By VINCE REMBULAT The Bulletin Ripon Unified recently joined the list of San Joaquin County districts in Title III program improvement. According to the state Department of Education, Title III refers to limited-English-proficient students – included are immigrant children and youths – and meets the same challenging academic contents and achievement standards as that of other students. In Year 1 in Title III program improvement, RUSD will look to do a better job at teaching ...
Mistlin Sports Park has been left with a stockpile of excess dirt after the recent construction at the softball fields.
The six Almond Blossom queen candidates will be featured in the upcoming festival fashion show set for Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Ripon High School Multi-Purpose Room.
Anna Fassler is a legacy. Her entire life she has heard stories about what it was like to be a part of the Ripon Almond Queen court, and when it came time to enjoy the annual parade with her family it was always the contestants in their flowing gowns that intrigued her the most. And now she'll get the chance to follow in the footsteps of her mother and be that person riding in the ...
Jake Parks emerges from the back of the café, rolling his wrists as he begins to punch an order into an iPad.
MODESTO - The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) has selected Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, as one of two recipients for the annual "Patti Mattingly Award" for 2012.
In the coming months, a portion of historic downtown can expect to get a facelift. A $400,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation will help pave the way for the City of Ripon to install landscape enhancements along Main Street, between Acacia Avenue and Nourse Street. Work, according to City Engineer Kevin Werner, will include: • Replacing the existing wood trellises with brick and metal trellises similar to that of the previous phase on ...
Michaela Ratto always looked at the Almond Queen contestants as role models. A longtime member of the Ripon 4-H, Ratto would work the booth at the group's pie sale on the night of the Almond Blossom coronation and look at the older girls with such respect – the sense that they were something to aspire to become. And next month she's wearing the evening gown and standing tall with her hair done and her contestant ...
You can save money by purchasing your Almond Blossom tickets ahead of time. The advance sale of discount carnival tickets are at the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Office, 929 West Main Street, and the Ripon Police Department, 259 North Wilma Ave. You can save 50% by purchasing the tickets in advance. Carnival Ticket Books are originally $30 per book for 30 tickets but the advance price is $15 per book. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. ...
It wasn't your typical mail theft. Ripon Police were contacted Jan. 11 by the Ripon Postmaster regarding the theft of an entire neighborhood mailbox from the area of Laurelwood Drive and Cooper Court. The case moved forward when a Ripon resident contacted police regarding someone trying to cash a check in her name. A suspect made an unsuccessful attempted to cash the victim's check taken from the stolen community mailbox at a local check cashing ...
Children and senior citizens in Ripon have found a soft spot in the heart of former Ripon Police officer Scott Lindsay.
RIPON - Ripon Police are stepping up their presence at elementary school campuses. Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde said the department will begin having patrol officers on elementary school campuses later this month. The program, "Cops on Campus," will periodically put patrol officers on each elementary school site in between calls for service and other patrol related duties. The development of the program was taking place prior to the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newton, ...
RIPON – The holiday season for giving may be over but not so at the Ripon Unified School District.
Alyssa Drennan has been in the Almond Blossom Parade before. Multiple times in fact. As a longtime participant in Ripon band programs Drennan has had the opportunity to see the people as they line up along Main Street and feel the electricity that comes with the biggest event of the year. But there was always something about the Almond Queen contestants that stood out to the Ripon High senior. The pretty dresses. The pretty cars. ...
A US Army veteran and a former general contractor has taken over the helm at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon.
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.