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Neely drops out of Lathrop council race

LATHROP - There were five candidates running for two council vacancies in the Lathrop City Council other than the mayor's seat.

October 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop mayor’s ex-husband seeks full custody of three kids

LATHROP – Duston Tuhy, the former husband of Lathrop mayor Kristy Sayles, took steps on Thursday to obtain full physical custody of their three children – two boys ages 8 and 10, and a girl aged 13 – until the court proceedings involving their stepfather, Thomas Xavier Sayles, is resolved.

October 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Main St. Café accepts donations for toddlers who lost mom

Main St. Café in Manteca has made its facility as the drop-off site for donations to the family of the late Michelle "Shell" Guillermo.

October 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop mayor’s husband arrested, in jail on child abuse charges

LATHROP – Thomas Xavier Sayles, the husband of Lathrop mayor Kristy Sayles, is appearing in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court today on charges of felony child abuse.

October 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Cut Lathrop mayor slack on family matter

I'm often reminded that I'm in a profession noted for its jaded view of life and the world in general. I admit I put on that armor suit on a number of occasions in the performance of my job in the interest of holding on to my belief that all human beings are basically good at heart.

October 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


SJ Board appoints ex-fire director to old seat

FRENCH CAMP – Reactions to the appointment of Gorman Houbein to the French Camp-McKinley Fire District board of directors Tuesday by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors ranged from elation and guarded optimism to one that bordered on cynicism.

October 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop resident questions process seeking permit for concealed weapon

LATHROP – Forrest Burke wants his family protected. He worries about his wife and their three young children when he is at work. So he went to the Lathrop Police Services to apply for a concealed weapon permit for his wife's protection when he's away.

October 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


No parking signs soon to be history

LATHROP – By this time next month, the No Parking signs on both sides of Thomsen Road near the Harlan Road intersection will be gone.

October 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Election in French Camp-McKinley Fire district all in the family

FRENCH CAMP – You think the gubernatorial drama is the hottest election ticket? Think again.

October 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Big job well done by small band of volunteers

The latest project of the Manteca Mural Society is now another significant footnote in Manteca's history.

October 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pumpkin Fair offers smashing fun time

Everyone was busy at Athens Burgers all day Saturday, but they were all smiling. Business was so brisk that the hours around lunch time saw long lines of hungry customers.

October 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friends help unemployed widower with 3 young kids

Friends in need are friends indeed.

October 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


3 vie for 2 spots on Lathrop-Manteca fire board

LATHROP – Two Lathrop firefighters, one a reservist and the other retired, and a Manteca dairy farmer are vying for the two vacant seats on the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District board in the November 2 elections.

October 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Odds & Ends


Lightning strikes twice for former Lathrop city manager

LATHROP – Prior to her forced resignation from her job in Lathrop two years ago, former city manager Yvonne Quiring was asked by union employees to resign based on a laundry list of complaints about her job performance. Their request was contained in a letter that they presented to the city council.

September 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Patriotic mural a dream- come-true for Crystal Downs

Crystal Downs couldn't be happier with the mural that will grace the north side of her State Farm Insurance building at 259 North Main Street.

September 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Judge to swear in four new Board of Trustees members

Four Manteca Unified Board of Education members will be sworn in at the trustees' meeting in December by Tony J. Agbayani, Jr., a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge.

November 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Riponite’s military kin helping with Ebola crisis in Liberia

Gae Carney's thoughts and prayers these days are being directed to the Ebola-ravaged country of Liberia in Africa. Central to her prayers are not just the people in that part of the world who are being threatened by the epidemic, but also to the Riponite's cousin, Captain Paul Strohl, and the 700 service men and women under him.

November 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


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


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