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.

Double the fun: Three two-time champs at Masters wrestling

The Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Wrestling Championships were especially sweet for Pitman’s Adam Velasquez and Oakdale’s Bronson Harmon and Abel Garcia. All three were crowned Masters champions for the second time Saturday at Stockton Arena.

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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

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival sights 0:46

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival sights

Valley Recovery Resources put women on road to recovery 2:17

Valley Recovery Resources put women on road to recovery

Modesto Police Body Camera Footage (long) 4:35

Modesto Police Body Camera Footage (long)