One of the fun events of National Night Out as sponsored by the City of Ripon, Ripon Ministerial Association, and community partners is the watermelon-eating contest.
James Decarlo, 79, of Ripon was killed in a three-vehicle collision on Jack Tone Road near Wildwood Road and north of the five corners, Jack Tone, Lone Tree Road and French Camp roads intersection at about 10 p.m. Saturday.
Brooklyn Joachim is quite familiar with the "Ripon Pow Wow." A senior at Ripon High, she went through the process Tuesday like clockwork, completing the registration process, getting her ID card, paying fees, and grabbing her fall class schedule. "Everything was good," said Joachim, who was browsing through the some of the Indians spirit wear. She's been through this process numerous times and is looking forward to her final year of high school, including soccer, ...
It's been nearly 50 years since Jim Stuart and the late Manuel Abeyta walked off the football field together, the glow of victory painted across their faces.
The Curt Pernice Skate Park in Ripon is not your average skate facility. It is renowned not only locally but statewide too, attracting professional and amateur skaters alike. The park has been featured in Thrasher magazine, not to mention in several pro videos that can be found on YouTube. "If you come here every day, you'll meet pros because they film videos here all the time," said Gannan Gaige, a 14-year-old incoming freshman at Gregori ...
Louise Johnson will try her best to make it to Tuesday's Ripon Unified picnic that's open to all staff members.
Ripon's National Out is expected to draw some 3,000 residents Tuesday to the Ripon Community Center for a celebration deviating from the neighborhood block parties being held across the country.
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RIPON - Ripon Christian Preschool is busy getting ready for the new school year. For the first five years there was only one classroom in which to conduct all the classes. A second classroom has been added for this year to provide more schedule choices available for our students. Ripon Christian now offer either a two- or three-day schedule for both preschool and pre-k students. Also new is the Stay and Play program until 12:30 ...
The Ripon Arts League is offering five concerts for the 2013-14 season. The organization was founded in 1993 by a group of community members that wanted to bring a variety of musical performers to Ripon. The first concert was free to the public. The cost was underwritten by local restaurateur John Mangelos and the Townsend Opera Players of Modesto. That night, 120 people became members of the RAL. Two other concerts were presented that year. ...
A big part of the modernization of Weston School could be a new gymnasium. How to go about securing the extra funding is still to be determined even after the Ripon Unified school board spent three hours Wednesday mulling over the options. "A (new multi-purpose building) is not what we want or wish but what we need," Principal Lisa Fereria said at the special session workshop held on her campus. Trustees will squeeze in another ...
In a bid to protect citizens frequenting the Stanislaus River and its riparian forest along its banks, the Ripon Police Department is again patrolling the waters in Kayaks and four wheel drive quads focusing on the area of the Highway 99 Bridge.
Family Movie Night is back at the amphitheater of the Mistlin Sports Complex. The first of two for this summer was held last month with "Wreck-It Ralph." Last year's summer blockbuster "The Avengers" – at $1.5 billion worldwide, it was highest grossing film for 2012 – will be the free movie on Aug. 16. This Marvel Comic superhero film was written and directed by Joss Whedon, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney ...
Ripon City Council's Aug. 6 meeting has been canceled, in part, for National Night Out. Elected leaders initially tinkered with the plan to change the start time of the regular scheduled meeting from 7 p.m. to 5 o'clock. In the past, they would bolt from the Council Chambers to the Ripon Community Center to take part in the National Night Out activities. But with a light agenda and not much in terms of items needing ...
Five individuals dedicated to making the community a better place were honored during the 2013 Ripon Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Dinner.
The Hour of Code was the focus of Ripon High School Wednesday marking Computer Science Education Week with the support of the San Joaquin Partnership and a Ripon High community committee.
Drivers under the influence and those without driver's licenses will face police personnel at a checkpoint at an undetermined location tonight beginning at 7 p.m. that will continue until 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
Donna Parks will serve another year as president for the Ripon Unified school board.
As the reconstruction plans for Weston School were recently submitted to the Division of State Architect in Sacramento, the Program Management Integration team has kicked off early talks with Colony Oak School.
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.