"Paws 4 Friends," affiliated with the national Therapy Dogs, Inc., has set an orientation for those interested in working outside the box with therapy dogs that are trained to visit shut-ins in retirement centers and skilled nursing facilities.
A $20 million budget for the fiscal 2010-11 school year was approved by the Ripon Unified School District Trustees Monday night with the most of the layoff pink slips expected to be rescinded.
Training for Manteca youths taking part in the Manteca Police Junior Police Academy saw them clear a building at (simulated) gun point Wednesday morning during their two-week-long classes.
A second suspect was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the 5 a.m. Saturday home invasion robbery that occurred in a northeast Manteca neighborhood near Joshua Cowell School.
RIPON - It's a restaurant filled with 30 years of memories including the "Barney Burger" where Ripon chef John Mangelos is hosting a bang-up celebration Saturday with beer sold at 1980 prices.
The quick response of two Manteca police officers was credited with the arrest of a home invasion robbery suspect who fired at least one shot at his pursuing victim as he fled on foot.
RIPON - A group of 12 English gentlemen and their ladies from Ripon, England competed for the coveted silver cup on Ripon's Spring Creek Golf Course links in an exchange of friendships that has lasted 32 years both here and in Great Britain.
Police Explorer cadets from four departments are planning a tactical three-day meet – "The California Challenge" – at Manteca's Sierra High School on July 15-17 of next year.
The American Heart Association lauded the efforts of the medical staff at Doctors Hospital of Manteca this past week in the treatment of heart patients accomplishing more than 85 percent of its stated goal over a 24-month period.
The Manteca Kiwanis Club's traditional Independence Day pancake breakfast is set for the same time, same place on Saturday, July 3, starting at 7 a.m. at the former Dave and Sylvia's Restaurant on North Main Street.
Manteca jeweler Evelyn Allen was a one woman "chamber of commerce" for Manteca's downtown for many years. She died this week at 102 at her Manteca home, leaving many with memories of purchasing special gifts at her store.
Jabbing the point of a knife into an older man's ribs three times in front of a Manteca market and demanding his wallet evolved into a police pursuit mid-afternoon Wednesday that ended at the Airport Way off ramp of the Highway 120 Bypass.
Manteca Police officers were joined by Sheriff's deputies, probation agents and Tracy police officers in a South County sweep that put more than a dozen offenders in the San Joaquin County Jail on Wednesday.
When a couple is married for 50 years, it is actually a century of trying to support each other when it's all added up.
RIPON - It has been more than a week since a state administrative law hearing panel began deliberations on Ripon Unified School District music teacher Terri Messick – determining whether she should be relieved of her position for failing to take the culturally supported CLAD classes.
Educator Shane Smith is on the ballot for the Nov. 4 vote for Ripon City Council election even though he says he has been talked out of running because he is relatively new to the community.
"Fight Hunger, Spark Change" is the theme of the current online voting contest that could give the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Food Bank in Manteca a $60,000 prize courtesy of Walmart.
Manteca is rallying to help 19-year-old Jose Maltez.
Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.
Delta College nursing students are learning hospital procedures at Doctors Hospital of Manteca as they work the floor under their instructor Melissa Black and observe active procedures with registered nurses and patients.
One more Eagle Scout is expected to take flight soon with the completed construction of a new, mostly steel Santa's House that will be used during the Christmas season at the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Main Street in downtown Manteca.
A CVS Pharmacy used drug collection receptacle has been mounted permanently into the floor of the Manteca Police Department's front lobby for the convenience of the public, according to Capt. Charlie Goeken.
His mom was known to "dance on the tracks."
A 3-year-old girl fell 13 feet from an upstairs window Saturday afternoon to the concrete below, landing on her feet.
Residents in the northeastern section of Ripon flooded a police dispatcher with calls shortly after 8 p.m. Monday night after hearing what they described as a bomb blast near a church and adjacent park in the 300 block of Boesh Avenue.
A group of moms are demanding changes in their central east Manteca neighborhood after what happened to 11-year-old Hunter Davis and his sibling. They want it cleaned up and they are looking to the Manteca Police and City of Manteca to make that happen.
What one Ripon seventh grader learned watching TV may have saved another student's life.
Tim and Matt Niblett can easily be referred to as the "Whiz Kids" of Ripon Unified School District having soared from kindergarten through high school and are now on the verge of receiving similar doctorate degrees.
A huge flock of Snow Geese was captured in flight by Bulletin advertising director Chuck Higgs who won a first place ribbon for his entry in the Lodi Grape Festival.
A K-Mart loss prevention officer was allegedly knifed in the neck by a 61-year-old homeless man Tuesday evening as he was attempting to stop the man from taking a bicycle out the front door of the Northgate Drive store.