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Dinner paying tribute May 6 to ‘Mother Teresa of Manteca’

She would rather toil in anonymity. However, like the saint of the slums in Calcutta, India, the work she does quietly proclaims her identity to a grateful public. And inevitably comes the attention and tribute.

April 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Our Lady of Guadalupe plans kids’ festival on Saturday

LATHROP – Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish in Lathrop is starting what could become an annual tradition for the community.

April 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fashion show Saturday will benefit St. Vincent de Paul

It's a fashion show like no other.

April 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Two injured after being run over during dispute

LATHROP – Three Lathrop residents were rushed to San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp early Sunday morning for treatment of various injuries.

April 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Thrilla’ in Terracina: Visual surprise at every turn

There's a visual surprise at every turn in this garden – or more appropriately, series of gardens – wrapped around this home in the gated community of Terracina in northwest Manteca.

April 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


A garden that is really for the birds

The garden created by Tom and Rita Canales in their pie-shaped cul-de-sac property is a bird's paradise.

April 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BACKYARD R&R

When friends call Bonnie and Ron Barber and get no answer, chances are they couple is in Jamaica or Maui, their favorite R&R destinations.

April 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Garden Club donates raised gardens

Merrill Gardens residents with green thumbs will soon be able to putter in the garden with plenty of ease.

April 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Art show & sale May 22 at museum

Artists who want to be one of those featured in the first art show and sale at the Manteca Historical Society Museum have until Monday, May 10, to sign up.

April 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Area’s first almond huller was at Sue’s Country Barn

Every old barn has a story. And the old Sue's Country Barn on East Highway 120 in Manteca is no exception.

April 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Rains causing plenty of trouble for area farmers

April showers bring May flowers. But for area farmers, they would like to see the rains go away at least for a while.

April 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Councilman raises safety issue over fireworks

LATHROP – Lathrop City Council member Christopher Mateo believes that just because Manteca has been conducting successful Safe and Sane Fireworks in conjunction with the annual Fourth of July celebration, Lathrop should also follow suit.

April 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Help sought to spruce up EU Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend

Clean-up day at Manteca's historic East Union Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day ceremonies will take place Saturday, April 24.

April 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Great-great-grandson of Le Frambois appalled at French Camp School campus building project

FRENCH CAMP – When Wayne Knauf visited French Camp School recently, he was appalled to see the historic marker at the entrance to the campus moved unceremoniously several feet away, wrapped up with cables and chains and then tied to a tree.

April 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Owner of boarded-up apartments eager to start rehabilitation

LATHROP - After years of sitting as a blighted neighbor to Lathrop Elementary School, a rundown and legally nonconforming apartment complex on O Street could look forward to a major curb-side makeover with a little help from City Hall.

April 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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GIFT OF WARMTH

The families at Manteca HOPE Shelter and Raymus Home in Manteca are getting a truck-load delivery of blankets this weekend.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch High racism?

Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


DOWN THEY COME

Monday's nearly inch precipitation on top of last week's two inches of rain from the devastating storm was the death knell for the old towering tree along the alley near the Post Office in downtown Manteca.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Romero new MUSD board president

Deborah Romero, loan officer with Ability Mortgage, is the new president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Should school board return to meetings twice a month?

Once upon a time, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees met twice a month.

December 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Out with the old, in with the new

There was no denying Ashley Drain's excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel's annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Cowell School conducts blanket drive for shelter

The sixth graders at Joshua Cowell School are working to literally send warm greetings to the residents at the Manteca HOPE Shelter. They have started a blanket drive which is their way of taking part in the global "youth empowerment" program called WE Day organized by Free the Children, a non-profit organization.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIVING TREE

For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Five install four MUSD trustees

Four members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees were sworn in to office Tuesday night.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ARE YOU GAME?

Many needy families and children did not get a visit from Santa last year because of wasted food. Apparently, a lot of the food served during the annual Costa's Wild Game feed ended up in trash cans because some of people decided they did not like the "game-y" taste.

December 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Winter Wonderland high tea at The Commons

High Tea time at The Commons at Union Ranch in Manteca is always a special occasion. But it's even more so during the Christmas season when it's held with Winter Wonderland magic for backdrop.

December 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CALL OF THE WILD

Rick Buttram and his son Bradley did not mind waiting in line. Hundreds of people were ahead of them, and dozens more were behind them, each standing patiently along the side of Vasconcellos Avenue off Yosemite Avenue.

December 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Vintners & vintage cars

The story of Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca is a familiar story to many.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


NIGHT LIGHTS

Tradition and togetherness.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers needed to help needy students

Love INC is a non-profit organization that dispenses hand-ups and not hand-outs. Now, it's the one in need of a hand-up. Volunteers who can provide extra helping hands are needed to help with the additional load it is handling this Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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