It is seen as a pleasant surprise when "Welcome Buckets" are hand delivered to new residents moving into the Ripon Community.
A banner season for Ripon Christian boys and girls basketball produced two more awards. Point guards Danny Vos and Teagan Manus were recently named the Southern League's most valuable players, in a vote of the league's coaches. Both varsity programs captured Southern League crowns and reached the CIF Northern California regional tournament. The boys went 14-0 in conference play, while the girls shared the title with Turlock Christian at 13-1. It is Vos' second straight ...
Weston School appears to be the first in line for renovation under the Measure G projects. That's based on the preliminary timeline as provided by the facilities planning / public finance / program administration firm of Caldwell, Flores, Winters, Inc. At Monday's Ripon Unified school board meeting, Khushroo Gheyara, CFW chief operating officer based in Emeryville, indicated that the first bond sale, in turn, will help fund renovations to Colony Oak School. "Weston will be ...
George Ingerson won't curse the sunshine and warm weather. The arrival of spring means cycling season is in full bloom, and Ingerson's livelihood is attached to the selling of bike product, parts and service. "This is the busy season," he said. The owner of George's Bike Shop just wasn't expecting it so soon, as witnessed by his showroom floor. His new product line – 2013 Felt and Bianchi road bikes – is still being shipped ...
No doubt that declining enrollment is an issue at Ripon Unified. For example, the second interim report for this year factored in "down 57 enrolled students from the prior year," according to the California Basic Educational Data System numbers taken last October This translated into the Average Daily Attendance – or ADA, the state's generating revenue formula that divide the number of days of student attendance by the number of days of school taught during ...
The days of using Stouffer Field to host the Ripon Chamber of Commerce's Fourth of July fireworks display could soon be winding down.
The Ripon Senior Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this Thursday and will have their doors open to all comers from 4 until 6 p.m. at the corner of Wilma Avenue and Fourth Street.
He never stepped foot on foreign soil during wartime, but his allegiance to those that did is unwavering.
Enrollment is down once again at Ripon Unified. After a slight increase in students from the previous month, the school board will hear about a dip in those numbers during a report at tonight's monthly meeting in the Council Chambers at Ripon City Hall, 259 N. Wilma Ave. All told, RUSD – based on figures for the seventh month of the 2012-13 school year – is reportedly down 79 students compared to same attendance period ...
Dot Veltkamp wrapped her grandson Lincoln in a hug, kissing the shy 4-year-old on the top of his head.
After six years of fundraising, members of the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation have managed over $1 million of installed infrastructure at Stouffer Field.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 will host a VA mobile clinic on Thursday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 35-foot Compressed Natural Gas transit bus still had that new-car smell. After months of anticipation, the Blossom Express was off and running this week. Ridership may have been sparse, but the bus, for the most part, ran its fixed schedule on time. "It'll get better once people become aware of us," said Rita Holquin, who is the San Joaquin Regional Transit District operator of the bus that links the downtown area to that of ...
The number twists and pulls at Tracy Crawford's heart and conscience. The commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 scans his monthly newsletter, stumbling over the suicide statistics. In 2012, suicides among U.S. military veterans hit a record high – 349, an average of more than one per day. A vast majority of the suicides (69 percent) were among the veterans in Crawford's demographic – 50 years or older. But while it saddens ...
Ripon's elected leaders are going to make sure that the US Fish and Wildlife Services clearly understand concerns they have over expansion of the nearby San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.
Manteca's Austin Road Business Park that includes housing for 10,200 people has both the City of Ripon and the Ripon Unified School District concerned.
Shredded document restoration and cyber crime are both a reality in our country today, Modesto private investigator Jon Jacobson of the Dakota Information Group, told Ripon Rotarians at a recent noon meeting at the Barnwood Restaurant.
George Cross was the first to cross the finish line in the inaugural running of the half-marathon event at Rina's Run on May 10.
Everything from Ripon schools and roads to fire service will feel the impacts of the Austin Road Business Park - the largest development ever approved in Manteca.
Not too long ago, Katie Donoho ran her first-ever half marathon.
The Austin Road Business Park is a planned 1,049-acre development located just outside of Ripon along Highway 99.
The past few weeks of school have been a whirlwind for Taylor Vos.
Being fluent in two languages has its advantages.
What if you could create your own holiday? What would it be?
A city maintenance worker discovered a suspicious looking suitcase shortly before 2 p.m. Monday near the baseball diamond at the Ripon Community Center in the 300 block of Fourth Street and summoned police.
Dante Alvarez is anxious to start his new job.
Dan Vos and Brittany O'Brien learned first-hand the plight of the handicapped in the nation's capitol as they joined 64 classmates and chaperones in a weeklong tour of U.S. government offices and memorials in Washington, D.C. – in wheelchairs.
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EL CAJON (AP) - A small wildfire in San Diego County destroyed one mobile home, burned several others and several vehicles and left a woman badly burned Sunday before it was put out about 90 minutes later.