Don't expect Ripon Unified to try and hide its report card. Only one of Ripon's elementary schools didn't meet California's target API goal of 800. And while some slipped in their rankings from last year – including a 54-point dip by Ripona Elementary that put them just below the measured threshold – the district, overall, remained healthy in an era of budget cuts and transition at the district level. The Academic Performance Index (API) measures ...
Dante Alvarez has several goals for students at Ripona School. "We want every child to speak in complete sentences," said the first-year principal at Tuesday's Back-to-School Night. With that, Alvarez would also like to see students incorporate the school's academic discourse or language as part of their speaking habits. "We want them to sound like they've in college (when they leave Ripona)," he added. Alvarez talked about peer sharing or, rather, students learning to work ...
The Ripon Garden Club hosts its annual September Stroll, a walk through local gardens on Sept. 7.
It's going to be a celebration of life – a better life – for the countless patients who have been served by Ripon's Bethany Home over the last 50 years.
Water rates are going up. At least that's what the consultant hired by the City of Ripon is going to determine once the dust settles. On Monday the Ripon City Council approved spending more than $55,000 to contract with Municipal Financial Services to determine the best way to proceed with bringing the city's split water system into compliance with a looming state law. Currently only half of the city's water customers are on a metered ...
The Hobbs family worked from dawn to dusk Monday to lay personalized fund raising bricks in the walkway from the ticket booth to the snack bar at the Ripon High athletic field.
Ripon police detectives recovered $8,000 in valuables from a commercial burglary Wednesday within 24 hours of the theft, according to First Sgt. Steve Merchant.
The alleged knife assault on a Union Pacific Railroad work crew foreman on Highway 99 at the Stanislaus River sent a 32-year-old Morgan Hill man to jail shortly after noon on Monday.
The City of Ripon is looking to update its sign ordinance. But in order to do so, the first of two workshops was held Monday at the Council Chamber led by Planning Director Ken Zuidervaart. Electronic message center signs, he said, is what got the City to re-think the ordinance. "We found out we had other sign issues," said Zuidervaart, who also briefly touched on A-frame, air dancer, awning, banner, blade, changeable copy, hanging, and ...
RIPON – The Ripon Garden Club hosts its annual September Stroll, a walk through local gardens, on Sept. 7.
Crime is trending down in Ripon. That's part of what Ripon Police officers shared on Wednesday during a forum for residents in Area Three at the police department. Police disussed their operations in neighborhoods and businesses west of Wilma Avenue and south of Highway 99. They announced their "10-13" program, which is code for making sure officers take time to make personal contacts with the residents on their beats. They are the catalyst to a ...
Three young Ripon girls eight to 11 years old used their ingenuity to raise funds to support the Ripon Animal Shelter so that dogs and cats can be adopted.
Ripon High School "Indians" and "spirit" are synonymous as demonstrated at the start-of-school assembly Wednesday morning in the North Gym with some 900 students crammed into the stands.
Ripon Unified welcomed four newcomers and bid farewell to five at Monday's school board meeting.
It was a day to meld into the Class of 2017 for some 250 new freshmen at Ripon High School under the direction of RHS Activities Director Jill Mortensen and her team of student Link Crew members in the school's North Gym.
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.
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