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.
Ripon Christian Schools is ending the annual Spiritual Emphasis Week with Service Project Day on Friday for over 600 students from kindergarten through high school seniors.
Shannon Wesley is a guardian angel of sorts for dogs and cats housed in the Ripon animal shelter making sure they have blankets, towels and toys.
The Fourth of July pyrotechnic aerial display is a big event in Ripon.
Mark Winchell will have some big shoes to fill.
The Marylou Tornell Art Show is looking for entries to be displayed during the two-day Ripon Almond Blossom Festival on Feb. 20 and 21.
Rotarians, the police and senior citizens alike - among others - have been breaking the law in Ripon by staging bingo games in city-owned facilities.
Bingo is a game of chance and as such is strictly controlled under Ripon and state statutes.
Stouffer Field is being put to good use.
Construction at Weston Elementary School is right back on schedule.
George Rocha has retired and closed his barber shop that was once the butcher shop of a Ripon market at the corner of Main Street and Stockton Avenue.
Longtime Ripon benefactor Tony Mistlin has proven many times how much he loves his community and the fireworks event on the Fourth of July.
Ripon could be looking ahead for more growth and change for 2015.
David Gates described the vision for North Pointe as a place to work, shop, and live.
Mark Winchell was elated Tuesday to hear of his selection to the Ripon City Council.
The missing "Rhino" utility vehicle taken over the New Year's holiday from Ripon High School was discovered in a northeast Manteca neighborhood at about 4 a.m. Tuesday parked on a residential street.