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Anonymous $300K track donation

The installation of the proposed all-weather Ripon High School track is virtually a certainty with a $300,000 donation from an anonymous community resident on Tuesday.

February 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


BAKING WITH NUTS

Cakes, cookies and pastries – all homemade confections – are once again part of the upcoming Almond Blossom Festival

February 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Mr. Coffee’s visit perks up staff

Call it the "Miracle on North Street."

February 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Around Town


One sweetheart of a dinner dance

It's a Valentine's dinner dance for the benefit of Ripon High School's student body completely organized by the RHS Leadership Class under the direction of activities instructor Jill Mortensen.

February 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


HIS FINAL SHIFT

Bill Todd has gone from fighting fires to throwing darts.

February 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


War hero, Realtor Castillo made his mark

Family patriarch, World War II Silver Star recipient, Realtor and a friend to everyone he met, Bill Castillo has died from complications after suffering a fall. Bill was a longtime friend of mine as well, knowing him for some 40 years.

February 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Blossom fun run on Feb. 22

Cash prizes are being awarded at the end of the two fun run races during the 52nd annual Almond Blossom Festival the last weekend in February, according to Laurin Sephos who serves as Ripon Chamber of Commerce events manager.

February 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | State


Woman struck in crosswalk on Yosemite

A 31-year-old Manteca woman was seriously injured at 8:40 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by a westbound taxi cab as she was crossing West Yosemite Avenue in a crosswalk on her way to a grocery store.

February 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Elderly man escapes fire in bedroom

An elderly man survived a bedroom fire shortly after midnight Saturday when a burning candle ignited bedding that singed his facial hair and caused a small burn on a finger.

February 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


OFFICER’S FINAL SHIFT

A motorcycle police escort to work Friday morning was a salute to the 27-year police career of veteran Officer Barry Blackburn prior to the start of his final shift at the Manteca Police Department.

February 01, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon gang members get 9-year terms for attempted carjacking

Two Ripon gang members have been sentenced to nine years in state prison for an August 2013 attempted carjacking on the frontage road near East Main Street that parallels the northbound lanes of Highway 99 in Ripon.

February 01, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Warming fire causes $300K in losses

A structure fire in the 400 block of North Grant Street caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a house on Wednesday morning.

January 30, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Blossom fun run on Feb. 22

Cash prizes are being awarded at the end of the two fun run races during the 52nd annual Almond Blossom Festival the last weekend in February, according to Laurin Sephos who serves as Ripon Chamber of Commerce events manager.

January 30, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


‘UN’-SAFETY ZONE

Safety first isn't a slogan for many parents who pick up their children at the end of class at Manteca's 14 elementary schools.

January 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Hospital’s Mr. Coffee saved by quick acting staff

It was nothing short of a miracle when a code blue crash cart team of medics brought a friend of 400 workers at Doctors Hospital of Manteca back to life late Friday afternoon.

January 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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2nd suspect sought for Facebook kidnapping

A second suspect in a late March armed kidnapping and robbery that was set up online has been identified by Ripon Police detectives.

April 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


SOBERING DEMO

The DUI Every 15 Minutes program was all too real for parents and students alike at Ripon Christian High School.

April 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Ripon Rotary big winner thanks to successful poker & bingo effort

Ripon Rotary Club's community service budget for the community has increased thousands of dollars after a Poker and Bingo tournament that was held Friday night in the Community Center.

April 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Free Ripon Easter egg hunt

There will be some 10,000 Easter eggs hidden throughout Ripon's Stouffer Park Saturday morning for an expected 300 children to find and put in their Easter baskets. They will be hidden in every section of the park from the large soccer fields and at the play structure near the baseball fields to the lower meadow and the gazebo areas along the Stanislaus River just north of Highway 99.

April 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


CAPS gardeners get needed exercise through planting and harvest chores

The annual planting at the CAPS' campus on North Austin Road at East Yosemite Avenue adds an element of unexpected "exercise" for the consumers at the learning facility designed as an extra level of educating the physically and learning disabled in the community.

April 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


DUI victim struggles to get life back on course

Her fear of being judged by a room full of police officers at a San Diego County Mothers Against Drink Driving awards luncheon was short lived.

April 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Man faces charges in knife attack

An alleged knife attack in a Manteca home left two men bloodied Wednesday afternoon with one going to jail charged for alleged assault with a deadly weapon, battery and making terrorist threats upon a 20-year-old man living in the residence.

April 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Dot Foods provides $50,000 to feed needy

Second Harvest Food Bank received a $50,000 check from Dot Foods of Modesto to cover the cost of more than 91,000 nutritious meals for struggling families in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties and nearby foothill communities.

April 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Lions & Lambs Preschool students complete successful field day runs

Children and parents of the Lions & Lambs Preschool joined together for the school's first fun field day Monday on the turf of the Calvary Community Church on Lathrop Road.

April 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Lockdown drills aim at keeping students safe

An unscheduled emergency "lockdown" drill went perfectly early Monday afternoon at Joshua Cowell School, according to safety personnel and Principal Bonnie Bennett.

April 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


JUVENAL LECHUGA

Six years ago Juvenal Lechuga was a Nile Garden School eighth grader struggling to overcome bone cancer.

April 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Realtors present 7 $500 scholarships

It was a shocker Tuesday morning for seven graduating high school seniors who were giving speeches in what they thought was the final competition for the Central Valley of Association's one and only college scholarship award.

April 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon planning antique fair

A new business committee aims to bring more events to downtown Ripon.

April 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Patty Reece’s passion blooms thru orchids

Patty Reece loves her orchids.

April 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


18th annual Crossroads Street Faire this weekend

The Manteca Crossroads Street Faire is set for Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

April 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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