday was identified by authorities and Glenn DeVrie, 65, who had been hit by ...

July 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


1920s theme set for Chamber of Commerce installment dinner

It's going to be a return to the 1920s flapper scene for the Ripon Chamber of Commerce members Thursday at for its annual installation ...

July 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Rotary Club aims to draw patrons with welcome sign

A classy welcome sign is about to be installed near the northbound off ramp of Highway 99 that hopefully will draw motorists into the historic ...

July 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Bicyclist killed Tuesday crossing Louise Avenue

A 65-year-old bicyclist was killed in the Tuesday noon hour when crossing Louise Avenue near the Tidewater Bike Path west of North Main Street.

July 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca Fire chief retiring after 29 years of service

Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters, 54, is retiring this month after 29 years of working his way up through the ranks from firefighter to the ...

July 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon Veterinary Hospital growing

RIPON - Ripon Veterinary Hospital is expanding.

July 18, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Shipherd picked as interim fire chief

Kyle Shipherd is being tapped as Manteca's new interim fire chief.

July 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon High grad averted a disaster

A Navy aviator - Clarence "Van" Vandenberg - made a name for himself as a heroic fighter pilot in 1954 and throughout the halls of Stanford University ...

July 09, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Motorcycle crash, police pursuits mar 4th weekend

Manteca's Fourth of July weekend was marred with a motorcycle crash resulting in a critical injury, police pursuits and an endless stream of illegal ...

July 06, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Death leads to fitness studio’s closure

The Dirty Fitness - a downtown fitness studio - was forced to close Wednesday due to maggots crawling on its ceiling that led to the discovery of ...

June 30, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Two pit bulls attack woman in her home

Two fighting female pit bulls attacked a woman in her early 30s as she was attempting to separate them in her home shortly before noon ...

June 28, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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