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Who will be hero for Lathrop’s residents?

Will Lathrop Vice Mayor Martha Salcedo be the Superhero who will clean up the mess at City Hall? Or will it be Councilman Robert Oliver?

March 30, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Afternoon tea features ‘women in history’

There will be a gathering of famous women in history on Sunday, April 19, at the Manteca Senior Center. And the public is invited to come and rub elbows, maybe even chat with them in between sips of tea or sampling scones and finger sandwiches.

March 29, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Councilman: Lathrop isn’t transparent enough

LATHROP – Lathrop Councilman Robert Oliver stated the problem plainly at the last council meeting.

March 28, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


EU Cemetery in need of helping hands

The new East Union Cemetery Association board wants to be ready for business once they get the official okay from the state.

March 25, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Cultural class more than just about food, and folk dancing

"If you remember me, you know that I live in San Ramon and each Wednesday, I would drive the opposite direction to pick up my mother's first cousin in the Hayward Hills to come along with me to your class in Manteca. Not one of us regretted the time it took just to get there. Rather, we thank you and, I for one, will remember you for many, many years and the excitement you gave to me about the Portuguese way. Obrigada, Mary."

March 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop church opening next to police station

LATHROP – By late spring or early summer, the Lathrop Police Services will be acquiring a new neighbor right next door on Seventh Street.

March 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Effort to increase Lathrop Senior Center attendance

LATHROP – Marlene Taylor was hard to ignore with her a la Christina Aguillera green wig and matching triple-tiered faux emerald necklaces standing out against her white peasant blouse.

March 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Graffiti may cost Lathrop vandals $1K fine, community service work

LATHROP – Lathrop has added more legal teeth to its fight against graffiti.

March 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop gives biggest chunk of federal money to food bank

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles' statement said it all: "If you're not eating, you're not living."

March 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Petition fails to derail Lathrop mayor’s DC trip

LATHROP – A petition signed by at least 60 residents did not change the Lathrop City Council's decision Tuesday night to send Mayor Kristy Sayles and interim City Manager Cary Keaten to the One Voice lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., in April.

March 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


St. Patrick’s plans major expansion

RIPON – St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon is gearing up for a major expansion that would include a kindergarten through eighth grade school for up to 200 students, a new church that is expected to double the existing church's capacity, a chapel, convent and a multi-purpose building.

March 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Portuguese cultural class back by popular demand

Two new Portuguese cultural classes are being offered by the Manteca Senior Center and the city Parks and Recreation Department starting this Wednesday.

March 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Kindred Arts holds Great Options drawing

Donate as little as $5 to the Manteca Kindred Arts and you could be the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind table runner made by nationally recognized by award-winning quilter Judy Mullen.

March 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dedicated Manteca merchant dies

One of Manteca's great movers and shakers has died.

March 14, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Petition seeks to ground Lathrop mayor’s flight to DC

LATHROP – A petition to stop Mayor Kristy Sayles from attending the One Voice lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., is being circulated in Lathrop.

March 13, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


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Library landscaping facelift on Arbor Day

The Manteca Public Library landscape facelift continues on Friday.

April 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ripon 6th grader to compete in state Spelling Bee

Ripon Elementary sixth grader Patrick Caldwell is one of two students in San Joaquin County who will be vying for the top honors in the California State Elementary Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 26.

April 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Sierra Sober Grad effort struggling

Help! That's the plea coming from Sierra High School's Sober Graduation Committee.

April 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘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


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