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Election in French Camp-McKinley Fire district all in the family

FRENCH CAMP – You think the gubernatorial drama is the hottest election ticket? Think again.

October 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Big job well done by small band of volunteers

The latest project of the Manteca Mural Society is now another significant footnote in Manteca's history.

October 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pumpkin Fair offers smashing fun time

Everyone was busy at Athens Burgers all day Saturday, but they were all smiling. Business was so brisk that the hours around lunch time saw long lines of hungry customers.

October 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friends help unemployed widower with 3 young kids

Friends in need are friends indeed.

October 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


3 vie for 2 spots on Lathrop-Manteca fire board

LATHROP – Two Lathrop firefighters, one a reservist and the other retired, and a Manteca dairy farmer are vying for the two vacant seats on the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District board in the November 2 elections.

October 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Odds & Ends


Lightning strikes twice for former Lathrop city manager

LATHROP – Prior to her forced resignation from her job in Lathrop two years ago, former city manager Yvonne Quiring was asked by union employees to resign based on a laundry list of complaints about her job performance. Their request was contained in a letter that they presented to the city council.

September 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Patriotic mural a dream- come-true for Crystal Downs

Crystal Downs couldn't be happier with the mural that will grace the north side of her State Farm Insurance building at 259 North Main Street.

September 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Woodward fifth grader 4th in national contest

Ten-year-old Lucia Barragan won fourth place and a cash prize of $800 over the weekend at a national songwriting contest held in San Antonio, Texas.

September 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lifelong friends GiveBack2God

LATHROP – A few years ago, during his days as a professional basketball player and before he was catapulted to coach in the big leagues, Lathrop native Scott Brooks returned to his alma mater to conduct basketball clinics for area youth.

September 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Chinese lion dancing Sunday at Hong Kong restaurant

There will be a lion dancing in front of the Hong Kong Chinese restaurant on South Main Street Sunday evening. Since the performance will be in the parking lot, the public is welcome to enjoy the show which will run for about half an hour starting at 6:30 p.m.

September 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop youth showcase talents

LATHROP – Not all the stars were shining in the sky competing with the luminous moon Tuesday night, at least in Lathrop. A good number of them were inside the newly named Scott Brooks Gym in the Community Center delighting the audience there with lively dance and musical numbers performed by the city's talented youth.

September 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Full moon on the first day of fall

The first day of fall 2010 lasted less than an hour. Chances are, you were asleep when the autumnal equinox crept in shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

September 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dresser asks city to stop monthly subsidy of The Rush

LATHROP – Another request has come before the Lathrop City Council asking the city to discontinue subsidizing The Rush, the monthly publication owned by area real estate broker Frank Cavaco.

September 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Talent shows, softball games part of 2010 Lathrop Days

LATHROP – Lathrop is pulling all the stops this week for the annual Lathrop Celebration.

September 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Of books and matters of mind

Arriving at his dorm recently after coming home for the weekend, my son found himself in a bind. He forgot his text books at home. At first, he asked if we could mail them to him at the university. But he soon found a convenient and inexpensive solution to his dilemma.

September 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

March 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners

The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.

March 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


PRIVATE EDENS

Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.

March 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MAGIC FLUTE

The San Francisco Opera Guild is coming to George McParland Annex School.

March 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pipe bursts 1st day of SSJID water delivery

Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.

March 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


GRAFFITI BARN

I call it The Graffiti Barn.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


STARTED CLEANING HOUSES

For Ramon Rivera, hard work plus a strong work ethic generously sprinkled with white-knuckle determination equals success.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spring break meant military reserve training

Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Driver on cell when her car hit school bus

No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.

March 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


NOT ACTING

Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.

March 19, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion

If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.

March 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


OLD CITY HALL

Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.

March 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Federated Women award eight seniors scholarships

Eight seniors from four high schools in Manteca Unified are the recipients of scholarships this year from the Federated Women's Club. They will be presented with the awards on Wednesday, March 18, during the annual scholarship-presentation luncheon in honor of the students who are being honored this year at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca.

March 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SPELLING SUCCESS

Returning to the California Spelling Bee competition for the second year in a row is Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit. This time, he will be competing in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee.

March 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE CHAMPS

Manteca High School's Academic Decathlon Team is heading to the state competitions next week after capturing the top award in San Joaquin County earlier this month.

March 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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