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1st graduation in Shasta’s gym

Shasta School's 8th-grade class of 2009 will go down in history as the first to hold graduation ceremonies in its brand-new multi-purpose gym.

June 02, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Browne flap nearing end in Lathrop

LATHROP – The final step in the long-running wrongful termination charges filed by former senior building official Matt Browne against the City of Lathrop appears to be approaching the finish line.

June 01, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


A different kind of sports bar and grill opens in Lathrop

LATHROP – A restaurant franchiser is born in Lathrop. In the next few years, perhaps even months, you'll probably be hearing more about Texas Buffalo Wings Sports Bar and Grill.

May 29, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Worm farm project turns into classroom business

WESTON RANCH - About 10 months ago, a group of 18 youngsters embarked on a learning project. Little did they know that project would evolve into a small business.

May 28, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop Road extension to high school may open in July

LATHROP – School buses and parents driving their children to Lathrop High School could start dropping off the students to the front entrance instead of in the back of the campus when school starts in the fall.

May 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


McParland’s year-long Rachel’s Challenge culminates this Friday

How many random acts of kindness take place in any given day? And how many of them get noticed at all?

May 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Death of a young hero: the full story revealed

The date: January 30, 1942 during World War 2, nearly two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

May 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Ye Olde Nile Garden School celebrates Medieval Faire

May is a significant month to every seventh grader at Nile Garden School. That's when the campus courtyard undergoes a dramatic transformation and the students led by their history teacher are transported back to medieval times.

May 22, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Boom goes bust: Lathrop cuts fireworks & free hot dogs

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop will still get to celebrate its 20th birthday on July 1. But it will be sans the spectacular fireworks that attracted the estimated crowd of up to 10,000 that turned out last year at the then newly opened Mossdale Landing Community Park.

May 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Cary Keaten is Lathrop’s new city manager

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop hired a new city manager and saved $25,000 at the same time.

May 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Anger, apathy keep voters away

Norma Bologna does not agree with the way state legislators are handling the budget in Sacramento.

May 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop could lose $430K more in property taxes if governor follows through on threat

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop stands to lose about $430,000 from its 2009-10 coffers to the State of California following the failure of Proposition 1A in Tuesday's elections.

May 20, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Cookbook marks SSJID’s district’s centennial year

A recipe book has become an inside joke among the women employees and general manager of South San Joaquin Irrigation District.

May 19, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ax falls on 10 Lathrop municipal employees

LATHROP - In the end, there were no concessions made.

May 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


SSJID pulls out all the stops for centennial celebration

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is pulling out all the stops to mark a major historical milestone.

May 15, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


Giving thanks for all the things we do not have

We give thanks every day. But Thanksgiving is a special time to be thankful for the many blessings we have.

November 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Volunteers backbone of telethon

Vickie Conner rang the bell several times within the quarter of an hour she was on the phone.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers pay it forward for kids

It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


District has nothing to do with trustee investigation

Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, who sent two incumbents of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees packing in the November elections, will be sworn in at the December school board meeting even while questions about the legitimacy of some of the information they wrote down in the candidates' papers they filed with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are being investigated.

November 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Calvary hosts Central Valley Men’s Prayer Night

More than 50 men from 11 churches in the area attended the Central Valley Men's Prayer Night on Monday held at Calvary Community Church in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Drain: ‘I won’t disappoint’

Ashley Drain, the wife and mother who ended school board trustee Manuel Medeiros's 16 years of elected service in the November elections, has plenty of plans as the representative of Area 2.

November 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Raindrops sharpen fall foliage in downtown

When it rains, it just drizzles. So far, that's how the wet weather has been in the parched and drought-ravaged Northern San Joaquin Valley during the current fall season. But, as a Bay Area radio newscaster commented the other day, we're grateful for every little rain.

November 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BUBBLES TO SOLAR

They blew bubbles. They built forts made out of newspapers. They experimented with tie dyes using water and rubbing alcohol. They learned how heat is generated and its consequences. They showed how solar heat can power a remote-controlled car. They peered through microscopes to note and observe how a salt crystal looks like magnified so many times.

November 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Weston Ranch High going to block plan

Manteca High School is not the only one going on block scheduling at the start of the school year 2015-2016. Weston Ranch High School's request to get the green light from the Board of Trustees to do the same starting in August of next year was approved at the last board meeting on Nov. 12.

November 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Outgoing trustees recognized for service

During his 16 years on the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, Manuel Medeiros often provided comic relief, even when discussions turned serious and complicated.

November 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FALL FOLIAGE

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could count by the fingers of one hand the stand-out places where you could take your family on a windshield tour of colorful fall foliage in and around Manteca.

November 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Al Ftacek: Decorated WWII hero takes off on his last flying mission

On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. "Abe" Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, "Activity During WWII," is an inscription that reads: "8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars."

November 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Phantom candidate appears

Alexander Bronson made his first appearance at a Manteca Unified School board meeting on Wednesday.

November 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SALADS & CRAFTS

It was like old times.

November 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Five schools benefit from $159M bond

The first five schools that will be benefiting from the narrowly passed $159 million school bond in the November elections are all elementary campuses.

November 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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