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.
A 28-year-old Ripon woman, Chandra Ann Ashlock, was nabbed by a patrolman some 60 seconds after a dispatcher radio dispatcher put out the description of an alleged burglary suspect who had taken lingerie valued at $200 from the All About the Girls bra shop in the downtown business community.
Ruth Waters is thrilled about playing basketball at the collegiate level. The oldest daughter of Shelly and Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters, she signed on the dotted line Thursday to play at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. "Financially, (Stevens) was my best option," said Ruth Waters, who led Ripon High to an 11-1 mark in the Trans Valley League this past year, 23-5 overall while her team made it as far as the ...
Ripon City Council meetings could someday be televised. On Tuesday, elected leaders unanimously approved to direct staff to research cost and feasibility to air these public sessions. "This would give the public the ability to receive information and see how this council operates," Vice Mayor Chuck Winn said. He pointed out at the City of Stockton regularly airing its council meetings on a public access channel and the City of Manteca's recent technology upgrades of ...
Rina's Run – in honor of the late Rina Brocchini – is expecting last minute runners in the 5K and Half Marathon to arrive before dawn Saturday morning at the Ripon High School campus to register for the event.
Will the Ripon position on supporting lower electrical bills be supported by city's representative on the county commission that has a key vote on making that happen?
Ripon's Spring Cleanup is the first two weeks of May. It is also a chance for many out-of-towners with pickup trucks to stock up for their weekend flea market booths. The city's collection event is set for May 2 to May 12, however many put their discards out weeks before causing unsightly neighborhoods in all too many cases. Last Saturday morning was a good example when scores of pickups entered Ripon from the freeway off ...
An ordinance allowing for the cultivation and possession of medical marijuana could finally be updated at tonight's Ripon City Council meeting.
Ripon's elected leaders may vote to take a stand for the third time since 2008 on South San Joaquin Irrigation District's effort to lower power rates in the community by 15 percent.
Friday was the annual Sober Grad Volleyball Game between Ripon High and Ripon Christian High.
Donna Parks will serve another year as president for the Ripon Unified school board.
As the reconstruction plans for Weston School were recently submitted to the Division of State Architect in Sacramento, the Program Management Integration team has kicked off early talks with Colony Oak School.
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 ...