Betty McBrian recalls the rich history of the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival when the entire celebration from the parade to the carnival took place in the city's core with kids being able to ride their bikes to the community center festivities.
Within the next three months, the City of Ripon is expected to begin construction on the compressed natural gas and bus shelter project.
A.M. Stephens Construction of Lodi was awarded the bid to handle the Main Street Phase 2 enhancement project.
Kevin Tate would have preferred not to see the rain Tuesday that officially ended the spring-like temperatures in the Central Valley.
The Spring Creek Golf and Country Club board of directors voted unanimously to increase its number of social members.
The VFW Post 1051 Hall on West Ripon Road is always in a celebratory mood whenever members gather. But the party on the eve of Valentine's Day was even merrier than most. The reason was obvious. Gatherings like it happen very rarely at the hall.
For elected leaders, the City of Ripon featured on a television series is nothing more than an intriguing thought.
The Almond Blossom Festival carnival opens Thursday with $1 rides from 5 to 10 p.m. at Mistlin Sports Park.
His wood-headed golf clubs haven't seen the light of day in nearly a decade.
The restoration of the old 1925 vintage Ripon Jail is soon to be completed through the efforts of Ripon Historical Society President John Mangelos and Harrison Gibbs along with countless hours of donated labor to its roof and foundation.
The Ripon Cyclones were again granted free use of the Ripon High varsity softball field.
Since 1992, elected leaders have been eligible for health benefits as part of their perks.
Ripon High grad Janet Dyk has a daily schedule like none other. It includes running her antique shop, organizing her third consecutive Manteca Quilters' quilt show, overseeing Ag Venture for third graders throughout San Joaquin County, and serving as a trustee for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
Ripon Rotarians gathered at the school district's warehouse where they tackled cases of dictionaries intended for the Ripon third graders.
It's not like John Mangelos doesn't have a plentiful supply of almonds to cook with.
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.
John Reynolds is vying for a post on the Ripon City Council.