Everything from Ripon schools and roads to fire service will feel the impacts of the Austin Road Business Park - the largest development ever approved in Manteca.
Not too long ago, Katie Donoho ran her first-ever half marathon. Although unofficial, she came away encouraged by her accomplishment of running 13.1 miles that she's already set her sights at doing the full 26 miles. "It was fun running that half marathon," said Donoho, who is closing in on the finish line of her high school experience at Ripon Christian. She was recently announced as salutatorian – Donoho maintained a 4.27 grade point average ...
The Austin Road Business Park is a planned 1,049-acre development located just outside of Ripon along Highway 99.
The past few weeks of school have been a whirlwind for Taylor Vos. On Wednesday, she finished the last of her classes at Ripon Christian High and, on this day, was en route to Rio Linda. Vos is defender for the Knights' soccer squad that shellacked second-seeded Victory Christian 4-1, in this Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII playoff semi-final game. As valedictorian for the Class of 2013, Vos is closing out the school year with a ...
Being fluent in two languages has its advantages. At Ripon Unified, four Ripon High students earned the newly implemented California State Seal of Biliteracy. Recognized at last Monday's school board meeting were India Chakraverty, Guadalupe Damian, Yvette Serrano and Yvonne Serrano. "These are students who speak and are proficient in two languages or more," Superintendent Louise Johnson said. Established at the start of the year – the RUSD board adopted the State Seal of Biliteracy ...
What if you could create your own holiday? What would it be? That's the question posed to Ripon Unified students who took part in the recent Bob Camden Inspirational Essay Contest hosted by Give Every Child A Chance. "I had some doubt of this being a poor topic, but it wasn't," said Evelyn Moore at last Monday's school board meeting held in the City of Ripon Council Chamber. She's a longtime board member for this ...
A city maintenance worker discovered a suspicious looking suitcase shortly before 2 p.m. Monday near the baseball diamond at the Ripon Community Center in the 300 block of Fourth Street and summoned police.
Dante Alvarez is anxious to start his new job. He was hired Monday as the new principal at Ripona Elementary School following a comprehensive search by the Ripon Unified School District to fill the vacancy left by long-time by Warren Council, who retired effective April 26 after 19 years at the helm. "I'm excited to be part of this community. I have many friends and colleagues here at the district," said Alvarez, who is principal ...
Dan Vos and Brittany O'Brien learned first-hand the plight of the handicapped in the nation's capitol as they joined 64 classmates and chaperones in a weeklong tour of U.S. government offices and memorials in Washington, D.C. – in wheelchairs.
By VINCE REMBULAT The Bulletin At Tuesday's Ripon Unified school board meeting, three students and a teacher in the district are scheduled to be recognized for their recent accomplishments. Austin O'Sullivan (grades 4-6, Ripon Elementary), Het Trivedi (grades 7-8, Ripon Elementary), and Steven Kilpatrick (Weston) are among the Bob Camden Inspirational Essay Contest winners. This writing event is an annual project of Give Every Child A Chance. It honors the memory of Robert "Bob" Camden, ...
By VINCE REMBULAT The Bulletin Ruth Waters held several distinguished titles during her time at Ripon High. Last year, she was student member for the Ripon Unified school board. For her senior year, she was student body president. Waters can add valedictorian to that long list of accomplishments. With her 4.5 grade point average, she and Sam Evans, who earned salutatorian, will lead the Class of 2013 at the annual commencement exercises at Stouffer Field ...
EL CAJON (AP) - A small wildfire in San Diego County destroyed one mobile home, burned several others and several vehicles and left a woman badly burned Sunday before it was put out about 90 minutes later.
Ripon Chef John Mangelos has mixed emotions about closing his Barnwood Restaurant after 33 years due to shoulder injuries that have kept him from doing his job at the restaurant and catering operation.
Over the years, Tony Mistlin has given generously to the City of Ripon. On Tuesday, the local businessman and philanthropist donated $600,000 to go towards the construction of concession stands for Mistlin Sports Complex's softball fields. But that's with the caveat of the city forking out $400,000 to build the restrooms, using Parks and Recreation money coupled with other funding options. Mistlin threatened to pull his latest donation after hearing concerns from the Ripon City ...
The discovery of an illegal encampment along the banks of the Stanislaus River by Ripon officers Thursday afternoon netted one arrest for drug possession, according to First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
What are the Ripon Unified School District's long-term and short-term facility needs?
Kevin Werner is no longer the interim city administrator.
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.