-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 is also home to Originally built in 1925, the historic jail holds just two cells, a small bathroom, storage area, and small lobby / office area. The building was designed by architect Ralph P. Morrell out of Stockton, who favored the Spanish Colonial Revival style, as can be seen in his still-standing B
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by Joanna Metheny Most locals are familiar with Caswell State Park. It’s our closest State Park, and lies right at the edge of town at the end of Austin Road along the While most of us today are familiar with the Central Valley’s patchwork of agriculture, just 200 years ago, the area was home to vast grasslands full of pronghorn antelope and elk, forests with grizzly bears, and rivers flowing with steelhead trout, salmon, and plentiful waterfowl. Few people lived here, save s
by Joanna Metheny Photo by Joanna Metheny The Ripon Community Garden, located at 1179 Vera Avenue at the intersection of Doak, broke ground in 2014. Founded by Sharon and Mike Butler, the community garden currently provides 72 fully irrigated planter boxes where local Ripon residents and employees can grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. The garden is also home to numerous fruit trees, grapes, artichokes, and most recently several colonies of pollinator bees. In addit
(STOCKTON, CA) – San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District’s (District) mosquito-borne disease surveillance program confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples found in positive mosquito samples found in positive mosquito samples found in zip codes 95366 and 95367. This is the first find of WNV in San Joaquin County for 2017. “This finding serves as a reminder that mosquitoes carry disease that can harm humans. The District does its part in control