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Police train for unthinkable

SWAT officers – some seven in number – from Manteca and Ripon police departments put on a three hour emergency response drill Monday at the Ripon High School campus that included a question and answer session in the school library.

April 02, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Park View Elementary students took home a first place in Aerodynamics competition along with other awards from the recent 27th Annual San Joaquin County Science Olympiad completion in Stockton.

April 02, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Spending 14 months in Switzerland as Au Pair

Nick Hafer, 24, took on the challenges of serving as an "Au Pair" in Switzerland to the children of two married doctors – a general practitioner and an Ob/Gyn – for some 14 months after graduating from college last year.

April 02, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

She’s got a doggone good job

Alexandra Queen is the first 100 percent dedicated animal control officer in Ripon since the budget cuts of 2010 that split the duties between two of the police department's community service officers.

March 29, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Manteca grad inducted into sportscasters’ hall of fame

Brother and sister Sadie Cabral and Joe Cala were Manteca High grads.

March 28, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Play equipment burns

Plumes of black smoke could be seen for more than 10 miles away as fire engulfed playground equipment at John McFall School at 1810 Hoyt Lane near Northgate Park shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.

March 26, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Van Dyken answers final call

Two Ripon volunteer firefighters – Joe Azevedo and Bert Ballatore – who served under Nick Van Dyken for some 30 years had nothing but good to say about their first chief who died Sunday less than a month away from his 100th birthday.

March 26, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

RC elementary students stage musical presentation tonight

More than 150 children from Ripon Christian's kindergarten to third grade classes are will entertain their families and friends tonight at the Ripon Christian Schools' Performing Center at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of their music instructor Pam Huisken who doubles as a kindergarten teacher.

March 26, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Marissa: Making dreams come true

The Saturday morning ribbon cutting of Marissa's Closet's new home at 102 West Main Street in downtown Ripon was the culmination of months of work by an army of volunteers supporting Melinda Shaw's drive to carry on the dream of her late daughter Marissa.

March 25, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Manteca Police arrest couple with $83K in pot

FRENCH CAMP - A couple in their mid-20s had their day ruined when Manteca Police caught up with them Friday allegedly growing marijuana, selling methamphetamine and having a stash of drug asset money and guns in French Camp.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Crime

From garbage collector to director

Ted Johnston has become something of an icon for getting the job done at Ripon City Hall where he started some 36 years ago as a garbage collector and advanced through a scenario of assignments before becoming the director of Public Works.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Mock funeral drives point home to teens

LATHROP - There was plenty of tissue in use at the Lathrop High gym on Friday I have to admit there were a couple tears that touched my cheek as the death and dying in an alcohol fueled traffic crash dramatization brought back memories of those I have covered over the years.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


LATHROP - An "Every 15 Minutes" simulated fatal vehicle crash killing one Lathrop High student and injuring five others was played out Thursday morning in the high school football stadium before some 500 juniors and seniors.

March 22, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Education

ATF raids two Ripon homes with SWAT help

Agents of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agency (ATF) requested aid from the Manteca Police Department's SWAT team Thursday to assist in carrying out the serving of two federal search warrants at two Ripon homes at about 11 a.m.

March 22, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Honoring EU athlete who saved four lives

A thank you breakfast Saturday at 9 a.m. with chicken fried steak as the centerpiece of the menu is being held in honor of the late East Union High School athlete Matthew Zaragoza Van Gelderen who has donated seven organs to save four lives.

March 21, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

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Ripon staging large yard sale on May 5

Ripon's biannual Community Yard Sale is set for the first Saturday in May in Mistlin Sports Park parking lot on West River Road just ...

March 21, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon High sophomore Breanna Brocchini has qualified for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association's Hunt Seat Nationals in Syracuse, New York April 20-22.

March 20, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

League of Women voters seek to register high school seniors

The "Empowering Young Voters Project" by the San Joaquin County League of Women Voters aims to register high school seniors in two Manteca Unified high ...

March 20, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Hospice going to the dogs on March 29

The Hospice of San Joaquin Tots & Tail-Waggers Spectacular set for Thursday, March 29, from 6 until 8:30 p.m., has already sold 300 tickets ...

March 16, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca jewelry store owner Patty Reece will once again lead the San Joaquin Orchid Society's annual showing of exotic orchids with many coming from ...

March 15, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Suspect surrenders after 5 hour standoff with Manteca Police

The Manteca Police SWAT team along with patrol officers surrounded a home in the 1600 block of South Airport Way at Peregrine Street shortly before ...

March 13, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca Historical Society's 26th Annual Gourmet Sampler was a resounding success Sunday afternoon with purveyors of drink and food serving samples to benefit the ...

March 13, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Suspicious package left at Chase Bank branch

The fear of a possible bomb in an unattended package left at Chase Bank's downtown branch shortly before 5 p.m. Monday closed two ...

March 13, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Thieves steal big blue mail box; bombs left in mail boxes

Manteca mail thieves are becoming more brazen making it dicey to drop off mail anywhere except for inside the downtown post office on Maple Avenue ...

March 10, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Isla Alford is a little angel suffering from a rare genetic disorder who smiles through continuing hospitalizations since she was born last May.

March 07, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Mantecan scammed out of $100 on Bypass

A Manteca man was scammed out of $100 after stopping on a freeway onramp for a motorist, that was waving his arms for help.

March 06, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Bill Whiteside is among the many that have helped Manteca prosper during its first 100 years.

March 05, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Carjack victim taken at gun point from Manteca lot

Two men carjacked and kidnapped a 27-year-old woman in the parking lot between McDonalds and Western Dental in the 1300 block of East Yosemite Avenue ...

March 02, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Two teens trashed four new homes being readied for buyers Saturday causing more than $180,000 in damage.

February 27, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Docents keep Ripon’s downtown museum open

A group of faithful docents help keep the Clarence Smit Memorial functioning and open to the public.

February 27, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

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