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Foreclosure help coming Feb. 27

LATHROP – A representative of Freddie Mac will be at the University of Phoenix in Lathrop Friday, Feb. 27, to give financially distressed South County homeowners advice on how to avoid foreclosure.

February 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


WR senior raising juvenile diabetes awareness

WESTON RANCH – Weston Ranch High School senior Jennifer Acoba is a big fan of Nick Jonas of the pop group, Jonas Brothers.

February 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Pending water rate hike opens spigot of heart-breaking stories in Lathrop

LATHROP – Lathrop's leaders are in an unenviable position. They are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. On the one hand is the city's dire need to come up with $1 million a year or $5 million in five years to continue delivering water and sewer service to its residents. The answer they came up with to bridge that financial gap is to propose a raise in monthly utility rates.

February 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Water, sewer rate hike proposals trigger backlash

LATHROP – Even after the proposed water rate hikes were slashed from $4 down to $2 a month for the next five years, many Lathrop residents said that would still impose a hardship on their already thinly stretched budgets.

February 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop city clerk departing for job as San Francisco legislative director

LATHROP – Rick Caldeira, Lathrop's city clerk since 2005, is following his heart to San Francisco.

February 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


$366K & counting: Browne case a financial nightmare

When all is said and done, the Matt Browne wrongful-termination case could haunt the collective conscience of Lathrop's city officials and taxpayers for a long time. Based on preliminary figures plus other anticipated expenses, not to mention related expenses factored into the big picture, a former department head's courageous act to stand by his unwavering belief that he was unjustly terminated and denied his constitutional rights as a city employee, could end up costing the city a pretty penny - maybe even close to a million dollars.

February 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Renowned quilter featured at anniversary show

The Manteca Quilters Guild is pulling out all the stops to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

February 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop: Good news & bad in property taxes

LATHROP – What a difference a decade makes in Lathrop's property-tax landscape.

February 13, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Is Valverde Park going to the dogs?

LATHROP – It's one of Lathrop's best-kept secret – the new and improved Valverde Park.

February 12, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop city clerk joins elite group

LATHROP – Lathrop's city clerk, Rick Caldeira, has just joined an elite group and added the three letters MMC to his title.

February 12, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


How safe are Lathrop High students walking to school?

LATHROP – If you've driven by Lathrop Road on both sides of Interstate 5 in the morning and in the afternoon just before and after school on weekdays, you've probably seen some students crossing Manthey Road and walking along Lathrop Road and under the freeway.

February 11, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Pictures do paint a thousand words, even snapshot ones

A picture truly paints a thousand words. Yes, even ones that are the obligatory promo shots intended for scrapbooks that only family members, relatives and maybe a few friends would enjoy viewing one too many times.

February 09, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Lathrop loses Public info officer to budget cuts

LATHROP – The city of Lathrop will be out of a public information officer by the end of next week due to anticipated budget constraints.

February 08, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Sayles’ campaign still owes $24.5K out of $36K spent

LATHROP - Kristy Sayles finished ahead of her contender in the November 2008 mayoral elections but not just in the ballot count.

February 07, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Manteca Symphony fundraiser on Feb. 13

There are more than 2,000 reasons to support the Symphony Comes to Manteca Committee today compared to just 175 – about 275 at the most – in previous years.

February 06, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


Moore, Teicheira get 4 more years

Two members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees whose terms are ending at the end of the year will not be going through the election process. They will be automatically appointed for another four years on the board.

August 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Yard sale today benefits dance group

December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘Fresh cut’ at Manteca’s GK Mongolian Barbecue

"Eat your vegetables!" This is the message that greets diners at the door to the GK Mongolian Barbecue on South Main Street in Manteca.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


MEA endorses board incumbents & bond

The teachers in Manteca Unified School District have spoken. They are unanimously endorsing the $159 million Measure G school bond, the election of the four incumbent members of the Board of Trustees, and James Mousalimas for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Anti-bullying message for Cowell, Lincoln

Torrey Mercer is coming back to Manteca. This time, the winner of the 2013 Best Pop Song for Indie Channel Music Awards is bringing her anti-bullying message not only to Joshua Cowell Elementary School but to Lincoln Elementary as well.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Patrick’s 29th Fatima celebration this weekend

The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.

August 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SHOWING THEIR AGE

Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.

August 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CHINA CONNECTION

Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Absent trustee attending board meeting via Skype hook-up

Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft "freemium" instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District's boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Microsoft VP sends challenge to MUSD students in exclusive video

Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.

August 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca board sidesteps change to compensation

They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.

August 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


School board compensation being revisited

Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."

August 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fast named VP at MHS

The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.

August 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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