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Lathrop offers crime prevention classes

LATHROP – During a two-week period in the summer late last year, a quiet residential neighborhood at Mossdale Landing in Lathrop was hit by a rash of brazen daytime criminal activities.

February 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


No Lathrop council meeting on Monday due to holiday

LATHROP – The regularly scheduled Lathrop City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 15, has been cancelled due to the observance of Presidents Day, a national holiday.

February 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop city officials: ‘We’re not broke!’

LATHROP – Lathrop City Manager Cary Keaten said there are many cities in California that have zero reserves and are on the brink of financial collapse due to the lingering Great Recession fueled in large measure by the mortgage meltdown.

February 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Suspect’s arrest ends drug deal gone bad near Lathrop City Hall

LATHROP – The victim of a drug transaction gone bad in an area just south of Lathrop City Hall was able to call the police which resulted in the suspect being arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

February 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Budget cuts means 3 less Lathrop deputies

LATHROP – The number of Lathrop Police patrol officers remains the same even with the loss of three deputies on staff, said Lathrop City Manager Cary Keaten.

February 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Margo Young grows up along with Manteca

Imagine Manteca so small that everyone knows everybody. So small that the area where St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and the houses along that stretch of East North Street is just open fields. And small enough there are only about 5,000 people who call this Spreckels Sugar town home.

February 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Sister Margo: ‘Dream big & stay close to God’

For the first time since she graduated from St. Anthony's School in 1961, Margo Young returned to her old haunts in Manteca this week.

February 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Faith


Family stages silent protest at City Hall

LATHROP – Connie Lum Perez and Dorothea Lum were among the people who packed Lathrop City Hall's council chambers to honor recently retired police chief Dolores Delgado.

February 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Chez Shari drive thru dinner Feb. 12 benefits Sequoia soccer club

The Sequoia School Soccer Club is looking to raise money to help support the program.

February 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FAREWELL TO CHIEF

Recently retired police chief Dolores Delgado was honored at Tuesday's Lathrop City Council meeting. She was presented with a recognition plaque for her years of service in the community.

February 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop council will decide how to pick Oliver’s successor

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council will decide at their next regular meeting how to fill the seat that council member Robert Oliver will vacate when his resignation becomes official on March 17.

February 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Crime Stoppers offer reward in 2 Lathrop robberies a Metro PCS

LATHROP – A $1,000 reward is being offered by the South County Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in the two blatant robberies that occurred in December and January at the Metro PCS in Lathrop.

February 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Margo Young: Educator, counselor, physician and nun

Margo Young is a rare breed.

February 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired Lathrop chief honored

LATHROP – Recently retired Lathrop Police Chief Dolores Delgado turned down the $3,500 catered reception that the City Council wanted to host for her retirement.

February 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Business flowering in heart of Manteca

Dan and Gwen Bauer could not resist the lure of Manteca's downtown business district or, for that matter, the city of Manteca itself.

February 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


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BLOOMING IN RIPON

The handmade rustic sign reads: "Grandpa's Flower Patch. Only God can make a flower. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:29."

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Medeiros going for 20 years as board trustee

Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Valley Academy adding 80 more pupils

Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE HAM MAN

There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.

July 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers needed today for garden work

If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.

July 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Evelyn Moore first to file for re-election

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.

July 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THE DAIRY GRIND

Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


California milk meets global demand

There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THRIVING AGAINST ALL ODDS

If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s a never-ending cycle of work at the dairy

The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SWEET LABOR OF LOVE

These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Host families sought for Japanese teens

Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired teacher frets about Manteca growth

When Caroline Finn came to the top of the hill at the Grapevine nearly 30 years ago and beheld the great valley below, she knew there was no going back.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tale of two neighborhoods plagued with ‘drug problem’

She lives practically next to a "drug house" in a Manteca neighborhood that many of the property owners know about it.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Move afoot to restore librarians

Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.

July 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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