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.
The man arrested for possessing an explosive device in front of a Ripon hardware store on Saturday has been identified.
It was a trauma in traffic one Modesto grandmother didn't expect Monday when she drove her minivan northbound on Highway 99 through Ripon and under the Jack Tone Road overpass.
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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.
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.
Organizers in charge of starting up a Ripon Community Garden have the blessings of elected leaders to go forward.
National Night Out is still a month away.
Construction on Weston Elementary School will begin this summer.
Stouffer Field will always be called Stouffer Field.
To become compliant with laws of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Ripon's 70-year-old Main Street Inn and its owner Joan Corso have decided to spend $50,000 to construct a completely new restroom for the access of disabled clientele.
Pedro Ramirez, 30, of Turlock has been arrested by Ripon police for allegedly drugging and raping a coworker at a restaurant on Jack Tone Road near Highway 99 while they were both at work, police said.
Mayor Chuck Winn recently gave his best guesstimate on the attendance of the City of Ripon Farmers' Market at Stouffer Park.
Ripon Councilman Jake Parks was selected to attend the upcoming League of California Cities conference in Los Angeles. More importantly, he'll represent the City of Ripon as the designated voting delegate during the annual business meeting at the General Assembly on Sept. 5.
A 35-year-old Las Vegas woman was arrested by Ripon police shortly before midnight Monday driving a car that had been reported stolen from that gambling center, according to First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
A cold plasma emission control system could be the solution towards cleaning up any foul smells coming from the Diamond Pet Food Plant.
A 34-year-old Hughson man that was arrested last week for assault with intent to commit rape near a Ripon park had his bail increased to $2 million.
From irrigating the yard to daily indoor uses, the average person consumes between 88 to 100 gallons of water per day.
The City of Ripon recently kicked off efforts that comply with Gov. Jerry Brown's request calling for "every Californian to conserve water in every way possible."
A 34-year-old Hughson man is being held in San Joaquin County Jail in lieu of $1.375 million bail after approaching a Ripon group of college students home on their summer break Wednesday afternoon and singling out a 21-year-old female with a short barreled shotgun in hand allegedly yelling "I want sex – I want sex" as he chased after her near the Stanislaus River.
A 34-year-old Hughson man was arrested Wednesday afternoon near the access point for the Ripon bike bridge for allegedly attempting to kidnap a woman at gunpoint.