Don't tease Ralph Roos with a good time. While responses were mixed from Ripon residents that learned Wednesday morning of the United States Postal Service's plan to halt Saturday mail delivery, the Ripon almond farmer and South San Joaquin Irrigation District director said he'd welcome the change with open arms. "They'd be doing me a favor – the little bit that we get on Saturday ain't worth a hill of beans or the trip to ...
The leader of the Ripon High girls soccer team won't get pushed around or pigeon-holed.
The toilet tug-o-war between vandals and the City of Ripon has reached a tipping point for one city official.
Any changes to health benefits for elected leaders could soon require a public hearing. On Tuesday, the Ripon City Council members unanimously agreed to add that part to the policy regarding their health care compensation. Vice Mayor Chuck Winn, who doesn't receive the health plan – as a retired California Highway Patrol, he gets state compensation – pushed to have the public hearing on any such change, receiving support from colleague Leo Zuber, who also ...
Monica Gutierrez can barely make ends meet with her salary as a waitress. But the Coffee Time & Steak Café employee did not even hesitate to give up her tips to help a local family in need.
The crowning of the first Almond Blossom Queen, Cathy Christensen, took place the second day of the festival in 1963, according to records in the Ripon Museum.
Tim Buzzini is in the business of fixing golf handicaps. Not planes, trains or automobiles. So when it came time for the co-owner of the Jack Tone Golf Course to find a mechanic, he tailored his search to fit his needs. Buzzini needed someone who understood golf-specific machinery and lawn care, and he needed that person on a budget. "We knew that we needed a high-quality mechanic," said Buzzini, who also manages the 3,715-yard, 18-hole ...
City officials are keeping their fingers crossed that no more major change orders are in store regarding the softball field construction at Mistlin Sports Complex.
During the early stages of construction of the softball fields, O.C. Jones and Sons encountered some problems at the Mistlin Sports Complex.
It has been a journey through more than 40 years of Almond Blossom Festivals in Ripon for Carol (Weststeyn) Madsen and longtime Police Chief Red Nutt.
If all goes accordingly, the Ripon Transit District could be up and running in the coming weeks.
If you're a fashion nut then Ripon High's multi-purpose room is the place to be Thursday for the Almond Blossom Fashion Show.
Janet Dyk couldn't be more thrilled with the opening of her Magpie Antique Shop in Ripon at the corner of First Street and Walnut Avenue where some 500 visitors crowded into the building in its first two days.
It's all about fun, fitness and friendship. Going for a walk is a passion for the Delta Tule Trekkers who are headed for this month's Ripon Almond Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23, billing their monthly outing as a walk between the two counties of San Joaquin and Stanislaus. A chapter of the American Volksport Association, the Delta chapter joins others in the state on treks through San Francisco to Sonoma County and the Low Desert ...
Tanner Jordan stood near midcourt and flexed, as a classmate tied a red cape around his neck.
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.