RIPON – This week's advanced Junior Police Academy has put some 20 students through a series of scenarios that will end today with emphasis on cardio pulmonary resuscitation at the Ripon Fire Department.
A Manteca man walking home from grocery shopping Saturday night with friends apparently misjudged the speed of two diesel engines coming down the Union Pacific tracks toward him and his two companions as they walked eastward along the sidewalk on the south side of Yosemite Avenue near Library Park.
Ripon officers gave chase – on foot and in patrol cars – after two young gang members had tore up the softball fields at Stouffer Park with their vehicles at 1 p.m. Thursday, capturing both of them, according to police spokesman First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
Ripon's Riley Simmons - a Colony Oak School fifth grader - continues her fight against brain cancer with the family receiving good news from doctors this past week, according to her grandmother Sandy Thornell Hodges.
Carla Lien left her job at a fast food restaurant in Ripon after graduation from Ripon Christian High School to become a hostess for the new owners of the Barnwood Restaurant adjacent to the northbound Highway 99 on ramp on East Main Street.
Antonio Orozco, 41, was rearrested and jailed Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for allegedly having possession of counterfeit currency, a controlled substance, marijuana, controlled substance paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
The Ripon Community Fireworks Committee is gearing up for an action packed day this Fourth of July. Events include a parade, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, photo booth, food vendors, concert and of course a 4th of July Firework Extravaganza.