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Flea market raising building funds for Our Lady of Guadalupe

LATHROP – Parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lathrop have started a new fund-raiser for its church-building project: a monthly flea market.

April 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Apartments may help combat Lathrop blight

LATHROP – The latest step in the City of Lathrop's continuing effort to rejuvenate the areas in and around the Historic Old Town District is being discussed at the next Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday.

April 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


No new taxes for Lathrop districts

LATHROP – Lathrop city officials want residents to read their lips: No new taxes for fiscal year 2010-11.

April 12, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Have a blast at Manteca Street Fair today

It's been quite a while since I set foot in the annual Manteca Street Fair downtown. Come to think of it, I think that was the Pumpkin Fair that I attended. I remember that because that's the year I went and took pictures of the Cow-munity mural in the parking lot of the then-Kentucky Fried Chicken, now the Athens Burgers. One of the pictures I took that day appears in the Best of Photography Annual 2009 of Photographer's Forum Magazine.

April 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


‘In God We Trust’ sign now up at City Hall

LATHROP – There's a new sign inside the council chambers at City Hall greeting visitors and city officials conducting meetings at the public venue.

April 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Weekend reprieve for property tax deadline

Income tax filing is not the only deadline that is in the mind of taxpayers these days.

April 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


HOMEOWNERS CRY FOUL

LATHROP – Irvine and Lynne Wilson are not baseball collectors. But, as of Monday, they are the not-so-proud owners of a collection of about 40 balls including at least one golf ball and two tennis balls.

April 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Election deciding replacement for council vacancy

LATHROP – There will be only four people on the Lathrop Council for the rest of 2010.

April 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Youth & Teen Center park project in Lathrop is step in right direction

A while back, I wrote a column about downtowns. Specifically, what I had in mind was the city of Lathrop and where its downtown is or should be in light of all the developments taking place west of Interstate 5, namely: Mossdale Village, Central Lathrop Specific Plan's Richland Master-planned Communities, and the gargantuan River Islands development west of the San Joaquin River.

April 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Friends rally around Sierra Johnson in her leukemia battle

Sierra Johnson, a 2008 graduate of Sierra High School who is now a sophomore at California State University Sacramento, has been one fierce fighter on the athletic field all her life.

April 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


New wish list for historic EU Cemetery’s upkeep

The unselfish acts of many volunteers concerned about the preservation of the resting place of many area pioneers has rescued East Union Cemetery from disrepair – at least, thus far.

April 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony’s observes Good Friday

Hundreds of parishioners packed St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Good Friday at noon for the English service, and in the evening which was held in Spanish.

April 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Prelude to Good Friday

It was a scene repeated all over the world, from the Vatican to the far flung Catholic churches all over the world: priests at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca washing the feet of parishioners during the Holy Thursday evening service. The solemn occasion also was in remembrance of the Last Supper shared by Jesus with his disciples before his death on Calvary which is being commemorated today, Good Friday.

April 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Good Friday services in South County

The Manteca Ministerial Association has not scheduled any community Good Friday service this year, but several churches in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon are offering prayerful observance opportunities in which area faithful can take part.

April 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Cemetery buries troubles

There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the East Union Cemetery after nearly two years of constant problems and difficult negotiations with the California State Cemetery and Funeral Bureau to get back its business license as well as its frozen bank accounts and endowment funds.

March 31, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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To run or not to run? The $970 question

A $970 fee that the City of Manteca is requiring Manteca Unified Student Trust (MUST) to pay has placed the non-profit organization's ninth annual Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run on Oct. 4 in jeopardy.

September 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


DIOCESE OF STOCKTON

The Diocese of Stockton received 34 claims of sexual abuse in the three months prior to the Aug. 15 submission deadline related to the filing of bankruptcy protection by the diocese.

September 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pumpkin Run now accepting registrations

The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.

September 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


HARVEST FESTIVAL

For family fun, food and a slew of opportunities to snag a prize or an auction deal to bring home, head out to the annual St. Anthony Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday.

September 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


They dump on farmers

Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


1ST RESPONDERS

Joshua Cowell Elementary School president Mckena Hoppis challenged her schoolmates by calling on them to do this simple task: "I would like for everyone, when they see a first responder, if you could just smile and just say thank you. I know it makes a big impact on them."

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Paid ‘cheerleader’ helps launch ‘Yes on G’ campaign

The campaign to get Manteca Unified's $159 million Measure G bond passed in the November election is in full swing.

September 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Soroptimists donate $311,500 over 25 years for teen counseling

Since 1989, Soroptimist International of Manteca every year has donated thousands of dollars to Manteca Unified School District. To date, the total is $311,500 – and counting.

September 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Joshua Cowell recognizes 1st responders

Two words are transformed into action every year on September 11 at Joshua Cowell Elementary School: service and remembrance.

September 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


$14.8M PURCHASE

It was a Price is Right moment. Others used Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune fame for analogy.

September 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fant’s allies: He’s target of political ‘lynching’

Several Weston Ranch residents came to the defense of Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant at the Tuesday night Board of Trustee meeting over a column in Tuesday's Manteca Bulletin suggesting he should resign.

September 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Garden Club opens art contest to art students in Manteca Unified

Art students in the Manteca Unified School District are invited to take part in a competition that could earn them some cool cash plus an opportunity to launch their artistic careers.

September 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘Adults only’ Ripon VFW fashion show

A rib-tickling evening on Sept. 13, combined with a sit-down dinner with chicken cordon bleu as the main entrée, will go a long way toward helping research to find a cure for cancer and making hospitalized veterans have a merry Christmas.

September 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Early almond harvest thanks to drought

The hum of harvest machines in San Joaquin County's almond orchards started two weeks ahead of schedule this year.

September 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Healthy Hobby

Ferdinand "Ferdie" Delima's face is tightly scrunched, and his biceps bulge like balloons as he mentally counts while each hand firmly holds on to a 30-pound weight.

September 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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