South San Joaquin Irrigation District has what much of California wants - water. Many urban water agencies and rural irrigation districts in the Golden State are clamoring for more water on the heels of this week's announcement that the Sierra snowpack is only at 17 percent of normal levels. The Sierra snowpack is essentially the state's largest water reservoir covering almost 40 percent of California's needs. "The phone has been ringing off the hook," noted ...
Downtown Manteca's transit station is on target for completion in June. Now all the station needs is Altamont Commuter Express passenger train service. And the earliest that could happen is 2018. "It (2018) is a pretty aggressive target," noted Stacey Mortensen, executive director for the San Joaquin Rail Commission. Mortensen said establishment of a target date was key to get those involved with the effort focused on the goal. She added Stanislaus County securing their ...
Anthony Baciocco can do a little bit of everything on the football field. And he knows how to win, too. Those who witnessed Friday nights these past three seasons at Ripon can attest to that. On Wednesday, Baciocco signed a letter of intent to play football this fall at the University of Redlands – an NCAA Division III school in Southern California. "He's an aggressive player, and pound for pound one of the strongest kids ...
Ripon added 129 residents during 2012 to make it the third fastest growing city in San Joaquin County.
If you ask Anthony Beato what he does for a living, the response might elicit scenes of a Georgia chain-gang.
Randy Ernest Albertsen – who is part of a five-man team holding a World Trapshooting Record – is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Most all of the not-for-profit organizations in the United States operate with a Board of Directors. In brief, it is the directors who are responsible for adhering to the Articles of Incorporation, for setting policy, for hiring the top level of management, and for ensuring financial stability.
The Ripon Local Farmers Market kicks off on May 30. Every Thursdays through Aug. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m., Historical Main Street between Stockton and Norse avenues promises to be the place where vendors, live music, local folks and visitors come to meet. The market is open to certified and non-certified vendors as well as other specialty items, according to City of Ripon organizers. However, spaces are limited with those interested asked to pay ...
Stephanie Hobbs spent last week lobbying in Washington, D.C., trying to secure federal funds to help with the Ripon High athletic field's $2.8 million renovation.
The Ripon Community National Day of Prayer Event takes place on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m., at First Christian Reformed Church located at 305 Boesch Drive, Ripon.
The New Life Singers will be leading worship at the 6 p.m. service on Sunday, May 5, at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church.
By GLENN KAHL The Bulletin The Ripon Fire Department Water Rescue Team responded to family members who had been waiting for relatives at Stouffer Park – two women and a man – who had been rafting down the Stanislaus River Friday afternoon. The raft was overdue and the family was concerned for their welfare. The husband of one of the women said they had put in the water at the McHenry Avenue Recreation Area on ...
The agenda of a Ripon City Council meeting is often made up of the consent calendar, ordinances, resolutions, and discussion items. Councilman Leo Zuber had concerns about that format. Specifically, he inquired at a workshop held last Tuesday on what determines a consent calendar item. "Half the agenda is on the consent calendar and is taken (for approval) in one vote," Zuber said. "The public does not know what just happened." According to Deputy City ...
Three more outlet stores have inked deals to locate in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez confirmed that Craig Realty working with center developers has secured three retailers, that are in the process of preparing to open stores in Manteca before Black Friday. Developer Poag & McEwen has submitted plans to the city to convert at least one of the spaces for the three stores. Hernandez noted the first of the ...
Upward of 30,000 people are expected to converge on Woodward Park in Manteca on May 26 for what military leaders have described as "the biggest Memorial Day Weekend commemoration on the West Coast." The salute to those who have fallen that also serves as a way of thanking those still living who have served America costs nearly $60,000 to stage. The biggest fundraiser is the raffling of two 2013 four-door Ford Fiesta sedans being donated ...
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.