"Just nodding or smiling" during the sign of peace handshake at mass is sufficient – if you feel you might be getting the flu, some 3,000 members of St. Anthony's Catholic Church were told by priests at this weekend's six religious services from Saturday night through Sunday night.
RIPON - Ripon Police Department's drug dog "Topper" scored one for the good guys Saturday night by finding a small bottle of marijuana buds in a car that was sidelined at a DUI checkpoint on Jack Tone Road near Highway 99.
RIPON - An attic fire left a Ripon couple homeless shortly before 2 p.m. Friday in an exclusive neighborhood near the Spring Creek Country Club.
Black smoke coming from a detached shed behind an abandoned home in the 100 block of Oak Street could be seen two miles away on the north side of Manteca.
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.
By GLENN KAHL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A half million dollar marijuana grow was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a dead man, a Sheriff's spokesman reported Thursday morning.
A Saturday night DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Jack Tone Road saw 441 vehicles funnel through the cone zone as officers checked for those under the influence as well as motorists without licenses to operate their cars and trucks.
Toys, clothes and blankets are on the shopping lists for Manteca police officers and other employees who are invading Target and Walmart this weekend to help Santa make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate on their beats.
Six Ripon High School teens and two girls from Ripon Christian High School and a senior from Connecting Waters Charter School make up the court of Almond Blossom Queen candidates for the 2015 edition of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce event.
Ripon Rotary has given the community the gift of time.
David Strait is not only an accomplished educator but a man with a passion to serve the senior citizen community at Manteca's retirement communities by sitting at a keyboard during the dinner hour and playing.
The passing of Ripon's former mayor and police chief Red Nutt meant many things to many people who saw his life's accomplishments as a gift to the community.
The 41-year-old Manteca man who was struck by a truck on Yosemite Avenue at Airport Way Thursday evening received moderate injuries and was transported to San Joaquin County Hospital, according to Manteca Police Sgt. Rob Armosino.
Riponites paid homage to their "gentle giant" of a leader Friday with a heart-and-soul tribute.
The annual Hospice tree was lit for the 23rd time on Thursday evening with the memories of past family members fresh in the minds of a crowd of more than 100 onlookers outside Doctors Hospital.
Hope Ministries on South Union Road will be getting a renovation to its kitchen soon due to a $5,000 donation from the Manteca Police Chief's Association.
Doctors Hospital is hosting a troop packing event in its conference room Friday at 3 p.m. in an effort to reach as many military men and women as possible over the holidays.
It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.
Matt Soeth, 36, has been recognized with a national award for the work he has done in combating online bullying by other students.
Copper thieves forced the closure of the Bank of America Tuesday morning in Manteca as the theft of 14-foot copper down spouts on the sides of the facility caused water from the roof to flow into the bank's interior.