RIPON - Teachers throughout California are closely following Ripon High instructor Terri Messick's challenge of a state edict to obtain certification that her teaching techniques are sensitive to the needs of non-English-speaking students.
RIPON - Ripon High music and performing arts teacher Terri Messick who is currently under fire for not having taken specific courses as directed by her school board has drawn considerable support on a Facebook page.
RIPON - Two students that Ripon Unified leaders pulled from Terry Messick's performing arts classes because she wasn't fluent in Spanish turned out to be able to readily speak and understand English according to testimony presented on Tuesday.
RIPON - A beloved 30-year Ripon High performing arts teacher is fighting for her job after refusing to comply with district orders to obtain certification needed to prove she can teach Spanish-speaking students who are learning English.
Sitting at the kitchen table interviewing the retired master sergeant, it was clear that the former tank platoon leader was someone who had given his all in his devotion to country - serving in both Korea and Vietnam.
RIPON - It was a quiet religious parade down Main Street in Ripon Sunday at 3 p.m. that was a significant reflection of Corpus Christi - the second Sunday after Pentecost.
RIPON - It was the young children – about 10 in all – who were probably the most traumatized by a gang attack Saturday afternoon in the 600 block of Ripona Avenue with one of the youngsters calling police saying his dad was being hit in the head.
RIPON - The artistic crafting of fruits and vegetables into floral pieces was the focus of shoppers at Ripon's third Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon.
It was a stroll down Ripon's Main Street toward the city's third successful Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon that was actually relaxing and made me forget what time it was and that, hey, I had a couple of stories waiting to be written.
RIPON - A Lathrop 20-year-old man who allegedly acted as a getaway driver Wednesday night in a theft at a Ripon convenience store was tracked to his Lathrop home on Thursday and arrested by Ripon police officers.
Driving a police car at high speeds and putting it through precision maneuvers on a training course is awesome to watch – especially for a reporter sitting in the front seat of a chase car.
RIPON - Debra Handley of Ripon is going the extra mile for women she has never met in Third World countries supporting micro business operations that produce handmade products of jewelry, purses and handbags.
Wednesday was a typical day for Manteca Police.
It started out as a love story between sweethearts that transcended four major battles in World War II with the loss of hundreds of personal letters that were not delivered until war's end.
It was a golf cart challenge between some 15 to 20 residents of the Del Webb at Woodbridge community in the northeast section of Manteca Saturday morning – an event where laughing was more important than winning..
A half million dollar marijuana grow was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a dead man, a Sheriff's spokesman reported Thursday morning.
A Saturday night DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Jack Tone Road saw 441 vehicles funnel through the cone zone as officers checked for those under the influence as well as motorists without licenses to operate their cars and trucks.
Toys, clothes and blankets are on the shopping lists for Manteca police officers and other employees who are invading Target and Walmart this weekend to help Santa make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate on their beats.
Six Ripon High School teens and two girls from Ripon Christian High School and a senior from Connecting Waters Charter School make up the court of Almond Blossom Queen candidates for the 2015 edition of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce event.
Ripon Rotary has given the community the gift of time.
David Strait is not only an accomplished educator but a man with a passion to serve the senior citizen community at Manteca's retirement communities by sitting at a keyboard during the dinner hour and playing.
The passing of Ripon's former mayor and police chief Red Nutt meant many things to many people who saw his life's accomplishments as a gift to the community.
The 41-year-old Manteca man who was struck by a truck on Yosemite Avenue at Airport Way Thursday evening received moderate injuries and was transported to San Joaquin County Hospital, according to Manteca Police Sgt. Rob Armosino.
Riponites paid homage to their "gentle giant" of a leader Friday with a heart-and-soul tribute.
The annual Hospice tree was lit for the 23rd time on Thursday evening with the memories of past family members fresh in the minds of a crowd of more than 100 onlookers outside Doctors Hospital.
Hope Ministries on South Union Road will be getting a renovation to its kitchen soon due to a $5,000 donation from the Manteca Police Chief's Association.
Doctors Hospital is hosting a troop packing event in its conference room Friday at 3 p.m. in an effort to reach as many military men and women as possible over the holidays.
It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.
Matt Soeth, 36, has been recognized with a national award for the work he has done in combating online bullying by other students.
Copper thieves forced the closure of the Bank of America Tuesday morning in Manteca as the theft of 14-foot copper down spouts on the sides of the facility caused water from the roof to flow into the bank's interior.