Ripon mayor and former Highway Patrol commander Chuck Winn won the San Joaquin County Fourth Supervisorial District seat by 1,005 votes over contender Russ Munson of Lodi. He will replace longtime supervisor Ken Vogel.
Ripon almond farmer David Costa, 60, was one of four crab fisherman to lose their lives Saturday when nine foot waves swamped and overturned their 32-foot fishing vessel near Bodega Rock as they were returning from an early morning crabbing expedition.
A dynamic "Hooah!" literally rocked the walls of the Ripon Community Center by gathered battalion troops – past and present – of the Ripon High JROTC, leaving little doubt how they felt about their retiring Lt.Col. Patrick Dunn.