RIPON – Construction on the softball fields at the Mistlin Sports Complex is nearing completion.
Sergie Samborski has a fascinating background. For starters, he has 25 years of teaching English and Psychology at the university, college and high school level. Samborski, who was selected as the new principal / teacher for the start-up "Ripon Unified School District Continuation School" – that's the temporary name at least for now – earlier this week, has a doctorate in Educational and Developmental Psychology and conducted a research seminar in Cognitive Science at California ...
RIPON – This week's advanced Junior Police Academy has put some 20 students through a series of scenarios that will end today with emphasis on cardio pulmonary resuscitation at the Ripon Fire Department.
RIPON – After five years with the Ripon Unified School District, Superintendent Louise Johnson is stepping down from her leadership post.
A Manteca man walking home from grocery shopping Saturday night with friends apparently misjudged the speed of two diesel engines coming down the Union Pacific tracks toward him and his two companions as they walked eastward along the sidewalk on the south side of Yosemite Avenue near Library Park. Manteca Police said the man was killed by the impact. Jacob Spruitenberg, 26. was the last of the three to walk past the down railroad gates ...
Tamra Spade and Laura Spence had something in common before accepting their positions with the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. Both had worked in the district offices of two state politicians.
Several months ago, the Ripon City Council looked into updating the job description for city administrator.
Ripon officers gave chase – on foot and in patrol cars – after two young gang members had tore up the softball fields at Stouffer Park with their vehicles at 1 p.m. Thursday, capturing both of them, according to police spokesman First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
The Ripon Unified School District will have a 183-day work schedule for teachers during the 2013-14 school year.
Ripon's Riley Simmons - a Colony Oak School fifth grader - continues her fight against brain cancer with the family receiving good news from doctors this past week, according to her grandmother Sandy Thornell Hodges.
It was the third year for the Ripon Police Department to host an open house for residents. The event drew well over 100 guests who were led on tours by First Sergeant Steve Merchant and traffic Officer Mario Ysit. Members of the volunteer group, Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS), welcomed guests Tuesday in the parking lot in front of the police department and explained the purpose of police vehicles parked side-by-side next to Wilma Avenue. ...
• TODAY'S EVENTS: The Ripon Community Fireworks Committee events planned for today are:
Carla Lien left her job at a fast food restaurant in Ripon after graduation from Ripon Christian High School to become a hostess for the new owners of the Barnwood Restaurant adjacent to the northbound Highway 99 on ramp on East Main Street.
Antonio Orozco, 41, was rearrested and jailed Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for allegedly having possession of counterfeit currency, a controlled substance, marijuana, controlled substance paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
For the past few months, those at Diamond Pet Foods of Ripon have been trying to find a solution on eliminating any foul odor.
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.
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 ...