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..
Gold Star Mothers and family members from throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley gathered Saturday to honor their soldiers and sailors who sacrificed their lives for their country while feeling each others everlasting grief.
A Friday noon high speed chase from rural Manteca ended with a Manteca Police officer finding the '97 Ford Mustang abandoned behind an eatery in the 1400 block of West Yosemite Avenue where the driver had fled leaving a large amount of cash, drugs and a semi-automatic hand gun.
RIPON - Nearly 190 high school graduates were presented their diplomas Friday night in Ripon High's Stouffer football field with stands packed with families and friends.
RIPON - Julianna Avalos is an inspiration – Ripon Elementary School's choice for a graduation speaker Thursday night.
Scenes from Thursday's Colony Oak School's graduation ceremonies.
It was probably the best single learning experience of my life when a city editor in Southern California called over to me when I returned from a meeting saying I had 20 minutes to give him a 12-inch-long story on the city council meeting.
RIPON - A touch of Americana is part of the Ripon Farmers' Market this Thursday at 4 p.m. as the police and fire personnel challenge each other in a chili cook-off on Main Street with free samples for everyone.
John Cambra was remembered by family and friends who filled St. Anthony's of Padna Catholic Church for his funeral mass Monday morning – many bringing their restored hotrods that he had a hand in rebuilding.
The value of search and rescue dogs throughout the state was demonstrated before Manteca Unified School District's law enforcement and fire service students in the be.tech Academy's "First Responders" program.
Shannon Wesley is a guardian angel of sorts for dogs and cats housed in the Ripon animal shelter making sure they have blankets, towels and toys.
Rotarians, the police and senior citizens alike - among others - have been breaking the law in Ripon by staging bingo games in city-owned facilities.
The Are You Okay team of the Manteca Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police volunteer corps were emotional as they witnessed the planting of a tree in St. Francis Park for a Manteca woman they checked on her condition in her home every day.
Bingo is a game of chance and as such is strictly controlled under Ripon and state statutes.
George Rocha has retired and closed his barber shop that was once the butcher shop of a Ripon market at the corner of Main Street and Stockton Avenue.
Ripon's hot air balloon and kite festival known as "Color the Skies" may be over.
Longtime Ripon benefactor Tony Mistlin has proven many times how much he loves his community and the fireworks event on the Fourth of July.
Five people from two vehicles died Tuesday in the heavy early morning fog on Van Allen Road at Highway 4 in eastern San Joaquin County, according to CHP spokesman James Smith.
Iraq combat veteran Nick Cargill was out of bed Sunday.
Two drivers and at least one passenger injured in a noontime crash in the 100 block of South Main Street Friday were transported to area hospitals by two Manteca Ambulances.
The Manteca Street Crimes Unit put a 29-year-old Manteca man, David Lee Tipton, behind bars Friday morning for allegedly operating a chop shop at his home after conducting a probation search at about 10:30.
RIPON – It's a classic burger at the downtown Ripon Roadhouse sure to leave egg yolk running down your fingers and hands with the first bite.
Manteca infantryman Nick Cargill, 24, opened his eyes for the first time after being in a coma for seven days following a horrific New Year's morning crash caused by an alleged drunken driver.
A 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle was struck by a car in the 1900 block of Sparrow Hawk Way just south of Atherton Drive at 4 p.m. Thursday in the neighborhood southeast of the Airport Way and 120 Bypass interchange