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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


DMV closes offices 2 days a month starting today

If you plan to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles office today in Manteca, or in any other city or town, you won't be able to get in. DMV offices are closed today, and every first and third Friday of the month from then on until June of next year.

February 06, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tagging costing Lathrop $400 plus a month

LATHROP – Public and private properties throughout the city of Lathrop are being "tagged" every week. The problem is costing the city about $400 a month in supplies, and 14 hours of staff time to get rid of them.

February 05, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Matt Browne finally getting public venue

LATHROP – For the first time since he was placed on administrative leave with pay in July 2007 and his eventual "wrongful termination," as he called his firing in February 2008, Lathrop's former chief building official Matt Browne addressed the City Council in person.

February 04, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop council making rules in deciding Browne case

LATHROP – In anticipation of the filing of the report from the hearing officer who presided over the wrongful-termination appeal of former Lathrop chief building officer Matt Browne, the Lathrop City Council tonight will consider a resolution outlining the process that they will use in reviewing the recommendations.

February 03, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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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


Manteca High undergoes major summer facelift

School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.

August 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


DADs minister to homeless at Library Park

Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.

August 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sierra soph stacks up at AAU Games

Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.

August 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


FATAL VISION GOGGLES

Mariya Khweiss has never had a sip of alcohol in her life. But the high school sophomore knows how it feels to be three times above the legal limit of being under the influence of alcohol.

August 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Plans still on to open Perko’s near Del Webb

If it were up to Jeff Burns, a new Perko's Café would have opened months ago at the Union Road-Lathrop Road intersection. It would be there right along with CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's.

August 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD spends $2.5M on corporation yard

The Lindbergh Corporation Yard building is officially completed. That's the new structure warehouse-like structure in what used to be a parking lot surrounded by portables behind the brick structure that used to house the Manteca Adult School on East North Street.

August 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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