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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


Dinner-dance kicks off St. Anthony’s harvest festival

For the first time in about half a century, a dinner-dance will be held to kick off the annual St. Anthony's Harvest Festival.

August 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Naming gym for Brooks prompts debate

LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos, a Lathrop businessman and entrepreneur and, lately, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 2 elections, told the City Council Monday night that he'd rather have the Community Center gym named after any of the long-time residents rather than basketball great and 2010 NBA Coach of the Year Scott Brooks.

August 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Firework sales proceeds a bit baffling for Lathrop non-profits

I'm probably being naïve, but after seeing the final numbers in the first Safe and Sane Fireworks fund-raising in Lathrop, I can't help being baffled by the scant net amounts received by the five nonprofit groups whose dedicated volunteers toiled hard for seven days in the sizzling summer heat to earn money for their pet community projects.

August 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Bike lane conversion aimed at improving safety at Lathrop School

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council last week unanimously approved the conversion of the roadside stretch in front of Lathrop Elementary into a 13-foot Class II bike lane that will allow both vehicular and bike traffic.

August 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


When will Lathrop honor native son Scott Brooks?

I was smiling when Arnita Montiel spoke before the Lathrop City Council last week urging them to honor the accomplishments of Lathrop's very own, Scott Brooks, the former pro basketball player whose latest accolade is being named 2010 NBA Coach of the Year.

August 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lathrop’s 1st fireworks fundraiser net $33,392

LATHROP – Lathrop's first fireworks fund-raiser ended with a resounding bang at the cash register.

August 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fire stations closing

LATHROP – The closure of up to two Lathrop-Manteca Fire District stations and the loss of seven to 10 firefighters are no longer a matter of if but when after the board decided not to put the parcel tax increase measure in the November elections.

August 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Two trustees trying to remove administrator?

An administrator at a high school in the Manteca Unified School District will remain in his position following a Board of Trustees vote in closed session on Tuesday.

January 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Options help support Kindred Arts

The Manteca Kindred Arts has been bringing top-notch musicians of national and international caliber to Manteca for nearly three decades. Perhaps less known is the fact the non-profit organization has been offering other entertainment options every year for the public's gastronomical pleasure, among other things.

January 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube

If you have been looking forward to watching the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting live-streamed on the Internet or on YouTube, don't hold your breath.

January 29, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Got questions? District vows to answer

Parents and other individuals with concerns and questions about the distribution of 23,000 computers to students in Manteca Unified can look forward to Friday when district officials will start doling out answers and explanations.

January 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MADE WITH LOVE

The quilted American flag occupying one entire wall at Ladybug Quilts in Manteca is not just a store decoration.

January 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Farmers give thanks but pray for more

In the summer, with California in the throes of a record-setting drought, the sign that popped up all over the farming areas in and around Manteca caught a bit of attention with the message: "Pray for Rain."

January 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Unified may live stream board meetings

With the Manteca Unified School District Going Digital, and its 23,000 students now being armed with 21st-century education tools called Panasonic 3E computers, is a televised or live streamed Board of Trustees meeting far behind?

January 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

An annual religious event celebrated by St. Anthony of Padua School on Sunday illustrates the role it has played since it opened in 1956 and its mission.

January 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


St. Anthony teachers share Catholic education thoughts

Carolyn Cano does not consider her career choice – teaching at a Catholic school – as a job. It's not a venue for earning money. It's not a livelihood. It's not an 8-5 job. It is much more than that, she said.

January 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


TECH ROLL OUT

Wednesday was Lincoln Elementary School's turn for the Great Deployment.

January 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


High school artist work graces posters

The 2015 art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club will have 19 Manteca Unified high school students competing for a cash award and the honor of seeing their art work being used for the club's posters and brochures.

January 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Amazon showcases cutting edge tech

Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, unveiled its state-of-the-art Fulfillment Center in Tracy more than a year after it was launched in 2013 with 1,000 full-time workers.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Art Show to coincide with Ripon festival

The Marylou Tornell Art Show is looking for entries to be displayed during the two-day Ripon Almond Blossom Festival on Feb. 20 and 21.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


104-year-old‘s shares secret to long life

Dorothy Radisich's secret to a youthful look is in her breakfast. Her first meal of the day consists of wheat germ, oatmeal, and flakes.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mass, celebration mark Santo Nino feast day

The day Pope Francis concluded his three-day visit to the Philippines, the Filipinos in Manteca were playing host to parishioners from more than a dozen parishes in the Diocese of Stockton for the annual celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino.

January 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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