A city-wide cleanup is scheduled for next month. At last week's Ripon City Council meeting, Ted Johnston, director of public works, announced the two pick-up dates in town. He noted that residents on the southwest side of Highway 99 may place their items outside from May 2 through 5. Those living northeast of Highway 99 can put their items out from May 9 through 12. The cleanup collection is offered to residents within city limits. ...
A Phase One construction update was presented to the Ripon Unified School District trustees earlier this month by Stephanie Hobbs, spokeswoman for the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation.
Main Street Floral has long been established in Ripon's downtown business community. Its move across the street to the remodeled Ripon Pharmacy building has created a new beginning for the shop run by sisters-in-law Kendra and Audrey Hofman. The December move from its original frame residential structure of some 600 square feet has seen a growth to 2,500 square feet in their new home with room for added businesses in the rear. Kendra said her ...
A man believed to be about 60 years old was found hanging in the predawn hours Monday morning in a Ripon park. He was the third suspected suicide in the past week.
An elementary school student on their way to school was reportedly accosted by a male suspect in the 200 block of S. Acacia Ave. near Second Street at 7:20 a.m. Monday.
Looking to make a pretty penny on some unwanted items? The City of Ripon's Community Yard Sale is right around the corner. At last week's Ripon City Council, Ted Johnston, director of public works, provided a reminder of the annual event scheduled Saturday, May 4, at the Mistlin Sports Complex. The Community Yard Sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those interested, spaces at Mistlin are 10- by 19- feet and ...
In hopes of eliminating any foul odor, officials at the Diamond Pet Food plant have looked to remedy the problem. Since receiving numerous complaints about the smell, they've continued to search out the source of the odor contamination. At a recent Ripon City Council meeting, Ken Zuidervaart, who is the director of planning, provided the latest update. "They've extended the roof-top stacks by 10 feet to get the exhaust higher into the atmosphere to ...
Three bouncers from a Lake Tahoe bar have been indicted on manslaughter charges stemming from the beating death of a Ripon man in 2012. Rodolfo Hernandez, 44, Sean Canilao, 48, and Ruben Lizzaragga were all indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter last week in the death of Derek "Zippy" Peneranda. The Ripon man was celebrating his 30th anniversary at Mo's Bar in May of 2012. Peneranda reportedly got into a fight at the bar ...
The Third Annual Ripon High-Ripon Christian Boys' Sober Grad Volleyball Challenge to benefit post graduation parties for both schools is set for Friday, May 3.
It's impossible to miss the sign in front of Jimmy Nagi's restaurant. Bright yellow and bursting at the seams, it performs two duties with perfection – attracting the eye of passing motorists and satisfying the owner's football allegiance to the Green Bay Packers. The sign also represents a business that has become an institution for South County residents looking for an afternoon bite – serving up sandwiches and burgers for hungry farmers and fisherman ...
A new elementary school principal is exp ected to be named by Ripon Unified School District Trustees at a special meeting tonight in the city council chambers.
Ripon Police Detective Sergeant Terri Jensen believes that updating an ordinance relating to the cultivation and possession of medical marijuana has good intentions.
Two Ripon High School seniors have been charged with three felonies in the theft of a Ripon Christian Schools golf cart that ended up in the Ripon High aquatic center swimming pool, according to Ripon Police First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
The Rotary Club leadership camp near Coarsegold in the foothills was a blast, five Ripon High School students told Ripon Rotarians at their Wednesday noon meeting inside the Barnwood Restaurant.
Chuck Winn is encouraging young people to become part of 'Love Ripon' on April 27.
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 ...