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Myths vs Facts: The truth about Lathrop-Manteca Fire District

LATHROP – Many residents in the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District geographical jurisdiction believe that the district receives money from the City of Manteca's sales tax measure established about four years ago.

July 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lawn mower needed for cemetery

Wanted: A fund-raiser for a mower. Target goal: about $6,000.

July 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fire district: 9-1-1 call to voters

LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District will have until August 6 to fine-tune the language of the parcel tax measure that will be on the ballot in the November elections.

July 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


130 plus reasons to visit Delicato Saturday

There are more than 130 reasons to visit Delicato Family Vineyards on Saturday.

July 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Firefighters: Fire fire chief

LATHROP – In the midst of Lathrop-Manteca Fire District's worst budget crisis since its founding in 1936, its union firefighters are stepping forward with a laundry list of suggestions to help soften the fiscal blow.

July 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


LM Fire may close 3 of 4 stations

LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District may close one or two of its remaining three fire stations that are still open, lay off 10 firefighters, and demote some of its personnel as it struggles to grapple with a budget deficit of $336,244.78 right at the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 1.

July 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Benefit concert joint project of 3 churches

Three area churches are pooling their resources and musical talents together to worship, praise God, and fund-raise for missions.

July 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Faith


Old Mars store now eBay trading outlet

An on-line and in-store consignment seller has taken over the old Mars Department Store in downtown Manteca after being shuttered for a number of years.

July 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Harris family hosts outdoor benefit for literacy project

RIPON – Guests from Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop mingled under the stars and enjoyed fine food, wine and music Friday at the countryside home of Bill and Lucille Harris.

July 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop gears up for National Night Out

LATHROP – It will be more than a block party taking place at the Camino Real Mobile Home Estates on National Night Out.

July 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


An interesting encounter with a “homing” pigeon

There was something about the bird that stopped me in my tracks.

July 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lathrop mayor Sayles has 2 challengers so far

LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos was the first to officially announce his intent to try and wrest the top elected post of Lathrop from Mayor Kristy Sayles.

July 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Wolk talking about water bond at Lathrop town hall meeting

LATHROP – Lois Wolk, one of the most vocal opponents of Proposition 18, or the California Water Bond, in the November ballot, will give a presentation on this hot-button issue on Thursday at the Lathrop Chamber of Commerce office.

July 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Battle of the bands, BBQ grillers Saturday

LATHROP ­- The battle for the world's best barbecue grillers is on this Saturday at the Lathrop Valverde Park.

July 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop Library Friends plans infomation blitz

LATHROP – Between now and October, Lathrop will be inundated by information about the city's newest nonprofit group – the Friends of the Lathrop Library.

July 12, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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100% California grown meals

Benjamin Alejandre pronounced the chicken burrito he was eating for lunch "pretty good."

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified, 41 other school districts serve ‘California’ lunches

The program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Ecoliteracy and 42 school districts in the Golden State including Manteca Unified. All together, the school districts serve more than 250 million meals a year.

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Grass fire erupts near Venture Academy’s Durham Ferry campus

Quick action by a neighbor who lives next door to the Durham Ferry campus site of the San Joaquin County Office of Education averted a major grass fire developing Tuesday night.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Downed PG&E power line on S. Union Road leaves many residents in the dark

Why a section of a PG&E power line on South Union Road between Woodward and Peach avenues fell to the ground around noon on Tuesday is still not known.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘BERRY’ DIFFICULT YEAR

Sai Saelee and his wife Fahm Saechao are worried about their strawberry crop this year. And they are not alone.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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