RIPON - A single shotgun blast in a rural Ripon home Thursday noon brought more than a dozen officers to the scene – some with automatic weapons – locking down one elementary school for some two hours.
It's a celebration of love for others – a fund raiser – and a dinner dance and auction Friday night at the Ripon Community Center's two halls.
A 10-foot-long table – valued at $700 – was taken from in front of a home in broad daylight in the 1200 block of Higton Avenue April 19. It ended up landing a Manteca woman in jail for grand theft last week.
A Tuesday morning parole search at a farm in Ripon turned up a boxed methamphetamine lab, according to Police Sergeant Steve Merchant.
RIPON - A Stockton woman and a man from Lodi were arrested Tuesday morning in Ripon for possession of methamphetamine for sale with a value of over $1,600 as well as conspiracy after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign.
A soft-spoken man described to be between 25 and 27 years old ordered a Bank of the West teller to give him her money and reportedly threatened her not to touch the alarm button.
Manteca Police officers responded to a woman's call for help Monday morning saying she was in a motel room on Moffat Boulevard – having difficulty breathing – and that her boyfriend wouldn't allow her to leave.
RIPON - It was all about pioneers and raising wheat near Ripon in 1846 when a Mormon colony was first established. A historical marker on a Fourth Street park lawn has told the story since 1949.
Growing up in Ripon had relatively peaceful memories for Ed and Terri Beeler compared to their recent church mission trip to Mexicali, Mexico where they were greeted by a 7.2 earthquake that hit shortly after they arrived.
Two boys who grew up into successful professionals are behind a huge donation of almond snack packs to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Flipping burgers isn't a job that you'd expect to find people staying with for more than a year let alone five years.
RIPON - An 18-year-old Ripon teen was reportedly jumped by a gang of five Sunday afternoon when he went to the Ripona School basketball area in the playground to have a game with a group of friends, police said.
It was a "check mate" move for Manteca officers just before noon Wednesday when they were called to two residential burglaries within six minutes of each other and corralled four out of six suspects – three of them teen girls.
RIPON - The Ripon Police Department is looking for a lone Hispanic male who has been exposing himself to local girls walking on city streets.
Two Manteca men have been arrested for allegedly kicking in front doors and burglarizing homes.
Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.
The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.
It's like a bow placed on a package – the new wrought iron and steel entry gate at the refurbished Ripon High Stadium just in time for next week's opening celebration after years of work and leadership by Vince and Stephanie Hobbs.
Ripon Police converged on a late model rental car shortly before 2 p.m. Monday as it left the Bank of the West on Main Street with three men from Los Angeles, Fresno and Madera in possession allegedly of a cache of forged credit and ID cards.
Verizon land line telephone customers in Ripon experienced a loss of dial tones in their handsets as well as interruption in their Internet and Wi-Fi services over the weekend. While intermittent loss of service was first reported early on Saturday it became widespread about noon with some customers thinking the interruption was either in their computers or in their routers.
Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs has never been known to let grass grow under his feet and taking on his club's presidency is no different.
Shots rang out shortly before noon Saturday in a quiet residential neighborhood across from Veritas School at the intersection of Pagola Avenue and Collins Street where two men in their early 20s were struck by gunfire - one in the leg and the other in the buttocks.
Kristin Olsen is making her mark at the State Capitol.
There is no homeless population living in Ripon thanks to the Ripon Police Department and the courtesies they extend when locating adult transients entering the community, according to Lt. Steve Merchant.
The Manteca Fire Department's Tip-A-Firefighter for the benefit of the Give Every Child a Chance free tutoring program is Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Applebee's restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
Life is fleeting.
The Ripon Animal Shelter is devoted to the caring of lost pets from throughout the community and is seen as a special place when it comes to dropping off unwanted canines where many of them are accepted by traveling rescue operations.
A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.
Weston School is being torn down this week to make way for new permanent classrooms.
A late Tuesday morning grass fire that leveled a homeless encampment on Lathrop Road near the Raley's Shopping Center at Union Road happened amid three fire department's emergency rescue calls to homes in the area.