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When will Lathrop honor native son Scott Brooks?

I was smiling when Arnita Montiel spoke before the Lathrop City Council last week urging them to honor the accomplishments of Lathrop's very own, Scott Brooks, the former pro basketball player whose latest accolade is being named 2010 NBA Coach of the Year.

August 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lathrop’s 1st fireworks fundraiser net $33,392

LATHROP – Lathrop's first fireworks fund-raiser ended with a resounding bang at the cash register.

August 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fire stations closing

LATHROP – The closure of up to two Lathrop-Manteca Fire District stations and the loss of seven to 10 firefighters are no longer a matter of if but when after the board decided not to put the parcel tax increase measure in the November elections.

August 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


9 candidates in Lathrop elections

LATHROP – There will be five candidates vying in the November elections for two open councilman positions on the Lathrop City Council. The list includes incumbent Sonny Dhaliwal whose four-year term is expiring at the end of this year.

August 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Manteca soldier wounded 2nd time

During the Memorial Day observance on May 31 at East Union Cemetery, it was announced that one of Manteca's military sons, Staff Sgt. Jesse Reyes of the United States Army, had been wounded in Afghanistan.

August 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Move afoot to name gym in Brooks’ honor

LATHROP – Arnita Montiel wants to see the Lathrop Community Center gym named after Scott Brooks, arguably the city's most famous son to date.

August 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop, county named in Lum wrongful death lawsuit

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop, San Joaquin County, two Sheriff's sergeants, and 50 unnamed individuals are identified as defendants in a civil rights wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of the late Jeremy Lum of Lathrop.

August 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop residents gather at block parties

LATHROP – Tye Peyton is the proverbial new kid on the block where he lives in Lathrop.

August 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ripon High prepares for centennial homecoming

RIPON - Vivian Dorville and several members of her family in Manteca are looking forward to the events happening on Sept. 7-11 in Ripon.

August 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Medical workers volunteer for free clinic

LATHROP – It was Dr. Hla Win's day off on Saturday. But instead of taking the time off to relax and unwind and forget about the demands of his job as a doctor at Deuel Vocational Institute, the good doctor was at the Apolinar Sangalang Park during the mid-day hours providing free health check-ups.

August 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ripon VIPS raises funds for juvenile diabetes research

RIPON – The Volunteers in Police Services of Ripon serve their community in dozens of ways, all for gratis.

August 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ripon fire chief turns down pay for 2nd time

RIPON – Chief Dennis Bitters of the Ripon Consolidated Fire District was up for a salary raise each year for the last two years.

July 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sayles seeks 3rd term as Lathrop mayor

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council elections ballot on Nov. 2 could be crowded based on the number of would-be candidates to date who have pulled papers at City Hall.

July 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Higher parcel taxes or higher fire insurance?

LATHROP – Raise taxes for fire protection, or increase fire insurance?

July 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Rural residents fear closure of 2 fire stations

LATHROP - The family of Lathrop City Councilman Sonny Dhaliwal knows full well the role of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is a matter of life and death to its citizens.

July 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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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


Doctors Hospital saves the day for Pumpkin Run

The ninth annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday, Oct. 4, will go on as scheduled after a brief cancellation on Thursday.

September 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Pumpkin Run is on

The Oct. 4 Manteca Pumpkin Run is still on. Doctors Hospital of Manteca has stepped forward to pay the $970 fee that the sponsor, Manteca Unified School Trust, needs to hold the event this year. The run, which kicks off the annual Manteca Pumpkin Fair that weekend, was cancelled Thursday because the non-profit organization did not have the money to cover the fee required by the city. For more information pick up the Bulletin tomorrow.

September 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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