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..
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.
Assembly member Susan Eggman visited the Second Harvest Food Bank Friday afternoon asking for support of her Assembly Bill 215 that will benefit farmers and hungry Californians alike.
They should consider themselves warned.
It was a nightmarish scene
A water conservation coordinator is being sought by the City of Ripon to keep an eye on water use in the community.
A two-year-old child with only diapers on was seen walking near a Black Lab Monday noon in the middle of Alameda Street causing motorists to pull to the side of the road for the child.
Suicide by train has occurred all too often in Manteca.
Manteca jeweler Patty Reece and a number of her orchids are part of the Orchid Fest 2015 Orchid Show and Sale this weekend at the Sherwood Mall in Stockton that's being hosted by the San Joaquin Orchid Society.
Gunmen robbed two convenience stores of cash within a block of each other on East Yosemite Avenue near Powers Avenue four hours apart on Tuesday – one about 7 p.m. and the other at 11 p.m.
Two heroic motorists put their lives on the line for two strangers when they came upon a burning pickup truck Tuesday afternoon in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 just south of French Camp Road.
The downtown Sycamore Arms is the second time Manteca's Jack Iezaru has been put in charge of a receivership situation in Manteca where he has been contracted to oversee the process before a facility is allowed to be resold following litigation.
A downtown Manteca rooming house was cleared of its 16 residents on Monday morning.
The personal touch is the prescription for pharmacist Cheryl Striplin when it comes to having a successful business.
One of three teenagers on their skateboards was hit by a 2005 southbound Dodge CRT as he was crossing the roadway within a crosswalk Sunday afternoon, just north of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on South Main Street at Moffat Boulevard.
Two women passengers burned to death Monday night when their Ford sedan – stopped on Interstate 5 - was rear ended by a semi-truck traveling in the outside lane near Roth Road.
A motorcyclist was reportedly popping wheelies on busy West Yosemite Avenue near the Manteca Marketplace shopping center before slamming into the passenger side of a Dodge Caravan early Monday evening.