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PG&E work delays Louise-McKinley widening indefinitely

LATHROP – The ball is in the Pacific Gas & Electric Company's court as far as the project to widen Louise Avenue from Fifth Street to the railroad tracks west of the Manteca Unified School District offices where Lathrop's city limits end is concerned.

December 01, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Quicki-Kleen teams up with customers and donates 100+ turkeys to 2nd Harvest

The white streamers hanging in the ceiling of Quicki-Kleen Car Wash's convenience store are not the expensive type. But for Francine Escobar, the owner of business on East Yosemite Avenue across from Lincoln Elementary School, each of the more than 100 pieces of white paper simply adorned with a black-and-white illustration of a turkey is priceless.

November 28, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca miracle: Pregnant mother contracts leukemia, delivers healthy baby

Alexandra Faith Gomes is living proof miracles do happen.

November 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


KB Home sells 60 new homes since May in Lathrop project

LATHROP – The mortgage meltdown and home foreclosures have dominated the news from Lathrop in the last several months.

November 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


New Buds Nursery offers Christmas in the country

For the next several weeks, you can experience Christmas in the country right here in Manteca.

November 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


St. Vincent de Paul Society hands out 300 food baskets

Benny Arnold's food bag had a can of ham instead of a frozen turkey.

November 25, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Small donors make big impact for Boys & Girls

The 30th annual Manteca-Lathrop Boys and Girls Club telethon might very well turn out to be The Telethon That Could in the annals of the organization.

November 24, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Yellow jackets & wasps, oh my

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop has launched a campaign to educate residents on what to do with the recent invasion of wasps and yellow jackets in the Mossdale area.

November 22, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dhaliwal key speaker at sister city fiesta

LATHROP - Former Lathrop vice mayor and incumbent councilman Donny S. Dhaliwal has been tapped to be the guest speaker at the 77th annual dinner-dance fiesta of the United Bacarreneos of America. The event will take place tonight at Valverde Park's Community Center on Fifth Street in the Historic Lathrop district. Social hour will start at 6 o'clock followed by a Filipino-style dinner at 7 o'clock. Tickets to the dinner-dance are $25 per person and may be purchased at the door.

November 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop fire appoints Manning as new chief

LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District board of directors Thursday night appointed Fred Manding as the new fire chief.

November 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Helping Hands lightens up holidays

Cornerstone Church's Helping Hands is looking for more volunteer hands to assist in the distribution of 200 Thanksgiving food boxes to area families this weekend.

November 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop City Hall retains usual holiday schedule

LATHROP – While neighboring cities such as Stockton and Manteca will close their offices during the entire weeks of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, Lathrop City Hall will remain open except on the holiday itself and Friday.

November 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


EU Cemetery resting place of many who served God and country

Arval C. Campbell was just a teen-ager when he heeded the call to fight for his country in World War II. He was one of the lucky ones. He survived that horror.

November 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Police ballot proposal goes nowhere

LATHROP – Right idea, wrong time.

November 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop may pursue sales tax for police

LATHROP – Manteca did it in 2007, Stockton in 2005, and Ceres just last year. This year, it was Galt.

November 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


Sycamores inspire Calla High art students

The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys' bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.

April 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


His book is a work of art

When Kirby Brown and his wife Iran visited the famed Hearst Castle in San Simeon, they were treated like royalty.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neophyte EU artist wins Best of Show

East Union High senior Alexis Evans' artistic talents stood out so much her impressed teachers awarded her ceramic sculpture Best of Show at this year's annual Evening of the Arts.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca author signs book at Antique Avenue Saturday

Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Messer gets 6th year as superintendent

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer's contract has been extended another year by the Board of Trustees.

April 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE GAMES BEGIN

The story of one particular ancient civilization is no longer all Greek to the George McParland School sixth-graders.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Trustees Drain, Bronson asked to step down

Resign voluntarily or get recalled.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SOMETHING TO YODEL ABOUT

Helen Rothlin Sandoval still remembers the many happy days spent at the Swiss Hall in Ripon.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Swiss Hall & World’s Fair in SF

The Ripon Swiss Hall and the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco have plenty of things in common.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Swiss Hall entertainment every month

The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BUILT ON FAITH

Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Symbolism abounds at St. Paul’s

The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Renovation a testament to strong faith

Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BACK TO DRY

Tuesday's heavy downpour is turning out to be just a one-day watery weather wonder, so it appears from the weather forecast in Northern California for the next 10 days.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop High senior gets full Harvard scholarship

Melonie Vaughn of Lathrop High School could be going from Lathrop to Harvard.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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