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Burglars caught removing TVs, computers

Three San Jose burglars – including one taken down at gunpoint – were arrested Friday morning by Manteca Police officers who were called by an alert neighbor watching from a second story window.

November 21, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police make 3 arrests in theft of church’s musical instruments

By GLENN KAHL

November 20, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Turkeys roll into Manteca

Turkeys – lots of turkeys – headed for Thanksgiving tables were delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse in Manteca's Industrial Park Wednesday morning by a Foster Farms' 18-wheeler.

November 19, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Church helps victim of pursuit crash

A church and unexpected insurance coverage provided a surprise twist for the Manteca woman whose car was rear ended in Saturday night's police pursuit of a fleeing felon believing she had lost her transportation in the blink of an eye.

November 18, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Damaged car owner wants police pursuits banned in neighborhoods

A Manteca woman complains the Saturday night high speed pursuit by Manteca Police left her without car after it was rear ended while parked in front of her home in the 200 block of Frances Street.

November 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Firefighters collect 5,000 pounds of food for needy

Manteca firefighters delivered some 5,000 pounds of holiday foodstuffs – twice of what they collected last year – to the Second Harvest Food Bank Monday afternoon.

November 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Concerns over Internet tower at Weston

RIPON - A concerned Ripon resident, Lisa Weinstein, raised a red flag for Ripon Unified School District trustees last week over the approved construction of a Clearwire Internet tower near Weston Elementary School.

November 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Code 3 for a Cure takes place Friday at Ripon’s fire station

RIPON - A fire engine manned by a crew of cancer surviving firefighters is sweeping across the U.S. with their message of awareness and early diagnosis targeted at other fire service personnel. Fire Chief Dennis Bitters is hosting that crew Friday morning at 9 a.m. in front of Station One.

November 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon Unified updates farm production potential

RIPON - Ripon farmer David Phippen went before the Ripon Unified School District Board of Trustees last week asking permission to put funds earned from the school farm back into upgrading and replanting the acreage at a projected cost of $63,000.

November 16, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Education


15 cars towed from DUI checkpoint

Four officers, one supervisor and cadets from the Manteca Police Explorers conducted a busy DUI check point Saturday night on Yosemite Avenue just east of Powers Avenue from 7 p.m. until midnight.

November 16, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Wild Manteca chase hits 100 mph

It all started with an attempted traffic stop at 11:17 Saturday night that turned into a high speed pursuit ending in the 200 block of Frances Street where the suspect collided with a parked car, lost control, and careened into a driveway knocking a parked vehicle through the garage door.

November 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Auto thief uses bicycle for get-away

A Saturday morning car thief apparently took his bicycle along just in case he needed a quick get-away – which he did when the owner caught up with him an hour later.

November 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Replacing Ripon bus pass will now cost $1

RIPON - The number of Ripon Unified students losing their bus passes – 24 in just two weeks – has raised concerns among the school district administration. Passes had been initiated in mid-October because of the troubled economy's affect on the schools' budget.

November 14, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Breast health care at Doctors Hospital results in ‘excellent’ accreditation status

A "Center of Excellence" status has been awarded to Doctors Hospital of Manteca for its level of breast care given to its patients.

November 14, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon schools told of need to upgrade computer network

RIPON - The 10 to 12-year-old network that connects all of Ripon Unified School District's computer operations was described as being obsolete this week by Jerry Springer, director of Internet Technology for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

November 14, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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RIPON HONORS THE HOBBS

It was a red carpet event Thursday night when San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel officially installed five board members to new terms on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce board during a dinner at the Spring Creek Country Club.

July 28, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Prayer Valley helps feed needy near Library Park

Ron Corbin was getting ready to bicycle from the Prayer Valley Church food distribution effort last week across from Library Park to his brother's home with bags of food on the handle bars.

July 28, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca driver killed, Ripon resident injured

An 81-year-old Manteca woman sustained fatal injuries in a 7 a.m. Wednesday crash while driving her 2007 Ford sedan at Louise Avenue and Jack Tone Road, according to a CHP report.

July 27, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon Police nab indecent exposure suspect

An alert citizen helped Ripon Police find an indecent exposure suspect within nine hours from the time the man allegedly exposed himself to two young girls under 18.

July 25, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


THEY SAVED HER LIFE

Six-year-old Emily Hum dropped by Manteca's Union Road fire station Wednesday to meet some special guys - firefighters and medics who saved her life.

July 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


JUNIOR ACADEMY

The Ripon Police Department hosted the Advanced Junior Police Academy for two weeks from July 7-18 18 with 14 cadets under the direction of Officer Trevor McGinnis.

July 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Mangelos leading Ripon chamber

John Mangelos is being installed as the Ripon Chamber of Commerce president Thursday night for the second time.

July 23, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Ripon hosts 300 Police Explorer cadets

Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.

July 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon may create dual water systems

Ripon is exploring having two water systems - one for domestic use and the other for landscaping.

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Grandmother remembers warning about ‘grandson’ fraud

One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Police explorers converge on Ripon

Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.

July 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Third fire at empty residence

A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.

July 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Arrests made in biggest Manteca vehicle theft ever

In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.

July 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Sacramento cheese caper suspects arrested in Rocklin

It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Now they’re looking for rats

Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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