RIPON – When it first opened, the Curt Pernice Skate Park drew skateboarders from throughout Northern California who were amazed that a tiny Central Valley town would put so much into a place for a group that is often overlooked.
Could two Manteca Unified School District board members that authorities believe committed perjury and a host of other crimes including voter fraud and then took an oath to uphold the Constitution of California actually be headed to jail?
The City of Ripon has no way of knowing how much water is actually being used by the interactive water feature at Mistlin Park, or by the pair of water fountains that grace the city's entrance on the east side of Highway 99.
After two months of detention in Punjabi prison a Lathrop resident and United States citizen might finally be getting the State Department intervention – or at least interest – that his family has been begging for.
Katie Williston usually this time of the year pulls down her sleeping bags and her outdoor gear in order to make sure that everything survived the winter – falling not to temperatures but to varmints – as she gears up for another beautiful Northern California spring.
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.