The only gift greater than flowers?
It was the thrill of living in the past for Ripon High grads of the 1930s when they got together Sunday afternoon in the Clarence Smit Memorial Museum on Main Street.
With Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's Democratic leaders inching closer to a state budget deal, the Ripon Unified School District has plans of a budget workshop early next week based on changes to educational funding.
The date June 6 seemed like any other insignificant summer day, but perhaps some remembered it as more. You see, June 6, 1944 was D-Day (D-day was just a term used to mean the beginning of an operation). It was the day where over 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of heavily occupied Normandy, France to open a long awaited second front and begin to liberate Europe from Nazi control. Though D-Day lasted only one day the larger operation it was a part of, known as the Battle of Normandy, lasted until late August of that year.
What's a cannoli?
Complaints of odor wafting through Ripon from the new Diamond Pet Food Plant on South Stockton Avenue has the firm taking steps to abate the odors that are noticed when south winds cause the angst of residents.
Baby back ribs, with a special homemade barbecue sauce, is soon to be added to the Barnwood Restaurant's menu when it reopens for business on June 18.
The alleged recent credit card fraud at the Ripon Tractor Supply Company that put a 53-year-old Railroad Flat man in jail on Saturday has now escalated to $25,000 in losses at several stores in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.,
Ripon City Council members got a peek at the proposed $8.8 million fiscal general fund budget Tuesday night through the eyes of Deputy City Administrator Kevin Werner.
Christian Manes has golf skill running through his ancestry.
Ripon's Senior Meal Program is set to reap the rewards of this Saturday's "Hotcakes & Hot Cars" event planned by the Bethany Home Society at Almond Valley Christian Reformed Church.
Senior year is highly romanticized yet it is this: the end of our public funded education and the first truly divergent path for our future. The question "Now what?" plagues those of us attempting to step out of the world of youth and establish ourselves as adults. Now that school has drawn to a close and summer sets in many have to stand to face their final decision. College is where many of us hope to plant our roots while others seek to dive into the working world. Regardless the next few months will be a daunting challenge.
The following are Ripon Elementary 8th grade graduates:
The following are members of the Ripon High Class of 2013:
Focusing on a long slate of health concerns from exercise to hearing loss, Bethany Home's Health Fair Friday morning was seen as a success for the community at the Town Square Apartments campus on West Main Street.
Marlon Gayle is on paid administrative leave.
Lopez Manuel Lopez, the recently retired Chief Administrative Officer for San Joaquin County, has been endorsed by the Ripon Police Officers Association in his campaign to become the next San Joaquin County Supervisor for District 4.
History was made in Robert Mayfield's history classroom, and it started with a dare.
Ripon Police have arrested a registered sex offender in possession of child pornography.
The Ripon area is surrounded by its fair share of vineyards and wineries.
Wine tasting as part of the farmers' market scene?
Midway through the recession Ripon became No. 1 in San Joaquin County.
The Ripon Almond Festival was marred by nine alcohol-related incidents of adults being drunk and disorderly.
Upwards of 40,000 people made it to Ripon during this past weekend's 52nd annual Almond Blossom Festival.
All signs indicate that the City of Ripon has recovered from the Recession.
The last time Blue Diamond Almonds had a booth at Ripon's Almond Blossom Festival was over 20 years ago.
The Ripon Consolidated Fire District recently broke ground on the $1.82 million station in northeast Ripon.
The City of Ripon will soon adopt water conservation measures.
There were two Almond Blossom Queens crowned this year.
It wasn't the most conventional way to get crowned.