The only gift greater than flowers?
It was the thrill of living in the past for Ripon High grads of the 1930s when they got together Sunday afternoon in the Clarence Smit Memorial Museum on Main Street.
With Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's Democratic leaders inching closer to a state budget deal, the Ripon Unified School District has plans of a budget workshop early next week based on changes to educational funding.
The date June 6 seemed like any other insignificant summer day, but perhaps some remembered it as more. You see, June 6, 1944 was D-Day (D-day was just a term used to mean the beginning of an operation). It was the day where over 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of heavily occupied Normandy, France to open a long awaited second front and begin to liberate Europe from Nazi control. Though D-Day lasted only one day the larger operation it was a part of, known as the Battle of Normandy, lasted until late August of that year.
What's a cannoli?
Complaints of odor wafting through Ripon from the new Diamond Pet Food Plant on South Stockton Avenue has the firm taking steps to abate the odors that are noticed when south winds cause the angst of residents.
Baby back ribs, with a special homemade barbecue sauce, is soon to be added to the Barnwood Restaurant's menu when it reopens for business on June 18.
The alleged recent credit card fraud at the Ripon Tractor Supply Company that put a 53-year-old Railroad Flat man in jail on Saturday has now escalated to $25,000 in losses at several stores in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.,
Ripon City Council members got a peek at the proposed $8.8 million fiscal general fund budget Tuesday night through the eyes of Deputy City Administrator Kevin Werner.
Christian Manes has golf skill running through his ancestry.
Ripon's Senior Meal Program is set to reap the rewards of this Saturday's "Hotcakes & Hot Cars" event planned by the Bethany Home Society at Almond Valley Christian Reformed Church.
Senior year is highly romanticized yet it is this: the end of our public funded education and the first truly divergent path for our future. The question "Now what?" plagues those of us attempting to step out of the world of youth and establish ourselves as adults. Now that school has drawn to a close and summer sets in many have to stand to face their final decision. College is where many of us hope to plant our roots while others seek to dive into the working world. Regardless the next few months will be a daunting challenge.
The following are Ripon Elementary 8th grade graduates:
The following are members of the Ripon High Class of 2013:
Focusing on a long slate of health concerns from exercise to hearing loss, Bethany Home's Health Fair Friday morning was seen as a success for the community at the Town Square Apartments campus on West Main Street.
The DUI Every 15 Minutes program was all too real for parents and students alike at Ripon Christian High School.
The design plans for Weston Elementary School are still being reviewed by the Division of the State Architect.
Ripon Rotary Club's community service budget for the community has increased thousands of dollars after a Poker and Bingo tournament that was held Friday night in the Community Center.
There will be some 10,000 Easter eggs hidden throughout Ripon's Stouffer Park Saturday morning for an expected 300 children to find and put in their Easter baskets. They will be hidden in every section of the park from the large soccer fields and at the play structure near the baseball fields to the lower meadow and the gazebo areas along the Stanislaus River just north of Highway 99.
Ripon Unified is in the process of finding names for two facilities.
The City of Ripon is on track towards enacting mandatory water conservation measures.
Could this be the last year for the City of Ripon's fireworks show?
Ripon resident and Azusa Pacific University student Marijke Bishop made the academic Deans' List at APU. Bishop is honored for a fall semester 2013 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Bishop is joined by 1,774 other students receiving the same honor.
A new business committee aims to bring more events to downtown Ripon.
Through it all, she's still smiling.
Jessie Calvo is Colony Oak Elementary School's new principal, having served in the district office as the English Learning coordinator and before that as a sixth grade teacher at Weston Elementary School.
California Connections Academy @ Ripon opened two years ago.
The opening of the Cal Ripken Babe Ruth League baseball and softball season on Saturday came with a touch of "Mayberry RFD" when the ball teams were brought onto the Community Center field in wagons pulled by teams of two Clydesdale horses.
The Ripon City Council will take a first look at a water conservation plan.
Gerardo Orozco Lopez, 28, was arrested Thursday in Half Moon Bay by the FBI working with Ripon Police detectives and charged with the Nov. 21 robbery of the Bank of the West on Main Street .