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Weather cooperates as eighth-grade classes conduct promotion ceremonies

Father Patrick Walker paid tribute to the parents and teachers of St. Anthony School's graduates of 2010 whom he called "the shining lights" of the future as they prepare to move on to the next chapter in their lives.

May 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Deadline looms for Lathrop fireworks lottery

LATHROP – Nonprofit organizations in Lathrop have until 4 p.m. on Thursday to submit their lottery application forms for Safe and Sane Fireworks fund-raisers this year.

May 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Museum art show draws crowd

Even the weather conspired to make the first ever art show hosted by the Manteca Historical Museum a success in more ways than one.

May 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tour of garden-fresh variety at Woodbridge

It was a tour for all the senses with plenty of intellectual stimulation to sweeten the experience.

May 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mantecan makes 15 dresses for Medieval Faire

The wedding day is in two months and you have yet to start making the gown for the bride who just happens to be your daughter.

May 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca museum art show is today

Several well-known Manteca artists like Tom Olson, as well as up-and-coming local talents of various art disciplines will be showing and selling their best works today at the first ever art show hosted by the Manteca Historical Museum.

May 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop cooking up 2nd annual BBQ competition

LATHROP – San Joaquin Valley's sizzling hot summer in July is facing some stiff competition this year.

May 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop may force taco trucks to move every 3 hours

LATHROP – Taco trucks may soon have to move every three hours in Lathrop or run afoul with the law.

May 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Memorial service today for first lay principal serving St. Anthony’s

By ROSE ALBANO RISSO

May 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Orientation today for Lathrop fireworks booths

LATHROP – Lathrop nonprofit organizations that are interested in submitting an application for Safe and Sane Fireworks this year are invited to attend an orientation meeting today starting at 5 p.m.

May 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MAKING BOOK

LATHROP – The handful of parents and grandparents who showed up Tuesday morning at Lathrop Elementary School knew they were attending a book party. But the big surprise came later on when they actually got to read what their children had written in the newly minted hardcover publication titled, "Warriors Rock!" with the subtitle, "Lathrop Elementary School Warrior Writers."

May 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Nile Garden: It’s simply medieval

It's not exactly like the world famous Medieval Times that has put the Southern California city of Buena Park on the map.

May 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop School students hold book launch today

LATHROP – About 190 Lathrop Elementary School students can honestly say they are nowbona fide published writers.

May 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Triple attraction: Gardens, arts, & wine tasting

Dale Gray called the triple-attraction combination a win-win for everyone concerned.

May 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Recipe for Portuguese donuts courtesy of Dorothy Indelicato

Driving the kids to school when they were attending Nile Garden Elementary School, I used to make a pit stop at the donut shop in the small neighborhood shopping center on Union Road at West Yosemite Avenue. The kids opted for the chocolate-topped bars or the round ones. I usually had a half-dozen of the small rounded bite sizes with a small cup of decaf coffee.

May 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


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Riponite’s military kin helping with Ebola crisis in Liberia

Gae Carney's thoughts and prayers these days are being directed to the Ebola-ravaged country of Liberia in Africa. Central to her prayers are not just the people in that part of the world who are being threatened by the epidemic, but also to the Riponite's cousin, Captain Paul Strohl, and the 700 service men and women under him.

November 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Giving thanks for all the things we do not have

We give thanks every day. But Thanksgiving is a special time to be thankful for the many blessings we have.

November 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Volunteers backbone of telethon

Vickie Conner rang the bell several times within the quarter of an hour she was on the phone.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers pay it forward for kids

It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


District has nothing to do with trustee investigation

Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, who sent two incumbents of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees packing in the November elections, will be sworn in at the December school board meeting even while questions about the legitimacy of some of the information they wrote down in the candidates' papers they filed with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are being investigated.

November 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Calvary hosts Central Valley Men’s Prayer Night

More than 50 men from 11 churches in the area attended the Central Valley Men's Prayer Night on Monday held at Calvary Community Church in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Drain: ‘I won’t disappoint’

Ashley Drain, the wife and mother who ended school board trustee Manuel Medeiros's 16 years of elected service in the November elections, has plenty of plans as the representative of Area 2.

November 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Raindrops sharpen fall foliage in downtown

When it rains, it just drizzles. So far, that's how the wet weather has been in the parched and drought-ravaged Northern San Joaquin Valley during the current fall season. But, as a Bay Area radio newscaster commented the other day, we're grateful for every little rain.

November 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BUBBLES TO SOLAR

They blew bubbles. They built forts made out of newspapers. They experimented with tie dyes using water and rubbing alcohol. They learned how heat is generated and its consequences. They showed how solar heat can power a remote-controlled car. They peered through microscopes to note and observe how a salt crystal looks like magnified so many times.

November 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Weston Ranch High going to block plan

Manteca High School is not the only one going on block scheduling at the start of the school year 2015-2016. Weston Ranch High School's request to get the green light from the Board of Trustees to do the same starting in August of next year was approved at the last board meeting on Nov. 12.

November 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Outgoing trustees recognized for service

During his 16 years on the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, Manuel Medeiros often provided comic relief, even when discussions turned serious and complicated.

November 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FALL FOLIAGE

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could count by the fingers of one hand the stand-out places where you could take your family on a windshield tour of colorful fall foliage in and around Manteca.

November 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Al Ftacek: Decorated WWII hero takes off on his last flying mission

On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. "Abe" Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, "Activity During WWII," is an inscription that reads: "8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars."

November 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Phantom candidate appears

Alexander Bronson made his first appearance at a Manteca Unified School board meeting on Wednesday.

November 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SALADS & CRAFTS

It was like old times.

November 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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