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RTD provides options for commuters

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) compares favorably with other forms of transportation in the county, RTD spokesman Nate Knott told Manteca Rotarians at their regular Thursday meeting at Ernie's Restaurant meeting room.

December 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


City manager on paid administrative leave

Manteca's city manager Elena Reyes, after serving only a four-month tenure in her new position, has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to Mayor Steve DeBrum.

November 30, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Drunk driver smashes into Manteca home

It was the scene of a runaway driver on Sallie O Drive at 10 p.m. Tuesday night when a DUI driver's wild but short ride brought neighbors out of their homes aghast at what they witnessed after a "ping pong" series of crashes.

November 30, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


End of watch funeral, memorial services for Luis set for friday

A traditional end-of-watch funeral service for Ripon Battalion Chief David Luis is being held Friday at 9 a.m. at the P.L. Fry and Son Memorial Chapel on North Union Road in Manteca.

November 30, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Murder suspect from Escalon bar fight jailed

Homicide suspect Rocky Allen Overturf, 26, was jailed Monday night for the alleged murder of Aaron Messick, 36, on November 19 behind an Escalon bar – the Valley Inn on Main Street.

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca police SHARPS units celebrating 25 years of service

The Manteca Police volunteer SHARPS unit is celebrating its 25th anniversary Friday night at the Manteca Senior Center with more than 100 people expected to attend along with Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion.

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon Fire battalion chief dies of cancer

Ripon Battalion Chief Dave Luis - a veteran of 26 years in the fire service - died Thursday afternoon after a lengthy bout with cancer surrounded by his family, according to Chief Dennis Bitters.

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


3-mile pursuit called off for safety of the public

A three-mile-long police pursuit was called off about 10:30 Monday morning as it was going over the Highway 120 Bypass when the red Dodge pickup truck with gray or black stripes had reached a speed of more than 100 miles an hour, according to police.

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Detectives investigating drowning in home swimming pool

Manteca police detectives are investigating the 1 p.m. Monday drowning of a 54-year-old woman in a backyard swimming pool while family members were away.

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon Chamber, Hospice of San Joaquin join forces for tree lighting

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce shared its annual Christmas tree lighting event with San Joaquin Hospice at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the Veteran's Park on Locust Avenue and First Street in downtown Ripon.

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Doctors Hospital volunteers in search of new recruits

The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers are working overtime to recruit new members to their 50-strong group that assists hospital staffers in non-critical duties to ease the workload of the paid employees and add comfort to the sick and injured in the facility.

November 28, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Two men killed on rain-swept Moffat Blvd

Two Modesto men died from their injuries following a collision with a tow truck on Moffat Boulevard Saturday noon - the driver, 24, reportedly passed away at the scene and the 23-year-old passenger succumbed at an area hospital, according to fire and police authorities.

November 28, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Colony Oak shows appreciation for military veterans

Betty Rhea Newman, 93, of Manteca was the one and only woman veteran from the U.S. Marine Corps from World War II who was able to attend last Thursday's Military Appreciation Day at Colony Oak School in Ripon.

November 26, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Chase ends with crash at Moffat & Spreckels

An early Wednesday afternoon pursuit from North Main Street beginning near the Highway 99 off ramp led Manteca Police through the city at speeds over 50 miles per hour and ended when Desiree Suarez, 29, attempted to make a left turn onto Moffat Boulevard from southbound Spreckels Avenue and crashed.

November 23, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon seeking entries for first Christmas parade

Ripon is planning its first Christmas parade down Main Street dubbed the "Ripon Winter Wonderland" Christmas light parade.

November 23, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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Man who rushed police with knife on Highway 99 dies

A Manteca man who witnesses said charged police officers with a knife in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 on Feb. 10 died from his ...

February 25, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Hit & run leads to DUI citation

A southbound motorist allegedly under the influence of alcohol reportedly sideswiped a motorist's vehicle at about 7 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block ...

February 24, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Art show is part of Almond Blossom Festival

The annual Mary Lou Tornell Art Show opened Monday afternoon as part of the Ripon Almond Blossom Almond Blossom Festival drawing some 42 entries in ...

February 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Hotel reducing rates for evacuees from S. Manteca

The Hampton Inn at Orchard Valley was ready for flood evacuees from south of Manteca after officers went door to door asking rural residents to ...

February 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


55th annual Grange Breakfast Saturday

The 55th annual Ripon Grange Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 10 a.m., at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona ...

February 20, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Rotary honors two Kiwanians

Chuck Crutchfield and Steve DeBrum – both longtime Kiwanis members – were surprised at a 100-year Rotary Foundation celebration Thursday night at Spring Creek Country Club with ...

February 18, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Winds play havoc with trees, traffic

Fire Departments in Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon were busy Friday with endless calls about fallen trees and downed power lines caused by the extreme wind ...

February 18, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Two Ripon fifth graders battle cancer

The yearly "Elegant Edibles" fundraiser at Ripon's Weston School set for 6 p.m. until midnight Saturday at the Ripon Community Center will also ...

February 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Weather, floods force ACE into limited service today & Monday

Following a three-day interruption of rail service due to weather conditions, the Altamont Corridor Express continues limited service today and Monday with full resumption of ...

February 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


SUICIDAL MAN SHOT ON 99

A suicidal man who apparently wanted police to shoot him walked onto southbound Highway 99 near the Lathrop Road overcrossing Wednesday morning setting up a ...

February 16, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


29 YEARS SERVING & PROTECTING

Nick Obligacion recalled answering a newspaper ad in 1988 for a deputy sheriff position in Monterey County as he was stepping down last week as ...

February 15, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Doctors Hospital auxiliary offering scholarships

The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers are seeking applications for their medical scholarships to help fund college tuitions from the profits of their gift ...

February 15, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


SJ RIVER RESCUE

Lathrop Manteca firefighters rescued a 53 year-old Manteca man Monday afternoon who ended up floating two miles downstream on the swollen San Joaquin River while ...

February 14, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Woman hit in head with baseball bat

A baseball bat assault to the head left a woman in her late 20s unconscious and bleeding at the edge of the 200 block of ...

February 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Burglars hit Norman Drive pharmacy

Striplin Pharmacy was burglarized in the predawn hours Thursday of thousands of dollars in prescription medications by two men who broke into the main building ...

February 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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