Chuck Winn is the new mayor of Ripon. For the third time, he was named to the post. But this was time he slotted for the top position as specified by an ordinance based on the rotation by the Ripon City Council seating. At the organization session on Tuesday, Winn, who previously served as vice mayor under Dean Uecker, advanced to the top spot, with Elden "Red" Nutt moving up one to vice mayor.
A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.
Thomas Christopher Chase was in possession of some interesting things when Manteca Police officers stopped him Monday night on suspicion on breaking into cars in the parking lot of the In-Shape Sports Club on E. Yosemite Avenue.