Eddie Erdelatz left Tuesday's Ripon Planning Commission with conceptual drawings of the Ripon Christian Athletic Complex.
The Ripon Planning Commission will look at a major site review tonight from Ripon Christian High School regarding a request to modify the existing sports complex.
When Don Ogden first step foot inside the local California Connections Academy, he was met with an empty office space with no teachers.
Closing one elementary school to raise the daily attendance in others was presented as a solution Monday night to school district trustees as a way to restore electives and broaden the education opportunities of Ripon Unified students.
Ripon PG&E customers will find out in the coming months if they will have cheaper power.
Nearly 150 Ripon students benefit weekly from free tutoring through Give Every Child a Chance.
Kindergarten registration in 2014 may start in March. The move from May to March is being considered tonight when the Ripon Unified School District board meets at 6 p.m. at the Ripon City Council Chambers, 259 Wilma Ave. The change is designed to give the district more time to plan for the number of classes and teachers. It also lines up with the kindergarten roundup process in neighboring districts. Ripon Unified School District's Kindergarten Orientation ...
Ripon Unified is looking to remodel Weston School thanks to a voter-approved bond measure. Preliminary plans call for reconfiguring the existing multi-purpose building – this facility is to be "repurposed" to accommodate the new library, speech classes, Title 1 classes, and a Learning Center / Resource Specialist Program – and constructing a gym with 4,200-square-foot of floor space. Permanent classrooms will replace the aging portables, with each room at 1,000 square feet and shared space ...
It was all about college in their future for upper class students at Park View Elementary School Friday morning as the sixth, seventh and eighth graders filed into the multi-purpose room wearing their colorful college T-shirts and sweatshirts.
Until Delia Barragan moved into one of the Garden Apartments at Bethany Home, she had never heard of the town of Ripon. Delia grew up in Texas, spent most of her married life in Union City, and just never had much reason to travel to these parts; that is until her daughter suggested she make the move. That was 13 years ago, and Delia has never regretted having made the move.
City Administrator Leon Compton is heading towards retirement. Kevin Werner – he's the city engineer doubling as the deputy city administrator for the City of Ripon – is the strong favorite for the position. The Ripon City Council, meanwhile, is looking into the ordinance involving the position that's stood for 60 years. As it stands, it takes a 3-2 vote from elected leaders to hire a City Administrator but a 4-1 vote to remove that ...
Death and dying on state highways has become an accepted consequence of getting where we need to go. And having a drink for the road often signs the fate of the innocent.
The reassignment of an officer to the investigations division has helped the Ripon Police Department step up arrests.
April is sexual assault awareness month. At Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting, Raman Dhindsa of the Women's Center Youth and Family Services encouraged every person in town to end sexual violence and support survivors by providing prevention education regarding sexual assault issues. She's the FOCUS program manager for the Women's Center of San Joaquin based in Stockton. Elected leaders supported the cause with a proclamation. "The Women's Center has set an important example of how ...
Three Ripon High juniors told of the impact the Every 15 Minutes DUI drama had on them as they reflected upon the horror of the simulated crash scene at the high school campus Tuesday morning that claimed the lives of two of their classmates.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has what much of California wants - water. Many urban water agencies and rural irrigation districts in the Golden State are clamoring for more water on the heels of this week's announcement that the Sierra snowpack is only at 17 percent of normal levels. The Sierra snowpack is essentially the state's largest water reservoir covering almost 40 percent of California's needs. "The phone has been ringing off the hook," noted ...
Downtown Manteca's transit station is on target for completion in June. Now all the station needs is Altamont Commuter Express passenger train service. And the earliest that could happen is 2018. "It (2018) is a pretty aggressive target," noted Stacey Mortensen, executive director for the San Joaquin Rail Commission. Mortensen said establishment of a target date was key to get those involved with the effort focused on the goal. She added Stanislaus County securing their ...
Anthony Baciocco can do a little bit of everything on the football field.
Ripon added 129 residents during 2012 to make it the third fastest growing city in San Joaquin County.
If you ask Anthony Beato what he does for a living, the response might elicit scenes of a Georgia chain-gang.
Randy Ernest Albertsen – who is part of a five-man team holding a World Trapshooting Record – is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Most all of the not-for-profit organizations in the United States operate with a Board of Directors. In brief, it is the directors who are responsible for adhering to the Articles of Incorporation, for setting policy, for hiring the top level of management, and for ensuring financial stability.
The Ripon Local Farmers Market kicks off on May 30.
Stephanie Hobbs spent last week lobbying in Washington, D.C., trying to secure federal funds to help with the Ripon High athletic field's $2.8 million renovation.
The Ripon Community National Day of Prayer Event takes place on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m., at First Christian Reformed Church located at 305 Boesch Drive, Ripon.
The New Life Singers will be leading worship at the 6 p.m. service on Sunday, May 5, at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church.
By GLENN KAHL
The agenda of a Ripon City Council meeting is often made up of the consent calendar, ordinances, resolutions, and discussion items. Councilman Leo Zuber had concerns about that format. Specifically, he inquired at a workshop held last Tuesday on what determines a consent calendar item. "Half the agenda is on the consent calendar and is taken (for approval) in one vote," Zuber said. "The public does not know what just happened." According to Deputy City ...
Three more outlet stores have inked deals to locate in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez confirmed that Craig Realty working with center developers has secured three retailers, that are in the process of preparing to open stores in Manteca before Black Friday. Developer Poag & McEwen has submitted plans to the city to convert at least one of the spaces for the three stores. Hernandez noted the first of the ...
Upward of 30,000 people are expected to converge on Woodward Park in Manteca on May 26 for what military leaders have described as "the biggest Memorial Day Weekend commemoration on the West Coast." The salute to those who have fallen that also serves as a way of thanking those still living who have served America costs nearly $60,000 to stage. The biggest fundraiser is the raffling of two 2013 four-door Ford Fiesta sedans being donated ...