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Blood bank donating $10 per donor to help with cost of transfusion

Wanted: Blood donors to help Sierra Johnson, the 20-year-old Fresno State sophomore who is fighting acute lymphocytic leukemia complicated by Philadelphia Chromosome.

June 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Single Moms of Crossroads reaches out

Every first Friday of the month at 7 p.m., a group of women meet at Crossroads Grace Community Church on Moffat Boulevard.

June 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Lathrop pays $65K in cash vacations for top brass as rank-and-file workers laid off

LATHROP – Lathrop rank and file workers' message to City Hall bigwigs: Just say aloha to vacation buy-back perks.

June 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics

Prediction: Only 25% voter turn-out today

Only a fourth of San Joaquin County's registered voters are expected to show up at the polls today.

June 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics

Church program helps single moms

Precision Automotive was busy as usual on Saturday. Owner Chris Kohl with a small flashlight in hand was in the shop peering at the undersides of cars perched on hydra-lifts. His wife Shelley was inside the office attending to that part of the business.

June 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Mantecan wounded in Afghanistan

The stark reality of the Memorial Day observance on Monday hit home hard when it was announced at the beginning of the program at East Union Cemetery that one of Manteca's own sons serving in Afghanistan had been wounded in the chest.

June 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Generations pay respects at Memorial Day ceremonies

Two-year-old Alexandria Marrero was the youngest member of the audience that attended the annual Memorial Day observance at the Ripon Cemetery on Monday.

June 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Lathrop reflects on 11 who laid down their lives

LATHROP – The combination of Pastor Mike Dillman's Vietnam War testimony and the solemn tolling of the bell during the roll call of Lathrop's fallen veterans made for a stirring and poignant Memorial Day observance on Monday.

June 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Overwhelming selfless sacrifice by our soldiers

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13

May 31, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION

1912 car part of Monday’s Memorial Day parade

Two entries in Manteca's first ever Memorial Day parade on Monday will be hard to miss – a Christmas-tree green 1912 vehicle and a fire-truck red 1913 four wheeler. Both were made by International Harvester Company. And both have been meticulously restored by octogenarian Everett Rankins.

May 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

5,800 crosses honor the fallen

The group of young FFA students from Riverbank was at Woodward Park just after sunrise on Friday. Past the noon hour, they were still there with their mallets making sure the 5,800 white crosses that represent the 5,800 Americans who have died so far in the Global War on Terror are firmly planted in the grassy ground.

May 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

410 Timberwolves reach their goals

Sierra High School's valedictorian Lauren Morowit walked through the wisdom of the ages to summarize the five most important life lessons she has learned thus far.

May 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

Woman, 85, loses $29K to sweepstakes scam

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

May 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime

Weather cooperates as eighth-grade classes conduct promotion ceremonies

Father Patrick Walker paid tribute to the parents and teachers of St. Anthony School's graduates of 2010 whom he called "the shining lights" of the future as they prepare to move on to the next chapter in their lives.

May 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

Deadline looms for Lathrop fireworks lottery

LATHROP – Nonprofit organizations in Lathrop have until 4 p.m. on Thursday to submit their lottery application forms for Safe and Sane Fireworks fund-raisers this year.

May 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

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