Recently I came across a club at Ripon High called Interact. Though this club is in the midst of its second year no one knows much about it. The student body knows it's not about sports, not about art, not about debate, or even dance. So what exactly is it about? It turns out Interact is a club based on helping the community and communities abroad. "We try to organize at least two events every year, one local and one international," says President India Chakraverty. "We are basically the Rotary Club for teens."
It is not often we have the opportunity to hear personal testimony of what has transpired over a one hundred year period! Having been blessed with longevity and good health, Mr. Adolph Van Duyn, resident of Bethany Home, was able to share the following story with regard to growing up in the USA and experiencing over 100 years of living. Mr. Van Duyn will be celebrating his 101st birthday on Sunday, Jan. 27.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is embarking on a proposed expansion of the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.
Roundabout traffic circles designed to slow traffic have brought mostly favorable comments from the public after they got through the learning curve, said Ripon Police First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
Due to an upswing in Internet related prostitution in Ripon over the last few months, officers conducted a sting operation in an unnamed motel in the community.
The Ripon Parents Actively Linked to Student Success, or PALSS, scored a major victory at the Jan. 14 school board meeting.
The Ripon Unified School District once again saw a dip in enrollment last month.
Sales of existing homes dropped by 10 percent in Ripon during 2012, while the median closed escrow increased 13 percent over 2011 levels.
Ripon and Manteca civic leaders don't want the two cities to ultimately mesh together as if it was one endless stream of urban development.
Fraudulent documents were uncovered by Ripon police early Wednesday morning after a patrolman initiated a pursuit of a motorist who failed to stop at a roundabout at River and North Ripon roads.
Ripon's teenagers have spoken, and the general consensus is …
Families in Ripon, Manteca, Salida and throughout the northern San Joaquin Valley have had Dr. Paul Sessa come to their homes to gently euthanize their pets when there was no hope they would survive an illness or a tragedy.
Elected leaders, as part of their annual re-organization session, were assigned last week to their respective committees.
Manuel Pires won't soon forget the image of daughter and father standing at midfield, bracing for a kickoff they weren't sure would come.
Ella Mangelos Velthoen will never doubt her Greek religious faith again following a four-month medically induced coma where she experienced talking with her deceased dad Paul and seeing several visions of the Virgin Mary.
Harrison Gibbs has a vision for Ripon.
Ghost tales, finding of a skeleton in a downtown building, bones dug up in a residential section near the cemetery, and longtime rumors of tunnels underneath the business district will haunt Ripon on Halloween.
The City of Ripon is continuing in the right direction towards conserving water.
Ripon Police officers will be turning out in force throughout neighborhoods in the early morning hours looking for idling vehicles left unattended by their owners getting ready for work in an attempt to curb car and truck thefts in the community.
The Ripon Unified School District needed only two people to fill opening slots on the Measure "G" Citizens' Oversight Committee.
RIPON – The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 69th presentation of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 7. The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church at Fourth and Orange streets in Ripon.
This has been a long time coming.
Paula Treick DeBoard can't write from home.
The South County street fair season's traditional farewell event - the Main Street Day gathering in downtown Ripon - is this weekend.
Ripon's Mayor Chuck Winn is seeking election to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 4 election.
Two new members of the community and a student are looking to step up and serve on the Measure "G" Citizens' Oversight Committee.
Lodi consultant and developer Russ Munson is proud of the fact he has never held a public office, looking rather toward his record of accomplishments in the private sector risking his own dollars and employing up to 250 people.
Jessica Marie Utley - a 37-year-old homeless woman - was charged with arson and two outstanding warrants by Ripon Police after she allegedly started a fire in the restroom Wednesday afternoon at Burns Truck and Trailer Co. in the 1400 block of West Santos Avenue.
The Swiss Echoes are conducting their fall concert at the Ripon Swiss Hall on Saturday, Oct. 18, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs is making a difference in his club only three months into his presidency evidenced by last Wednesday noon's meeting at Spring Creek Country Club where he installed three new members he personally recruited and handed out five Paul Harris fellowships to deserving members.