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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


Five students arrested for allegedly assaulting Manteca High vice principal

Five students allegedly assaulted Manteca High School Vice Principal Raul Maura as school was letting out at noon on the last day of the school year Friday, Manteca Police said.

May 28, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Weston School graduates eighth-grade students

RIPON - Ripon Unified school board trustee Ernie Tyhurst presented two Trustee Awards at Tuesday night's graduation ceremonies at Weston Elementary School. Class President Emma Lewis welcomed the parents and friends to the school auditorium.

May 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Colony Oak grads earn top honors

RIPON - Seven Colony Oak Elementary School graduates were presented with the coveted Trustee Awards Tuesday night by board member Kit Oase in the multi-use room on the Ripon campus.

May 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Ripon Elementary graduates 51

RIPON - A total of 51 Ripon Elementary School graduates received their diplomas from Trustee Donna Parks Tuesday night at the Ripon High School multi-use room before a crowd of parents and friends.

May 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Thieves cause $95K in damages to tracks

Two Manteca men were arrested by sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning after allegedly dismantling components to a Union Pacific Railroad spur line at the rear of Ace Tomato Company on East French Camp Road.

May 26, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Brock Elliott class includes perfect “Sweet 16”

Sixteen Brock Elliott School eighth graders were lauded for perfect grade point averages at commencement ceremonies Wednesday evening in the Sierra High School gymnasium. Another 11 were credited with earning grade point averages of 3.5 or greater from the class of more than 100 students.

May 26, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Ripona graduates 31 students

RIPON - "They're a dynamic, ambitious bunch group of kids," Ripona Elementary School's stand-in principal Aimee Carter said of the school's graduating class of 31 students this week prior to their Tuesday night ceremonies held in the school's auditorium.

May 24, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Park View graduates first class

RIPON - Park View Elementary School in Ripon graduated its first eighth grade class Tuesday night – leaders since the school opened its doors when they were the oldest students as third graders, principal Mona Ogden mused as she thought back to her school's opening day.

May 24, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Garage sale nets $1,200 for victims of house fire

The Canterbury Way garage "fire sale" for the burned out Rodriguez family drew a surprising number of people who donated their goods and cash bringing a total of $1,268.50 to help with the family's $270,000 fire loss.

May 24, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Neighborhood steps up to help house fire victims

A fire sale – a garage sale from the heart – is in the planning for Saturday by neighbors of a Manteca family burned out of their home on Wednesday in the 700 block of Canterbury Way.

May 20, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Firefighters still do the job despite layoff notices

Three of those 15 full-time Manteca firefighters rushing to battle a house fire in north Manteca Wednesday had been given layoff notices just hours before. It didn't make a difference to them knowing they had a job to do and they did it while off duty and responding from home.

May 20, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Ripon High graduates 190 seniors

All five Ripon Unified School District trustees handed out diplomas Friday in the refurbished Stouffer Stadium.

May 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Colony Oaks advances 61 8th graders to Ripon High

Colony Oak Elementary School promoted 61 eighth graders Wednesday evening with most of them going on to join the freshman class at Ripon High.

May 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon’s Harvest High graduates 17 seniors

Seventeen seniors graduated Wednesday at noon from Ripon's Harvest High continuation school located on the edge of the Ripon Unified campus on West Main ...

May 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


UP trestle burns; $1M loss

A fire destroyed a 200-yard long Union Pacific Railroad trestle sending black smoke billowing into the sky Tuesday morning north of River Islands at Lathrop.

May 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon bank robber gets 25 to life

A career criminal and bank robber who traumatized Ripon tellers in October of 2009 was sentenced Friday in Merced Superior Court to a term of ...

May 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Marissa’s Closet helped dreams come true for teen-age girls

Marissa McLeod lives on in the prom memories of thousands of girls who were able to enjoy the dance of their teen years thanks to ...

May 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


’When God says no 33 times’

Michele Franklin is a relatively young woman, a quadriplegic who uses her eyes to control her computer and communicate, saying she has learned so much ...

May 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


HEALTHY THANK-YOU

Doctors Hospital hosted a noontime barbecue for its staffers marking National Hospital Week welcoming doctors, nurses, nurses' aides, support staff, administrators and even police and ...

May 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Doctors Hospital honoring nurses

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is celebrating Nurses Week now through May 12 - the day that marks the anniversary of the birth of the famous 19th ...

May 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


TOUGH FIGHT

Editor's note: This is the first in a series on Lou Gehrig's Disease - also known as ALS - detailing its effects on its victims ...

May 06, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


‘Spud’ MacDonald was an inspiration

For nearly 50 years this tiny "lady" worked behind the scenes in Ripon until she quietly passed away last week at 91.

May 04, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca ...

May 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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


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