Recently I came across a club at Ripon High called Interact. Though this club is in the midst of its second year no one knows much about it. The student body knows it's not about sports, not about art, not about debate, or even dance. So what exactly is it about? It turns out Interact is a club based on helping the community and communities abroad. "We try to organize at least two events every year, one local and one international," says President India Chakraverty. "We are basically the Rotary Club for teens."
It is not often we have the opportunity to hear personal testimony of what has transpired over a one hundred year period! Having been blessed with longevity and good health, Mr. Adolph Van Duyn, resident of Bethany Home, was able to share the following story with regard to growing up in the USA and experiencing over 100 years of living. Mr. Van Duyn will be celebrating his 101st birthday on Sunday, Jan. 27.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is embarking on a proposed expansion of the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.
Roundabout traffic circles designed to slow traffic have brought mostly favorable comments from the public after they got through the learning curve, said Ripon Police First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
Due to an upswing in Internet related prostitution in Ripon over the last few months, officers conducted a sting operation in an unnamed motel in the community.
The Ripon Parents Actively Linked to Student Success, or PALSS, scored a major victory at the Jan. 14 school board meeting.
The Ripon Unified School District once again saw a dip in enrollment last month.
Sales of existing homes dropped by 10 percent in Ripon during 2012, while the median closed escrow increased 13 percent over 2011 levels.
Ripon and Manteca civic leaders don't want the two cities to ultimately mesh together as if it was one endless stream of urban development.
Fraudulent documents were uncovered by Ripon police early Wednesday morning after a patrolman initiated a pursuit of a motorist who failed to stop at a roundabout at River and North Ripon roads.
Ripon's teenagers have spoken, and the general consensus is …
Families in Ripon, Manteca, Salida and throughout the northern San Joaquin Valley have had Dr. Paul Sessa come to their homes to gently euthanize their pets when there was no hope they would survive an illness or a tragedy.
Elected leaders, as part of their annual re-organization session, were assigned last week to their respective committees.
Manuel Pires won't soon forget the image of daughter and father standing at midfield, bracing for a kickoff they weren't sure would come.
Ella Mangelos Velthoen will never doubt her Greek religious faith again following a four-month medically induced coma where she experienced talking with her deceased dad Paul and seeing several visions of the Virgin Mary.
Scarecrows are popping up at various places around Ripon.
An informative forum featuring local candidates in the running for Ripon City Council, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and the superintendents of schools takes place tonight
Elected leaders will again receive the same health plan as that of the City of Ripon employees.
Trisha Hickman is trying to stay ahead of the game by making several save-the-date requests to the Ripon Unified school board.
Two car batteries, a garbage Toter, a bicycle, and the top of the golf cart were some of the items volunteers retrieved from the Stanislaus River in Ripon during a clean-up effort.
Residents in the northeastern section of Ripon flooded a police dispatcher with calls shortly after 8 p.m. Monday night after hearing what they described as a bomb blast near a church and adjacent park in the 300 block of Boesh Avenue.
Once upon a time, the City of Ripon had the Police Athletic League.
Tim and Matt Niblett can easily be referred to as the "Whiz Kids" of Ripon Unified School District having soared from kindergarten through high school and are now on the verge of receiving similar doctorate degrees.
The City of Ripon will look to do something special for those who have served or are serving their country during November.
The race for the Ripon City Council may have already been decided.
Suicide is very real issue.
Ripon residents can do their part to rid the Stanislaus River of trash on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Paul Lagier and his late father Fred have had a lifelong passion for building boats in their back yards - 44 of them - with the latest about to be towed out of his almond orchard enroute to the docks at the Port in Stockton.
A rib-tickling evening on Sept. 13, combined with a sit-down dinner with chicken cordon bleu as the main entrée, will go a long way toward helping research to find a cure for cancer and making hospitalized veterans have a merry Christmas.
Somewhere in Ripon is a garden that is right in the heart of century-old olive trees.