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Neighbors, strangers come to aid of fire victims

Several lucky garage sale enthusiasts went home with some of the best deals in town while helping a good cause at the same time.

March 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Overy earns Mayor’s Award for her generous gesture

LATHROP – Patricia Overy is the latest recipient of the Mayor's Award of Distinction.

March 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s springtime in Manteca

Spring has sprung.

March 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop may OK sale of fireworks for July 4th

LATHROP – Safe and Sane fireworks could be part of the city's July 1 birthday and Fourth of July celebrations this year for the first time ever.

March 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Target Starbucks employee accused of pocketing money from cash register

LATHROP – A 19-year-old employee at Target store in Lathrop was arrested Wednesday and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of grand theft and embezzlement.

March 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Pregnancy Help Center moving to bigger office

It used to be the Bobson Cleaners, the long-running dry-cleaning business in Manteca next to the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.

March 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neighbors holding garage sale for family that lost their home to fire

Neighbors of Carlos and Helen Gonzales were quick to extend a helping hand when the couple and their extended family lost everything in the November fire that completely gutted their Yorktown Lane home. Damage to their home was pegged at $300,000 and another $100,000 for the contents.

March 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers, donors sought for Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

The Manteca Noon Kiwanis is looking for a few generous men, women and businesses to help make the perennially popular Easter egg hunt a success again this year.

March 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop lays off parks project manager; OKs full-time status for part-timers

LATHROP – The city's parks project manager is gone. The equivalent savings for the city in the continuing budget bloodletting: $133,227.

March 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Manteca Garden Tour taking place on Saturday, May 18

The Manteca Garden Club's popular garden tour is back.

March 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Kindred Arts’ Great Options = great deals

They are Great Options, whether the economy is up or down.

March 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Jenica Reagan envisions the future of agriculture

LATHROP – Jenica Reagan is already the proud owner of a ewe and a wether sheep.

March 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop strategy is to survive & then thrive

FRENCH CAMP – If a picture paints a thousand words, as the old adage says, then a group shot of the first ever Lathrop Chamber of Commerce State of the City would tell the whole story.

March 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Ticket buyer could win grandfather clock at museum

There are plenty of bargains around in this down economy. But a $5 original handcrafted grandfather clock would be hard, maybe even impossible, to find anywhere.

March 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Hundreds attend 1st day of quilt show

Samantha Fitzgibbon's The Raven Queen doll did not qualify for the doll show. But she brought her original creation anyway to the 31st annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show at MRPS Hall Saturday.

March 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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He’s ‘Proud to be MUSD’

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the be.tech vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Manteca High holding Day of the Arts April 1

This is no April Fool's joke.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

March 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners

The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.

March 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


PRIVATE EDENS

Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.

March 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MAGIC FLUTE

The San Francisco Opera Guild is coming to George McParland Annex School.

March 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pipe bursts 1st day of SSJID water delivery

Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.

March 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


GRAFFITI BARN

I call it The Graffiti Barn.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


STARTED CLEANING HOUSES

For Ramon Rivera, hard work plus a strong work ethic generously sprinkled with white-knuckle determination equals success.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spring break meant military reserve training

Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Driver on cell when her car hit school bus

No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.

March 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


NOT ACTING

Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.

March 19, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion

If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.

March 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


OLD CITY HALL

Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.

March 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Federated Women award eight seniors scholarships

Eight seniors from four high schools in Manteca Unified are the recipients of scholarships this year from the Federated Women's Club. They will be presented with the awards on Wednesday, March 18, during the annual scholarship-presentation luncheon in honor of the students who are being honored this year at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca.

March 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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