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Truck parking and quality of life in Lathrop

I've seen the two trucks parked on the same spot for days. Twice, a few days apart last week, I drove by the intersection where I saw their looming and enormous bright orange metal bodies. They were parked close together, one behind the other, on the west side of Manthey Road just a few feet to the south of the Lathrop Road intersection.

January 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lathrop council to discuss cost for ‘In God We Trust’ sign

LATHROP – The sign, "In God We Trust," could soon be hanging prominently on the wall behind the City Council dais in the council chambers at Lathrop City Hall.

January 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop mulls truck parking dilemma

LATHROP – It's like a beast that keeps coming back in Lathrop's collective nightmare – what to do with pervasive illegal truck parking in the city.

January 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Storm knocks ‘L’ out of almonds

There will be fewer trees providing a snowy backdrop to this year's annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival, thanks to the recent heavy storms accompanied by strong wind gusts of up to 45 mph.

January 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


DARK & STORMY DAY

Several Manteca residents south of the Highway 120 Bypass were in the dark for about four hours at the height of the rainstorm Wednesday.

January 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sandoval says Travel Plaza not the culprit in Harlan problems

LATHROP – Ruben Sandoval has nothing but praise for the business family that owns Joe's Travel Plaza and the adjacent 81-room, three-story Best Western Inn & Suites Hotel on North Harlan Road.

January 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Chief Delgado nixes $3,500 reception Lathrop council wanted to stage

LATHROP – Former Lathrop Police Chief Dolores Delgado will be presented a recognition plaque at the City Council's regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 1 at City Hall.

January 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Rains turn Milestone into a temporary water feature

LATHROP – Lathrop residents living around Milestone Manor Park woke up on Tuesday to a picturesque water feature after the night's driving rain accompanied by wind gusts of up to 45 mph.

January 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


New Lathrop police chief announcement expected today

LATHROP - There will be no Lathrop City Council meeting tonight.

January 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Save Mart CEO hopes to build state-of-the-art store in Manteca

When and where will a brand-new, state-of-the-art Save Mart store be built in Manteca?

January 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Bob Piccinini strolls down memory lane

One can always go home again, contrary to Thomas Wolfe's classic novel.

January 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Joe Rosa now angling for biggest catch

Joe Rosa did not have to invent a tall fish tale when he came home from his deep-sea fishing adventure last weekend.

January 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop’s new police chief to be announced next week

LATHROP – The name of the new Lathrop police chief who will replace former Chief Dolores Delgado will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, by Sheriff Steve Moore.

January 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Is heavy truck traffic sinking mobile homes in Lathrop?

LATHROP – Some of the homes at Camino Real Mobile Estates in Lathrop are sinking, and residents are pointing the blame at the heavy truck traffic on Harlan Road and the poor condition of the road.

January 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop officials say Harlan Road repairs could start as early as April

LATHROP – Repairs on a section of Harlan Road between Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road could start in early April.

January 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Moore, Teicheira get 4 more years

Two members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees whose terms are ending at the end of the year will not be going through the election process. They will be automatically appointed for another four years on the board.

August 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Yard sale today benefits dance group

December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘Fresh cut’ at Manteca’s GK Mongolian Barbecue

"Eat your vegetables!" This is the message that greets diners at the door to the GK Mongolian Barbecue on South Main Street in Manteca.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


MEA endorses board incumbents & bond

The teachers in Manteca Unified School District have spoken. They are unanimously endorsing the $159 million Measure G school bond, the election of the four incumbent members of the Board of Trustees, and James Mousalimas for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Anti-bullying message for Cowell, Lincoln

Torrey Mercer is coming back to Manteca. This time, the winner of the 2013 Best Pop Song for Indie Channel Music Awards is bringing her anti-bullying message not only to Joshua Cowell Elementary School but to Lincoln Elementary as well.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Patrick’s 29th Fatima celebration this weekend

The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.

August 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SHOWING THEIR AGE

Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.

August 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CHINA CONNECTION

Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Absent trustee attending board meeting via Skype hook-up

Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft "freemium" instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District's boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Microsoft VP sends challenge to MUSD students in exclusive video

Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.

August 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca board sidesteps change to compensation

They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.

August 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


School board compensation being revisited

Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."

August 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fast named VP at MHS

The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.

August 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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