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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


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


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FIREWORKS FUEL FIRE

Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Memories are the order of the day at Isadore’s

It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


300 Boy Scouts work on merit badges

Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.

August 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Color the Skies volunteer rally Monday

The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.

August 23, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


NEW RIPON HIGH STADIUM GATE

It's like a bow placed on a package – the new wrought iron and steel entry gate at the refurbished Ripon High Stadium just in time for next week's opening celebration after years of work and leadership by Vince and Stephanie Hobbs.

August 22, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


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


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