Ted Johnston has become something of an icon for getting the job done at Ripon City Hall where he started some 36 years ago as a garbage collector and advanced through a scenario of assignments before becoming the director of Public Works.
It was back in the early 1960s that a young Joan Eckhoff began dating the handsome Bill Kamps.
Sound the alphorn, the spring concert nears. The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club will host its annual Swiss Echoes Spring Concert on April 20, regaling its guests with locally produced music unique to Switzerland. "It's not country music. It's not rock and roll. It's Alper music – and it's good," said Don Widmer, president of the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club. "Music is a part of the Swiss tradition. The songs you'll hear are native ...
Agents of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agency (ATF) requested aid from the Manteca Police Department's SWAT team Thursday to assist in carrying out the serving of two federal search warrants at two Ripon homes at about 11 a.m.
Construction of the softball fields at the Mistlin Sports Complex is taking shape. At Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting, Ted Johnston, director of public works, took notice of the new light standards and some recent landscaping work. "It's a very complex project, but it's coming together," he said. The timeline for completion is still uncertain after some existing utility conflicts interfered with the underground infrastructure plan during the early stages of construction that took place ...
RIPON- Ask Daniel Costa about the first time he was exposed to the game of hockey. Go on – ask him. His face slowly gets overtaken by a wry smile and he begins to wax poetic about the dingy rink that he used to haunt as a kid in Modesto. It is the place that planted the seed for what would eventually become a lifelong obsession. It isn't there anymore. And as the owner of ...
Jake Park has always been interested in the City of Ripon's economic plan for the future.
If you live or farm west of Ripon in the Delta secondary zone you may one day have to get clearance from a super regional agency seeking veto power over everything from how you use your land to what you build on it.
It's a look into an educational future for prospective new families and potential Ripon Christian High School students who will take advantage of a special open house Thursday night in the large RC gymnasium at 435 North Maple Avenue.
Give Every Child A Chance is hoping to bring the Teen Summit to Ripon. But that could be another year away. According to program director Oscar Munguia, GECAC was all set to conduct the inaugural Teen Summit today at Park View School. But that event was canceled. "We only had 40 kids signed up and we needed 100," he said on Monday. Munguia indicated that this Teen Summit, once off and running, will be modeled ...
Work continues to take place at Mistlin Sports Complex as elected leaders are making sure to take care of the billing.
Arthur Brogli is the special guest performer for the annual San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall, East Main Street and Manley Road.
Grandparents' spoiling their grandchildren is a time-honored tradition. But according to the San Joaquin County Sherriff's Department, scammers are now attempting to tap into that and bilk unsuspecting seniors out of their money without them ever thinking that they've been had. Instead of an elaborate hoax or an attempt to steal important personal information, San Joaquin County Sherriff Public Information Officer Les Garcia said that the scam works through a simple phone ...
There was no promise of extra credit or a pizza party. The students in Robert Mayfield's U.S. History and Government classes were given no incentive to raise the money. They just did. By the fistfuls, too. Ripon High's Coin War came to a celebratory finish on Friday afternoon in the North Gym. The student body and faculty gathered for a rally, touting the success of the annual fundraiser while acknowledging the kinship and a connection ...
It is all about the "missing piece" of the puzzle in severe cases of dementia and other illnesses that is described as the "emotional wellness" toward healing.
RIPON – Wear a spooky Halloween costume and go home with cash prizes. Bonuses to go with that include hors d'oeuvres and salad bar, dancing, and an opportunity to help soldiers serving their country and retired veterans.
Going to lunch in a limo in exchange for the best test results in the STAR testing was a pact made between the Colony Oak Elementary School students and their former principal Amy Carter.
The new school year is still young but Ripon Unified reportedly was down 16 students from a year ago.
The new bus routes and schedules were approved Tuesday by the Ripon City Council.
Downtown business woman Karen Gay and her family celebrated the success of her trophy shop, Just Rewards, for its 10 year tenure in the community with a well-attended ribbon cutting Friday with an official Ripon Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting launching another 10 years of service to Ripon.
Kevin Werner could be appointed City Administrator at tonight's Ripon City Council meeting.
Color the Skies is hosting the Focus Dinner Party honoring Children's Hospital Central California on Saturday, Oct. 19
Domestic violence touches the lives of Americans of all ages, leaving a devastating impact on women, men, and children of every background and circumstance.
The loss of farmland northwest of Ripon to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $13.8 million.
It has been more than 80 years of farming that includes an annual pumpkin crop in Ripon with pumpkins of every description that can be seen ripening in the fields every October with the approach of Halloween.
The Ripon Unified school board accepted three resignations and four new hires at last Monday's session.
Thirty people representing a cross section of the community will spearhead Ripon Unified's Facilities Master Plan Steering Committee.
Some 124 emergency vehicles with red lights flashing and sirens blaring made their way through Ripon Saturday.
Build a gym, do it right.