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Shed fire sends flames soaring into night sky over Manteca

The quick action of firefighters Friday night in knocking down a massive fire in a series of outbuildings with flames reaching more than 25 feet in the air prevented an adjacent home from being torched.

August 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


HIS BEST FRIEND

A trained and certified service dog went beyond her training Saturday evening when she immediately ran for help after her master was struck down by a pickup truck.

August 26, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint; suspect nabbed within minutes

A 21-year-old Manteca man was arrested within minutes after allegedly robbing a clerk at the 7-Eleven on West Yosemite Avenue near El Portal Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.

August 26, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police canine locates meth that leads to arrest

The use of a Manteca Police Department drug dog by the Street Crimes Unit detectives Thursday morning located methamphetamine in a home in the 3300 block of Lathrop Road near where it intersects with London Avenue.

August 26, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Burglars steal tools in excess of $70K from auto repair firms

In the dark of night thieves have made off with thousands of dollars worth of automotive repair tools and cash from businesses in Manteca and Ripon.

August 24, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teachers helping others one quilt at a time

RIPON - Elementary school teachers definitely have heart – especially when they see a need. It's amazing how many adults I have interviewed who clearly remember their kindergarten through second grade teachers when they were youngsters in the primary grades.

August 24, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Marissa’s Closet planning open house, dress drive Saturday

RIPON - Marissa's Closet of prom and special event gowns is gearing up for an open house Saturday, August 27, along with a dress donation drive at its Ripon location at 410 West Main Street.

August 24, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon crime drops despite staffing cuts, population rise

RIPON - One-year crime comparisons from the fiscal year of 2009 to 2010 by the Ripon Police Department showed a decrease across the board with fewer officers and a slight increase in population with only 24 patrol officers.

August 21, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


2 house fires, $500K in losses

Two suspected home arson fires - including one that destroyed a house within a half mile of the recently closed Lathrop-Manteca Fire Department station in rural South Manteca - caused losses in excess of $500,000 Saturday morning.

August 21, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Gunman slays Manteca man

Seven Manteca detectives followed leads throughout the day Friday investigating the shooting death of 31-year-old Antonio "Tony" Duenas in the 100 block of Stockton Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

August 20, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gunfire kills Manteca man late Thursday

Gunfire claimed the life of a 31 year old Manteca man shortly before midnight Thursday when he was reportedly shot in the chest.

August 19, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


RC extends robotics elective course into elementary level

RIPON - Teaching Robotics in the upper grades of Ripon Christian Elementary School this year is one of a series of upgrades that is taking place on the K-12 campus.

August 19, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


OnStar tracking system foils auto burglar

Picking up a set of SUV keys at a Ripon drug store and driving out of the parking lot with a customer's vehicle was a big mistake as its OnStar tracking system was activated last Friday.

August 18, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


National hybrid grocery store opening in former Mar Val site

RIPON - Ripon's Town Square Shopping Center has landed a major discount store as its anchor for its some 26,000-square-foot building, formerly the home of Mar Val Market that closed some 18 months ago.

August 17, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | BUSINESS


Gunfire kills Lathrop man; wounds another

Danny Martinez, 26, of Lathrop and a 30-year-old friend were beaten and shot in gunfire that erupted around 6:30 p.m. Monday in an industrial park district in the 17000 block of Ideal Parkway East off East Highway 120 just outside Manteca's city limits.

August 16, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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UP trestle burns; $1M loss

A fire destroyed a 200-yard long Union Pacific Railroad trestle sending black smoke billowing into the sky Tuesday morning north of River Islands at Lathrop.

May 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon bank robber gets 25 to life

A career criminal and bank robber who traumatized Ripon tellers in October of 2009 was sentenced Friday in Merced Superior Court to a term of ...

May 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Marissa’s Closet helped dreams come true for teen-age girls

Marissa McLeod lives on in the prom memories of thousands of girls who were able to enjoy the dance of their teen years thanks to ...

May 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


’When God says no 33 times’

Michele Franklin is a relatively young woman, a quadriplegic who uses her eyes to control her computer and communicate, saying she has learned so much ...

May 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


HEALTHY THANK-YOU

Doctors Hospital hosted a noontime barbecue for its staffers marking National Hospital Week welcoming doctors, nurses, nurses' aides, support staff, administrators and even police and ...

May 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Doctors Hospital honoring nurses

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is celebrating Nurses Week now through May 12 - the day that marks the anniversary of the birth of the famous 19th ...

May 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


TOUGH FIGHT

Editor's note: This is the first in a series on Lou Gehrig's Disease - also known as ALS - detailing its effects on its victims ...

May 06, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


‘Spud’ MacDonald was an inspiration

For nearly 50 years this tiny "lady" worked behind the scenes in Ripon until she quietly passed away last week at 91.

May 04, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca ...

May 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Colony Oak dealt with picketing

Colony Oak School classes often took place at Stouffer Park 25 years ago when teachers would take their students away from the ongoing construction and ...

April 28, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Colony Oak opening time capsule Thursday

Robert Prewitt - the first principal at Colony Oak School - said it was a quieter time in Ripon when the new school's students and staff ...

April 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon nabs suspects with help of fire chief

Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters was credited by police Lt. Steve Merchant for being the key in the arrest of three burglary suspects after they ...

April 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon High among top 10%

Ripon High School has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top 10 percent of California's 2,399 high ...

April 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Arrest made in Manteca murder case

Jonotay Thomas, 19, the fourth suspect in the Oct. 16 murder in the 200 block of Jessie Avenue, was arrested Wednesday morning while standing on ...

April 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon man arrested in child pornography case

Ripon Police arrested Kevin Andrew McManis, 55, at his home shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday on a million dollar arrest warrant charging him with ...

April 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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