The Ripon Community Fireworks Committee is gearing up for an action packed day this Fourth of July. Events include a parade, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, photo booth, food vendors, concert and of course a 4th of July Firework Extravaganza.
A public hearing is scheduled for tonight on the Cornerstone II subdivision along north Ripon Road.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company is launching its natural gas Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program (PSEP) this week around Ripon that is expected to continue through the end of August and possibly into early September.
A tour of the Ripon Police Department and introduction of staff members is on tap for Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m., according to First Sgt. Steve Merchant. Officers and volunteers are scheduled to be on hand to greet the members of the public and answer their questions. Of special interest is the dispatch center with its numerous dispatcher consoles and the many television screens that continually monitor the safety of the community. Staff will ...
The new continuation high school at Ripon Unified will debut as a modest operation. The first piece of that could be added at today's special meeting as school board members could appoint the teaching principal during the 5 p.m. closed session in the district office, 304 N. Acacia St. RUSD officials saw the need for the alternative education as some students struggled to meet their graduation requirements. The board-approved continuation high school will not only ...
Marlon Gayle has traveled the world and even lived in India for over three years. These past three years, he served as the assistant principal at Bear Creek High in Stockton, and has taught World History, English, Reading and Geography in the Lodi Unified School District. Gayle, who has a doctorate in Education Administration from the University of the Pacific, is now the new as principal at Colony Oak School, taking over from Amie Carter. ...
U.S. Military Battle Hymns from all the services are creating a patriotic theme around the Clinton McCausland American Legion Fourth of July fireworks booth this weekend in downtown Ripon.
Since 2009, the City of Ripon has seen a reduction of employees, going from 96 down to 75. This area also comes as the biggest savings under the proposed 2013-14 city budget, according to Deputy City Administrator Kevin Werner. Elected leaders are scheduled to OK the financial plan for the upcoming year at Tuesday's 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave. Employee salaries and benefits make up most of the ...
Susan Winters was at Ripon Unified for nearly five decades. "She started here in the 1960s through 1975 but took some time off before coming back," said Clarice Luis, who is the district's chief business officer. At the end of this school year, Winters made it official, retiring after serving as an instructional assistant at Weston School. "In every life there are always decisions to make," she said in her retirement letter dated May 24. ...
Lynette Van Laar has been many things to many people at Ripon City Hall for the past 27 years, from being city clerk to chief financial officer under city administrator Leon Compton.
Members of the Citizens' Oversight Committee will meet today at the Ripon Unified district office, 304 N. Acacia Ave.
Stephanie Hobbs is hoping to sell more of the red signature bricks to benefit the Ripon High School by the Friday deadline. More bricks were sold during the past week at $100 each bringing the total collected to $25,000.
Ripon Unified will see some increased staffing along with restoration of more furlough days.
Bethany Home is celebrating 50 years of providing quality care to seniors living in Ripon and the surrounding comminutes. As part of the celebratory events, they are bringing contemporary Christian artist, Laura Story, to Ripon on Saturday, Aug. 3.
For the past five years, Ripon Unified officials had a long-range facilities master plan on their wish list.
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 ...