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Fallen pastor defied the odds twice

The Rev. James Carlton defied the odds, not just once but twice.

June 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fees for kid club may rise

LATHROP – Lathrop's Kid Club has been one of the most popular programs in the city's 20-year history.

June 12, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Players needed for ‘Jailhouse Scramble’ golf tournament set for this Saturday

LATHROP – If you think a golf tournament is all about fun at the links, think again.

June 12, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop approves new budget, more cuts coming

LATHROP – It's penny-pinching time and everybody should share the pain and not just a few people.

June 11, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


New restaurant opens west of freeway in Lathrop

LATHROP – Goodbye, Heidi. Welcome, Big Dan.

June 10, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Lathrop’s goal: Try and keep 27 deputies on the streets

LATHROP – Even with the slowdown in residential building and record foreclosures in the 12-month period from Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2009, Lathrop's population still managed to grow by 1.38 percent – from 17,429 to 17,671.

June 10, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop leaders looking to cut $1.2 million from budget

LATHROP – Lathrop City Council members and staff will hold budget reviews this week even as they continue efforts to find ways to cut $1.2 million more from an anticipated budget deficit of about $2.5 million in the fiscal year starting July 1.

June 08, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop officials find loyalty with a garbage firm pays big time

LATHROP – Loyalty pays. The Lathrop City Council just saw that happen last week when the elected officials unanimously approved to extend its contract with the same company that has been hauling the city's garbage since 2004.

June 07, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Fire marshal resigns after meth arrest

LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District fire marshal who was arrested last week on several drug-related charges while on duty and while driving a fire district utility vehicle has resigned.

June 04, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


A different venue possible for upcoming Lathrop art shows?

LATHROP – Lathrop businessman J. Chaka Santos says it's time to have a change of venue for the popular annual Mayor's Art Purchase Award Show and Sale.

June 04, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Principal Cook, Class of 2009 say farewell to Nile Garden

The 42 members of Nile Garden School's Class of 200 a were not the only ones saying farewell to their alma mater at their graduation exercises Tuesday evening.

June 03, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


101 Stella Brockman graduates receive diplomas

You had to have a ticket to get into the graduation ceremonies at Stella Brockman School Tuesday evening.

June 03, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Brock Elliott graduates 98 at Sierra High

The 98 graduates making up the Class of 2009 at Brock Elliott School received their diplomas Tuesday evening under the watchful eyes of the Timberwolves, Sierra High School's mascot.

June 03, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


1st graduation in Shasta’s gym

Shasta School's 8th-grade class of 2009 will go down in history as the first to hold graduation ceremonies in its brand-new multi-purpose gym.

June 02, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Browne flap nearing end in Lathrop

LATHROP – The final step in the long-running wrongful termination charges filed by former senior building official Matt Browne against the City of Lathrop appears to be approaching the finish line.

June 01, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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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


THE DAIRY GRIND

Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


California milk meets global demand

There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THRIVING AGAINST ALL ODDS

If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s a never-ending cycle of work at the dairy

The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SWEET LABOR OF LOVE

These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Host families sought for Japanese teens

Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired teacher frets about Manteca growth

When Caroline Finn came to the top of the hill at the Grapevine nearly 30 years ago and beheld the great valley below, she knew there was no going back.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tale of two neighborhoods plagued with ‘drug problem’

She lives practically next to a "drug house" in a Manteca neighborhood that many of the property owners know about it.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Move afoot to restore librarians

Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.

July 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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