Michael and Kimberly Phipps, owners of River Oaks Golf Course and Driving Range in Ceres, look over their plan in 2014 to build 56 homes on their front nine, citing the inability to turn a profit for the past decade. Michael Phipps died Sunday from a rare kidney disease.
Michael and Kimberly Phipps, owners of River Oaks Golf Course and Driving Range in Ceres, look over their plan in 2014 to build 56 homes on their front nine, citing the inability to turn a profit for the past decade. Michael Phipps died Sunday from a rare kidney disease. Jeff Jardine Modesto Bee file
Michael and Kimberly Phipps, owners of River Oaks Golf Course and Driving Range in Ceres, look over their plan in 2014 to build 56 homes on their front nine, citing the inability to turn a profit for the past decade. Michael Phipps died Sunday from a rare kidney disease. Jeff Jardine Modesto Bee file

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March 25, 2015 5:39 PM