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Lathrop mayor demands order; J. Chaka Santos almost thrown out

LATHROP – A Lathrop City Council incident Monday night involving resident J. Chaka Santos did not quite reach the seriousness of a Georgianna Reichelt incident.

January 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Housing rebound starts in Lathrop

LATHROP – The darkest hour in Lathrop's housing market appears to be waning as the city enters the third decade of its history as an incorporated city.

January 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Incorporation was decided by less than 500 Lathrop voters

LATHROP – June 6, 1989 in Lathrop was a red-letter day for this small town along the San Joaquin River.

January 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


From sleepy town to a burgeoning city

The City of Lathrop reached a milestone in 2009. San Joaquin County's youngest incorporated city officially turned 20.

January 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Catholics Returning Home to St. Anthony’s

The banner in front of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca reads: "Come home for Christmas… and stay!"

December 31, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lighting the way to help needy

Every Christmas for the last 10 years, the awe-inspiring residential festival of lights at Mercedes and Bugatti streets in Manteca has been a visual feast to thousands of people.

December 30, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop, Ripon fire districts forge strong working ties

LATHROP – Their men have fought side by side in blazing-hot situations for decades. They have joined hands in saving lives and properties.

December 29, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Union Road’s rural fire station repairs under way

LATHROP – Captain Don Jones of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District Station 32 near the Nile Garden School received his official marching orders to finish the reroofing of the building as expeditiously as possible.

December 28, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Claris Diaz is literally one in two million

Claris Diaz is a person who almost defies definition.

December 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Portuguese cultural class starts Jan. 6 at MRPS Hall

MRPS Hall in Manteca will be the new meeting place for the next Portuguese cultural class starting on Jan. 6.

December 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Thriving Ripon nursery family business’ rich heritage

RIPON - The vividly colorful poinsettias at Park Greenhouse are not the only big attractions this Christmas.

December 22, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Hot item: Sales tax for fire services

LATHROP – A new Lathrop sales tax is being explored to rescue the fiscally ailing Lathrop-Manteca Fire District.

December 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Christmas food giveaway

Helping Hands at Cornerstone Church in Manteca is expecting to give away nearly 200 Christmas food baskets this Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon.

December 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


NEW CORPORATION YARD

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop may soon be able to move its corporation yard from its old and cramped location to a spacious 12-acre property on Louise Avenue. The new site, which was purchased by the city a few years ago, at one time housed a business called Lague Sales which sold government surplus materials and equipment.

December 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Vincent de Paul Society: Ministry of service

When you think of St. Vincent de Paul Society, think of the following statistics: 7,664 families; 15,513 adults; and 14,529 children.

December 17, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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100% California grown meals

Benjamin Alejandre pronounced the chicken burrito he was eating for lunch "pretty good."

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified, 41 other school districts serve ‘California’ lunches

The program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Ecoliteracy and 42 school districts in the Golden State including Manteca Unified. All together, the school districts serve more than 250 million meals a year.

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Grass fire erupts near Venture Academy’s Durham Ferry campus

Quick action by a neighbor who lives next door to the Durham Ferry campus site of the San Joaquin County Office of Education averted a major grass fire developing Tuesday night.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Downed PG&E power line on S. Union Road leaves many residents in the dark

Why a section of a PG&E power line on South Union Road between Woodward and Peach avenues fell to the ground around noon on Tuesday is still not known.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘BERRY’ DIFFICULT YEAR

Sai Saelee and his wife Fahm Saechao are worried about their strawberry crop this year. And they are not alone.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


One-of-a-kind auction items at St. Anthony’s

A Dr. Seuss-themed bookcase custom-made by St. Anthony of Padua School's kindergarten students and their parents is just one of the dozens of items that will be on the auction block when the school celebrates with an auction dinner its 60th anniversary.

April 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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