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Good time to fall in love with foothills

SONORA – New England does not have the monopoly when it comes to dramatic and colorful fall foliage at this time of the year.

October 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ex-fire chief apologizes for Snyder remarks

LATHROP – Former Lathrop-Manteca Fire Chief Jerry Sims has publicly apologized for comments he made about former Manteca city councilman Jack Snyder during a recent Lathrop City Council meeting.

October 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop adopts no parking zones

LATHROP – The section of Towne Centre Drive from the Manthey Frontage Road to Golden Valley Parkway in Lathrop has been off limits for any vehicle parking. Signs currently in place along this block behind the Target shopping center warn motorists "No Parking" is allowed at any time.

October 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Browne saga closing in on three years in Lathrop

LATHROP – A former Lathrop-Manteca Fire District chief is urging City Council officials to stop wasting taxpayers' dollars and bring to an immediate resolution the Matt Browne wrongful termination case.

October 24, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Monkey wrench tossed into project

LATHROP – In an action reminiscent of a television suspense drama's last hour surprise witness suddenly appearing to throw a monkey wrench into an evident victorious conclusion, attorneys representing Lathrop Business Park surprised Lathrop Council members by hand-delivering copies of a 74-page objection to a project being proposed for construction on 18 acres originally part of the business park.

October 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Muralist has one-man exhibit at Manteca council chambers

Since his painting, "The Harvest Continues," won first place in the 2007 Mural Society of California Mural Symposium held in Manteca, Jessie Marinas' gigantic masterpiece has won seven prestigious prizes throughout the United States.

October 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Maestro Peter Jaffe at Delicato Vineyards

The Maestro is back for another evening of music at the Delicato Family Vineyards.

October 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Readers weigh in on wayward golf balls

Jerry Weed believes the City of Manteca should be the responsible party when a wayward golf ball flies over the fence at Crom Street and hits someone or something.

October 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Wine tasting & music helps send 2,000 students to symphony

Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca will host a fund-raising event to help send hundreds of Manteca Unified fourth graders to the Stockton Symphony concert at the Atherton Auditorium in Stockton.

October 15, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


From fresh produce to antiques & collectibles

When Sue Giulian closed her popular produce stand in a rustic decades'-old barn just past the Highway 99 freeway on East Highway 120, many thought that was the end of it.

October 15, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Blustery storm sets rainfall record

Wind gusting up to 50 mph was not the only attention getter in Tuesday's first major storm of the fall season. The day's precipitation of 1.06 inches also danced its way into the record books, breaking a 47-year record for Oct. 13 that was set in 1962 when 0.76 inches of rain fell.

October 14, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Family beats storm to save almond crop

The Phillips clan of Manteca had literally hours to spare before the first drops of Tuesday's rainstorm fell on their just-harvested almond orchards.

October 14, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Entrepreneur first challenger in 2010 Lathrop mayor’s race

LATHROP – Lathrop entrepreneur J. Chaka Santos has officially announced he is running for mayor in the 2010 election for mayor.

October 13, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Good ol’ boys versus good ol’ girls in Lathrop

LATHROP – It all started with Mayor Kristy Sayles praising Lathrop Police Chief Dolores Delgado for standing her ground as the city's top cop and refusing "to kowtow to the 'good old boys' of Lathrop" during a council meeting earlier this week.

October 11, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop man: Just say no to Manteca sharing police services

LATHROP – Lathrop businessman J. Chaka Santos thinks it's high time for the city to have its own police department.

October 10, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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River Islands wants to join MUSD

River Islands at Lathrop wants to be in the Manteca Unified School District.

July 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Prouty: Woman of courage, great storyteller

Years ago, a woman so distraught over the passing of her husband, scaled the chain link fence of the East Union Cemetery under cover of darkness to spend the night next to her departed beloved's grave. Strange as that story may sound, she was the second one to do just that. That's just two of the many interesting – for lack of a better term – stories coming out of the pioneer cemetery since its establishment in 1872.

July 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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


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