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Dhaliwal leads pack in campaign contributions

LATHROP – If the Lathrop council race were strictly based on fund-raising, incumbent council member Sonny Dhaliwal would be the winner hands down.

October 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Autumn is finally here; say goodbye to overstaying summer

The long overstaying summer of 2010 that continued to bake the valley with sizzling near triple-digit temperatures weeks after the official start of autumn on Sept. 23 is finally just a memory.

October 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Store owner: Manteca business-friendly

Matt Lewis surveyed several places in San Joaquin County before he made the final decision to open his new business in Manteca.

October 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


State shuts down Sayles day care temporarily

LATHROP – The home-based child care business owned and operated by Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles has been temporarily shut down by the California Department of Social Services.

October 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Santos offers business acumen as mayor

LATHROP – Bringing new businesses to Lathrop that create new jobs with head-of-household wages has long been a mantra for J. "Chaka" Santos.

October 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Valencia targets jobs, safety, wasteful spending

LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia, a wife and the mother of four young children, said she decided to run for city council because she wants to help the city solve what she considers are the "main problems facing Lathrop" today.

October 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Golden Gate Boys Choir at Swiss Echoes concert

RIPON – The Golden Gate Boys Choir, a nationally recognized and world-renowned singing group directed by Steven Meyer, will be making a special appearance in Ripon on Saturday, Oct. 23.

October 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Music


Lathrop council, mayor hopefuls field questions

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles was a no-show, but judging by the applause at the conclusion of Tuesday night's candidates' forum, the people who filled the council chambers at City Hall were happy with what they saw and heard from the candidates present.

October 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Dresser addresses hot-button issues

LATHROP – Steve Dresser, a former Lathrop councilman and planning comminsioner is one of two candidates who are challenging incumbent mayor Kristy Sayles' bid for re-election on Nov. 2.

October 12, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mr. Mom wants to be Mr. Councilman

LATHROP – Brent Maynor has several unofficial titles. The Lathrop City Council hopeful is a student of DeVry University and is studying to be a video game and simulation programmer. He is also a construction worker but was recently disabled, which is why he is enrolled in online courses to get job retraining in hopes of landing a less physically demanding job.

October 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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Teen going to state Spelling Bee again

How do you spell tetanus? Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit knows. It's the word that won him the title of San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee champion in the seventh-through-ninth-grade division for the school year 2014-15.

December 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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


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