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It’s official: Ripon fires Terry Messick as teacher

RIPON - The dismissal of a tenured music teacher was confirmed Monday night by a unanimous vote of the Ripon Unified School Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting.

August 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Baby killer among ‘America’s Most Wanted’

America's Most Wanted TV dragnet is on the lookout for convicted Lathrop baby killer Mario Pena, 23, who violated his bail and disappeared.

August 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Two Ripon High juniors question school dress code

RIPON - Two Ripon High School juniors – a boy and a girl – went before the school board Monday night and questioned the thinking behind the current dress code.

August 10, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Business is crystal clear with Downs

Crystal Downs has a passion for people, a woman who meets her challenges daily, with a zest to make a difference. She has her own ideas about downtown redevelopment, too, manifest in her own recently restored business front.

August 10, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Volunteers key to smooth motorcycle challenge

It was a team effort that made the weekend's first Manteca Police motorcycle safety challenge such a terrific success, according to Lt. Nick Obligacion.

August 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Panel supports Messick dismissal, concludes she’s fit to be a teacher

RIPON - It has taken a state administrative law panel more than eight weeks to reach a decision on a 29-year-tenured Ripon High School teacher who had declined to take additional course work in support of teaching English learners.

August 08, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Lathrop man , 105, covets AAA membership family

A man of principle, W.H. Sims of Lathrop continues to hold his head high having made his mark in the world for 105 years with a strong faith that has never wavered.

August 07, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon: Cracks visible in city service, programs

RIPON - The prospect of a citizen volunteer corps may be one answer for a limping Ripon city government operation that has lost much of its general fund income to the State of California.

August 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Arrest in E. Yosemite murder

The prime suspect in last week's murder and attempted murder in the predawn hours on East Yosemite Avenue was captured in a multi-agency dragnet Tuesday afternoon in Ripon along with the discovery of a cache of firearms and ammunition.

August 05, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police public affairs officer saves baby’s life

A frantic 9-1-1 call about a two-week-old baby turning blue Wednesday afternoon in Wal-Mart got an immediate response from police personnel receiving the dispatcher's plea for help.

August 05, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Police stop van with armed gang member

A Manteca Police gang suppression unit stopped a van filled with gang members shortly after midnight Saturday and arrested a 20-year-old Manteca man with a semi-automatic hand gun in his possession that had one round in the chamber.

August 02, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Couple cited for excessive panhandling in Manteca

A young couple, familiar to Mantecans for panhandling together in shopping centers throughout the community, was cited by Manteca Police officers Sunday.

August 02, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca challenge for motorcycle officers

The Manteca Police Department "Motor Skills Challenge" believed to be the first of its kind in San Joaquin County in recent history is set to start Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley lifestyle center at Union Road and the Highway 120 Bypass.

July 30, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Norteño gang members tag building after fatal shooting

Norteño gang graffiti put out a message of hate toward Sureños and the Manteca Police showing up on the roll-up garage doors of a downtown motorcycle restoration operation.

July 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2 men target of gunfire near Alameda & Walnut

Two men in their mid-30s narrowly escaped injury shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday when they ducked behind their car in an attempt to dodge gun fire near the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Alameda Street.

July 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Ripon Police arrest three with forged credit cards

Ripon Police converged on a late model rental car shortly before 2 p.m. Monday as it left the Bank of the West on Main Street with three men from Los Angeles, Fresno and Madera in possession allegedly of a cache of forged credit and ID cards.

August 20, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Widespread loss of Ripon Verizon service

Verizon land line telephone customers in Ripon experienced a loss of dial tones in their handsets as well as interruption in their Internet and Wi-Fi services over the weekend. While intermittent loss of service was first reported early on Saturday it became widespread about noon with some customers thinking the interruption was either in their computers or in their routers.

August 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


IT’S TIME TO SERVE

Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs has never been known to let grass grow under his feet and taking on his club's presidency is no different.

August 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Shooting near Veritas School

Shots rang out shortly before noon Saturday in a quiet residential neighborhood across from Veritas School at the intersection of Pagola Avenue and Collins Street where two men in their early 20s were struck by gunfire - one in the leg and the other in the buttocks.

August 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


LEADING ASSEMBLY MINORITY

Kristin Olsen is making her mark at the State Capitol.

August 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon nudges out homeless

There is no homeless population living in Ripon thanks to the Ripon Police Department and the courtesies they extend when locating adult transients entering the community, according to Lt. Steve Merchant.

August 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Tip a firefighter, help struggling kids

The Manteca Fire Department's Tip-A-Firefighter for the benefit of the Give Every Child a Chance free tutoring program is Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Applebee's restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.

August 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


All good things, they say. . .

Life is fleeting.

August 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Keeping tabs on Ripon’s strays

The Ripon Animal Shelter is devoted to the caring of lost pets from throughout the community and is seen as a special place when it comes to dropping off unwanted canines where many of them are accepted by traveling rescue operations.

August 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


5 arrests in Ripon robbery

A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


SHREDDING CLASSROOMS

Weston School is being torn down this week to make way for new permanent classrooms.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Homeless may have started encampment fire

A late Tuesday morning grass fire that leveled a homeless encampment on Lathrop Road near the Raley's Shopping Center at Union Road happened amid three fire department's emergency rescue calls to homes in the area.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Guilty plea in $313,000 tax fraud

A 57-year-old Manteca woman pled guilty this week to charges of filing false claims for her federal income tax returns.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Homeless taking over her homes

Karin T. Meyer is mad and is demanding city action about homeless individuals trashing several of her more than 100 rental units throughout Manteca.

August 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Dry weed fire threatens homes

A fire in dry weeds in the 1800 block of West Yosemite Avenue threatened a home and an adjacent mobile home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

August 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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