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9 workers lose jobs as AAA cancels towing contract

Vern's Towing of Manteca is no longer an AAA Emergency Road Service, according to its owner Gary Owens who said Wednesday that he had his contract of 40 years canceled without an explanation costing nine Manteca workers their jobs.

June 09, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | BUSINESS


Mother of 6 passes muster for CHP

Clenched fist knuckle pushups into the hot asphalt was just one of the challenges Heather Lundbom faced in the California Highway Patrol Academy that graduated only six women recently out of the 68 who were actually sworn-in as traffic officers.

June 08, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon Rotarians participate in workshop on accessing websites via smart phones

RIPON - A dozen Ripon Rotary Club members took part in a computer website workshop last Wednesday in lieu of their regular meeting that showed Rotarians the value of Smart Phones in their research.

June 08, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Honoring WWII vets

Battle of the Bulge veteran Bill Castillo of Manteca relived the history of World War II with 30 other members of the Armed Services and paid tribute to their comrades who had given their lives in the fighting.

June 07, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


A 9-year-old GECAC success story

Matthew Refuerzo could easily be a poster boy for Give Every Child a Chance.

June 05, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Father, son found dead in van by I-5

LATHROP - A 40-year-old Patterson man and his 10-year-old son were found shot to death about 8 a.m. Friday by a ranch security officer in a field west of Interstate 5 and the Manthey Road off ramp in Lathrop.

June 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


RC High’s 55 grads net $1.7M in scholarships

RIPON -Ripon Christian High School graduated 55 seniors Friday evening from a class that accumulated $1.7 million is scholarship funds.

June 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Stolen ID used to buy $44K pickup

A 36-year-old Modesto man who had duped the sales staff of a Manteca new car dealership and made off with a new $44,000 Dodge Ram extended cab pickup truck was located by Manteca Police detectives and arrested after a combination of a chase and foot pursuit that ended with major damage to the vehicle.

June 03, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


RC middle school graduates 56

RIPON - Fifty-six students graduated from the Ripon Christian Middle School Thursday night in the high school gymnasium with the traditional Pomp and Circumstance played by the Middle school Band.

June 03, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Latest Moffat Blvd fire damages mobile home

One more in a string of night fires in the 300 and 400 blocks of Moffat Boulevard caused a $55,000 loss to a mobile home and its contents late Tuesday night from a fire that started in an outbuilding.

June 02, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Cross-country tractor ride aids tornado victims

RIPON - Ripon's Immanuel Christian Reformed Church is a scheduled rest stop for "Tractor Dave" who is driving his 1937 COOP #2 tractor across country to raise $200,000 for disaster relief as he pulls a 20-foot trailer.

June 01, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon remembers the fallen

RIPON - The Ripon Community Memorial Day program got under way in the Ripon Cemetery as a lone citizen knelt some 100 feet away placing flowers on the grave sites of his dad and his uncle – both American veterans.

June 01, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Dentist tells of escaping from Cambodia’s Killing Fields

RIPON - With memories of horror ingrained in his mind as a child, Dr. Ky Kuy – a Stockton dentist – told Ripon Rotary Club members how his family escaped the "Killing Fields" of Cambodia in the late 1970s.

June 01, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon Police showcase powered parachute back in DC

RIPON - Ripon Police Department's powered parachute was showcased last week in Washington, DC, at Andrews Air Force Base.

June 01, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


RC valedictorian to freshmen: Don’t slack off

RIPON - Ripon Christian High School valedictorian Logan Vos has his own sage advice for incoming freshmen as prepares to lead his small senior class of 54 through graduation exercises on Wednesday.

May 31, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


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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


MOURNING A LOSS

Every evening Savannah Espinoza goes down to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks where they cross Yosemite Avenue in downtown Manteca.

April 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MURDER IN LATHROP

The first San Joaquin County murder of 2016 occurred Friday around 4:45 p.m. at Lathrop Road near Interstate 5 when a 26-year-old man ...

April 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Firefighter saves woman in blaze

Manteca firefighter Brad Schemper is credited with saving the life of a woman in a smoke-filled home Friday night in north Manteca.

April 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Man dies trying to beat train at crossing

A 19-year-old Manteca man was killed Friday night as he and three friends ran across the tracks near the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue ...

April 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MARISSA’S CLOSET

Prom dresses - many still having their original price tags - have been given to high school girls who otherwise might not experience the thrills of their ...

April 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Indecent exposure ends in arrest

A 33-year-old Manteca man has been arrested on charges that he exposed himself and masturbated on numerous occasions when a Manteca Unified bus driver passed ...

April 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Paying their respects

Eight Manteca police dogs barked feverishly as their fellow canine was rolled through their ranks during a ceremony that would end with the 12-year-old German ...

April 12, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Hit the Streets for Hunger May 1

A special "Hit the Streets for Hunger Fun Run" is set for Saturday, May 1, at the River Island Technology Campus in Lathrop that will ...

April 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Thrown hamburger precursor to beating

An off-duty federal agent went to the aid of a 51-year-old motorist Wednesday morning as he was being attacked by two Manteca men.

April 09, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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