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Selling fireworks for next year’s Lathrop celebration

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop is selling fireworks to have fireworks next year.

July 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Broken TV tube & trip to Ed’s TV planted seeds for Phillip’s passion

Ernestine Phillips is your classic traditional farmer's wife.

June 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Park name change honors couple

The race-track name is gone. Now, the once incongruously named Bay Meadows Park that has been home for many years to the Boys and Girls Club on Alameda Street proudly proclaims a new name: Bobette and Charlie Giles Park.

June 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Repairs aim to end flooding in front of Valverde Park

LATHROP – The sidewalk drainage repairs in front of Valverde Park, the Community Center and Senior Center that will start the week of July 12 will not have any major impact on vehicle and foot traffic to these public areas, according to city officials.

June 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Family still waiting for answers in Jeremy Lum’s death

LATHROP - It's been a year since tragedy struck the Lum family in Lathrop with the untimely death of the then-29-year-old University of California, Berkeley graduate Jeremy Lum.

June 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


No garbage rate increase for Lathrop senior citizens

LATHROP – Garbage collection rates for all residential households and commercial facilities in Lathrop will go up starting July 1. The only exceptions are the seniors in the community who are on fixed income.

June 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SEIU to Lathrop Council: Put vacation cash-out perk on hold

LATHROP - The city's municpal union employees called for an end to the "costly abuse of the vacation cash-out privilege at the expense of our Lathrop community" at the June 7 Lathrop City Council meeting

June 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Wanted: Artists for Lathrop City Hall exhibit

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop is looking for artists who would like to have their work exhibited inside the Council Chambers.

June 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Group launches Lathrop Friends of the Library

LATHROP – The Lathrop Public Library is about to add a significant chapter to its history. That chapter would be on the "Friends of Lathrop Library."

June 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Scam artist preying on city’s elderly

Darlene Archer has a message for seniors in Manteca. Beware of "a gentleman out there" calling and asking you for your Medicare number.

June 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


HULA HOOPS & ROOT BEER FLOATS

Scenes from the Floatin' Root Beer & Flyin' Hoops summer teen program at the Manteca Public Library.

June 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sentiment favoring free-standing Lathrop police department?

LATHROP – Lathrop's contract with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office for police services has been approved for another year, the shortest extension since 1990 when the barely six-month-old incorporated city tapped the county for community policing.

June 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop slowing speeders with 3-way stop

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council voted to bypass state regulation in favor of the safety of its residents, particularly young children.

June 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Garage sale marathon, dinner at Kelley Brothers benefits Leukemia society

Two fund-raisers are planned to help triathlon athlete-in-training Perry Settlemoir raise $5,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

June 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sierra High grad brings solo act to SJ Fair

As an entertainer, he goes by the name Esteban. The up-and-coming singer, songwriter and soon-to-be psychology major at the California State University in Sacramento has brought his solo act to the San Joaquin County Fair.

June 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Teen going to state Spelling Bee again

How do you spell tetanus? Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit knows. It's the word that won him the title of San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee champion in the seventh-through-ninth-grade division for the school year 2014-15.

December 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIFT OF WARMTH

The families at Manteca HOPE Shelter and Raymus Home in Manteca are getting a truck-load delivery of blankets this weekend.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch High racism?

Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


DOWN THEY COME

Monday's nearly inch precipitation on top of last week's two inches of rain from the devastating storm was the death knell for the old towering tree along the alley near the Post Office in downtown Manteca.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Romero new MUSD board president

Deborah Romero, loan officer with Ability Mortgage, is the new president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Should school board return to meetings twice a month?

Once upon a time, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees met twice a month.

December 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Out with the old, in with the new

There was no denying Ashley Drain's excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel's annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Cowell School conducts blanket drive for shelter

The sixth graders at Joshua Cowell School are working to literally send warm greetings to the residents at the Manteca HOPE Shelter. They have started a blanket drive which is their way of taking part in the global "youth empowerment" program called WE Day organized by Free the Children, a non-profit organization.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIVING TREE

For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Five install four MUSD trustees

Four members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees were sworn in to office Tuesday night.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ARE YOU GAME?

Many needy families and children did not get a visit from Santa last year because of wasted food. Apparently, a lot of the food served during the annual Costa's Wild Game feed ended up in trash cans because some of people decided they did not like the "game-y" taste.

December 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Winter Wonderland high tea at The Commons

High Tea time at The Commons at Union Ranch in Manteca is always a special occasion. But it's even more so during the Christmas season when it's held with Winter Wonderland magic for backdrop.

December 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CALL OF THE WILD

Rick Buttram and his son Bradley did not mind waiting in line. Hundreds of people were ahead of them, and dozens more were behind them, each standing patiently along the side of Vasconcellos Avenue off Yosemite Avenue.

December 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Vintners & vintage cars

The story of Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca is a familiar story to many.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


NIGHT LIGHTS

Tradition and togetherness.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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