Something in the water? Ripon cancer diagnoses continue to rise

by Joanna Metheny In the past few weeks, most of Ripon’s residents have likely heard at least something about the apparent rise in cases of pediatric cancer surrounding Weston Elementary. With …

VFW Meeting on Ripon Cancer Rate

This is information that we copied off of the Ripon California Facebook page that we believe residents would want to know about: “There will be a meeting at the VFW hall …

RCAF Press Release

Dear Community Member, It’s a well-known fact that school improvements enhance a student’s desire to learn and compete at their full potential. The RCAF has installed $1.8m in donated improvements since …

RCAF Press Release

Dear Community Member, It’s a well-known fact that school improvements enhance a student’s desire to learn and compete at their full potential. The RCAF has installed $1.8m in donated improvements since …

Letter to the Editor – Vince Hobbs

I’ve worked with the district as a volunteer for 11 years, I’ve sat on their Master Planning Committee tasked with helping to formulate a master plan for facilities. I’ve seen the …

Measure “I” is for INTEREST – $50M worth

The numbers are in, and Measure “I” doesn’t add up. Measure I will cost Ripon property owners approximately $14,000 per household over 40 years. The current RUSD bond request means your …

A Parent’s Perspective on Measure I

“Invest In Our Kids”. “Impact Our Kids”. The sweet sound of those sentences. Of course I want my three children to be positively impacted! Equally as wonderful would be if each community …

Measure I: What You Need To Know

by Joanna Metheny Voting day is just under two weeks away on Tuesday, November 6th. On the ballot this year is Measure I, which has quickly become a hot-button topic in …

Ripon Roundabouts Have You Spinning in Circles?

by Joanna Metheny Every few months it seems the topic of roundabouts here in Ripon creates a bit of a heated conversation among residents. Debate is waged over how to properly …

It’s Not Too Late To Join the 2018 Ripon Garden Tour!

by Joanna Metheny There is still time to snag tickets to the 2018 annual Ripon Garden Club September Stroll. This Saturday, Sept. 8th, the Ripon Garden Club’s beloved annual garden tour …

Junior Artisan Marketplace – Saturday the 28th

The Junior Artisan Marketplace (scheduled for Saturday, July 28th, 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Backus Performance in Ripon) was created with the local kids of our Ripon community in mind. This event will …

Farmers Market Returns to Downtown Ripon

by Joanna Metheny After a more than two year dry spell, next week Riponites will once again have their very own farmers market. Jointly hosted by Studio Joy and the Oak …

Gone But Not Forgotten: The Tragic Tale of Rollin Freshour

by Joanna Metheny Rollin G. Freshour was born February 4, 1896 in the small mining community of Jenny Lind in Calaveras County, after which his family relocated to Ripon. Before the …