Between 3:30 and 5 a.m. on Friday, Manteca Police received reports of five auto burglaries on Pestana Avenue, Vasconcellos Avenue and Brookside Drive.
RIPON - It's a tough job serving as coordinator of support services for the Ripon Unified School District.
It's a tongue in cheek police harassment satire that a friend sent me on line supposedly written by a police sergeant in a Southern California department. It was well done and it was obvious I had to talk with the author before using it in a column.
RIPON - A surprise came in the passage of the near $22 million city budget Tuesday night with the announcement that the Ripon branch of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library would be open all week – not the reduced three-day schedule announced in March.
RIPON -The Kinder Garden Boutique in downtown Ripon is all about family – theirs, ours and yours.
RIPON - A dip in math scores in certain categorical areas was outlined to Ripon Unified School District trustees Monday night, however administrators were reluctant to say that the drop at certain school sites had anything to do with the switch in math curriculum.
'It's a breath of fresh air for anyone to take time out to check out the school district's active farm and witness kids at their best.
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.
Dick Prada - a man who defined community service - has passed away.
Debby Moorhead - currently a Manteca City Council member and executive director of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce - wants to be Manteca's mayor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The vehicle that missing 30-year-old security guard Muhammad Rashid was driving when he left his job on Lammers Road in Tracy Saturday night was described as a green 1998, 4-door, Honda Accord with a contrasting black hood, according to a family member.
A part-time security guard and a clerk at his family's Chevron station at Union Road and Yosemite Avenue, Muhammad Rashid, 30, never returned home after a Saturday night guard assignment on Lammers Road in Tracy.
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.