Ripon mayor and former Highway Patrol commander Chuck Winn won the San Joaquin County Fourth Supervisorial District seat by 1,005 votes over contender Russ Munson of Lodi. He will replace longtime supervisor Ken Vogel.
Ripon almond farmer David Costa, 60, was one of four crab fisherman to lose their lives Saturday when nine foot waves swamped and overturned their 32-foot fishing vessel near Bodega Rock as they were returning from an early morning crabbing expedition.
Ghost tales, finding of a skeleton in a downtown building, bones dug up in a residential section near the cemetery, and longtime rumors of tunnels underneath the business district will haunt Ripon on Halloween.
Ripon Police officers will be turning out in force throughout neighborhoods in the early morning hours looking for idling vehicles left unattended by their owners getting ready for work in an attempt to curb car and truck thefts in the community.