The rain stopped, the clouds parted and the annual "Taste of Ripon" went on Thursday night without a snag from the center of the downtown business district to the Schemper's Hardware Shopping Center at Wilma Avenue and Main Street.
Thinking of others before themselves, Mantecans Jack and Sharolyn Coldren have created a way to fund their Hope for Life Foundation Ministries to underwrite their established counseling effort out of their home with "Jack's Famous Salsa" being offered to the public for the first time just before the holidays.
A young school girl was trying to read through her new glasses with tear-filled eyes after relentless bullying by other children. A new children's series is attempting to cause kids to be more sensitive to each other's needs and reactions to what might be seen as serious misunderstanding of others and undo teasing.
The celebration of the 10th anniversary of the modern Schemper's Hardware building on Wilma Avenue and West Main Street is being coordinated with the "Taste of Ripon" wine stroll that is scheduled to begin at 6 p. m. tonight.
A 27-year-old Manteca man who was believed to have been stalking a 16-year-old Manteca High student after school Tuesday at about 2:44 p.m. was arrested on charges for allegedly annoying or molesting a child under 18, according to Manteca Police spokesman Sgt. Jodie Estarziau.