Ted Johnston has become something of an icon for getting the job done at Ripon City Hall where he started some 36 years ago as a garbage collector and advanced through a scenario of assignments before becoming the director of Public Works.
It was back in the early 1960s that a young Joan Eckhoff began dating the handsome Bill Kamps.
Sound the alphorn, the spring concert nears. The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club will host its annual Swiss Echoes Spring Concert on April 20, regaling its guests with locally produced music unique to Switzerland. "It's not country music. It's not rock and roll. It's Alper music – and it's good," said Don Widmer, president of the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club. "Music is a part of the Swiss tradition. The songs you'll hear are native ...
Agents of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agency (ATF) requested aid from the Manteca Police Department's SWAT team Thursday to assist in carrying out the serving of two federal search warrants at two Ripon homes at about 11 a.m.
Construction of the softball fields at the Mistlin Sports Complex is taking shape. At Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting, Ted Johnston, director of public works, took notice of the new light standards and some recent landscaping work. "It's a very complex project, but it's coming together," he said. The timeline for completion is still uncertain after some existing utility conflicts interfered with the underground infrastructure plan during the early stages of construction that took place ...
RIPON- Ask Daniel Costa about the first time he was exposed to the game of hockey. Go on – ask him. His face slowly gets overtaken by a wry smile and he begins to wax poetic about the dingy rink that he used to haunt as a kid in Modesto. It is the place that planted the seed for what would eventually become a lifelong obsession. It isn't there anymore. And as the owner of ...
Jake Park has always been interested in the City of Ripon's economic plan for the future.
If you live or farm west of Ripon in the Delta secondary zone you may one day have to get clearance from a super regional agency seeking veto power over everything from how you use your land to what you build on it.
It's a look into an educational future for prospective new families and potential Ripon Christian High School students who will take advantage of a special open house Thursday night in the large RC gymnasium at 435 North Maple Avenue.
Give Every Child A Chance is hoping to bring the Teen Summit to Ripon. But that could be another year away. According to program director Oscar Munguia, GECAC was all set to conduct the inaugural Teen Summit today at Park View School. But that event was canceled. "We only had 40 kids signed up and we needed 100," he said on Monday. Munguia indicated that this Teen Summit, once off and running, will be modeled ...
Work continues to take place at Mistlin Sports Complex as elected leaders are making sure to take care of the billing.
Arthur Brogli is the special guest performer for the annual San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall, East Main Street and Manley Road.
Grandparents' spoiling their grandchildren is a time-honored tradition. But according to the San Joaquin County Sherriff's Department, scammers are now attempting to tap into that and bilk unsuspecting seniors out of their money without them ever thinking that they've been had. Instead of an elaborate hoax or an attempt to steal important personal information, San Joaquin County Sherriff Public Information Officer Les Garcia said that the scam works through a simple phone ...
There was no promise of extra credit or a pizza party. The students in Robert Mayfield's U.S. History and Government classes were given no incentive to raise the money. They just did. By the fistfuls, too. Ripon High's Coin War came to a celebratory finish on Friday afternoon in the North Gym. The student body and faculty gathered for a rally, touting the success of the annual fundraiser while acknowledging the kinship and a connection ...
It is all about the "missing piece" of the puzzle in severe cases of dementia and other illnesses that is described as the "emotional wellness" toward healing.
This was the second week of Assassination. What is Assassination? It's probably not what you're thinking.
Rid your homes of unwanted prescription drugs and prevent drug abuse by dropping those expired pill bottles into a collection container today at the request of the Ripon Police Department.
Ripon Police Sergeant Danny Sauer will conduct a casual meeting with the residents of his beat area Wednesday night in the department's classroom facility at 259 North Wilma Avenue.
Marissa's Closet would like their friends and supporters to eat together and dance the night away in a fundraiser at Ripon's Community Center Saturday night from 6 until midnight.
Ripon's request for $3.5 million in federal funds to tap into the South San Joaquin County Surface Water Treatment plant is taking leaders to Sacramento next week.
Candidates for two administrative positions were interviewed earlier this week at the Ripon Unified district office.
Bicycle rodeos offered by the Ripon Police Department underscore safety of the community's school children. Officer Trevor McGinnis directed the first event at Ripon Elementary School yesterday with others to follow on May 1 through May 15.
Ripona Elementary School's annual jog-a-thon brought in some $10,000 for the school in the hour-long run Wednesday morning on the school's turf – bested only by the excitement seen on their faces.
A city-wide cleanup is scheduled for next month.
A Phase One construction update was presented to the Ripon Unified School District trustees earlier this month by Stephanie Hobbs, spokeswoman for the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation.
Main Street Floral has long been established in Ripon's downtown business community.
A man believed to be about 60 years old was found hanging in the predawn hours Monday morning in a Ripon park. He was the third suspected suicide in the past week.
An elementary school student on their way to school was reportedly accosted by a male suspect in the 200 block of S. Acacia Ave. near Second Street at 7:20 a.m. Monday.
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