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Ash Wednesday marks first day of lent

The faithful came in droves to the five Ash Wednesday masses and services at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca.

February 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Faith


Ripon master gardener talks about his feathered friends

There are just four simple things to keep in mind if you want some feathered friends to accentuate your garden.

February 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Flags over Manteca spurs patriotism

Frank Heideman pointed to the letters etched on the wooden pole of the flag, one of many fluttering in the early morning breeze on Monday.

February 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop offers crime prevention classes

LATHROP – During a two-week period in the summer late last year, a quiet residential neighborhood at Mossdale Landing in Lathrop was hit by a rash of brazen daytime criminal activities.

February 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


No Lathrop council meeting on Monday due to holiday

LATHROP – The regularly scheduled Lathrop City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 15, has been cancelled due to the observance of Presidents Day, a national holiday.

February 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop city officials: ‘We’re not broke!’

LATHROP – Lathrop City Manager Cary Keaten said there are many cities in California that have zero reserves and are on the brink of financial collapse due to the lingering Great Recession fueled in large measure by the mortgage meltdown.

February 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Suspect’s arrest ends drug deal gone bad near Lathrop City Hall

LATHROP – The victim of a drug transaction gone bad in an area just south of Lathrop City Hall was able to call the police which resulted in the suspect being arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

February 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Budget cuts means 3 less Lathrop deputies

LATHROP – The number of Lathrop Police patrol officers remains the same even with the loss of three deputies on staff, said Lathrop City Manager Cary Keaten.

February 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Margo Young grows up along with Manteca

Imagine Manteca so small that everyone knows everybody. So small that the area where St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and the houses along that stretch of East North Street is just open fields. And small enough there are only about 5,000 people who call this Spreckels Sugar town home.

February 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Sister Margo: ‘Dream big & stay close to God’

For the first time since she graduated from St. Anthony's School in 1961, Margo Young returned to her old haunts in Manteca this week.

February 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Faith


Family stages silent protest at City Hall

LATHROP – Connie Lum Perez and Dorothea Lum were among the people who packed Lathrop City Hall's council chambers to honor recently retired police chief Dolores Delgado.

February 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Chez Shari drive thru dinner Feb. 12 benefits Sequoia soccer club

The Sequoia School Soccer Club is looking to raise money to help support the program.

February 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FAREWELL TO CHIEF

Recently retired police chief Dolores Delgado was honored at Tuesday's Lathrop City Council meeting. She was presented with a recognition plaque for her years of service in the community.

February 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop council will decide how to pick Oliver’s successor

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council will decide at their next regular meeting how to fill the seat that council member Robert Oliver will vacate when his resignation becomes official on March 17.

February 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Crime Stoppers offer reward in 2 Lathrop robberies a Metro PCS

LATHROP – A $1,000 reward is being offered by the South County Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in the two blatant robberies that occurred in December and January at the Metro PCS in Lathrop.

February 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


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Judge to swear in four new Board of Trustees members

Four Manteca Unified Board of Education members will be sworn in at the trustees' meeting in December by Tony J. Agbayani, Jr., a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge.

November 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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