RIPON – Allan Sloan had been faithfully paying his monthly Ripon sewer bill for 11 years for the privilege of flushing his toilets into the city sewer pipe system and out to the wastewater treatment plant.
Christendom begins the solemn observance of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The 40 days of the Lenten season, for many believers, mark a time of penance in the form of prayer, fasting and abstinence leading up to the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday.
RIPON – Ripon is hoping Uncle Sam will spot it $1 million toward the cost of building a five-mile pipeline to connect with an existing line carrying treated surface water to the cities of Manteca Tracy, and Lathrop.
The daffodils are in bloom and the trees are budding as spring approaches for the 12th time since the Tidewater Bike Path replaced the former barren and weed-infested abandoned right-of-way of its namesake railroad.
Try to break into the new animal shelter to "free" a dog that the city impounded and you will end up being electronically recorded in high enough resolution footage that the odds are great you'll get arrested eventually.