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Mayor Santos: ‘Welcome to Third World country’

LATHROP - For the first time since the incorporation elections in 1989, the Lathrop City Council does not have a representative for the second largest section of its population – Caucasians.

February 04, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Love story emerged from World War II

Albert and Penny Ftacek were World War II pen pals.

February 04, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


She went back to school after kids were grown

LATHROP – Nellie Zavala's four children finished their education, got a job, got married, and then started a family.

February 03, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Jessica Munoz loves music, but her heart is set on becoming a writer

For the second year in a row, 15-year-old Jessica Munoz has been accepted into the Manteca Unified's All-District Honor Band.

February 01, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Valentine’s dinner-dance helps Love INC

Love INC, a nonprofit organization in Manteca whose mission is to extend a hand-up to individuals and families who need the help, is holding a fund-raiser on Valentine's Day.

January 31, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Guilty plea set aside; teacher accused of lewd conduct wins a new court trial

LATHROP – Michael Berchtold, a former third-grade teacher at Joseph Widmer, Jr. Elementary School in Lathrop, has won a new chance at seeking justice and clearing his name.

January 31, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Anguiano among 3 selected for county award

LATHROP – Henrietta Anguiano, a widow and a great-great-grandmother who is well known for her volunteer work at her church and in the community, was one of three women in San Joaquin County who was inducted into the2010 Adelita Awards of the Mexican Heritage Center in Stockton Saturday night.

January 31, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


District honor bands perform concert Feb. 5 at Lathrop High

Nearly 20 members of the Manteca High School Band have made the cut to be in the Manteca Unified School District's All-District Honor Band.

January 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Special Valentine’s dance for special people at MHS

Manteca High School is gearing for the annual special Valentine's Day dance for special students in the Manteca Unified School District area as well as other places in San Joaquin County.

January 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Food fight in Lathrop over taco trucks

Taco trucks vs. brick-and-mortar eating establishments.

January 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Citizens sound off on Obama’s State of the Union

Joan Collins thinks President Barack Obama is doing his level best to turn the economy around. It's hard to get things back especially during a period of deep recession such as what is happening right now, she said.

January 26, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Great Valley Manteca enrollment meeting

The second enrollment meeting for the Great Valley Academy Manteca will be held Thursday, Jan. 27, starting at 6 p.m. at The Place of Refuge (Assembly of God) church's Manteca Christian School.

January 26, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified honors 2010 Spelling Bee winner

Nine-year-old Isabella Martinez wore a smile matched only by the sparkling stars dancing in her eyes.

January 25, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Brick-and-mortar restaurants versus taco trucks battle in Lathrop heats up

LATHROP – The battle between mobile taco trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants in Lathrop continues.

January 25, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop mulls lighting at two I-5 under passes

LATHROP – Nearly three years after Lathrop's first high school campus opened, city officials are taking initial steps to ensure students walking under the Interstate 5 bridges at Lathrop Road and Louise Avenue to and from school are safe.

January 24, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Teachers ask for return of salary cuts

A salary raise for Manteca Unified teachers is long overdue, said Ken Johnson, the president of the Manteca Educators Association which is in the midst of continuing salary negotiations with the school district.

April 01, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


District uses ‘impartial salary study’ as basis for teachers’ salary talks

During continuing teachers' salary negotiations, the specifics of behind-doors talks with representatives of the Manteca Educators Association are strictly confidential, Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke said, explaining why he could not answer questions about statements made by the union members.

April 01, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mountain Valley earns pair of safety awards

Mountain Valley Express trucking company's website touts that it is "the safest trucking company in the State of California."

March 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Buffalo band, choir to entertain during art show

The arts will be in full force all over the campus at Manteca High School Wednesday evening, and the public is invited to enjoy all two hours of the entertainment with free admission.

March 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


He’s ‘Proud to be MUSD’

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the be.tech vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Manteca High holding Day of the Arts April 1

This is no April Fool's joke.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

March 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners

The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.

March 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


PRIVATE EDENS

Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.

March 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MAGIC FLUTE

The San Francisco Opera Guild is coming to George McParland Annex School.

March 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pipe bursts 1st day of SSJID water delivery

Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.

March 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


GRAFFITI BARN

I call it The Graffiti Barn.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


STARTED CLEANING HOUSES

For Ramon Rivera, hard work plus a strong work ethic generously sprinkled with white-knuckle determination equals success.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spring break meant military reserve training

Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Driver on cell when her car hit school bus

No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.

March 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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