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 ...
It was the thrill of living in the past for Ripon High grads of the 1930s when they got together Sunday afternoon in the Clarence Smit Memorial Museum on Main Street.
With Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's Democratic leaders inching closer to a state budget deal, the Ripon Unified School District has plans of a budget workshop early next week based on changes to educational funding.
The date June 6 seemed like any other insignificant summer day, but perhaps some remembered it as more. You see, June 6, 1944 was D-Day (D-day was just a term used to mean the beginning of an operation). It was the day where over 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of heavily occupied Normandy, France to open a long awaited second front and begin to liberate Europe from Nazi control. Though D-Day lasted only one ...
What's a cannoli? Look no further than the Ripon Farmers Market. The Sicilian pastry desserts were back for the second week of the Thursday evening event along a portion of downtown Main Street. "We do have a few people stop by and ask us about (the cannoli)," said Pamela Panian, owner of Cannoli Corleone based out of Riverbank. Her confections consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough filled with a homemade ricotta filing and ...
Complaints of odor wafting through Ripon from the new Diamond Pet Food Plant on South Stockton Avenue has the firm taking steps to abate the odors that are noticed when south winds cause the angst of residents.
Baby back ribs, with a special homemade barbecue sauce, is soon to be added to the Barnwood Restaurant's menu when it reopens for business on June 18.
The alleged recent credit card fraud at the Ripon Tractor Supply Company that put a 53-year-old Railroad Flat man in jail on Saturday has now escalated to $25,000 in losses at several stores in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.,
Ripon City Council members got a peek at the proposed $8.8 million fiscal general fund budget Tuesday night through the eyes of Deputy City Administrator Kevin Werner.
Christian Manes has golf skill running through his ancestry. The Ripon Christian graduate's grandfather Lee Weintz, who co-designed Ripon's Spring Creek Golf & Country Club course in 1965, was also one of the facilities' first golf pros. "I've been playing golf since I was really little," said Manes, who signed his National Letter of Intent to play golf and attend Dordt College on Tuesday morning. "My grandpa used to always take me out when I ...
Ripon's Senior Meal Program is set to reap the rewards of this Saturday's "Hotcakes & Hot Cars" event planned by the Bethany Home Society at Almond Valley Christian Reformed Church.
Senior year is highly romanticized yet it is this: the end of our public funded education and the first truly divergent path for our future. The question "Now what?" plagues those of us attempting to step out of the world of youth and establish ourselves as adults. Now that school has drawn to a close and summer sets in many have to stand to face their final decision. College is where many of us hope ...
The following are Ripon Elementary 8th grade graduates: Isabella Helppie, Bobbi Lan, Annie Rankin, Anna Pedersen, Cameron Chavez, Jerid Sylvia, Felicia Ceja, Isaiah Perez, Marco Tejeda, Trevor Noyer, Liliana Cerna, Bobby Shirk, Natalie Finazzo, Danielle Poortinga, Joseph Stevenson, Adam Wilson, Alisha Kelly, Juan Martinez, Anthony Urias, Samantha Ortega, Ryan Crandall, Janeesa Valenzuela, Jacqueline Davis, Hope Fardanesh, Juan Ruiz, Patrick Maragos, Anthony Lopez, Haley Moulyn, Victoria White, Asucena Banuelos, Quinn Dunn, Isaac Rich, Edith Ramos, Colby ...
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 ...