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Ripon High students applaud new classroom cell phone use policy

Every student at Ripon High was familiar with the school's cell phone policy – phones stay hidden during class or else good-bye cell phone – until this year.

January 03, 2013 | By OLIVIA SHIPHERD Ripon High correspondent | Local Columns


California needs effective 18-month, $10,000 degree

Dan Logue believes California can deliver a college degree in 18 months for $10,000.

January 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca buying PG&E street light system has saved taxpayers $1M so far

Back in the Dark Ages, Manteca was paying PG&E the proverbial arm and leg to power and maintain street lights in the city.

January 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CASWELL IN WINTER

You aren't going to find any snow at Caswell State Memorial Park.

January 02, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon, Salida history intertwined since the days of the Gold Rush

Ripon's history has been intertwined with Salida's from the beginning, despite the invisible boundary line drawn upon the Stanislaus River. Stanislaus County was born via the passage of a bill by the California state legislature on April 1, 1854 annexing part of Tuolumne County to create Stanislaus County.

January 02, 2013 | By KATHERINE BORGES Correspondent | Local Columns


What next? Air bags on bumper car rides?

Smriti Nalwa and her 9-year-old son partook in an American pastime back in 2005.

January 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of cats, tough sweet girls, 13-year-old insight & uses of panic alarms

A demonstration of animal love and concern was paramount at the Simmons' home in Ripon when 9-year-old daughter Riley was able to come home from a Bay Area hospital over the holidays. The picture a family member snapped tells it all as the family cat snuggled up next to the young Ripon girl who had brain cancer surgery early in December.

January 01, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


You can’t save time so don’t let fear rule your life

"There's no time to kill between the cradle and the grave

December 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Service is the price they paid for the space they occupied

Service is the price you pay for the space you occupy.

December 30, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The fiscal cliff & the unfairness of being Californian

Getting a bit antsy about the fiscal cliff?

December 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $500 flag pole permit & the fiscal cliff

Betsy Ross would be stunned.

December 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hey, dude, that’s one awesome hearing aid

Hollister - the store not the town - has to be one of the last places on earth that any sane 56-year-old would go.

December 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Etiquette training all part of the Almond Blossom queen court’s program

It was much to do about etiquette training and modesty when six Ripon girls signed their contracts to take part in the upcoming contest for the crown of Almond Blossom Queen.

December 28, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Let’s have Christmas every month in 2013

As I reflect over the past month, tons of feelings and emotions rush to mind! Many are heartwarming, some are sad, some made me smile, a lot of laughs, and some are exhausting to even think about again! Now that's a lot for one month! I want to focus on the way we feel when Christmas rolls around. As I check Facebook, I see endless posts letting the world know how much my "friends on Facebook" love their life, Christmas, baking, spending time with family, shopping, decorating, etc. I only wish we could be inspired every month like we ...

December 28, 2012 | By JANELL ZUIDERVAART Ripon Chamber of Commerce, President | Local Columns


Good old American regulations can save our wilderness from rogue marijuana farms

Where are the Greenpeace folks when you need them?

December 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Will Manteca’s leaders keep their promise?

A waterpark resort deal - with upwards of $15 million in municipal funds using primarily redevelopment agency bond proceeds for a variety of related infrastructure projects ...

October 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rematch of ‘14 DeBrum-Cantu mayoral race on tap for 2018?

Now that Steve DeBrum has announced he's seeking a second term as Manteca's mayor in the November 2018 election, the big question needs ...

October 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC fiddles with PG&E as California burns

This is not a good time to be a PG&E stockholder - or a California Public Utilities Commission apologist for that matter.

October 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thanking Comcast for getting me to cut the cable

I haven't watched TV now for four weeks and I'm loving it.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop leaders urge safer teen driving

It beats out every other disease and external factor as the leading cause of death for 15-18 year olds across the country.

October 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca cuts water use 14% during Sept.

Manteca is not doing as an effective job at conserving water based on 2013 consumption than its neighbors in terms of straight percentage.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Louise Ave. target for sewer work

Two years ago crews finished work upgrading Louise Avenue between Main Street and Airport Way.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


46 Ripon students perfect in state proficiencies

Forty-six Ripon Unified School District students earned perfect scores on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.

October 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


KYOTO-RIPON EXCHANGE

Forty-five Japanese exchange students from the Kyoto, Japan's Gakven High School spent four days attending Ripon High classes and living with host families.

October 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Atherton: ‘We got it done’

Mike Atherton recalls what everyone was saying about him and his partners Bill Filios and Bing Kirk 20 years ago this month.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sales tax helps pay for park upgrades

Two years ago, the City of Lathrop used funds generated from Measure C – the one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters to supplement public safety ...

October 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


MANTECA CALENDAR GIRLS

The "Centennial Calendar" unveiling party at the Manteca Senior Center Friday night was a blockbuster hit.

October 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Will Manteca get it right?

The most controversial block in Manteca - the 100 block of North Main with its much maligned bulb outs - is part of three major road improvement ...

October 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


County’s Manteca deals would make Dutch West India Company envious

Not since the Canarsie Indians accepted $24 in beads, cloth, trinkets, and Dutch guilders from the Dutch West India Company in exchange for Manhattan Island ...

October 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are we really that angry? Probably

One of the joys of spending any sort of time working in a media capacity is that sooner or later, your email address is going ...

October 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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