Tony Mistlin is doing his part to help with the City of Ripon's fireworks display. At Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting, the local businessman and philanthropist offered to match donations for the Fourth of July event, up to $10,000. Fireworks will return to Mistlin Sports Park in 2014 due in part to changes in public safety regulations – specifically, the fallout zone, once calculated at 70-feet for every inch in diameter of the largest shell, ...
A public workshop on the proposed changes to the Blossom Express transit service's routes will be held today in Ripon City Hall, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
RIPON – They are fish out of water, forced to find relief at high school swimming pools not their own.
The best appears yet to come for the Mistlin Sports Park based on a recent report. For the first time, a financial analysis on the complex was provided by Kye Stevens at Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting. "The numbers (consisting of expenses, revenue and projections) were conservative," said the recreation director. The financial picture may not appear rosy at first glance. Take this year, for example. Expenses consisted of the fountain ($15,000), soccer fields ($200,391) ...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At tonight's Ripon City Council session, elected leaders are scheduled to meet with Raman Dhindsa from the Women's Center of San Joaquin County. She's the FOCUS program manager for the center's Youth and Family Services. During the 7 p.m. open session inside the Council Chambers – Ripon City Hall, 259 N. Wilma Ave. – Mayor Dean Uecker will present a proclamation to the Women's Center representative. Part of it ...
A possible burglary in progress in a neighborhood near Ripon's Weston Elementary School in the southwest section of the city Thursday saw officers quickly alert staff members to move the children to another play area for their safety.
The Blossom Express transit service in Ripon currently operates on a regular Tuesday and Thursday schedule.
It will soon cost residents a little bit more to get their missing cat or dog out of the pound.
A single line of police officers in uniform on bicycles drew the attention of Ripon motorists who reacted with honks and waves as the trio followed their instructor from Southern California down Main Street into the city's central business section.
Ripon Unified is still trying to fill positions. At Tuesday's school board meeting, Michelle Ryan, who is the district's human resource manager, mentioned just that during the announcement of the new hires. "They're all replacement positions," she said. "We will have much more in October." Scrambling to fill positions, Ryan noted, may be a problem. "But it's been a good problem to have (for RUSD)," she said. Among the new hires are: • Ripona Elementary ...
Two police officers and two firemen downed large pastrami sandwiches in less than two minutes as a small crowd cheered them on to the finish Saturday.
It's all about 50 Faces/50 stories in a four by nine inch, full-color hard bound edition commemorating the 50-year celebration of the Bethany Home Society that will celebrate its half century with a Grand Gala at the Ripon Community Center on Friday, Sept. 13.
There's plenty going on in Ripon in the coming days. Events this week in Ripon will range from the opening and ribbon cutting of the new Togo's Restaurant on Colony Road adjacent to the Save Mart Shopping Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Magpie Antiques will host a Ripon Chamber of commerce coffee this coming Friday at their corner location on First Street west of the Ripon Fire Department headquarters from ...
Marlon Gayle has a goal of learning the names of each student at Colony Oak School. The first-year principal is doing so by visiting the classrooms. He also produced a power-point presentation of each kindergarten-through- eighth-grade student at the Ripon Unified site in which each provided their first and last names. Gayle showed that video at Thursday's Back to School Night. This was the whittled down version of the taping that took place during the ...
When Bill Draa stepped in and took over the reins at Ripon Unified School District he hit the ground running.
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.
Build a gym, do it right.