A Buick LeSabre crashed into a house at Walnut Avenue and Joaquin Street shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday after Manteca Police motorcycle officer Mitch Ellis began to give chase when he clocked the vehicle traveling eastbound on Center Street at 60 miles an hour.
It was a fundraiser experience this week for Ripon High senior Kaela Gill, who doubles as a sergeant for the student Police Explorer Program, when she was presented a $3,000 check for her cadets who assisted with parking cars at the Mistlin Park Fourth of July celebration.
The excitement of the Lathrop Junior Police Academy wasn't enough for Ashley and Shaley Nenz - twin sisters and both students at Mossdale Elementary School - they decided to surprise Lathrop Police Chief James Hood with a replica of his headquarters building.
It's going to be a return to the 1920s flapper scene for the Ripon Chamber of Commerce members Thursday at for its annual installation dinner at the Ripon Community Center decorated to match the heyday of the 20th century when Ripon's population was estimated at about 7,000.
A classy welcome sign is about to be installed near the northbound off ramp of Highway 99 that hopefully will draw motorists into the historic downtown at a cost of several thousand dollars provided by the Ripon Rotary Club.