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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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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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