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Ripon hosts 300 Police Explorer cadets

Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.

July 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon may create dual water systems

Ripon is exploring having two water systems - one for domestic use and the other for landscaping.

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Ripon News


Grandmother remembers warning about ‘grandson’ fraud

One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Police explorers converge on Ripon

Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.

July 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Third fire at empty residence

A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.

July 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Arrests made in biggest Manteca vehicle theft ever

In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.

July 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Sacramento cheese caper suspects arrested in Rocklin

It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Now they’re looking for rats

Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Cheese bus heist in Manteca

A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.

July 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Chili cook-off honors memory of Les Reile

The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.

July 14, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Movie aimed at teens wrestling with depression

A wrestling scene was filmed Wednesday in the Manteca High gym for a movie designed to help teens grappling with depression.

July 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MR. HEMINGWAY?

Tommy Joyce with his distinctive white beard was somewhat of a celebrity riding in an open taxi cab down main streets in Havana with Cubans shouting to him: "Mr. Hemingway! – Mr. Hemingway!"

July 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Movie’s focus: Suicide, bullying

It was "quiet on the set!" followed by "camera, action!" at Manteca High's swimming pool on Sunday for one scene in the powerful, thought-provoking film "Listen" focused on making a difference for today's teens and their need to be heard.

July 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


$100K PG&E SCHOLAR

It was in her church on a Sunday morning that one Manteca teen heard the answer to her college funding prayers.

July 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


5 nurses start internships at Doctors Hospital

Five graduate nurses picked from a field of 187 applicants were welcomed into Doctors Hospital's six-month-long Versant internship program at a noon luncheon on Wednesday in the DHM conference room.

July 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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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


Guilty plea in $313,000 tax fraud

A 57-year-old Manteca woman pled guilty this week to charges of filing false claims for her federal income tax returns.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Homeless taking over her homes

Karin T. Meyer is mad and is demanding city action about homeless individuals trashing several of her more than 100 rental units throughout Manteca.

August 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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