RIPON - The Christmas Story "The Living Nativity" is set for Thursday and Friday nights, Dec. 11-12, outside Ripon's Calvary Reformed Church at the corner of Second and Vera avenues.
It's a labor of love in police work, and of the ministry for one Manteca police officer and his wife.
El Rancho Mobile Home Park owner Marie Raymus said Wednesday that recently released child predator Dewayne Smith, 50, is not now staying with his parents in their mobile home in Manteca.
Tina Dunn, 45, was arrested Wednesday morning on a no-bail warrant in a joint effort of Manteca Police detectives and the Street Crimes Unit.
Dewayne Michael Smith, 50, a convicted child sex offender, was released into the Manteca community Tuesday after spending some 22 years at Atascadero State Mental Hospital located on the coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
RIPON - Citizens of the Ripon community along with area firefighters honored Code 3 for a Cure founder Lorenzo Abundiz Friday morning in the engine bays of Station One on Stockton Avenue on his nationwide journey.
RIPON - The Inter-Service EMS Recognition medal will be presented to Ripon Police School Resource Officer Scott Lindsay on Wednesday, Dec. 2, for his quick actions that saved the life of a man choking on food at a dinner in Stockton.
When looking for a job, it's not wise to burglarize a business that has something to offer.
"Just nodding or smiling" during the sign of peace handshake at mass is sufficient – if you feel you might be getting the flu, some 3,000 members of St. Anthony's Catholic Church were told by priests at this weekend's six religious services from Saturday night through Sunday night.
RIPON - Ripon Police Department's drug dog "Topper" scored one for the good guys Saturday night by finding a small bottle of marijuana buds in a car that was sidelined at a DUI checkpoint on Jack Tone Road near Highway 99.
RIPON - An attic fire left a Ripon couple homeless shortly before 2 p.m. Friday in an exclusive neighborhood near the Spring Creek Country Club.
Black smoke coming from a detached shed behind an abandoned home in the 100 block of Oak Street could be seen two miles away on the north side of Manteca.
Three San Jose burglars – including one taken down at gunpoint – were arrested Friday morning by Manteca Police officers who were called by an alert neighbor watching from a second story window.
By GLENN KAHL
Turkeys – lots of turkeys – headed for Thanksgiving tables were delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse in Manteca's Industrial Park Wednesday morning by a Foster Farms' 18-wheeler.
Marlon Gayle is no longer the principal of Colony Oak Elementary School in Ripon.
The Franzia Brothers Winery – the oldest in Ripon – was reopened after Prohibition when matriarch Teresa (Carrara) made a monumental decision with her sons at her side underneath a walnut tree and huller outside their rural home.
Some 2,000 marijuana plants were confiscated from three different locations in Lathrop Friday morning leading to the arrest of two men.
A 32-year-old Manteca man was hailed as a hero Thursday morning after saving a family of four from a $1.2 million apartment complex fire in the 400 block of Cherry Lane.
A 32-year-old Manteca man rescued a family of four from a second-story porch during an apartment fire in the 400 block of Cherry Lane on Thursday morning.
Dallas Waters of Ripon wanted an Eagle Scout project that could possibly save a life.
Donna Hartley is coming to Manteca to inspire positive thinking as a way to fight illness.
It was seen as a very productive session of the new Government Relations Committee of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce that brought together representatives of the city, county, state and congress Friday noon in a meeting room of Bethany Home.
Three men staged a takeover style robbery at Ripon's Bank of the West at 11:30 Friday morning leaving with an unknown amount of cash after emptying three teller drawers.
Caught in the Friday morning street flooding at Garden Gate Drive and Morgan Street, one Manteca woman called a friend to help her in his hip high boots to reach her pickup truck where waters had flooded much of her lawn and driveway.
A Body Vi Community Challenge has been organized to support the health of nutritionally challenged children and seniors today at 5 p.m. the Manteca Ford new car showroom with raffle monies going to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
An impromptu water geyser gushed skyward by the Black Bear Diner after a 19-year-old Manteca motorist driving southbound on Button Avenue lost control of his car and spun into a fire hydrant.
California Assembly member Kristin Olsen isn't wild about the loss of jobs that raising the minimum wage to $13 could trigger.
The Ripon Almond Festival was marred by nine alcohol-related incidents of adults being drunk and disorderly.
Upwards of 40,000 people made it to Ripon during this past weekend's 52nd annual Almond Blossom Festival.