Everything from Ripon schools and roads to fire service will feel the impacts of the Austin Road Business Park - the largest development ever approved in Manteca.
Not too long ago, Katie Donoho ran her first-ever half marathon. Although unofficial, she came away encouraged by her accomplishment of running 13.1 miles that she's already set her sights at doing the full 26 miles. "It was fun running that half marathon," said Donoho, who is closing in on the finish line of her high school experience at Ripon Christian. She was recently announced as salutatorian – Donoho maintained a 4.27 grade point average ...
The Austin Road Business Park is a planned 1,049-acre development located just outside of Ripon along Highway 99.
The past few weeks of school have been a whirlwind for Taylor Vos. On Wednesday, she finished the last of her classes at Ripon Christian High and, on this day, was en route to Rio Linda. Vos is defender for the Knights' soccer squad that shellacked second-seeded Victory Christian 4-1, in this Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII playoff semi-final game. As valedictorian for the Class of 2013, Vos is closing out the school year with a ...
Being fluent in two languages has its advantages. At Ripon Unified, four Ripon High students earned the newly implemented California State Seal of Biliteracy. Recognized at last Monday's school board meeting were India Chakraverty, Guadalupe Damian, Yvette Serrano and Yvonne Serrano. "These are students who speak and are proficient in two languages or more," Superintendent Louise Johnson said. Established at the start of the year – the RUSD board adopted the State Seal of Biliteracy ...
What if you could create your own holiday? What would it be? That's the question posed to Ripon Unified students who took part in the recent Bob Camden Inspirational Essay Contest hosted by Give Every Child A Chance. "I had some doubt of this being a poor topic, but it wasn't," said Evelyn Moore at last Monday's school board meeting held in the City of Ripon Council Chamber. She's a longtime board member for this ...
A city maintenance worker discovered a suspicious looking suitcase shortly before 2 p.m. Monday near the baseball diamond at the Ripon Community Center in the 300 block of Fourth Street and summoned police.
Dante Alvarez is anxious to start his new job. He was hired Monday as the new principal at Ripona Elementary School following a comprehensive search by the Ripon Unified School District to fill the vacancy left by long-time by Warren Council, who retired effective April 26 after 19 years at the helm. "I'm excited to be part of this community. I have many friends and colleagues here at the district," said Alvarez, who is principal ...
Dan Vos and Brittany O'Brien learned first-hand the plight of the handicapped in the nation's capitol as they joined 64 classmates and chaperones in a weeklong tour of U.S. government offices and memorials in Washington, D.C. – in wheelchairs.
By VINCE REMBULAT The Bulletin At Tuesday's Ripon Unified school board meeting, three students and a teacher in the district are scheduled to be recognized for their recent accomplishments. Austin O'Sullivan (grades 4-6, Ripon Elementary), Het Trivedi (grades 7-8, Ripon Elementary), and Steven Kilpatrick (Weston) are among the Bob Camden Inspirational Essay Contest winners. This writing event is an annual project of Give Every Child A Chance. It honors the memory of Robert "Bob" Camden, ...
By VINCE REMBULAT The Bulletin Ruth Waters held several distinguished titles during her time at Ripon High. Last year, she was student member for the Ripon Unified school board. For her senior year, she was student body president. Waters can add valedictorian to that long list of accomplishments. With her 4.5 grade point average, she and Sam Evans, who earned salutatorian, will lead the Class of 2013 at the annual commencement exercises at Stouffer Field ...
EL CAJON (AP) - A small wildfire in San Diego County destroyed one mobile home, burned several others and several vehicles and left a woman badly burned Sunday before it was put out about 90 minutes later.
Ripon Chef John Mangelos has mixed emotions about closing his Barnwood Restaurant after 33 years due to shoulder injuries that have kept him from doing his job at the restaurant and catering operation.
Over the years, Tony Mistlin has given generously to the City of Ripon. On Tuesday, the local businessman and philanthropist donated $600,000 to go towards the construction of concession stands for Mistlin Sports Complex's softball fields. But that's with the caveat of the city forking out $400,000 to build the restrooms, using Parks and Recreation money coupled with other funding options. Mistlin threatened to pull his latest donation after hearing concerns from the Ripon City ...
The discovery of an illegal encampment along the banks of the Stanislaus River by Ripon officers Thursday afternoon netted one arrest for drug possession, according to First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
The annual Taste of Ripon wine stroll saw crowds going from shop to shop sampling wines and enjoying the finger foods that were included in the frigid evening. The attendance was more than twice of that recorded last year.
The City of Ripon now has clear-cut definition of the "Central Traffic District."
A two-night Christian-based ballet dance production on stage at the Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center is expected to draw thousands on Friday and Saturday nights.
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.
The City of Ripon can now look to lease the baseball fields along with the recently completed softball complex at the Mistlin Sports Park to an outside organization.
It's as much fun bouncing around on the new rubber playground base for Colony Oak students as it is climbing on the playground equipment.
Anna Fassler took time out from her studies Monday for civic duty.
November is National Runaway Prevention Month.
It was something of a history lesson for kindergarten children at Park View Elementary School when they hosted newcomers in the form of "Indians" from other Ripon schools to a Thanksgiving feast in their classroom on Tuesday.
Since September, the Youth Police Advisory Committee along with Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde reviewed various municipal codes.
The Ripon Christian "Knights of the Roundtable" competitive civics challenge team took first out of 14 teams from as far away as the Bay Area at the annual regional contest.
After two months in session, Ripon Unified saw attendance figures take a slight dip.
Ripon Unified recently filled several positions and is still looking at yet another hiring. Included is a secretary at Weston School. This temporary position is necessary in assisting duties associated with the site. The person picked will be called on to help out at Weston, from Jan. 7 to June 30 or the end of this school year. Duties will consist of performing "a wide variety of responsible clerical work involving staff and pupil record ...
The City of Ripon Christmas Tree has a new home.
When Bill Draa was at the Banta Elementary School District, he encountered his fair share of hair-lice infestation among children.