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Lathrop’s 20th birthday low key but big in a small-town way

LATHROP – No fireworks lit up the evening sky. No long lines waited for free hot dogs being barbecued by community volunteers. And there was no band playing patriotic songs during the five-hour Picnic in the Park celebration Tuesday evening.

July 02, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop’s 20th birthday bash tonight

LATHROP – It will be a quiet 20th birthday for the City of Lathrop today.

July 01, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Big Dan’s hosting 50 bicyclists from Texas for dinner on Thursday

LATHROP – Lathrop will be playing host to the group of Texas students who are taking part in the 70-day cancer-awareness bicycle ride to Alaska during their stop-over in Manteca on Thursday.

July 01, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Three Rivers marks 32 years of powwow celebrations

A 32-year tradition perpetuated by the Three Rivers Indian Lodge in Manteca is again taking place this weekend starting on Friday.

June 30, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BBQ competition at Lathrop summer festival

LATHROP – July is when summer really sizzles in the valley.

June 29, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Portuguese festa: More than sopas & parade

How much do you know about the Portuguese festa, or the festas in Manteca?

June 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MRPS celebrating 90th Holy Ghost celebration

Kylee Machado will be riding in a special float in, perhaps, the most unique seat of the MRPS festa parade on Sunday.

June 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


County schools leader Fredrick Wentworth stepping down in ‘10

San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Fredrick A. Wentworth announced Wednesday he will be retiring from his post after nearly 20 years at the helm.

June 25, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop makes ‘golden handshake’ offers to Browne

LATHROP – Fired former Chief Building Official Matt Browne has been offered settlements of unknown amounts by the city in connection with his wrongful termination case. Each time, Browne, through his attorney, turned those "golden handshake offers" down.

June 24, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Blaze destroys ivy laden fence by Hildebrand Park

The fire that destroyed a section of a residential ivy fence next to Hildebrand Park Tuesday afternoon in Manteca was like a dog whose bark is worse than its bite.

June 24, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dogs are in heaven at this Lathrop Park

LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival.

June 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop sets final hearing in Browne case

LATHROP - Lathrop city officials have confirmed that the City Council will discuss then vote at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 23, as to whether former chief building official Matt Browne should be reinstated to his former job and awarded back pay and other compensation.

June 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Is Lathrop incorporation, Manteca’s annexations killing Lathrop Manteca Fire?

LATHROP – Did the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District miss the money boat when the City of Lathrop was incorporated 20 years ago?

June 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Louise-McKinley Avenue widening under way

LATHROP – Louise Avenue from McKinley to the city of Lathrop's eastern city limits at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will remain close to traffic until after the Fourth of July.

June 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dig this: Adopt-a-Plot at EU Cemetery

Earlier this year, Friends of the East Union Cemetery was formed to help save the historic burial place from disrepair.

June 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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‘RACHEL’S CHALLENGE’

Hundreds of high school students accepted Rachel's Challenge this week.

April 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Leaky roof repairs for EU, Golden West

Golden West Elementary and East Union High School will be sporting new roofs when they open in August for the 2014-2015 school year.

April 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ONE OF A KIND

Stan Aldrin was someone who hated to slow down. You could ask him to please stand still, but that's all you could do – try.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Sierra High naming office after Arucan

Welcome to the Frederick H. Arucan Administration Building. That will be greeting welcoming visitors to the Sierra High School Administration Office.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca services marking Holy Week

The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD may construct 9 more schools

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the possible adoption of a plan to raise school facilities fees to meet the expected student-growth impacts in the next 20 years.

April 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Master gardener program helps sharpen skills

Some people are born with green thumbs. Others are made.

April 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


They’re Manteca’s ‘Super Grannies’

They were bowling buddies and baseball babes. And they unabashedly declare to all, "we are gamblers!"

April 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


LANCER ARTISTS

It was a deadly creation – a Plague Bird Mask. But it was this gloomy inspiration which earned Madison Hoffman her best achievement this school year – as in Best of Show.

April 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BERRY SUCCESSFUL

Early morning before the sun peeks over the rim of the eastern horizon finds husband and wife Sai Saelee and Fahm Saechao at their small farm plot on West Yosemite Avenue.

April 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dinner helps family of victims in deadly fire

The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, in cooperation with Fagundes Meats & Catering in Manteca, is coming to the aid of a family in need.

April 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Open forum featuring superintendent hopefuls

An opportunity to quiz the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent will take place on Thursday, April 24.

April 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop High Ag‘s annual FFA plant sale is Friday & Saturday

April showers will bring May flowers. But to guarantee there will be flowers in bloom next month, you will need to plant those blooming varieties now.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD picks public information officer

Manteca Unified has a new public information officer – Victoria Brunn. The creation of this new position can't be more timely for the district – and for very good reasons.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CalSTRS mum on details of former superintendent’s pension reduction

The California State Teachers Retirement System has "several means" that it uses to collect leads on specific accounts that need to be scrutinized for such issues as overpayment.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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