It was probably the best single learning experience of my life when a city editor in Southern California called over to me when I returned from a meeting saying I had 20 minutes to give him a 12-inch-long story on the city council meeting.
RIPON - A touch of Americana is part of the Ripon Farmers' Market this Thursday at 4 p.m. as the police and fire personnel challenge each other in a chili cook-off on Main Street with free samples for everyone.
John Cambra was remembered by family and friends who filled St. Anthony's of Padna Catholic Church for his funeral mass Monday morning – many bringing their restored hotrods that he had a hand in rebuilding.
John Cambra loved hot rods which makes it fitting that they will escort him on his final ride on earth.
Manteca Police have determined an officer's shooting out of the tire of a vehicle being driven by an auto theft suspect was in the interest of a fellow officer's safety.
A Manteca Police officer fired two rounds into the front right tire of a stolen vehicle Thursday morning after the suspects rammed a patrol unit and then threatened a detective with the vehicle.
One story assignment last week went into greater depth than I expected and left me in awe at the direction life has taken one Ripon resident who loves people and farming almost equally and has become an outstanding public speaker and criminal interviewer.
RIPON - Ripon city workers can breathe a little easier despite the proposed Ripon budget being out of balance by some $300,000.
RIPON - Tara Fisher has done it all on the farm, made her mark as an outstanding student at University of California, Santa Cruz and served as a probation officer and unit supervisor in Santa Cruz County .
Three different sizes of car seats were installed in parents' vehicles throughout much of the day Saturday at a CHP inspection station that was set up in the Best Buy parking lot adjacent to the Highway 120 Bypass at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
An $8 million "state of the art" cancer center is on the horizon for Manteca under the name of Valley Cancer Center, Inc.
RIPON - The advent of the powered parachute "Air One" unit in Ripon is credited with helping cut residential burglaries in that community by 64 percent over 10 months compared to the same period last year.
RIPON - Twelve Ripon Unified teachers have been notified of permanent layoffs this week because of the state's economic woes in supporting education.
Two eastbound truck and trailer rigs collided on Roth Road before noon Thursday sending one careening through the chain link fence bordering the north side of the former Sharpe Army Defense Depot and west of the main entrance.
RIPON - Jake Parks truly cares about the people who walk through his front door evidenced by his efficiency and his outgoing personality – enjoying mostly the face-to-face interaction with customers when they walk up to his counter.
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.
A huge flock of Snow Geese was captured in flight by Bulletin advertising director Chuck Higgs who won a first place ribbon for his entry in the Lodi Grape Festival.
A K-Mart loss prevention officer was allegedly knifed in the neck by a 61-year-old homeless man Tuesday evening as he was attempting to stop the man from taking a bicycle out the front door of the Northgate Drive store.