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Manteca Police Explorers play Santa

The Manteca Police Explorers played Santa in a big way spending much of their fund raising money from the past year.

December 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


125 homeless served steak luncheon

Some 125 homeless were served a Christmas luncheon featuring steak Tuesday at the Manteca Gospel Rescue Mission.

December 20, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


GIVING FAMILY HOPE

A homeless family that includes three children is no longer living in a tent thanks to a decision to marry.

December 19, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Old traditions, cough drops & DHM volunteers

There is something about old traditions in families including health care remedies. Last year when winter was approaching and I was grocery shopping in Ripon's Save Mart, I couldn't help but notice the lack of the old tried and true Vicks cough drops on their shelves amid countless other brands.

December 18, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Chiek served 26 years as Manteca officer

After serving nearly 26 years as a Manteca Police officer, Randy Chiek got the traditional send off Saturday morning with a police escort from his home to the department marking his last day on the job.

December 18, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


60 BICYCLES FOR KIDS

The Early Iron Car Club is playing a supporting role as Santa's helpers as they assembled nearly 60 children's bicycles for Christmas distribution through the Marines Toys for Tots endeavor.

December 16, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Firefighter faces charge of attempted murder

A Lathrop-Manteca Fire District firefighter is being held without bail in San Joaquin County Jail on an attempted premeditated murder charge in connection with a Dec. 1 stabbing at The Pub, 1305 North Main Street at Joseph Road.

December 15, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Families returning to parks

Transients and others loitering in Library and Wilson parks in downtown Manteca has dropped off significantly in recent weeks to the point the two parks have been issue free for the last two days.

December 15, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Manteca marks Chanukah

Spirited Jewish Rabbi Shalom Bochner brought greetings to members of the Manteca faithful at dusk Tuesday with a "Happy Chanukah from the Congregation of Beth Shalom" – the center for Jewish Life in Greater Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County.

December 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


SHOP WITH A COP

Off duty Manteca Police came out in force Saturday morning to take children on a Christmas shopping spree at Walmart.

December 12, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon Chamber office moving to new locale

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce office is moving to a new location in the historic downtown from its present site in the 900 block of West Main Street – the onetime location of an early Bank of Stockton building.

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


TASTE OF RIPON

True to its name, the 22nd annual "A Taste of Ripon" wine stroll gave revelers a taste not of just wines made from grapes grown in the Ripon district and nearby farmland as well as local culinary offerings but it also provided a taste of Ripon's small town atmosphere.

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


RURAL CRASH KILLS 2

Two Manteca men in their early 30s were killed Saturday afternoon in a grinding collision that split their northbound 2011 Hyundai Sonata in half with the front section with wheels intact being ejected into the air and flying over a wrought iron fence, through a small stand of redwood trees and landing on the front lawn of a home.

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Pathologists will stay if county creates coroner’s office

Two pathologists have offered to rescind their resignations if the county will split the coroner's office away from the Sheriff's jurisdiction.

December 08, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


‘White Christmas’ magic in Columbia

The magic of snowflakes drifting down during a Sunday matinee of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" musical brought holiday magic to the historic Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Park.

December 08, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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Convicted murderer fires attorney at sentencing

Convicted murderer Richard Howard Watkins, 56, fired his defense attorney in a surprise move Tuesday at his sentencing prompting his hearing to be delayed until ...

January 17, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


The purr-fect reunion

"Franny the Cat" disappeared from the home of Manteca residents Kathy and Bob Siebler 21 months ago on May 26, 2016.

January 16, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


A rock-ing good time at Woodward Park

A group of "Rockers" took over Woodward Park early Sunday afternoon for a scavenger style hunt for hidden, artistically painted rocks of every description left ...

January 16, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Train strikes, kills homeless man on tracks

A 28-year-old Manteca homeless man died after being struck by a train on the Union Pacific tracks between Powers Avenue and the BMX course.

January 15, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


RIPON’S DEEP ROOTS

Ripon's rich history served as the theme Thursday for kickoff dinner party for the 56th Ripon Almond Blossom Festival.

January 12, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Their father came to Manteca from Crete

Editor's note: An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

January 12, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


MENDOSA’S MENSWEAR

Editor's note: An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

January 11, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ticketed at 18 mph above limit

Complaints about traffic speeding on Woodward Avenue east of Airport Way have not fallen on deaf ears.

January 10, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Dinner Thursday kicks off 2018 Almond Blossom Festival events

Six Almond Blossom Festival queen candidates from Ripon High and Ripon Christian High will speak Thursday night at Spring Creek Country Club during the Ripon ...

January 10, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


HE LED THE LANCERS

Editor's note: An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

January 09, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


THERE FOR BIRTH OF HOSPITAL

Editor's note: An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

January 06, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Mantecans banded together to launch hospital

The late Bill Perry - a Manteca real estate broker - became the president of the South San Joaquin County Hospital Association in 1955 when there was ...

January 06, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Bea Bowlsby: The grand lady of downtown

Editor's note: An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

January 04, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Ripon chamber plans open house Friday

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce has relocated to 104 South Stockton Avenue just south of the historic main intersection in the community.

January 04, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


REFLECTING ON GOOD TIMES

An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of incorporation this year.

January 03, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


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