The Return of The Ripon Farmers Market

-by Kathy Cragin If you’ve driven down the Main Street of Ripon on a Thursday evening this summer, you’ve probably noticed a crowd of local folks gathered outside Studio Joy. These …

The Fate of Ripon’s Fireworks Show

by Joanna Metheny Most have probably heard by now that Ripon will not be having our annual fireworks show at Mistlin Park this Fourth of July. This wildly popular event typically …

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 …

Cal Crush Clydesdales Gear Up For Exhibition Season

by Joanna Metheny Local company Cal Crush is best known as a mobile rock crushing business that services clients throughout California and Nevada. Started by brothers Charlie and Brian Evans in …

Press Release: Woman Pleads Guilty to $148K Theft from Elderly Man

STOCKTON, CA – On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in San Joaquin Superior Court before Judge Ron Northup, Sandra Vallerga Marchman, 52, pled Guilty to Felony Grand Theft and admitted sentencing enhancements …

Press Release: Elderly Victim Taken for Nearly $150K in Embezzlement and Credit Card Fraud

STOCKTON, CA – On May 8, 2017, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Sandra Vallerga Marchman, 53, a Ripon, CA resident, at her job at a mortgage firm in Stockton on …

Grace Works

by Jeannie De Groot One day His disciples brought a blind man to Jesus and begged Him to touch the man. Jesus…took the blind man by the hand… laying His hands …

With summer around the corner and solar systems on the rise, is your investment insured?

by Mark Maliepaard, Morris Insurance Agency Solar energy generation is becoming increasingly cost effective and available. This has made commercial and residential solar panel installations surge. You may know the benefits …

Letter to the Editor: Teachers Looking At Possible Strike

Ripon Unified teachers are finishing a second year without a contract.  Teachers have tried to negotiate in good faith, and tried to keep a positive approach to the community and the …

International Student Placements (ISP) is looking for host families

Are you an empty nester? Are you interested in learning about another culture? Do you want to pay it forward? If you said yes to any of these questions, we have …

Press Release: Meagan and Nicole Warwick to Sign with Azusa Pacific University

Modesto, CA – Meagan and Nicole Warwick (twin sisters) of Modesto Christian School will be signing a Letter of Intent with Azusa Pacific University and joining APU’s Track and Field Team …

Meet Your Neighbors!

by Jolene Peters Do you know your Neighbors? If not, perhaps now is the time to introduce yourself. Knowing your neighbor has plenty of benefits. Safety, sharing, and social support are …

Modesto Attorney Victim in Manteca Taco Bell Shooting

Manteca, CA – Authorities have released the name of the victim that was shot multiple times in a Taco Bell parking lot in Manteca on Tuesday night. Stephen Cain, 60, was …