Two academies at the South Stockton campus of the San Joaquin County Office of Education were locked down for about an hour Friday morning when a half dozen witnesses reported seeing three teens - including one with a hand gun - riding bicycles in the area.
Some 50 antique dealers from throughout the Central Valley are closing Ripon's downtown Saturday for the city's first ever open-air antique street fair over four blocks from Stockton Avenue to Acacia Avenue. It is expected to draw thousands of shoppers.
Manteca Unified School District's Trustee Awards went to four graduating students for their academic accomplishments Wednesday evening at Park View Elementary School. Trustee Kit Oase presented the honors to Emily Green, Vikash Raja, Thomas Vaughn and Megan Johnson.
Ripon High School graduating senior Tami Myers had a serious message to the graduating eighth graders who are going into high school four years after her graduation from Weston Elementary School.
Young students from St. Anthony's Catholic School learned a lot about the functions of a hospital and why some things are so important to know during last weels's Doctors Hospital's Healthcare Career for Children field trip.
Twenty-five Ripon Elementary School students received their diplomas Wednesday night in the Ripon High School multi-purpose room before an audience of parents, other family members and guests.
An east Manteca home on the northwest corner of a four-way stop that neighbors say motorists routinely ignore has been hit by an out-of-control vehicle for the third time.
Navy Captain Chuck Roots brought tears to the eyes of some veterans at Monday morning's Memorial Day Ceremonies at Ripon Cemetery when he challenged them to tell family members of their stories of military service they may have kept totally guarded and to themselves.
RIPON – Commander Ernie Tyhurst of the Clinton McCausland Post 190 of the American Legion has a history of service to his community and to his country during his colorful lifetime. He joined the Legion four years ago and is in his second year in its leadership. He is now a life member.
Ripon Christian High School valedictorian Derrick Witt is presenting his commencement address tonight at 7 p.m. during the 2014 graduation ceremonies in the high school gymnasium.
Ripon Christian Middle School graduated 50 eighth graders Thursday night in a packed high school gymnasium.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars canteen in Ripon serves as a second home for many surviving GIs who served their country and in many cases paid a horrible price for freedom – a freedom that many of us take for granted.
Carol Noceti has opened a new boutique in downtown Ripon.
Short in stature, huge in heart for everyone he has met in the Manteca, Ripon and Escalon communities, "Shorty" Wolf, 84, is moving to his native Oklahoma today to live with son Michael Wolf.
A flare up in a new Camp Pendleton fire in Southern California Friday brought a call for more resources from around the state including a San Joaquin County strike team. Fire crews are already battling three large grass and vegetation fires at the San Diego County Marine training base.
A 35-year-old Las Vegas woman was arrested by Ripon police shortly before midnight Monday driving a car that had been reported stolen from that gambling center, according to First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
There's a big band party set for Friday evening, bringing together musicians from the late Leroy Darling's championship Manteca High School bands from 1958 until 1966 at Chez Shari.
A 34-year-old Hughson man that was arrested last week for assault with intent to commit rape near a Ripon park had his bail increased to $2 million.
Manteca police officers were teaching the basics of "on the street" police tactics to some 25 seventh, eighth and ninth grade students in the first week of the Chief's Academy at the Boy & Girls Club – the highest number of youth ever to attend.
It's all about hair or the lack of it in a man and having the courage to try a toupee.
Doug Fiez with some 40 years experience in fine jewelry design and sales has joined Patty Reece at her New York Diamonds store on South Main Street near Safeway and Walmart.
A 34-year-old Hughson man is being held in San Joaquin County Jail in lieu of $1.375 million bail after approaching a Ripon group of college students home on their summer break Wednesday afternoon and singling out a 21-year-old female with a short barreled shotgun in hand allegedly yelling "I want sex – I want sex" as he chased after her near the Stanislaus River.
A 34-year-old Hughson man was arrested Wednesday afternoon near the access point for the Ripon bike bridge for allegedly attempting to kidnap a woman at gunpoint.
"611 Manteca … 611 Manteca … 611 Manteca. No response, 611. … 611 you're clear to secure, you will never be forgotten."
A band of grass roots marchers hoping for major political financial reform walked into Ripon and Manteca over the weekend in memory of the late Cesar Chavez' effort years ago that sought a better life for his beleaguered farm workers in the Central Valley.
Ripon's Harvey Douma, 97, is the ironman of community service.
The top 10 items in demand letters and claims for businesses to watch out for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that some attorneys are eyeing in their check list for civil suits have been issued by the California Commission on Disability Access.
The Reverend Chuck Roots has retired as the pastor of the Ripon Free Methodists Church.
Ripon's Barnwood Restaurant is closing its doors Sunday as its owners are unable to meet the monetary demands of a suit claiming it is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Livelihoods and countless jobs are on the line.