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Literacy in the world is a main concern of the international Rotary Club.

February 28, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

RC staging first Trivia Challenge

The first of its kind Trivia Challenge is planned for Saturday night to raise funds for Ripon Christian High School's annual trek to the nation's capital in April. The school's Close up Club is sponsoring the contest.

February 27, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Special evening gown fitting for Ripon High seniors were the order of the day Sunday at Marissa's Closet in the center of downtown in preparation for the March 16 Sober Graduation Fashion Show. It was billed as a "dress party" for the 17 and 18-year-old girls.

February 27, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Police start Library Park crackdown

Two separate arrests Monday morning at Library Park was the beginning of an attempt by Manteca Police to clean up the daily gatherings of homeless and often intoxicated transients in and around the park that has inhibited mothers from bringing their young children to enjoy the new play equipment.

February 25, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Walking the parade route – before and after – was a new approach for me at writing a column about the Almond Festival on Saturday. You have to admit I had the best seat in the house, never stopping longer than to chat for a few minutes with old friends, or those folks I had never met. After all, a friend is often only a smile and a handshake away.

February 24, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca's $17 million Valley Cancer Medical Center became a reality Friday night when Dr. Amarjit Dhaliwal cut a traditional red ribbon at the front door of his new two-story facility in Spreckels Park before a crowd of over 100 guests.

February 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Manteca’s 4th gun shop marks grand opening today with free raffle for rifle

The grand opening of Shotgun Johnny's gun shop is set for today from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. with a Ruger 10/22 rifle to be given away to a customer in a 3:30 p.m. cashless raffle drawing.

February 22, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Recalling bygone almond festivals

Betty McBrian recalls the rich history of the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival when the entire celebration from the parade to the carnival took place in the city's core with kids being able to ride their bikes to the community center festivities.

February 22, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

House loses big time

An illegal casino in the heart of downtown Manteca went bust Wednesday.

February 21, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Crime

Bethany Homes celebrates 50 years

Bethany Home has made its mark on the Ripon community over the last 50 providing senior citizens a home away from home when families could no longer provide adequate care for them.

February 21, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Almond Blossom Festival

Escalon Police pursuit ends with crash on Yosemite near UP Tracks in Manteca

A police pursuit from Escalon to the heart of Manteca in the predawn hours Sunday led to a crash on Yosemite Avenue near the UP Railroad tracks where a 24-year-old motorist was taken into custody by Manteca and Escalon officers.

February 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


The restoration of the old 1925 vintage Ripon Jail is soon to be completed through the efforts of Ripon Historical Society President John Mangelos and Harrison Gibbs along with countless hours of donated labor to its roof and foundation.

February 19, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Dyk stays on the move with 2 jobs, volunteer service

Ripon High grad Janet Dyk has a daily schedule like none other. It includes running her antique shop, organizing her third consecutive Manteca Quilters' quilt show, overseeing Ag Venture for third graders throughout San Joaquin County, and serving as a trustee for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

February 19, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Rotary distributing free dictionaries

Ripon Rotarians gathered at the school district's warehouse where they tackled cases of dictionaries intended for the Ripon third graders.

February 18, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

Firearms, ammo fly off shelves

Two gun shop operators – one in Ripon and the other in Manteca – share the same stories about gun and ammunition shortages.

February 16, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News

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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

Cats wearing hats & green eggs part of Sequoia School reading fun

It was a week of volunteers, including veteran Manteca Police Officer April Smith, reading storybooks to the children at Sequoia School that ended with a ...

February 27, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Ripon on parade during 56th festival

Thousands lined central Ripon streets on a blustery Saturday to enjoy the 56th annual Almond Blossom Festival parade.

February 26, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Saylor De Abreu was crowned Ripon's Almond Festival Queen Thursday night at the Ripon Community Center.

February 23, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

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