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Used books sought for harvest festival

In September last year, a young man brought his elderly mother to the St. Anthony's harvest festival. They made a beeline to the used books booth called Bookworm.

September 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Almond crop a mixed bag this year

The forecast that came from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Almond Board of California, and other sources as early as May and as late as July called for another bumper crop of almonds this year.

September 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Justice for Jeremy holds 2nd annual Memorial Walk

LATHROP – The second annual Memorial March by the Justice for Jeremy in Lathrop will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, starting at 9 a.m. at the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

September 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


3,050 miles in eight days

Traffic was so light as we drove along Interstate 80 just west of Wendover, Utah, on our way to Denver. Actually, it was lighter than light. There was hardly any other soul this Sunday morning driving on the highway in front of us that stretched like a snaking ribbon in the vast horizon ahead. So when a silver Toyota appeared on the lane to my right, I visually checked it out more closely than I normally would. As the small car smoothly zoomed past our seemingly lumbering heavier pickup, I glanced idly at the license plate.

September 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lathrop School uniforms?

LATHROP – Lathrop Elementary School students could be the first in the Manteca Unified School District to start wearing a school uniform.

September 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop mayor still owes $28K from last campaign

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles is still $28,000 in debt from her 2008 race.

September 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Kindred Arts Concert prepares for 24th season

The genesis of Manteca Kindred Arts is a classic example of the power of a small idea whose time has come.

September 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Music


Home construction on the rebounds in Lathrop

LATHROP – The housing recovery in Lathrop may not be easily evident to some, but it definitely has been happening in the last few months.

August 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


2 new faces on Lathrop Planning Commission

LATHROP – There are two new faces on the Lathrop Planning Commission.

August 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Punjabi community of Manteca gets organized

The latest ethnic group to organize in Manteca is one whose time has come.

August 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MATSU SUSHI JAPANESE BISTRO

With the sound of wooden tsuchi breaking the cedar lid of the kagami, the newest dining destination at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley in Manteca made its grand opening in the Family City.

August 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Louise Avevue closed for 5 days

LATHROP – The section of Louise Avenue between Fifth Street and McKinley Avenue will be closed for five days in September.

August 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Majority says keep contract with sheriff for now, at least

LATHROP – The idea of a Lathrop Police Department sounds good to practically everyone who spoke during Monday's workshop on this hot-button issue.

August 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop a life saver for fire district?

LATHROP – Lathrop-Manteca Fire District Chief Fred Manding has announced his retirement to the board of directors.

August 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop Police talks: Workshop to discuss what’s best for the city

LATHROP – Wanted: Lathrop residents' input on what type of police service is best for the city.

August 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Two parents rally in support of teacher

Next stop for embattled special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon is the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 3, where he plans to plead once more that he be reinstated to his teaching position at Veritas Elementary School.

February 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Their mission: Remember the fallen

Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.

February 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch student wins art contest

Victor Hernandez of Weston Ranch High School won the judges' nod in the art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club. As the winner among 19 entries submitted, he receives $100 cash prize.

February 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed parents plan rally, remove children

Parents of Special Education students in Manteca Unified and their supporters are holding a rally on Friday in front of the school district office to demand that district officials meet with them and reinstate teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon to his job by Monday, March 2.

February 25, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Help sought to spruce up veterans graves

There are hundreds of veterans buried at the pioneer East Union Cemetery in Manteca. The markers on many of the gravestones, through the years, have deteriorated and have become weather-worn.

February 25, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Teacher, school district officials meet Wednesday

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, Manteca Unified's special ed teacher who continues to be on leave of absence with pay, is taking his cause to Lathrop High School.

February 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Free Weston Ranch seeking more stores

Free Weston Ranch burst into the scene about six years ago. It's a grassroots movement being vigorously pushed by residents of the community who want to see their six plus-square-mile community detached from the City of Stockton.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed investigation involves more than 1 student

The ongoing investigation by Manteca Police into alleged improper relations with a student by Manteca Unified special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon involves not just one student, according to school district officials.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Applications now accepted for $159M Measure G oversight

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Measure G Oversight Committee are invited to submit their applications for consideration.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Churches observe Ash Wednesday, start of Lent

Several Ash Wednesday Masses and scripture services are being observed at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca and St. Patrick's Church in Ripon. Ashes will be distributed during each service.

February 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed teacher’s vigil enters day two

It's day two of Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchion's vigil in front of the district administration office on West Louise Avenue.

February 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teacher holds vigil today at district office

When Manteca Unified School District officials return to work this morning after a three-day weekend off, they will be met by Leo Bennett-Cauchon outside the West Louise Avenue entrance to the property.

February 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD warning of Going Digital scam

Parents and guardians of students in Manteca Unified School District are being alerted about individuals claiming to be Microsoft representatives and telling the students they need their remote access to their personal computers.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


5th graders host 103-year-old’s birthday party

Did you have pets as a child? What was your favorite color? How many siblings did you have? What was your favorite subject in school?

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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