RIPON - A fire engine manned by a crew of cancer surviving firefighters is sweeping across the U.S. with their message of awareness and early diagnosis targeted at other fire service personnel. Fire Chief Dennis Bitters is hosting that crew Friday morning at 9 a.m. in front of Station One.
RIPON - Ripon farmer David Phippen went before the Ripon Unified School District Board of Trustees last week asking permission to put funds earned from the school farm back into upgrading and replanting the acreage at a projected cost of $63,000.
Four officers, one supervisor and cadets from the Manteca Police Explorers conducted a busy DUI check point Saturday night on Yosemite Avenue just east of Powers Avenue from 7 p.m. until midnight.
It all started with an attempted traffic stop at 11:17 Saturday night that turned into a high speed pursuit ending in the 200 block of Frances Street where the suspect collided with a parked car, lost control, and careened into a driveway knocking a parked vehicle through the garage door.
A Saturday morning car thief apparently took his bicycle along just in case he needed a quick get-away – which he did when the owner caught up with him an hour later.
RIPON - The number of Ripon Unified students losing their bus passes – 24 in just two weeks – has raised concerns among the school district administration. Passes had been initiated in mid-October because of the troubled economy's affect on the schools' budget.
A "Center of Excellence" status has been awarded to Doctors Hospital of Manteca for its level of breast care given to its patients.
RIPON - The 10 to 12-year-old network that connects all of Ripon Unified School District's computer operations was described as being obsolete this week by Jerry Springer, director of Internet Technology for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
Two high school-aged teens allegedly made off with the tip box at Quickie-Kleen Car Wash in the 700 block of East Yosemite Avenue Thursday afternoon setting in motion a foot chase by owner Francine Escobar as well as four of her employees.
RIPON - Ripon Unified students scored better than the county and the state in many categories that measured seventh, ninth, and eleventh graders in the California Healthy Kids Survey used to monitor student substance use, violence, school safety, student nutrition and exercise.
The Northgate Brethren Church has lost some $8,000 in band instruments to thieves and a Poplar Avenue residence had its back door kicked in with guitars and construction tools taken.
Ripping an American Flag from its curbside pole in the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue Wednesday afternoon got Manteca transient Rich Soring, 47, arrested as he sat on a brick planter island.
RIPON - It was all about "The Wall" disciplinary action at Weston Elementary School that drew the ire of one mom who spoke her mind to the Ripon Unified School Board Monday night after putting up a three-page website online defending her stand.
A man with a gun and a foot chase over nine fences by a Manteca Police officer resulted in the arrest of Mario Garcia Castaneda, 28, of the 1100 block of Windsor Place.
Layoffs could loom on the horizon for the Ripon Unified School District. "It's very painful, very depressing - the thought of cutting any more – very painful and makes me sick to my stomach," Ripon schools superintendent Louise Nan told board members Monday night. The state budget continues to be grim referencing a monthly school superintendents' meeting Nov. 2 that warned of a potential shortfall of $15 billion. "There is a possibility that the governor ...
Tears were prevalent at the Ripon's Police Memorial at 1 p.m. Saturday as it was dedicated in the memory of late Ripon officers Paul Stevens and Bob Winget.
Various businesses, school groups and individuals are working with Second Harvest Food Bank in the hopes of filling enough donation barrels around town with food stuffs to meet the Christmas dinner needs in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon.
The California Connections Academy has expanded its staff with nine new hires at the Ripon site where it serves more than 500 students online in grades kindergarten through high school in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.
The annual Taste of Ripon wine stroll saw crowds going from shop to shop sampling wines and enjoying the finger foods that were included in the frigid evening. The attendance was more than twice of that recorded last year.
A debit card scam has hit residents in Manteca and Ripon and continues through residents of the Central Valley by hackers using automated recorded messages to steal from card holders.
A two-night Christian-based ballet dance production on stage at the Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center is expected to draw thousands on Friday and Saturday nights.
Lori Knight of Ripon is the new owner of the popular Jake's Coffee, Tea and Sandwich shop in the Ace Hardware Shopping Center on the northeast corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue.
A wanted auto theft suspect took a nap in the wrong spot shortly before 1:30 Tuesday afternoon in a stolen pickup truck and ended up behind bars with his female accomplice by late afternoon.
It's as much fun bouncing around on the new rubber playground base for Colony Oak students as it is climbing on the playground equipment.
It was a historic and yuletide transformation of the Manteca Museum this past weekend as a team of volunteers put up decorations and dressed mannequins in preparation for Sunday's traditional open house.
Doctors Hospital's near $1 million restoration of its emergency room opened to the public Monday morning with the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon with a crowd of nearly 100 hospital and municipal staffers on hand.
Nursing has been a passion for Linda Hutchings for the past 50 years – a career that was celebrated by Doctors Hospital administrators and staffers in their conference room recently.
It was something being near miraculous that brought a 2-year-old toddler back to life Sunday afternoon when a trio of first responders were out walking their dogs shortly before 5 p.m.
Manteca police officers of the last 50 years reflect a common passion to serve and protect the community they were sworn to patrol.
The official lighting of the 110-foot high Christmas tree in Ripon will take place tonight at 7 at the corner of First Street and Locust Avenue.