William "Bill" Draa will help out Ripon Unified for the time being. The retired superintendent of the Banta School District was named to the top RUSD administrative post Monday on an interim basis. "I'm really enthused," he said at the special board session. "I'm not here just to take up space – I'm hoping that I can make a difference." Draa is limited on the amount of days he can work for RUSD – 59 ...
Elden 'Red' Nutt has concerns about the City of Ripon's Fourth of July event. At last Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting, the councilman gave his report on the recent fireworks show. Since bringing the pyrotechnic display back to Ripon High's Stouffer Field about three years ago – prior to that, the fireworks celebration was held across town at the Mistlin Sports Complex – Nutt said the number of donors have decreased. In that first year ...
Ripon Unified could turn to William Draa to help out with the top administration post on an interim basis.
The smashing of two car windows at Ripon's Stouffer Park at about 11 a.m. Thursday netted a thief, two purses, wallets and numerous credit cards that were used almost immediately at a community business and in the Stockton area.
The Ripon Chamber of Commerce annual installation and awards dinner is set for next Thursday at the Spring Creek Country Club.
Johnie Thomas moved to Ripon in the 1950s. That was about 60 years ago. He's still here and, on July 22, will celebrate his 100th birthday. "It's been great to live in Ripon," Thomas said at Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting. He was honored with a proclamation from the City of Ripon by Mayor Dean Uecker and his colleagues. They also sang "Happy Birthday" to Thomas, who was joined by family at this special occasion ...
The City of Ripon is looking to be off limits to marijuana dispensaries. Elected leaders took that first step on Tuesday by approving the first reading of an ordinance that would "enact a complete and total prohibition of medical marijuana dispensaries, cooperatives and collectives" within the city. Councilman Jake Parks called it a preventive measure against crime and abuse. He pointed out that crimes are often associated with these dispensaries, in turn, meaning increased police ...
The City of Ripon is gearing up for next month's National Night Out. On Aug. 6, Tuesday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Community Center, folks are expected to gather once again for this annual event sponsored by the City and the Ripon Ministerial Association. Police Chief Ed Ormonde said that National Night Out is a free event featuring hot dogs and bottled water at no charge along with a watermelon-eating contest and various ...
An update to the City of Ripon's information technology security policy could be approved at tonight's Ripon City Council meeting.
The search is on for a new superintendent at Ripon Unified. Louise Johnson recently announced that she's leaving the district after five years to accept a job as superintendent of schools for Nevada Joint Union High School District in Nevada City. She's scheduled to be back from vacation this week with the promise to spend her final weeks helping the school board ease in the transition. Trustees met last week to discuss plans for Johnson's ...
RIPON – Construction on the softball fields at the Mistlin Sports Complex is nearing completion.
Sergie Samborski has a fascinating background. For starters, he has 25 years of teaching English and Psychology at the university, college and high school level. Samborski, who was selected as the new principal / teacher for the start-up "Ripon Unified School District Continuation School" – that's the temporary name at least for now – earlier this week, has a doctorate in Educational and Developmental Psychology and conducted a research seminar in Cognitive Science at California ...
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.
RIPON – After five years with the Ripon Unified School District, Superintendent Louise Johnson is stepping down from her leadership post.
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. Manteca Police said the man was killed by the impact. Jacob Spruitenberg, 26. was the last of the three to walk past the down railroad gates ...
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.