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LATHROP – The Lathrop Morning Rotary will be hosting its first community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 25, at the Senior Center.

October 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Work leaves roads a bit too rough

If you have driven by Union Road between Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road at night or during the day, chances are you have noticed something.

October 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Sayles asked to resign as mayor

LATHROP – Dan Doyle is calling for Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles to resign.

October 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Dhaliwal racks up political endorsements

LATHROP – Several Lathrop mayor and council candidates have either received or lined up powerful endorsements to their candidacies.

October 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Dhaliwal leads pack in campaign contributions

LATHROP – If the Lathrop council race were strictly based on fund-raising, incumbent council member Sonny Dhaliwal would be the winner hands down.

October 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Autumn is finally here; say goodbye to overstaying summer

The long overstaying summer of 2010 that continued to bake the valley with sizzling near triple-digit temperatures weeks after the official start of autumn on Sept. 23 is finally just a memory.

October 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Store owner: Manteca business-friendly

Matt Lewis surveyed several places in San Joaquin County before he made the final decision to open his new business in Manteca.

October 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


State shuts down Sayles day care temporarily

LATHROP – The home-based child care business owned and operated by Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles has been temporarily shut down by the California Department of Social Services.

October 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Santos offers business acumen as mayor

LATHROP – Bringing new businesses to Lathrop that create new jobs with head-of-household wages has long been a mantra for J. "Chaka" Santos.

October 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Valencia targets jobs, safety, wasteful spending

LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia, a wife and the mother of four young children, said she decided to run for city council because she wants to help the city solve what she considers are the "main problems facing Lathrop" today.

October 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Golden Gate Boys Choir at Swiss Echoes concert

RIPON – The Golden Gate Boys Choir, a nationally recognized and world-renowned singing group directed by Steven Meyer, will be making a special appearance in Ripon on Saturday, Oct. 23.

October 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Music


Lathrop council, mayor hopefuls field questions

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles was a no-show, but judging by the applause at the conclusion of Tuesday night's candidates' forum, the people who filled the council chambers at City Hall were happy with what they saw and heard from the candidates present.

October 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Dresser addresses hot-button issues

LATHROP – Steve Dresser, a former Lathrop councilman and planning comminsioner is one of two candidates who are challenging incumbent mayor Kristy Sayles' bid for re-election on Nov. 2.

October 12, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mr. Mom wants to be Mr. Councilman

LATHROP – Brent Maynor has several unofficial titles. The Lathrop City Council hopeful is a student of DeVry University and is studying to be a video game and simulation programmer. He is also a construction worker but was recently disabled, which is why he is enrolled in online courses to get job retraining in hopes of landing a less physically demanding job.

October 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neely drops out of Lathrop council race

LATHROP - There were five candidates running for two council vacancies in the Lathrop City Council other than the mayor's seat.

October 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


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One-of-a-kind auction items at St. Anthony’s

A Dr. Seuss-themed bookcase custom-made by St. Anthony of Padua School's kindergarten students and their parents is just one of the dozens of items that will be on the auction block when the school celebrates with an auction dinner its 60th anniversary.

April 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sycamores inspire Calla High art students

The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys' bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.

April 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


His book is a work of art

When Kirby Brown and his wife Iran visited the famed Hearst Castle in San Simeon, they were treated like royalty.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neophyte EU artist wins Best of Show

East Union High senior Alexis Evans' artistic talents stood out so much her impressed teachers awarded her ceramic sculpture Best of Show at this year's annual Evening of the Arts.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca author signs book at Antique Avenue Saturday

Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Messer gets 6th year as superintendent

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer's contract has been extended another year by the Board of Trustees.

April 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE GAMES BEGIN

The story of one particular ancient civilization is no longer all Greek to the George McParland School sixth-graders.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Trustees Drain, Bronson asked to step down

Resign voluntarily or get recalled.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SOMETHING TO YODEL ABOUT

Helen Rothlin Sandoval still remembers the many happy days spent at the Swiss Hall in Ripon.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Swiss Hall & World’s Fair in SF

The Ripon Swiss Hall and the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco have plenty of things in common.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Swiss Hall entertainment every month

The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BUILT ON FAITH

Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Symbolism abounds at St. Paul’s

The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Renovation a testament to strong faith

Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BACK TO DRY

Tuesday's heavy downpour is turning out to be just a one-day watery weather wonder, so it appears from the weather forecast in Northern California for the next 10 days.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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