Ted Johnston has become something of an icon for getting the job done at Ripon City Hall where he started some 36 years ago as a garbage collector and advanced through a scenario of assignments before becoming the director of Public Works.
It was back in the early 1960s that a young Joan Eckhoff began dating the handsome Bill Kamps.
Sound the alphorn, the spring concert nears. The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club will host its annual Swiss Echoes Spring Concert on April 20, regaling its guests with locally produced music unique to Switzerland. "It's not country music. It's not rock and roll. It's Alper music – and it's good," said Don Widmer, president of the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club. "Music is a part of the Swiss tradition. The songs you'll hear are native ...
Agents of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agency (ATF) requested aid from the Manteca Police Department's SWAT team Thursday to assist in carrying out the serving of two federal search warrants at two Ripon homes at about 11 a.m.
Construction of the softball fields at the Mistlin Sports Complex is taking shape. At Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting, Ted Johnston, director of public works, took notice of the new light standards and some recent landscaping work. "It's a very complex project, but it's coming together," he said. The timeline for completion is still uncertain after some existing utility conflicts interfered with the underground infrastructure plan during the early stages of construction that took place ...
RIPON- Ask Daniel Costa about the first time he was exposed to the game of hockey. Go on – ask him. His face slowly gets overtaken by a wry smile and he begins to wax poetic about the dingy rink that he used to haunt as a kid in Modesto. It is the place that planted the seed for what would eventually become a lifelong obsession. It isn't there anymore. And as the owner of ...
Jake Park has always been interested in the City of Ripon's economic plan for the future.
If you live or farm west of Ripon in the Delta secondary zone you may one day have to get clearance from a super regional agency seeking veto power over everything from how you use your land to what you build on it.
It's a look into an educational future for prospective new families and potential Ripon Christian High School students who will take advantage of a special open house Thursday night in the large RC gymnasium at 435 North Maple Avenue.
Give Every Child A Chance is hoping to bring the Teen Summit to Ripon. But that could be another year away. According to program director Oscar Munguia, GECAC was all set to conduct the inaugural Teen Summit today at Park View School. But that event was canceled. "We only had 40 kids signed up and we needed 100," he said on Monday. Munguia indicated that this Teen Summit, once off and running, will be modeled ...
Work continues to take place at Mistlin Sports Complex as elected leaders are making sure to take care of the billing.
Arthur Brogli is the special guest performer for the annual San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall, East Main Street and Manley Road.
Grandparents' spoiling their grandchildren is a time-honored tradition. But according to the San Joaquin County Sherriff's Department, scammers are now attempting to tap into that and bilk unsuspecting seniors out of their money without them ever thinking that they've been had. Instead of an elaborate hoax or an attempt to steal important personal information, San Joaquin County Sherriff Public Information Officer Les Garcia said that the scam works through a simple phone ...
There was no promise of extra credit or a pizza party. The students in Robert Mayfield's U.S. History and Government classes were given no incentive to raise the money. They just did. By the fistfuls, too. Ripon High's Coin War came to a celebratory finish on Friday afternoon in the North Gym. The student body and faculty gathered for a rally, touting the success of the annual fundraiser while acknowledging the kinship and a connection ...
It is all about the "missing piece" of the puzzle in severe cases of dementia and other illnesses that is described as the "emotional wellness" toward healing.
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.