Mistlin Sports Park has been left with a stockpile of excess dirt after the recent construction at the softball fields.
The six Almond Blossom queen candidates will be featured in the upcoming festival fashion show set for Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Ripon High School Multi-Purpose Room.
Anna Fassler is a legacy. Her entire life she has heard stories about what it was like to be a part of the Ripon Almond Queen court, and when it came time to enjoy the annual parade with her family it was always the contestants in their flowing gowns that intrigued her the most. And now she'll get the chance to follow in the footsteps of her mother and be that person riding in the ...
Jake Parks emerges from the back of the café, rolling his wrists as he begins to punch an order into an iPad.
MODESTO - The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) has selected Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, as one of two recipients for the annual "Patti Mattingly Award" for 2012.
In the coming months, a portion of historic downtown can expect to get a facelift. A $400,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation will help pave the way for the City of Ripon to install landscape enhancements along Main Street, between Acacia Avenue and Nourse Street. Work, according to City Engineer Kevin Werner, will include: • Replacing the existing wood trellises with brick and metal trellises similar to that of the previous phase on ...
Michaela Ratto always looked at the Almond Queen contestants as role models. A longtime member of the Ripon 4-H, Ratto would work the booth at the group's pie sale on the night of the Almond Blossom coronation and look at the older girls with such respect – the sense that they were something to aspire to become. And next month she's wearing the evening gown and standing tall with her hair done and her contestant ...
You can save money by purchasing your Almond Blossom tickets ahead of time. The advance sale of discount carnival tickets are at the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Office, 929 West Main Street, and the Ripon Police Department, 259 North Wilma Ave. You can save 50% by purchasing the tickets in advance. Carnival Ticket Books are originally $30 per book for 30 tickets but the advance price is $15 per book. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. ...
It wasn't your typical mail theft. Ripon Police were contacted Jan. 11 by the Ripon Postmaster regarding the theft of an entire neighborhood mailbox from the area of Laurelwood Drive and Cooper Court. The case moved forward when a Ripon resident contacted police regarding someone trying to cash a check in her name. A suspect made an unsuccessful attempted to cash the victim's check taken from the stolen community mailbox at a local check cashing ...
Children and senior citizens in Ripon have found a soft spot in the heart of former Ripon Police officer Scott Lindsay.
RIPON - Ripon Police are stepping up their presence at elementary school campuses. Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde said the department will begin having patrol officers on elementary school campuses later this month. The program, "Cops on Campus," will periodically put patrol officers on each elementary school site in between calls for service and other patrol related duties. The development of the program was taking place prior to the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newton, ...
RIPON – The holiday season for giving may be over but not so at the Ripon Unified School District.
Alyssa Drennan has been in the Almond Blossom Parade before. Multiple times in fact. As a longtime participant in Ripon band programs Drennan has had the opportunity to see the people as they line up along Main Street and feel the electricity that comes with the biggest event of the year. But there was always something about the Almond Queen contestants that stood out to the Ripon High senior. The pretty dresses. The pretty cars. ...
A US Army veteran and a former general contractor has taken over the helm at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon.
The Ripon Community Athletic Foundation received much-needed support Tuesday from the Ripon City Council.
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.