A Phase One construction update was presented to the Ripon Unified School District trustees earlier this month by Stephanie Hobbs, spokeswoman for the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation.
Main Street Floral has long been established in Ripon's downtown business community. Its move across the street to the remodeled Ripon Pharmacy building has created a new beginning for the shop run by sisters-in-law Kendra and Audrey Hofman. The December move from its original frame residential structure of some 600 square feet has seen a growth to 2,500 square feet in their new home with room for added businesses in the rear. Kendra said her ...
A man believed to be about 60 years old was found hanging in the predawn hours Monday morning in a Ripon park. He was the third suspected suicide in the past week.
An elementary school student on their way to school was reportedly accosted by a male suspect in the 200 block of S. Acacia Ave. near Second Street at 7:20 a.m. Monday.
Looking to make a pretty penny on some unwanted items? The City of Ripon's Community Yard Sale is right around the corner. At last week's Ripon City Council, Ted Johnston, director of public works, provided a reminder of the annual event scheduled Saturday, May 4, at the Mistlin Sports Complex. The Community Yard Sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those interested, spaces at Mistlin are 10- by 19- feet and ...
In hopes of eliminating any foul odor, officials at the Diamond Pet Food plant have looked to remedy the problem. Since receiving numerous complaints about the smell, they've continued to search out the source of the odor contamination. At a recent Ripon City Council meeting, Ken Zuidervaart, who is the director of planning, provided the latest update. "They've extended the roof-top stacks by 10 feet to get the exhaust higher into the atmosphere to ...
Three bouncers from a Lake Tahoe bar have been indicted on manslaughter charges stemming from the beating death of a Ripon man in 2012. Rodolfo Hernandez, 44, Sean Canilao, 48, and Ruben Lizzaragga were all indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter last week in the death of Derek "Zippy" Peneranda. The Ripon man was celebrating his 30th anniversary at Mo's Bar in May of 2012. Peneranda reportedly got into a fight at the bar ...
The Third Annual Ripon High-Ripon Christian Boys' Sober Grad Volleyball Challenge to benefit post graduation parties for both schools is set for Friday, May 3.
It's impossible to miss the sign in front of Jimmy Nagi's restaurant. Bright yellow and bursting at the seams, it performs two duties with perfection – attracting the eye of passing motorists and satisfying the owner's football allegiance to the Green Bay Packers. The sign also represents a business that has become an institution for South County residents looking for an afternoon bite – serving up sandwiches and burgers for hungry farmers and fisherman ...
A new elementary school principal is exp ected to be named by Ripon Unified School District Trustees at a special meeting tonight in the city council chambers.
Ripon Police Detective Sergeant Terri Jensen believes that updating an ordinance relating to the cultivation and possession of medical marijuana has good intentions.
Two Ripon High School seniors have been charged with three felonies in the theft of a Ripon Christian Schools golf cart that ended up in the Ripon High aquatic center swimming pool, according to Ripon Police First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
The Rotary Club leadership camp near Coarsegold in the foothills was a blast, five Ripon High School students told Ripon Rotarians at their Wednesday noon meeting inside the Barnwood Restaurant.
Chuck Winn is encouraging young people to become part of 'Love Ripon' on April 27.
Michelle Crippen and Debbie Schickert were sickened by what they saw, but couldn't pull away from their TVs.
A 28-year-old Ripon woman, Chandra Ann Ashlock, was nabbed by a patrolman some 60 seconds after a dispatcher radio dispatcher put out the description of an alleged burglary suspect who had taken lingerie valued at $200 from the All About the Girls bra shop in the downtown business community.
Ruth Waters is thrilled about playing basketball at the collegiate level.
Ripon City Council meetings could someday be televised.
Rina's Run – in honor of the late Rina Brocchini – is expecting last minute runners in the 5K and Half Marathon to arrive before dawn Saturday morning at the Ripon High School campus to register for the event.
Will the Ripon position on supporting lower electrical bills be supported by city's representative on the county commission that has a key vote on making that happen?
Ripon's Spring Cleanup is the first two weeks of May.
An ordinance allowing for the cultivation and possession of medical marijuana could finally be updated at tonight's Ripon City Council meeting.
Ripon's elected leaders may vote to take a stand for the third time since 2008 on South San Joaquin Irrigation District's effort to lower power rates in the community by 15 percent.
Friday was the annual Sober Grad Volleyball Game between Ripon High and Ripon Christian High.
Armed Forces Day is being observed this year by a local men's chorus, Voices for the King, as they will present a patriotic concert "Let Freedom Ring!"
WESTON RANCH – Students at Great Valley School had a "peachy" time at the 11th annual Agriculture Education Day.
In the past, Tony Mistlin has given generously towards the sports complex named in his honor. His latest contribution is for the construction of the concession stand, with another option of chipping in to make possible the restrooms. The Ripon City Council on Tuesday will discuss the possible $1 million Mistlin donation at Tuesday's meeting. This will take place during the 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave. According to ...
Nick O'Brien won the traditional Buff Man Competition at Manteca High on Thursday. "I'd like to thank NASA for taking a star like me and placing my presence on Earth," he said at the event held in the Mulvihill Theater. O'Brien, who took home the trophy – in this case, a 1996 Valley Oak League swimming trophy – and was crowned and serenaded to by the MHS Quartet, edged out his Buffalo football teammate Eddie ...
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has what much of California wants - water. Many urban water agencies and rural irrigation districts in the Golden State are clamoring for more water on the heels of this week's announcement that the Sierra snowpack is only at 17 percent of normal levels. The Sierra snowpack is essentially the state's largest water reservoir covering almost 40 percent of California's needs. "The phone has been ringing off the hook," noted ...