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300 Boy Scouts work on merit badges

Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.

August 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Color the Skies volunteer rally Monday

The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.

August 23, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


NEW RIPON HIGH STADIUM GATE

It's like a bow placed on a package – the new wrought iron and steel entry gate at the refurbished Ripon High Stadium just in time for next week's opening celebration after years of work and leadership by Vince and Stephanie Hobbs.

August 22, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Ripon Police arrest three with forged credit cards

Ripon Police converged on a late model rental car shortly before 2 p.m. Monday as it left the Bank of the West on Main Street with three men from Los Angeles, Fresno and Madera in possession allegedly of a cache of forged credit and ID cards.

August 20, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Widespread loss of Ripon Verizon service

Verizon land line telephone customers in Ripon experienced a loss of dial tones in their handsets as well as interruption in their Internet and Wi-Fi services over the weekend. While intermittent loss of service was first reported early on Saturday it became widespread about noon with some customers thinking the interruption was either in their computers or in their routers.

August 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


IT’S TIME TO SERVE

Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs has never been known to let grass grow under his feet and taking on his club's presidency is no different.

August 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Shooting near Veritas School

Shots rang out shortly before noon Saturday in a quiet residential neighborhood across from Veritas School at the intersection of Pagola Avenue and Collins Street where two men in their early 20s were struck by gunfire - one in the leg and the other in the buttocks.

August 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


LEADING ASSEMBLY MINORITY

Kristin Olsen is making her mark at the State Capitol.

August 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon nudges out homeless

There is no homeless population living in Ripon thanks to the Ripon Police Department and the courtesies they extend when locating adult transients entering the community, according to Lt. Steve Merchant.

August 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Tip a firefighter, help struggling kids

The Manteca Fire Department's Tip-A-Firefighter for the benefit of the Give Every Child a Chance free tutoring program is Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Applebee's restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.

August 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


All good things, they say. . .

Life is fleeting.

August 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Keeping tabs on Ripon’s strays

The Ripon Animal Shelter is devoted to the caring of lost pets from throughout the community and is seen as a special place when it comes to dropping off unwanted canines where many of them are accepted by traveling rescue operations.

August 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


5 arrests in Ripon robbery

A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


SHREDDING CLASSROOMS

Weston School is being torn down this week to make way for new permanent classrooms.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Homeless may have started encampment fire

A late Tuesday morning grass fire that leveled a homeless encampment on Lathrop Road near the Raley's Shopping Center at Union Road happened amid three fire department's emergency rescue calls to homes in the area.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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They’re planning to roast Willie

Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford is the target of an organized "roast" and retirement celebration Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m., at the Manteca Senior Center where barbs are expected throughout the night.

October 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Kids in a Box raises $3,200 for HOPE shelter

The annual Kids in a Box event brought in some $3,200 for the Raymus House from its sponsors as Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy youth learned what it is like to spend the night on the street.

October 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon Rotary presents 5 Paul Harris Fellowships, inducts 3 new members

Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs is making a difference in his club only three months into his presidency evidenced by last Wednesday noon's meeting at Spring Creek Country Club where he installed three new members he personally recruited and handed out five Paul Harris fellowships to deserving members.

October 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


$400K POT BUST IN RIPON

A $400,000 marijuana bust by Ripon Police on Goodwin Drive resulted in the arrest of a couple from a rural farm house located between Jimco Truck Plaza on the Highway 99 Frontage and the Save Mart Shopping Center on Colony Road just east of Jack Tone Road.

October 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Suspect bomb closes 99 ramps

Traffic was diverted from the Highway 99 northbound ramps at Main Street in Ripon for two hours Saturday afternoon due to a suspected 12-inch plastic pipe bomb found on the edge of the road near the shuttered Barnwood Restaurant on East Main Street.

October 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Emergency vehicle show captures nostalgia

The classic emergency vehicle show Saturday at the Ripon Community Center had 134 entries from throughout Northern and Central California.

October 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Thousands enjoy a special Pumpkin Fair

They came by the thousands – as far south as Merced, west to Orinda, Plymouth to the east, and Sonora and Jackson in the foothills. These are the students – 2,250 of them – who converged at the Dell'Osso Family Farm at River Islands in Lathrop for the 2014 Manteca Pumpkin Fair Special Access Day.

October 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Community rallies around 19-year-old

Nineteen-year-old Jose Maltez shed a few tears when he saw his mother in her casket at the PL Fry Funeral Home on Thursday.

October 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


St. Paul’s Methodist Church’s flea market, car show Saturday

St. Paul's United Methodist Church Flea Market and Car Show is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the corner of Powers Avenue and North Street.

October 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Missing man drives a Honda

The vehicle that missing 30-year-old security guard Muhammad Rashid was driving when he left his job on Lammers Road in Tracy Saturday night was described as a green 1998, 4-door, Honda Accord with a contrasting black hood, according to a family member.

October 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca man goes missing on way home

A part-time security guard and a clerk at his family's Chevron station at Union Road and Yosemite Avenue, Muhammad Rashid, 30, never returned home after a Saturday night guard assignment on Lammers Road in Tracy.

October 01, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Newcomer talked out of running for Ripon council

Educator Shane Smith is on the ballot for the Nov. 4 vote for Ripon City Council election even though he says he has been talked out of running because he is relatively new to the community.

September 28, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Food bank aims for $60K via Internet voting

"Fight Hunger, Spark Change" is the theme of the current online voting contest that could give the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Food Bank in Manteca a $60,000 prize courtesy of Walmart.

September 27, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca steps up to help 19-year-old bury his mother

Manteca is rallying to help 19-year-old Jose Maltez.

September 27, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Man faces indecent exposure charges

Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.

September 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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