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Triple attraction: Gardens, arts, & wine tasting

Dale Gray called the triple-attraction combination a win-win for everyone concerned.

May 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Recipe for Portuguese donuts courtesy of Dorothy Indelicato

Driving the kids to school when they were attending Nile Garden Elementary School, I used to make a pit stop at the donut shop in the small neighborhood shopping center on Union Road at West Yosemite Avenue. The kids opted for the chocolate-topped bars or the round ones. I usually had a half-dozen of the small rounded bite sizes with a small cup of decaf coffee.

May 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Lums offer $500 donation for police crisis training

LATHROP – The tragic death of 25-year-old Jeremy Lum nearly a year ago has become a rallying point in his family's effort to increase society's awareness to mental illness.

May 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Delicato wine & Portuguese donuts: A treat for museum crowd on Thursday

It was an evening of Delicato wine and Portuguese donuts that brought the crowd at the Manteca Historical Museum on Thursday.

May 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca gardens part of AIDS Foundation tour

To get two of any product for the price of one is always a bargain. But this double delight is more than just a bargain.

May 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Routine traffic stop lands 4 men in jail

LATHROP – An expired car registration landed four men in San Joaquin County Jail on various felony charges. San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies spotted the vehicle and pulled it over on South Airport Way at South Airport Court shortly before midnight on Monday.

May 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Lathrop recognizes artists with reception

LATHROP – Gilbert Olivas knows firsthand there's life after retirement.

May 12, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tour lives up to its Gardens for Generations theme

The "Gardens for Generations" garden tour on the eve of Mother's Day over the weekend lived up to its nostalgic grand theme.

May 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Upcoming Lathrop budget tackling $1 million deficit

LATHROP – The preliminary budget for fiscal year 2010-11 will not be available until Monday, May 17. But already the Lathrop City Council has scheduled the dates when the budget hearings will be held.

May 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


AKC black labs part of rib feed live auction

It's a family event complete with a rib and tri-tip feed, barn dance, and auctions with big-ticket items galore.

May 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


The things Mom will do for her kids

"An Animal's Prayer." A really simple title to a really short poem. But its brevity – it's only four verses, roughly a mere 20 words all together, if that – is what makes it a gem, as far as I'm concerned.

May 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Spaces still available for museum’s first art show

Artists who want to be a part of history-in-the-making are invited to show samples of their work at the Manteca Historical Museum on Saturday, May 22, from 1 to 5 p.m.

May 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop Art Show reception set for Friday evening

LATHROP – A compelling sculpture of an eagle and its hapless prey is this year's winner of the Lathrop Mayor's Art Purchase Award.

May 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop moving birthday bash to Sept. due to lack of volunteers

LATHROP – What if you have a birthday coming and the celebration is moved three months after the actual date? Not only that, the party in your honor is being combined with another celebration?

May 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop makes it legal to use Safe & Sane fireworks for Fourth of July

LATHROP – Lathrop councilman Christopher Mateo stubbornly dug in his heels. But no amount of "ranting and raving," as he described his opposition to Safe and Sane Fireworks, stopped the will of the majority.

May 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Get ready for $159M school bond

A $159 million bond measure is likely to be placed on the ballot in November by the Manteca Unified School District.

July 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teachers get ready for new Common Core

The last days in July up to the beginning of Aug. 1 are busy days for parents getting their children ready for the start of the school year. Shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, papers, pencils, and pens is part of all that preparation.

July 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BLOOMING IN RIPON

The handmade rustic sign reads: "Grandpa's Flower Patch. Only God can make a flower. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:29."

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Medeiros going for 20 years as board trustee

Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Valley Academy adding 80 more pupils

Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE HAM MAN

There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.

July 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers needed today for garden work

If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.

July 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Evelyn Moore first to file for re-election

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.

July 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THE DAIRY GRIND

Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


California milk meets global demand

There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THRIVING AGAINST ALL ODDS

If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s a never-ending cycle of work at the dairy

The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SWEET LABOR OF LOVE

These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Host families sought for Japanese teens

Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired teacher frets about Manteca growth

When Caroline Finn came to the top of the hill at the Grapevine nearly 30 years ago and beheld the great valley below, she knew there was no going back.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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