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Tracy: Downtown is alive, thanks to redevelopment investment

The heart of downtown Tracy harkens to a lot of nostalgia. One of those nostalgic elements that draws people to this central part of town is the historic Lincoln Highway.

October 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Plenty of shopping & culinary attractions

Like many cities whose heydays in bygone eras have been become victims of the caprices of changing times, Tracy has gone through its own growing-up pains. A lot of that is starkly evident in its downtown area.

October 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Jeremy Lum: A life in academia, athletics

Much has been written about Jeremy Lum and his tragic, untimely demise.

October 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lum family no stranger to Lathrop Police Services

One of the defendants in the lawsuit filed by Jerry Lum and Dorathea Timmons on the death of their son, Jeremy, is Phillip Mendoza, a correctional officer with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

October 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Justice for Jeremy: 5 years later

Five years after the death of their son, Jeremy, Jerry Lum and Dorothea Timmons are now looking forward to having their day in court.

October 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Unified taps reserves to cover $9 million budget shortfall

Manteca Unified School District is dipping into reserves to cover a $9 million shortfall due to the state not covering the tab for home-to-school transportation and special education.

October 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sworn statements in Lum case point to inconsistencies

The case involving the arrest of Jeremy Lum by three Lathrop Police officers on July 8, 2009 is riddled with inconsistencies on the part of the defendants, according to sworn depositions which have been affirmed by a judge with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento.

October 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Moore secures 6th school board term

Evelyn Moore is going for 24. She is reaching the tail end of her fifth term as Manteca Unified School District Trustee representing Area 5. And she will be adding four more years to her 20-year tenure, starting right after the Nov. 4 elections.

September 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


80% plus pass exit exams in Manteca Unified on initial try

Manteca Unified 10th graders who took the 2014 California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in March showed "slightly higher passing rates" in both English Language Arts and Math when compared to the overall San Joaquin County and state passing rates.

September 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


WET INTERLUDE

With the weather back to a warm 79 degrees today following Thursday's showers that brought 0.51 inches of rain, the almond harvest goes back into full swing with some farmers busy spreading the soaked nuts in windrows on the ground to speed up the drying process.

September 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mantecan’s original art work graces 2014 One Book, One San Joaquin

Award-winning Manteca artist, Jean Ramey, is stating an encore number in Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library's annual reading program, One Book, One San Joaquin.

September 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Farmers may have to stop using grape, nut pesticide

FRESNO (AP) - California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


STUCK WITH BILL

Someone dumps a pile of garbage in front of your property. It is strewn all over the place. The perpetrator is unknown. So what do you do?

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Countywide reading program starts Oct. 4

It's an annual event held during the month of the year when ghosts and goblins, haunted houses and scary stories dominate daily conversations, decor.

September 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sierra High Hall of Fame nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Sierra High School Hall of Fame. Deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, Oct. 3, with the selections to be announced three days later.

September 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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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


Volunteers needed to help needy students

Love INC is a non-profit organization that dispenses hand-ups and not hand-outs. Now, it's the one in need of a hand-up. Volunteers who can provide extra helping hands are needed to help with the additional load it is handling this Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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