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St. Vincent de Paul Society: Ministry of service

When you think of St. Vincent de Paul Society, think of the following statistics: 7,664 families; 15,513 adults; and 14,529 children.

December 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Staying with Big Mac & tumbleweeds: Lathrop nixes warehouse

LATHROP – It's back to square one, this time for a longer haul, for the developers of a speculative warehouse project behind McDonald's in Lathrop.

December 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop-Manteca firefighters play Santa

LATHROP – It's a party that only gets bigger and brighter each year for area families feeling the economic pinch.

December 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop tiff: Commercial or light industrial by McDonald’s

LATHROP – The twice-continued public hearing for a proposed controversial project on a long-vacant 18.7-acre lot behind McDonald's in Lathrop comes back before the Lathrop City Council tonight.

December 15, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Watt’s Marketplace II poised for comeback

LATHROP – A retail shopping development that was abandoned when Richland Planned Communities pulled out of its Central Lathrop project is poised for a comeback.

December 15, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


If it tastes like chicken, then it must be rattlesnake

Sue Inglish has no problem eating wild game for supper, whether it is served indoors or outdoors.

December 12, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


So long to a real hero & idol

She was a hero, an idol in so many ways that do not have anything to do with fame, fortune, or notoriety.

December 11, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Go to where the real wild things are Friday

The blockbuster movie, "Where the Wild Things Are," tells about a mythical place.

December 10, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Giving Tree effort takes aim at gifts for elderly

There are a lot of Giving Trees that are geared for the very young. But rare are the ones that target seniors who are spending the holidays in a care home or rehab center.

December 09, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Some plants are literally freezing to death

There's one important reason the oleander was the plant of choice for the median strip of Highway 99.

December 09, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Let it snow, let it snow in Manteca!

Valley commuters on their way to work in the Bay Area early Monday morning were treated to a rare visual treat in the Altamont: white chocolate hills that turned the normally brown and green vista into a winter wonderland magic.

December 08, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fire district flap flares up over half hour of OT pay

LATHROP – It may not turn out to be as expensive and as laboriously long as the City of Lathrop's Matt Browne case, but a personnel issue involving the demotion of a 15-year fire captain with the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is also being reviewed by an administrative law judge.

December 08, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


When in America, speak.... Spanish?

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

December 07, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Only child of man brutally murdered posts $10K reward

LATHROP – Rhonda Rallios went before the Lathrop City Council this week to ask the public's help in bringing justice to the pre-Thanksgiving brutal murder of her father in Tracy.

December 04, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Family’s Christmas tree gifts stolen

LATHROP – A Lathrop family coming home the weekend after Thanksgiving discovered all the gifts under the Christmas tree and other irreplaceable mementoes gone.

December 04, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


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Board asks voters to OK $159M school bond

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees has spoken. Yes to a $159 million school bond.

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Seelye facing conflict of interest questions

Is this a case of conflict of interest?

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


School summer repairs to the tune of $500,000

Several schools in Manteca Unified will be greeting the new school year with new roofs and playground equipment, smooth pavements that were once cracked, newly replaced lighting units, new carpets on the floors, and fresh coats of paint in a number of classrooms.

July 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Del Webb residents embrace clubs, volunteerism

Hundreds of cancer patients at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Manteca have been the recipients of love and comfort from a handful of women at the Woodbridge at Del Webb community in Manteca.

July 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Scholl seeks another trustee term

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees president Don Scholl has made it official. He is running for reelection. He filed his candidate's papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton on Thursday.

July 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Get ready for $159M school bond

A $159 million bond measure is likely to be placed on the ballot in November by the Manteca Unified School District.

July 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teachers get ready for new Common Core

The last days in July up to the beginning of Aug. 1 are busy days for parents getting their children ready for the start of the school year. Shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, papers, pencils, and pens is part of all that preparation.

July 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BLOOMING IN RIPON

The handmade rustic sign reads: "Grandpa's Flower Patch. Only God can make a flower. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:29."

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Medeiros going for 20 years as board trustee

Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Valley Academy adding 80 more pupils

Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE HAM MAN

There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.

July 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers needed today for garden work

If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.

July 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Evelyn Moore first to file for re-election

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.

July 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THE DAIRY GRIND

Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


California milk meets global demand

There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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