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Buff Tones barbershop quartet hitting right notes

A barbershop quartet comprised of Manteca High students has made their mark during the past school year from singing their rendition of the National Anthem at area events to a talent show and end of the year concert.

June 14, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Dick Prada: ‘Service’ was his middle name to many

Dick Prada - a man who defined community service - has passed away.

June 12, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Moorhead seeking mayor’s post

Debby Moorhead - currently a Manteca City Council member and executive director of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce - wants to be Manteca's mayor.

June 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Politics


Ripon hearing: Statewide importance

RIPON - Teachers throughout California are closely following Ripon High instructor Terri Messick's challenge of a state edict to obtain certification that her teaching techniques are sensitive to the needs of non-English-speaking students.

June 10, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Facebook contributors show support for Messick

RIPON - Ripon High music and performing arts teacher Terri Messick who is currently under fire for not having taken specific courses as directed by her school board has drawn considerable support on a Facebook page.

June 10, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


2 ESL students pulled from Messick’s class found to be fluent in English

RIPON - Two students that Ripon Unified leaders pulled from Terry Messick's performing arts classes because she wasn't fluent in Spanish turned out to be able to readily speak and understand English according to testimony presented on Tuesday.

June 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Messick vs. Ripon Unified

RIPON - A beloved 30-year Ripon High performing arts teacher is fighting for her job after refusing to comply with district orders to obtain certification needed to prove she can teach Spanish-speaking students who are learning English.

June 08, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Joe Martinez: Once a Marine, always a Marine

Sitting at the kitchen table interviewing the retired master sergeant, it was clear that the former tank platoon leader was someone who had given his all in his devotion to country - serving in both Korea and Vietnam.

June 07, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Quiet parade marks Corpus Christi

RIPON - It was a quiet religious parade down Main Street in Ripon Sunday at 3 p.m. that was a significant reflection of Corpus Christi - the second Sunday after Pentecost.

June 07, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Faith


Gang attack disrupts Ripon family BBQ

RIPON - It was the young children – about 10 in all – who were probably the most traumatized by a gang attack Saturday afternoon in the 600 block of Ripona Avenue with one of the youngsters calling police saying his dad was being hit in the head.

June 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Fruit carving draws attention at farmers’ market

RIPON - The artistic crafting of fruits and vegetables into floral pieces was the focus of shoppers at Ripon's third Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon.

June 04, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon farmer’s market is about more than fresh local produce

It was a stroll down Ripon's Main Street toward the city's third successful Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon that was actually relaxing and made me forget what time it was and that, hey, I had a couple of stories waiting to be written.

June 04, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon Police arrest Lathrop man, 20, in connection with beer run, car ramming

RIPON - A Lathrop 20-year-old man who allegedly acted as a getaway driver Wednesday night in a theft at a Ripon convenience store was tracked to his Lathrop home on Thursday and arrested by Ripon police officers.

June 04, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


CODE 3 DRIVING

Driving a police car at high speeds and putting it through precision maneuvers on a training course is awesome to watch – especially for a reporter sitting in the front seat of a chase car.

June 03, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon woman helps Third World micro businesses sell artisan wares

RIPON - Debra Handley of Ripon is going the extra mile for women she has never met in Third World countries supporting micro business operations that produce handmade products of jewelry, purses and handbags.

June 03, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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Mangelos leading Ripon chamber

John Mangelos is being installed as the Ripon Chamber of Commerce president Thursday night for the second time.

July 23, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Ripon hosts 300 Police Explorer cadets

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.

July 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon may create dual water systems

Ripon is exploring having two water systems - one for domestic use and the other for landscaping.

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Grandmother remembers warning about ‘grandson’ fraud

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.

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Police explorers converge on Ripon

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.

July 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Third fire at empty residence

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.

July 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Arrests made in biggest Manteca vehicle theft ever

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.

July 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Sacramento cheese caper suspects arrested in Rocklin

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.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Now they’re looking for rats

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.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Cheese bus heist in Manteca

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.

July 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Chili cook-off honors memory of Les Reile

The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.

July 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Movie aimed at teens wrestling with depression

A wrestling scene was filmed Wednesday in the Manteca High gym for a movie designed to help teens grappling with depression.

July 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MR. HEMINGWAY?

Tommy Joyce with his distinctive white beard was somewhat of a celebrity riding in an open taxi cab down main streets in Havana with Cubans shouting to him: "Mr. Hemingway! – Mr. Hemingway!"

July 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Movie’s focus: Suicide, bullying

It was "quiet on the set!" followed by "camera, action!" at Manteca High's swimming pool on Sunday for one scene in the powerful, thought-provoking film "Listen" focused on making a difference for today's teens and their need to be heard.

July 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


$100K PG&E SCHOLAR

It was in her church on a Sunday morning that one Manteca teen heard the answer to her college funding prayers.

July 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


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