SWAT officers – some seven in number – from Manteca and Ripon police departments put on a three hour emergency response drill Monday at the Ripon High School campus that included a question and answer session in the school library.
Alexandra Queen is the first 100 percent dedicated animal control officer in Ripon since the budget cuts of 2010 that split the duties between two of the police department's community service officers.
'When I was a young man going to college, my father wisely shared his wisdom on life. Whatever you choose to do in life, do it because you love it, not because it will make you wealthy. Wealth is no substitution for happiness.
March 28, 2013|
By John Mangelos
Two Ripon volunteer firefighters – Joe Azevedo and Bert Ballatore – who served under Nick Van Dyken for some 30 years had nothing but good to say about their first chief who died Sunday less than a month away from his 100th birthday.