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.
This year's 'Color the Skies' will be an abbreviated version. In this case, no hot air balloons, sky divers, or vendors, but rather running events followed by a kite show at Mistlin Sports Park on Aug. 31. Jessica Coleman promises the hot air balloons will be back for 2014. At Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting, she listed the current construction of the softball fields at Mistlin as one reason for the change. "We didn't want ...
On Tuesday morning, well before the chime of the first school bell, retired Col. Patrick Dunn put his students through their final paces.
Citizenship and Trustee awards were handed out last week to students at the five Ripon elementary schools during graduations held throughout the district.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
That freedom is not free is a truth that Ripon residents are reminded of year after year in the city's Memorial Day Observances planned jointly by the American Legion 190 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 1051 posts.
Ripon High Valedictorian Ruth Waters is the epitome of a student-athlete.
Ripon Christian High School graduated 60 seniors Friday night in their packed gymnasium – with countless dreams backed by their deep religious faith in God.
Terri Beam sat among her students in the computer lab on campus on Wednesday morning, glowing as warm and as bright as the blouse she wore.
Anne DiGiulio didn't sit much during Thursday's graduation ceremony at Park View Elementary School.
Eighth-grade students at Ripona School shared a bittersweet moment on Thursday.
The Ripon Elementary School 8th graders – some 60 of them – marched up the center aisle of the Ripon High School multi-purpose auditorium to hear speakers, receive awards and take their diplomas they had worked for over the last nine years.