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Three Rivers marks 32 years of powwow celebrations

A 32-year tradition perpetuated by the Three Rivers Indian Lodge in Manteca is again taking place this weekend starting on Friday.

June 30, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BBQ competition at Lathrop summer festival

LATHROP – July is when summer really sizzles in the valley.

June 29, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Portuguese festa: More than sopas & parade

How much do you know about the Portuguese festa, or the festas in Manteca?

June 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MRPS celebrating 90th Holy Ghost celebration

Kylee Machado will be riding in a special float in, perhaps, the most unique seat of the MRPS festa parade on Sunday.

June 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


County schools leader Fredrick Wentworth stepping down in ‘10

San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Fredrick A. Wentworth announced Wednesday he will be retiring from his post after nearly 20 years at the helm.

June 25, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop makes ‘golden handshake’ offers to Browne

LATHROP – Fired former Chief Building Official Matt Browne has been offered settlements of unknown amounts by the city in connection with his wrongful termination case. Each time, Browne, through his attorney, turned those "golden handshake offers" down.

June 24, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Blaze destroys ivy laden fence by Hildebrand Park

The fire that destroyed a section of a residential ivy fence next to Hildebrand Park Tuesday afternoon in Manteca was like a dog whose bark is worse than its bite.

June 24, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dogs are in heaven at this Lathrop Park

LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival.

June 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop sets final hearing in Browne case

LATHROP - Lathrop city officials have confirmed that the City Council will discuss then vote at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 23, as to whether former chief building official Matt Browne should be reinstated to his former job and awarded back pay and other compensation.

June 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Is Lathrop incorporation, Manteca’s annexations killing Lathrop Manteca Fire?

LATHROP – Did the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District miss the money boat when the City of Lathrop was incorporated 20 years ago?

June 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Louise-McKinley Avenue widening under way

LATHROP – Louise Avenue from McKinley to the city of Lathrop's eastern city limits at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will remain close to traffic until after the Fourth of July.

June 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dig this: Adopt-a-Plot at EU Cemetery

Earlier this year, Friends of the East Union Cemetery was formed to help save the historic burial place from disrepair.

June 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Brother, can you spare $800,000?

LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is in a financial tight spot like everybody else these days and has turned to the city for an emergency hand-up.

June 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


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


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Teen going to state Spelling Bee again

How do you spell tetanus? Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit knows. It's the word that won him the title of San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee champion in the seventh-through-ninth-grade division for the school year 2014-15.

December 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIFT OF WARMTH

The families at Manteca HOPE Shelter and Raymus Home in Manteca are getting a truck-load delivery of blankets this weekend.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch High racism?

Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


DOWN THEY COME

Monday's nearly inch precipitation on top of last week's two inches of rain from the devastating storm was the death knell for the old towering tree along the alley near the Post Office in downtown Manteca.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Romero new MUSD board president

Deborah Romero, loan officer with Ability Mortgage, is the new president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Should school board return to meetings twice a month?

Once upon a time, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees met twice a month.

December 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Out with the old, in with the new

There was no denying Ashley Drain's excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel's annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Cowell School conducts blanket drive for shelter

The sixth graders at Joshua Cowell School are working to literally send warm greetings to the residents at the Manteca HOPE Shelter. They have started a blanket drive which is their way of taking part in the global "youth empowerment" program called WE Day organized by Free the Children, a non-profit organization.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIVING TREE

For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Five install four MUSD trustees

Four members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees were sworn in to office Tuesday night.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ARE YOU GAME?

Many needy families and children did not get a visit from Santa last year because of wasted food. Apparently, a lot of the food served during the annual Costa's Wild Game feed ended up in trash cans because some of people decided they did not like the "game-y" taste.

December 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Winter Wonderland high tea at The Commons

High Tea time at The Commons at Union Ranch in Manteca is always a special occasion. But it's even more so during the Christmas season when it's held with Winter Wonderland magic for backdrop.

December 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CALL OF THE WILD

Rick Buttram and his son Bradley did not mind waiting in line. Hundreds of people were ahead of them, and dozens more were behind them, each standing patiently along the side of Vasconcellos Avenue off Yosemite Avenue.

December 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Vintners & vintage cars

The story of Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca is a familiar story to many.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


NIGHT LIGHTS

Tradition and togetherness.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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