Fun and games at Ripon Almond Blossom Festival

The Central Valley’s first major festival of the new year has returned. The 55th annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival has unfurled this weekend. The event features food, carnival rides, art exhibits and more. The festivities continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mistlin Sports Park, 1201 River Road, Ripon. Admission is free.

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Oakdale's Bronson Harmon becomes two-time Masters champion

Oakdale's Bronson Harmon adds a second Masters championship to a football state title this school year. (By Shawn Jansen/sjansen@mercedsunstar.com).
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Oakdale's Bronson Harmon becomes two-time Masters champion 1:37

Oakdale's Bronson Harmon becomes two-time Masters champion

Pitman's Adam Velasquez wins Masters championship 1:52

Pitman's Adam Velasquez wins Masters championship

Dear Mr. Congressman 1:44

Dear Mr. Congressman

Modesto's Central Catholic beats Dixon inception basketball playoffs 3:15

Modesto's Central Catholic beats Dixon inception basketball playoffs