I laughed because when we left Sacramento winds were ~15mph gusting to 20, then we get to Ripon and it was ~1mph gusting to 3. Heh, well not that bad but it was ironic. Usually Ripon has much smoother/stable/higher winds.
I was raised and spent much of my adulthood in Fresno. As far as I'm concerned, one Valley town is much like the next.... except on days when it's not. ;-)
So, do people call it "Rippin" or "Rip on"? My dad sold ag chemicals and at the end of his workday, he'd come home and tell us of his adventures. Once in awhile he'd come home and say that he'd had to go to Rippin. I've never been there, but have always meant to go. Now I've got a reason, so it's all good.