The VFW Post 1051 Hall on West Ripon Road is always in a celebratory mood whenever members gather. But the party on the eve of Valentine's Day was even merrier than most. The reason was obvious. Gatherings like it happen very rarely at the hall.
For elected leaders, the City of Ripon featured on a television series is nothing more than an intriguing thought.
The Almond Blossom Festival carnival opens Thursday with $1 rides from 5 to 10 p.m. at Mistlin Sports Park.
His wood-headed golf clubs haven't seen the light of day in nearly a decade.
The restoration of the old 1925 vintage Ripon Jail is soon to be completed through the efforts of Ripon Historical Society President John Mangelos and Harrison Gibbs along with countless hours of donated labor to its roof and foundation.
The Ripon Cyclones were again granted free use of the Ripon High varsity softball field.
Since 1992, elected leaders have been eligible for health benefits as part of their perks.
Ripon High grad Janet Dyk has a daily schedule like none other. It includes running her antique shop, organizing her third consecutive Manteca Quilters' quilt show, overseeing Ag Venture for third graders throughout San Joaquin County, and serving as a trustee for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
Ripon Rotarians gathered at the school district's warehouse where they tackled cases of dictionaries intended for the Ripon third graders.
It's not like John Mangelos doesn't have a plentiful supply of almonds to cook with.
David Alger is a proud resident of Bethany Home's Assisted Living facility, fondly known as Beth Haven.
It hasn't been a natural transition for the superintendent-turned-councilman, but a welcomed one.
Two gun shop operators – one in Ripon and the other in Manteca – share the same stories about gun and ammunition shortages.
The Ripon Christian High mock trial team will be back in the courtroom come Tuesday.
Mary Carigiet turned 101 years old on Friday, but the Ripon resident remains as spry as someone 20 years her junior.
Micheal Tate wears a hardhat on Wednesdays.
Come November Stouffer Field is in rough shape.
Barbara Van Tol kicked off the Thursday Senior League at the Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center by rolling a strike.
Colony Oak School is in full production for "Vegas in Ripon."
Immanuel Christian Reformed Church will host their annual bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, as part of the Almond Blossom Festival.
Allen Davis is the man responsible for the American flags being posted up and down Ripon's Main Street for some 20 holidays during the year.
California is currently going through a drought.
Four Ripon high school students competed in the Rotary Club's annual speech contest at the Spring Creek Golf and Country Club taking home $350 between them.
Construction on Weston School can begin once the last classroom has been cleared.
Ripon Police Department's 2013 crime report showed slight increases in some areas and minimal drops in others.
Lauren Bitters knows what it's like to walk down the runway of the Ripon Almond Blossom Fashion Show.
Three unrelated auto burglary suspects have been put behind bars.
The installation of the proposed all-weather Ripon High School track is virtually a certainty with a $300,000 donation from an anonymous community resident on Tuesday.
Cakes, cookies and pastries – all homemade confections – are once again part of the upcoming Almond Blossom Festival
It's a Valentine's dinner dance for the benefit of Ripon High School's student body completely organized by the RHS Leadership Class under the direction of activities instructor Jill Mortensen.