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Ripon council revisiting negative stance toward big box retail stores

RIPON - City council members in Ripon are going to revisit their "Big Box" store ordinance feeling its effect may have inhibited additional sales tax revenues.

March 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Politics


Sierra High teacher faces charges of inappropriate sexual behavior

Jeffrey Maurer, who teaches psychology, economics and government at Sierra High School, turned himself in to Manteca Police Tuesday night at 6:30 for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


93-year-old’s kindness paid back with thievery

The kindness of a 93-year-old Manteca retiree turned on him with thefts of some $4,000 in cash, and other valuables from his bedroom closet lock boxes.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police destroy pipe bomb left in park

A 5-inch-long pipe bomb located on a Yosemite Park picnic table Monday afternoon by a man and his grandson playing ball was destroyed by Manteca Police bomb squad members at about 6:30 p.m. two hours after it was found.

March 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thieves steal 3 vehicles; three homes broken into

Three auto burglaries took place within some two hours in Manteca Saturday morning in addition to vehicle thefts and home burglaries during the day, according to Manteca Police.

March 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Deeper cuts ahead for Ripon city budget

RIPON - The Ripon City Council is faced with even more drastic cuts when members will mull over the first draft of the city's budget for the next fiscal year at their 7 p.m. Tuesday night meeting devoted to budget study.

March 15, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Sadness turns to tears of joy

Tears, smiles and hugs were the order of the day in Ripon Saturday as some 200 girls from all over the region picked out prom dresses for their special graduation occasions – without paying a dime for the gowns.

March 14, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


1,400 free prom dresses available to senior girls at Marissa’s Closet

RIPON - A girl's dream of attending her senior prom in a beautiful evening gown is a real possibility for more than 1,400 soon-to-be high school graduates this year that might otherwise have to stay home on their special night.

March 13, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Air transport service saves lives

Mark Cacioppo, spokesman for PHI Air Medical, the largest emergency medical air transport service in the country, told Manteca Rotarians Thursday how they could reserve low cost helicopter use for their families.

March 12, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Man faces charges of altering pay check from his employer

A well-dressed motorist was stopped and arrested by police in the parking lot of a North Main Street drug store Wednesday morning after they learned he was in town. They searched him out on charges that included altering his pay checks from a Manteca business last October and a no bail warrant for a vandalism conviction.

March 12, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Fire hits old school house

Manteca firefighters found evidence of accelerant pours in a small building in the 200 block of West North Street following a 3:30 a.m. blaze that destroyed much of the interior of the building that once served as a Seventh Day Adventist church school in the 1940s.

March 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Pot clinic operator now has Stockton operation shut down

Hours after the San Joaquin County Superior Court issued an injunction that temporarily closed the new marijuana dispensary in downtown Manteca, the Stockton City Council closed the doors Tuesday night on their similar facility on Acacia Avenue.

March 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MADD honors MPD officers for 136 DUI arrests

The Mothers Against Drunk Drivers held their annual awards luncheon in Ripon on Tuesday where four Manteca officers were cited for a total of 136 DUI arrests in 2009.

March 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Botox helps doctor relieve migraines

There's a definite excitement in the air at Doctors Hospital of Manteca as one of its physicians, Dr. Thomas B. McNemar, M.D. is offering migraine headache relief through Botox injections and sequential facial surgery.

March 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | BUSINESS


17 pink slips + $400K = Ripon budget reality

RIPON - Ripon Unified teachers stepped up to the plate in this bad economy opting for cuts that total some $400,000 for their troubled district – knowing some teachers may not have jobs in the next school year.

March 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Education


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Ripon hosts 300 Police Explorer cadets

Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.

July 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon may create dual water systems

Ripon is exploring having two water systems - one for domestic use and the other for landscaping.

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Grandmother remembers warning about ‘grandson’ fraud

One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Police explorers converge on Ripon

Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.

July 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Third fire at empty residence

A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.

July 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Arrests made in biggest Manteca vehicle theft ever

In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.

July 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Sacramento cheese caper suspects arrested in Rocklin

It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Now they’re looking for rats

Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Cheese bus heist in Manteca

A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.

July 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Chili cook-off honors memory of Les Reile

The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.

July 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Movie aimed at teens wrestling with depression

A wrestling scene was filmed Wednesday in the Manteca High gym for a movie designed to help teens grappling with depression.

July 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MR. HEMINGWAY?

Tommy Joyce with his distinctive white beard was somewhat of a celebrity riding in an open taxi cab down main streets in Havana with Cubans shouting to him: "Mr. Hemingway! – Mr. Hemingway!"

July 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Movie’s focus: Suicide, bullying

It was "quiet on the set!" followed by "camera, action!" at Manteca High's swimming pool on Sunday for one scene in the powerful, thought-provoking film "Listen" focused on making a difference for today's teens and their need to be heard.

July 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


$100K PG&E SCHOLAR

It was in her church on a Sunday morning that one Manteca teen heard the answer to her college funding prayers.

July 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


5 nurses start internships at Doctors Hospital

Five graduate nurses picked from a field of 187 applicants were welcomed into Doctors Hospital's six-month-long Versant internship program at a noon luncheon on Wednesday in the DHM conference room.

July 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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