Three men met their match when they were allegedly prowling around a residence in the 200 block of Tannehill Drive Wednesday morning after they were spotted on the porch of a residence by a friend of the family driving down the street.
A Monday morning police pursuit went for nearly five miles on city surface streets shortly before 7 a.m. and ended on a Ripon frontage road following a crash at Yosemite Avenue and Austin Road.
SWAT officers – some seven in number – from Manteca and Ripon police departments put on a three hour emergency response drill Monday at the Ripon High School campus that included a question and answer session in the school library.
Park View Elementary students took home a first place in Aerodynamics competition along with other awards from the recent 27th Annual San Joaquin County Science Olympiad completion in Stockton.
Nick Hafer, 24, took on the challenges of serving as an "Au Pair" in Switzerland to the children of two married doctors – a general practitioner and an Ob/Gyn – for some 14 months after graduating from college last year.
Alexandra Queen is the first 100 percent dedicated animal control officer in Ripon since the budget cuts of 2010 that split the duties between two of the police department's community service officers.
Brother and sister Sadie Cabral and Joe Cala were Manteca High grads. Sadie operated her beauty salon for over 75 years until her death last year. Her brother Joe went into radio as a sportscaster with KNX 1070 News Radio in Los Angeles. Cala, who lives in Studio City, was recently inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His sights are now on garnering more honors as a screenwriter and actor. After ...
Plumes of black smoke could be seen for more than 10 miles away as fire engulfed playground equipment at John McFall School at 1810 Hoyt Lane near Northgate Park shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.
Two Ripon volunteer firefighters – Joe Azevedo and Bert Ballatore – who served under Nick Van Dyken for some 30 years had nothing but good to say about their first chief who died Sunday less than a month away from his 100th birthday.
More than 150 children from Ripon Christian's kindergarten to third grade classes are will entertain their families and friends tonight at the Ripon Christian Schools' Performing Center at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of their music instructor Pam Huisken who doubles as a kindergarten teacher.
The Saturday morning ribbon cutting of Marissa's Closet's new home at 102 West Main Street in downtown Ripon was the culmination of months of work by an army of volunteers supporting Melinda Shaw's drive to carry on the dream of her late daughter Marissa.
FRENCH CAMP - A couple in their mid-20s had their day ruined when Manteca Police caught up with them Friday allegedly growing marijuana, selling methamphetamine and having a stash of drug asset money and guns in French Camp.
Ted Johnston has become something of an icon for getting the job done at Ripon City Hall where he started some 36 years ago as a garbage collector and advanced through a scenario of assignments before becoming the director of Public Works.
LATHROP - There was plenty of tissue in use at the Lathrop High gym on Friday I have to admit there were a couple tears that touched my cheek as the death and dying in an alcohol fueled traffic crash dramatization brought back memories of those I have covered over the years.
LATHROP - An "Every 15 Minutes" simulated fatal vehicle crash killing one Lathrop High student and injuring five others was played out Thursday morning in the high school football stadium before some 500 juniors and seniors.
A 27-year-old Manteca man was taken into custody at gunpoint late Monday morning and charged with four felonies including the attempted murder of his live-in girlfriend who had been running away from him while carrying their baby in her arms in the predawn hours.
On Friday 05/17/2013 at about 0243 Hrs, the Manteca Police Department responded to the 300 blk of S. Airport Wy regarding a solo rollover vehicle collision. Several officers arrived on scene and found two adult males trapped inside a two door burgundy Scion. The vehicle had major damage and was positioned near a mobile home on the east side of Airport Wy.
LATHROP - Pat Mitchell, watched intently as the first two 11 ton bridge sections were lowered into place Thursday morning to connect the production lines of California Natural Products with his six story Power Automation Systems (PAS) storage facility on the east side of McKinley Avenue.
A cash roll of $2,200 – money intended for a down payment on a mobile home – was dropped in the parking lot of a Manteca fast food restaurant.
Ripon – the community – possesses a wealth of heart-inspiring stories in the minds of its many highly respected senior citizens.
It was a culinary test of skills determining who could make the best hamburger that would be taste tempting to the pallets of a school district administrator, a police chief and the chef of a fine dining restaurant.
FRENCH CAMP - A French Camp woman was shot Sunday morning while sitting behind the wheel of her car and then drove herself to a hospital with three bullet wounds in the upper part of her body.
A city maintenance worker discovered a suspicious looking suitcase shortly before 2 p.m. Monday near the baseball diamond at the Ripon Community Center in the 300 block of Fourth Street and summoned police.
Dan Vos and Brittany O'Brien learned first-hand the plight of the handicapped in the nation's capitol as they joined 64 classmates and chaperones in a weeklong tour of U.S. government offices and memorials in Washington, D.C. – in wheelchairs.
Ripon Chef John Mangelos has mixed emotions about closing his Barnwood Restaurant after 33 years due to shoulder injuries that have kept him from doing his job at the restaurant and catering operation.
The discovery of an illegal encampment along the banks of the Stanislaus River by Ripon officers Thursday afternoon netted one arrest for drug possession, according to First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
A 28-year-old Ripon woman, Chandra Ann Ashlock, was nabbed by a patrolman some 60 seconds after a dispatcher radio dispatcher put out the description of an alleged burglary suspect who had taken lingerie valued at $200 from the All About the Girls bra shop in the downtown business community.
Highway 99 traffic was backed up for nearly nine hours Thursday from a big rig that rolled on its side blocking all northbound lanes shortly before 7 a.m.
It is seen as a "Miracle on Judith Court" Tuesday afternoon that is responsible for two brothers, 6, and 2, being rescued by a neighbor who jumped into her pool to save the youngsters she said appeared lifeless, floating on the top of the water.
Dominic Aguilar, 37, is being held to answer a felony terrorist threat charge that he leveled threats against Manteca Police Officer John Moody on his Facebook page related to the officer involved shooting of Ernesto Duenas, Jr., nearly two years ago.