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Ripon High graduates 190 seniors

All five Ripon Unified School District trustees handed out diplomas Friday in the refurbished Stouffer Stadium.

May 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Colony Oaks advances 61 8th graders to Ripon High

Colony Oak Elementary School promoted 61 eighth graders Wednesday evening with most of them going on to join the freshman class at Ripon High.

May 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Ripon’s Harvest High graduates 17 seniors

Seventeen seniors graduated Wednesday at noon from Ripon's Harvest High continuation school located on the edge of the Ripon Unified campus on West Main Street amid a number of awards and scholarships.

May 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

UP trestle burns; $1M loss

A fire destroyed a 200-yard long Union Pacific Railroad trestle sending black smoke billowing into the sky Tuesday morning north of River Islands at Lathrop.

May 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Ripon bank robber gets 25 to life

A career criminal and bank robber who traumatized Ripon tellers in October of 2009 was sentenced Friday in Merced Superior Court to a term of 25 years to life in prison on a Three Strike conviction following a Livingston robbery.

May 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Marissa’s Closet helped dreams come true for teen-age girls

Marissa McLeod lives on in the prom memories of thousands of girls who were able to enjoy the dance of their teen years thanks to her mother and others making her act of kindness a legacy when they opened Marissa's Closet six years ago.

May 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

’When God says no 33 times’

Michele Franklin is a relatively young woman, a quadriplegic who uses her eyes to control her computer and communicate, saying she has learned so much about transitioning into her new phase in life during her six year progression with the debilitating ALS motor neuron disease.

May 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Doctors Hospital hosted a noontime barbecue for its staffers marking National Hospital Week welcoming doctors, nurses, nurses' aides, support staff, administrators and even police and fire personnel.

May 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Doctors Hospital honoring nurses

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is celebrating Nurses Week now through May 12 - the day that marks the anniversary of the birth of the famous 19th century nurse Florence Nightingale.

May 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Editor's note: This is the first in a series on Lou Gehrig's Disease - also known as ALS - detailing its effects on its victims and their families in the Greater Manteca Area with May being ALS month.)

May 06, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

‘Spud’ MacDonald was an inspiration

For nearly 50 years this tiny "lady" worked behind the scenes in Ripon until she quietly passed away last week at 91.

May 04, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca High baseball diamond.

May 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Colony Oak dealt with picketing

Colony Oak School classes often took place at Stouffer Park 25 years ago when teachers would take their students away from the ongoing construction and the dangers of cranes lifting pipes and the building around the new campus. Two school buses would ferry the students down Murphy Road over a mile to the park with its stands of oak trees and its riparian woodlands along the Stanislaus River where they would spend most of their school days.

April 28, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Colony Oak opening time capsule Thursday

Robert Prewitt - the first principal at Colony Oak School - said it was a quieter time in Ripon when the new school's students and staff buried a time capsule on the campus in June of 1991 with the idea to open it 25 years later.

April 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Ripon nabs suspects with help of fire chief

Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters was credited by police Lt. Steve Merchant for being the key in the arrest of three burglary suspects after they were seen entering a back yard and having burglary tools in their vehicle.

April 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime

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Articles By Author - Glenn Kahl

Replica gun brandished at officer

Three people - including two teens - were arrested after driving on Manteca streets pointing a realistic replica of a handgun at a motorist who happened to ...

October 26, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Mantecan Chris Van Meter, who served America with the California National Guard in the Middle East, has been snagged in the "bonus gate" reenlistment funding ...

October 26, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Manteca man dies in Highway 99 crash

A 42-year-old Manteca man died Saturday night after he crashed his motorcycle into a chain link fence at an estimated 70 to 80 miles per ...

October 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Sleeping driver in intersection

A motorist found asleep behind the wheel in the Airport Way intersection to the eastbound 120 Bypass onramp Monday at 4:20 a.m. reacted ...

October 24, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


The Ripon Café – formerly known as Jake's Coffee Shop – in the Schemper's Shopping Center at the corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue ...

October 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

MUSD celebrates student academic success

Manteca Unified trustees Tuesday honored students for academic and athletic achievements from the fourth grades through high school in both student progress and advanced placement ...

October 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

SSJID: Plan is about taking water, period

It's about taking water and not about fish.

October 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Pittman, Medal of Honor recipient, passes at age 71

French Camp native and Medal of Honor recipient Richard Pittman, 71, has passed away.

October 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Perry family says they owe their success to God & country

There is little doubt in the minds of the descendants of Delfino Perry as to why the 81-year-old venture known as Perry & Sons is the ...

October 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

300+ mail thefts in Manteca

Tens of thousands of dollars in checks as well as bank credit and debit cards were taken from cluster mailboxes mostly under cloak of darkness ...

October 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Candidates touch on water, ACE & Ripon homeless

Questions on everything from water supplies and retaining law enforcement officers to how the city should handle homeless were fielded by Ripon City Council candidates ...

October 10, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Student prank behind school clown report

There was no one dressed up as a clown outside a fence at Nile Garden School on Thursday as was reported in Friday's edition ...

October 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

Ripon’s path to wellness for mind & body

Ripon Wellness Center offers a path to wellness eliminating anxiety from the mind and body in the process of therapeutic massage as will be exemplified ...

October 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

Clown triggers lockdown at Nile Garden

Nile Garden Elementary School was placed on a lockdown Thursday morning, according to a San Joaquin County Sheriff's spokesman, when a clown was spotted ...

October 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

How death on the 120 Bypass unfolded

California Highway Patrol investigators have determined the series of events they believe occurred in Monday evening's horrific pileup on the 120 Bypass just east ...

October 06, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

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