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 …

Sneak Peek Into The Vault

by Joanna Metheny Buzz has been building for several months now around a new wine bar coming to downtown Ripon. The labor of love of sisters Kara Bogetti and Merissa Deming, …

Abundance Market Comes to the Ripon Community Garden

by Joanna Metheny The Ripon Community Garden and Oak Valley Youth Garden are pleased to announce Abundance Market, a vendor craft fair, at the Ripon Community Garden, on Saturday April 28, …

Local BBQers Team Up to Share Passion with Community

by Joanna Metheny On Saturday, January 27th, long-time Ripon residents Jason Buffalow and John Heida will be at Schemper’s Ace Hardware dishing out delicious BBQ samples. Head on over to Schemper’s …

Fulton Overpass Nativity Scene

By Joanna Metheny One of the best things about living in a small town are the little efforts locals take to brighten up the community. Ripon is a shining example of …

Will the Real Orlando McCurry Please Stand-Up?

-by Gracyn Taylor, Journalist in “The Smoke Signal” Who is Orlando McCurry? That is a question people from Ripon High School have been asking since 1970. McCurry is supposedly a man who …

Jesse’s Cannonball

by John J. Lesjack After Ripon High School’s principal talked about Yokut Indian, Estanislao, varsity basketball player Derek Hickman brought to class the little iron ball that changed the Hickman family …

A Slice of History – The Man Behind The Name: Clinton South

by Joanna Metheny Just off of Jack Tone, to the immediate north of Mistlin Park, is a short, nondescript street that doesn’t garner much attention. Dotted with a few homes, vineyards, …

Veterans Day Events & Deals

by Joanna Metheny With origins almost one hundred years old, and rooted in the celebration of the end of World War I, Veterans Day became an official national holiday in 1938, …

Get a Jump on Holiday Shopping at the Homestead Market Faire This Saturday

by Joanna Metheny This Saturday morning will mark the 3rd annual Homestead Market Faire. The Faire provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to shop for quality handmade items, crafted by local vendors. Kick off …

A Slice of History – Historic Ripon Jail

-by Joanna Metheny / photos by Joanna Metheny While most in town are likely familiar with Ripon’s main police station located on Wilma Avenue, some may not be aware that Ripon …