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Man killed in police shooting

UPDATED: Manteca Police confirmed that the man shot and killed by an officer Wednesday in the 200 block of Flores Avenue had a weapon but it was not a gun as some witnesses contended.

June 09, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime

9 workers lose jobs as AAA cancels towing contract

Vern's Towing of Manteca is no longer an AAA Emergency Road Service, according to its owner Gary Owens who said Wednesday that he had his contract of 40 years canceled without an explanation costing nine Manteca workers their jobs.

June 09, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | BUSINESS

Mother of 6 passes muster for CHP

Clenched fist knuckle pushups into the hot asphalt was just one of the challenges Heather Lundbom faced in the California Highway Patrol Academy that graduated only six women recently out of the 68 who were actually sworn-in as traffic officers.

June 08, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Ripon Rotarians participate in workshop on accessing websites via smart phones

RIPON - A dozen Ripon Rotary Club members took part in a computer website workshop last Wednesday in lieu of their regular meeting that showed Rotarians the value of Smart Phones in their research.

June 08, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Honoring WWII vets

Battle of the Bulge veteran Bill Castillo of Manteca relived the history of World War II with 30 other members of the Armed Services and paid tribute to their comrades who had given their lives in the fighting.

June 07, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

A 9-year-old GECAC success story

Matthew Refuerzo could easily be a poster boy for Give Every Child a Chance.

June 05, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Father, son found dead in van by I-5

LATHROP - A 40-year-old Patterson man and his 10-year-old son were found shot to death about 8 a.m. Friday by a ranch security officer in a field west of Interstate 5 and the Manthey Road off ramp in Lathrop.

June 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime

RC High’s 55 grads net $1.7M in scholarships

RIPON -Ripon Christian High School graduated 55 seniors Friday evening from a class that accumulated $1.7 million is scholarship funds.

June 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education

Stolen ID used to buy $44K pickup

A 36-year-old Modesto man who had duped the sales staff of a Manteca new car dealership and made off with a new $44,000 Dodge Ram extended cab pickup truck was located by Manteca Police detectives and arrested after a combination of a chase and foot pursuit that ended with major damage to the vehicle.

June 03, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime

RC middle school graduates 56

RIPON - Fifty-six students graduated from the Ripon Christian Middle School Thursday night in the high school gymnasium with the traditional Pomp and Circumstance played by the Middle school Band.

June 03, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education

Latest Moffat Blvd fire damages mobile home

One more in a string of night fires in the 300 and 400 blocks of Moffat Boulevard caused a $55,000 loss to a mobile home and its contents late Tuesday night from a fire that started in an outbuilding.

June 02, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Cross-country tractor ride aids tornado victims

RIPON - Ripon's Immanuel Christian Reformed Church is a scheduled rest stop for "Tractor Dave" who is driving his 1937 COOP #2 tractor across country to raise $200,000 for disaster relief as he pulls a 20-foot trailer.

June 01, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Ripon remembers the fallen

RIPON - The Ripon Community Memorial Day program got under way in the Ripon Cemetery as a lone citizen knelt some 100 feet away placing flowers on the grave sites of his dad and his uncle – both American veterans.

June 01, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Dentist tells of escaping from Cambodia’s Killing Fields

RIPON - With memories of horror ingrained in his mind as a child, Dr. Ky Kuy – a Stockton dentist – told Ripon Rotary Club members how his family escaped the "Killing Fields" of Cambodia in the late 1970s.

June 01, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Ripon Police showcase powered parachute back in DC

RIPON - Ripon Police Department's powered parachute was showcased last week in Washington, DC, at Andrews Air Force Base.

June 01, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

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SWAT rolls out Thanksgiving meals

Full-course dinners that brought tears to the eyes of some of the recipients were delivered Wednesday by officers using armored police tactical SWAT trucks.

November 25, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Foster Farms truck delivers 700 turkeys to 2nd Harvest Food Bank

A Foster Farms truck pulled into the Second Harvest Food Bank yard Friday morning with a load of some 700 turkeys to help in the ...

November 24, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Ripon Police find stolen purses in car

The recovery of stolen purses had been the focus of Ripon Police officers until Paul Staley made a traffic stop for mechanical issues and found ...

November 24, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Man shot twice in chest near Sierra High

A 27-year-old Manteca man sustained two gunshot wounds to the right side of his chest with similar exit wounds exiting the side of his body ...

November 24, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ninety-six turkeys were collected Friday on the first day of the Stuff the Bus drive to collect food for Thanksgiving for struggling families in Manteca ...

November 21, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Attempted kidnap charges dropped against Manteca Good Samaritan

Attempted kidnapping charges were dropped Friday against a Manteca Good Samaritan.

November 21, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Four homeless men filed a civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Eastern Division against the City of Manteca.

November 19, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Attempted kidnapping or Good Samaritan?

Manteca business owner Francene Escobar learned a good lesson that no good turn ever goes unpunished for trying to help a young 15-year-old girl who ...

November 19, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Suspect in robbery of pharmacy caught

A gun-toting bandit suspected of sticking up a Manteca Walgreens store in the 1000 block of North Main Street in the predawn hours Monday was ...

November 18, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


There is a surprise twist in Sunday night's murder - it was a possible case of mistaken identity.

November 17, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Brazen predawn pharmacy robbery

A dramatic predawn armed robbery Sunday shook the nerves of a Manteca pharmacy and drug store staffers in the 1000 block of North Main Street.

November 17, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Fire victim’s purse stolen from hotel

A purse belonging to a fire victim was stolen from the lobby of America's Value Inn on East Yosemite Avenue near the El Rancho ...

November 16, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

2nd murder on Locust in Manteca

A Manteca man in his early 20s was killed while standing with a group of friends in front of a residence in the 300 block ...

November 16, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Connecting volunteers with service projects

A long time community leader of 30 years – Charlie Gay – introduced "" to Ripon Rotarians, telling them how they can find volunteers through a ...

November 16, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Her aim: To work in food banks in all 50 states

Marathon runner Jess Kurti by visiting food banks in all 50 states is hoping to bring attention to the need to help feed the homeless.

November 16, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

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