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Family beats storm to save almond crop

The Phillips clan of Manteca had literally hours to spare before the first drops of Tuesday's rainstorm fell on their just-harvested almond orchards.

October 14, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Entrepreneur first challenger in 2010 Lathrop mayor’s race

LATHROP – Lathrop entrepreneur J. Chaka Santos has officially announced he is running for mayor in the 2010 election for mayor.

October 13, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Good ol’ boys versus good ol’ girls in Lathrop

LATHROP – It all started with Mayor Kristy Sayles praising Lathrop Police Chief Dolores Delgado for standing her ground as the city's top cop and refusing "to kowtow to the 'good old boys' of Lathrop" during a council meeting earlier this week.

October 11, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop man: Just say no to Manteca sharing police services

LATHROP – Lathrop businessman J. Chaka Santos thinks it's high time for the city to have its own police department.

October 10, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Grant helps Lathrop cops

LATHROP - Every year, the Lathrop Police Services offers a number of crime-prevention and drug-intervention programs that have consistently been popular with residents.

October 08, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop spends $50K to look at other options for police services

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council Tuesday night approved the allocation of up to $50,000 to finance a study aimed at evaluating the cost effectiveness of alternative police-service options and then weigh those against the city's contract with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.

October 07, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop resident wants cats licensed

LATHROP – It's not exactly raining cats and dogs where Lathrop resident Gary Clark lives. But an abundance of cats, both domestic and feral, have literally taken over his neighborhood.

October 07, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop seeks police alternatives

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop is trying to decide whether it should continue contracting its police services with San Joaquin County or try other more feasible and cost-effective alternatives.

October 06, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Council confers with legal counsel over Browne case

LATHROP – Fired chief building officer Matt Browne's next move could be a lawsuit against the City of Lathrop.

October 06, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Drive Crom Street at your own risk

Next time I need to access Crom Street to get to either Airport Way or Union Road, I'll think twice about taking that route.

October 03, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


State FPPC sends warning to Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles

LATHROP – The state's Fair Political Practices Commission has sent a letter of warning to Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles in connection with reporting errors and omissions in her annual campaign reports.

October 02, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop offers Browne $10K & old job

LATHROP – Despite the recommendation of an administrative law judge in April that Matt Browne be reinstated to his old job with full back pay and benefits, Lathrop's former chief building official is still fighting the powers-that-be at city hall.

October 01, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


John Deere distribution center for Lathrop?

LATHROP – A John Deere distribution center could be moving next to the Lathrop McDonald's on Louise Avenue at South Harlan Road.

September 30, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


R.C. Owens joining Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

R.C. Owens was elated last week to learn that he had been selected to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

September 30, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Grass fire ties up Bypass traffic

Quick action by Manteca and Lathrop-Manteca firefighters Monday averted what easily could have developed into a larger and more dangerous inferno along westbound 120 Bypass just behind Manteca Industrial Park.

September 29, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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New Haven raises funds to battle leukemia

As of Thursday, New Haven Elementary School has raised nearly $3,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The last chance for donors to help the students and faculty reach their goal of $4,000 is today during school hours.

March 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Taizer ecumenical service tonight at St. Anthony’s is open to public

Two Manteca churches are coming together tonight in the spirit of ecumenism through a service called Taize – St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and the Manteca Presbyterian Church.

March 05, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


QUILTS & DOLLS

Scores of quilts, from wall hangings and wearable arts to three-dimensional fabric dolls, are not the only attractions at this weekend's 36th annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Principal gets year’s leave with full pay

Starting today, Weston Ranch High School Principal Joe Fregoso will be working as the top administrator at the Stockton campus until the end of the school year in June following his resignation on Tuesday.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Former trustee vows to sue school district

Dale Fritchen is vowing to file a lawsuit against the Manteca Unified School District after declaring that the official response to his complaint that the Board of Trustees violated the Brown Act several times during recent meetings was not satisfactory.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Chase to close Raley’s store branch by May 7

Chase bank customers who conduct their transactions at the Raley's store in Manteca while doing their grocery shopping will see the end of that convenience on May 7.

March 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Two parents rally in support of teacher

Next stop for embattled special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon is the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 3, where he plans to plead once more that he be reinstated to his teaching position at Veritas Elementary School.

February 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Their mission: Remember the fallen

Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.

February 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch student wins art contest

Victor Hernandez of Weston Ranch High School won the judges' nod in the art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club. As the winner among 19 entries submitted, he receives $100 cash prize.

February 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed parents plan rally, remove children

Parents of Special Education students in Manteca Unified and their supporters are holding a rally on Friday in front of the school district office to demand that district officials meet with them and reinstate teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon to his job by Monday, March 2.

February 25, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Help sought to spruce up veterans graves

There are hundreds of veterans buried at the pioneer East Union Cemetery in Manteca. The markers on many of the gravestones, through the years, have deteriorated and have become weather-worn.

February 25, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Teacher, school district officials meet Wednesday

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, Manteca Unified's special ed teacher who continues to be on leave of absence with pay, is taking his cause to Lathrop High School.

February 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Free Weston Ranch seeking more stores

Free Weston Ranch burst into the scene about six years ago. It's a grassroots movement being vigorously pushed by residents of the community who want to see their six plus-square-mile community detached from the City of Stockton.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed investigation involves more than 1 student

The ongoing investigation by Manteca Police into alleged improper relations with a student by Manteca Unified special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon involves not just one student, according to school district officials.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Applications now accepted for $159M Measure G oversight

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Measure G Oversight Committee are invited to submit their applications for consideration.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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