Three of downtown Manteca's 10 original murals were defaced with 15-inch block letters from a white spray paint can Tuesday night causing an estimated $10,000 in damage.
San Joaquin County Sheriff's Deputy Dean Thayer was in the right spot at the right time Wednesday when he saw smoke coming from a residence in the 400 block of Pine Street and radioed into his dispatcher while en route to another call.
RIPON - Sheri Layson, president of the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary, is working hard to see that gift boxes get shipped out in time for the holidays to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
RIPON - It was a class act – a police escort – for Ken Bunch of Ripon on his last day as a lieutenant with the Tracy Police Department.
Marion Elliott has been singled out for his devotion and untiring efforts to see that the 13 to 15-year-olds in Manteca and in the Western United States got their chance at bat in the character building program known as Babe Ruth Baseball.
RIPON - It was a "Taste of Ripon" like none other – with nearly 400 residents swarming into the downtown to greet old friends and neighbors.
Steven Garcia, 53, has been successfully eluding Manteca Police for nearly a year for allegedly selling non-existent laptops and pitching machines to school secretaries and youth baseball coaches.
RIPON - A pickup truck that had been hijacked at gunpoint in Manteca Sunday afternoon was spotted by Ripon officers Tuesday on Jack Tone Road at Santos Avenue where the occupants were followed and taken out of the vehicle at gunpoint.
A Manteca parolee with a gun in his waistband was chased down by Manteca Police detectives Tuesday noon sending him back to prison for violation of his parole along with several fresh charges.
A pursuit of a stolen car Tuesday afternoon was called off after it reached the southern stretch of Airport Way.
It was an all volunteer effort for PG&E linemen who installed some 1200 lights on the Hospice of San Joaquin Christmas tree.
Don't look at a gift horse in the mouth through a shattered windshield.
Breast mammography exams definitely saves lives, Doctors Hospital of Manteca staff members agree in their continuing efforts to meet the needs of women in the community mystified by recent studies upping the age for a breast exam to 50.
RIPON - The Christmas Story "The Living Nativity" is set for Thursday and Friday nights, Dec. 11-12, outside Ripon's Calvary Reformed Church at the corner of Second and Vera avenues.
It's a labor of love in police work, and of the ministry for one Manteca police officer and his wife.
Verizon land line telephone customers in Ripon experienced a loss of dial tones in their handsets as well as interruption in their Internet and Wi-Fi services over the weekend. While intermittent loss of service was first reported early on Saturday it became widespread about noon with some customers thinking the interruption was either in their computers or in their routers.
Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs has never been known to let grass grow under his feet and taking on his club's presidency is no different.
Shots rang out shortly before noon Saturday in a quiet residential neighborhood across from Veritas School at the intersection of Pagola Avenue and Collins Street where two men in their early 20s were struck by gunfire - one in the leg and the other in the buttocks.
Kristin Olsen is making her mark at the State Capitol.
There is no homeless population living in Ripon thanks to the Ripon Police Department and the courtesies they extend when locating adult transients entering the community, according to Lt. Steve Merchant.
The Manteca Fire Department's Tip-A-Firefighter for the benefit of the Give Every Child a Chance free tutoring program is Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Applebee's restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
Life is fleeting.
The Ripon Animal Shelter is devoted to the caring of lost pets from throughout the community and is seen as a special place when it comes to dropping off unwanted canines where many of them are accepted by traveling rescue operations.
A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.
Weston School is being torn down this week to make way for new permanent classrooms.
A late Tuesday morning grass fire that leveled a homeless encampment on Lathrop Road near the Raley's Shopping Center at Union Road happened amid three fire department's emergency rescue calls to homes in the area.
A 57-year-old Manteca woman pled guilty this week to charges of filing false claims for her federal income tax returns.
Karin T. Meyer is mad and is demanding city action about homeless individuals trashing several of her more than 100 rental units throughout Manteca.
A fire in dry weeds in the 1800 block of West Yosemite Avenue threatened a home and an adjacent mobile home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Manteca resident William "Bill" Draa has been at the helm of Ripon public schools for the past year and is eager to keep building an even better education experience.