It was a dramatic lesson in the dangers of the fast moving irrigation canals that highlighted the threat to children and their pets as officers responded to a near drowning of two dogs Friday shortly before 8 a.m.
It's an open house for animals and kids Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Ripon Animal Control Center in the 400 block of Doak Boulevard.
A personalized brick fundraiser has generated $23,000 in donations to help build an all-weather track at the Ripon High School Stadium.
As City Clerk, Lynette Van Laar had a boatload of responsibilities. She was the one in charge of producing the meeting agendas for the Ripon City Council, from mailing to subscribers to uploading the information on to the website. Van Laar also handled the processing, recording and maintaining of all city administrator and city council agreements. She maintained the database of all board and commission memberships, including keeping tabs on all of the various advisory ...
Last year, a 62-year-old Ripon resident was reportedly scammed out of $8,000 when she sent money to the Dominican Republic.
Ripon City Council meetings could soon be accessible online. Elected leaders on Tuesday unanimously approved the use of a single camera to record their meetings via the Internet. According to Dan Brannon, the city's Information Systems Technician, these sessions would require uploading and playback while using services such as YouTube. "It won't be aired live," he said. The cost would be about $4,500 from the general fund's capital expenditure. Another projected $1,620 will be needed ...
Stephanie Hobbs has been an active member in the community. For starters, she and her husband along with other volunteers made possible the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation. As founder and president of this non-profit group, Hobbs has been one of the catalysts in spearheading the recent and ongoing modernization of the Ripon High stadium, raising and installing over $1 million in infrastructure that could include replacing the track. At tonight's Ripon City Council meeting, she's ...
More change orders are in store for the softball project at the Mistlin Sports Complex. At tonight's Ripon City Council meeting, elected leaders could sign off on the concrete work at the connection to the existing water tower foundation by contractor O.C. Jones & Sons, totaling $14,385. They were awarded the $4.5 million contract for the project consisting of four softball fields to be positioned around the already existing water tower back on July 3, ...
STOCKTON – Charlie Lehr has been involved in the Ripon High Future Farmers of America for a few years.
About a month ago, Ripon City Council members discussed the possibility of televising their meetings.
STOCKTON - Usually, third time's the charm for people who throw their hats in a competition or game of chance.
After over two decades, Charlotte Wright is retiring from Ripon Unified's food services.
Ripon Police officers quickly located a get-away van and gave chase after several suspects broke into an Ash Avenue home shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday and made off with valuables including electronics items, ammunition and jewelry.
As part of the voter-approved Measure G bond measure, Weston School will be tabbed first for reconstruction.
The only gift greater than flowers? For two graduating seniors who have demonstrated a love for horticulture – $1,000 scholarships. The Ripon Garden Club presented Michaela Ratto and Cassidy DeRousse with its annual scholarships during a luncheon at Mavis Stouffer Park on June 5. Both recipients distinguished themselves with a passion for agriculture and horticulture. Each also received glowing endorsements from their teachers. "They met the criteria in that they're focusing in on agriculture," said ...
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 ...
The City of Ripon Christmas Tree has a new home.
When Bill Draa was at the Banta Elementary School District, he encountered his fair share of hair-lice infestation among children.