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Typical Manteca summer crime day: House burglary, shoplifting, & more

Wednesday was a typical day for Manteca Police.

June 03, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


A story of love, war & letters

It started out as a love story between sweethearts that transcended four major battles in World War II with the loss of hundreds of personal letters that were not delivered until war's end.

June 02, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Del Webb residents drag race golf carts

It was a golf cart challenge between some 15 to 20 residents of the Del Webb at Woodbridge community in the northeast section of Manteca Saturday morning – an event where laughing was more important than winning..

May 31, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Gold Star families honored at Prestige

Gold Star Mothers and family members from throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley gathered Saturday to honor their soldiers and sailors who sacrificed their lives for their country while feeling each others everlasting grief.

May 30, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Fleeing driver leaves behind lots of cash, drugs & gun

A Friday noon high speed chase from rural Manteca ended with a Manteca Police officer finding the '97 Ford Mustang abandoned behind an eatery in the 1400 block of West Yosemite Avenue where the driver had fled leaving a large amount of cash, drugs and a semi-automatic hand gun.

May 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon High graduates nearly 190 seniors

RIPON - Nearly 190 high school graduates were presented their diplomas Friday night in Ripon High's Stouffer football field with stands packed with families and friends.

May 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Ripon, Colony Oak schools graduate 8th grade classes

RIPON - Julianna Avalos is an inspiration – Ripon Elementary School's choice for a graduation speaker Thursday night.

May 28, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


COLONY OAK SCHOOL GRADUATION

Scenes from Thursday's Colony Oak School's graduation ceremonies.

May 28, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


A day in Manteca: Me & my shadow on various assignments

It was probably the best single learning experience of my life when a city editor in Southern California called over to me when I returned from a meeting saying I had 20 minutes to give him a 12-inch-long story on the city council meeting.

May 26, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon farmers market features chili cook-off

RIPON - A touch of Americana is part of the Ripon Farmers' Market this Thursday at 4 p.m. as the police and fire personnel challenge each other in a chili cook-off on Main Street with free samples for everyone.

May 25, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Nearly 1,000 say farewell to Manteca’s John Cambra

John Cambra was remembered by family and friends who filled St. Anthony's of Padna Catholic Church for his funeral mass Monday morning – many bringing their restored hotrods that he had a hand in rebuilding.

May 25, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Cambra going for one last cruise

John Cambra loved hot rods which makes it fitting that they will escort him on his final ride on earth.

May 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Police shot out tire to insure safety of officer

Manteca Police have determined an officer's shooting out of the tire of a vehicle being driven by an auto theft suspect was in the interest of a fellow officer's safety.

May 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police fire shots to disable suspect’s car

A Manteca Police officer fired two rounds into the front right tire of a stolen vehicle Thursday morning after the suspects rammed a patrol unit and then threatened a detective with the vehicle.

May 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Fisher masters public speaking

One story assignment last week went into greater depth than I expected and left me in awe at the direction life has taken one Ripon resident who loves people and farming almost equally and has become an outstanding public speaker and criminal interviewer.

May 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Mangelos leading Ripon chamber

John Mangelos is being installed as the Ripon Chamber of Commerce 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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