After being sentenced to 90 days in jail for auto burglaries, one 25-year-old Manteca man has been stopped twice by police while waiting to report for his county jail term. It is a commentary on today's judicial system in San Joaquin County allowing felons back on the street after their arrests.
LATHROP - A noontime structure fire Friday in Lathrop, with black smoke visible from the east side of Manteca, claimed the lives of two dogs and two cockatiels that had been left in the home while the owner was away.
An earlier sexual battery not guilty plea was reduced to a "no contest" stipulation for simple battery against a female employee by former Manteca Bulletin Publisher Paul Mahony, 54, in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court Friday morning.
Thieves raided the Manteca Towing storage yard in the 3700 block of West Yosemite Avenue sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning creating some $10,000 in losses.
"Rusty" the Manteca Police Department's drug dog, was the star of a region wide parole sweep on St. Patrick's Day Wednesday hitting on the "green" – $20,000 in green cold hard cash.
RIPON - City council members in Ripon are going to revisit their "Big Box" store ordinance feeling its effect may have inhibited additional sales tax revenues.
Jeffrey Maurer, who teaches psychology, economics and government at Sierra High School, turned himself in to Manteca Police Tuesday night at 6:30 for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.
The kindness of a 93-year-old Manteca retiree turned on him with thefts of some $4,000 in cash, and other valuables from his bedroom closet lock boxes.
A 5-inch-long pipe bomb located on a Yosemite Park picnic table Monday afternoon by a man and his grandson playing ball was destroyed by Manteca Police bomb squad members at about 6:30 p.m. two hours after it was found.
Three auto burglaries took place within some two hours in Manteca Saturday morning in addition to vehicle thefts and home burglaries during the day, according to Manteca Police.
RIPON - The Ripon City Council is faced with even more drastic cuts when members will mull over the first draft of the city's budget for the next fiscal year at their 7 p.m. Tuesday night meeting devoted to budget study.
Tears, smiles and hugs were the order of the day in Ripon Saturday as some 200 girls from all over the region picked out prom dresses for their special graduation occasions – without paying a dime for the gowns.
RIPON - A girl's dream of attending her senior prom in a beautiful evening gown is a real possibility for more than 1,400 soon-to-be high school graduates this year that might otherwise have to stay home on their special night.
Mark Cacioppo, spokesman for PHI Air Medical, the largest emergency medical air transport service in the country, told Manteca Rotarians Thursday how they could reserve low cost helicopter use for their families.
A well-dressed motorist was stopped and arrested by police in the parking lot of a North Main Street drug store Wednesday morning after they learned he was in town. They searched him out on charges that included altering his pay checks from a Manteca business last October and a no bail warrant for a vandalism conviction.
The value of search and rescue dogs throughout the state was demonstrated before Manteca Unified School District's law enforcement and fire service students in the be.tech Academy's "First Responders" program.
Shannon Wesley is a guardian angel of sorts for dogs and cats housed in the Ripon animal shelter making sure they have blankets, towels and toys.
Rotarians, the police and senior citizens alike - among others - have been breaking the law in Ripon by staging bingo games in city-owned facilities.
The Are You Okay team of the Manteca Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police volunteer corps were emotional as they witnessed the planting of a tree in St. Francis Park for a Manteca woman they checked on her condition in her home every day.
Bingo is a game of chance and as such is strictly controlled under Ripon and state statutes.
George Rocha has retired and closed his barber shop that was once the butcher shop of a Ripon market at the corner of Main Street and Stockton Avenue.
Ripon's hot air balloon and kite festival known as "Color the Skies" may be over.
Longtime Ripon benefactor Tony Mistlin has proven many times how much he loves his community and the fireworks event on the Fourth of July.
Five people from two vehicles died Tuesday in the heavy early morning fog on Van Allen Road at Highway 4 in eastern San Joaquin County, according to CHP spokesman James Smith.
Iraq combat veteran Nick Cargill was out of bed Sunday.
Two drivers and at least one passenger injured in a noontime crash in the 100 block of South Main Street Friday were transported to area hospitals by two Manteca Ambulances.
The Manteca Street Crimes Unit put a 29-year-old Manteca man, David Lee Tipton, behind bars Friday morning for allegedly operating a chop shop at his home after conducting a probation search at about 10:30.
RIPON – It's a classic burger at the downtown Ripon Roadhouse sure to leave egg yolk running down your fingers and hands with the first bite.
Manteca infantryman Nick Cargill, 24, opened his eyes for the first time after being in a coma for seven days following a horrific New Year's morning crash caused by an alleged drunken driver.
A 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle was struck by a car in the 1900 block of Sparrow Hawk Way just south of Atherton Drive at 4 p.m. Thursday in the neighborhood southeast of the Airport Way and 120 Bypass interchange