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Creative piece-makers at Quilt & Doll Show

It's called the 31st annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show. And for sure, there are scores of eye-popping colorful creations coming from the talented members of Manteca's Quilters Guild.

March 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop: The faces of layoffs

LATHROP – The two young children had smiling faces in the pictures attached to their handwritten letters.

March 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop employee who sacrificed job for co-worker going on Inside Edition

LATHROP –The Lathrop city employee who resigned so an older co-worker does not get laid off, and the recipient of that selfless act will be featured on the television news magazine, Inside Edition.

March 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fish fries help with good causes

Two fraternal organizations affiliated with St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish in Manteca have found a secret to fund-raising success.

March 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Don’t let opportunity knock for criminals

LATHROP – Criminals only need opportunity to make you a victim. It's up to you to deny them that opportunity.

March 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Judy Mullen: Quilter par excellence

At the International Quilt Festival held in Houston, Texas, in October, Manteca quilter Judy Mullen's "Just Purrefect" won third place.

March 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop eliminates 10 more positions

LATHROP – The worst is yet to come.

March 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Worker’s unselfish act

LATHROP – Patricia Overy, a wife and the mother of four children ages 14, 7, and four-year-old twins, has volunteered to give up her job with the City of Lathrop so that a co-worker in her 60s will not be laid off.

March 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop mayor only city rep going to DC

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles will be the lone representative of Lathrop in the annual One Voice trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the San Joaquin Council of Governments.

March 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop to lay off 10 more city workers

By ROSE ALBANO RISSO

February 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Love affair: Almond blossoms & bees

I was trying to focus intently on a bee hovering over a cluster of snow-white almond blossoms. All around me, scores of bees were buzzing. The weather was perfect for pollination - the sun was shining, the skies were clear and blue, and there was no breeze to stir the petals of the flowers that would make focusing somewhat of a challenge. And it was neither too hot nor too cold outside.

February 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mayor’s husband says his civil rights were violated at Lathrop art show

LATHROP – Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles' husband is demanding for a jury trial in the lawsuit he filed against the city and 12 other individuals.

February 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop Rotary, Lions planning Soup Bowl

LATHROP – This free soup meal, with no strings attached whatsoever, is not a myth, a legend or a fable.

February 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


WILD WET WEATHER

Organizers of this weekend's Ripon Almond Blossom Festival are not the only the ones keeping busy as bees in the snow-white orchards.

February 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ex-Chief: Spend party money on community

LATHROP – The $3,500 that would have been spent to cater a recognition dinner for former Police Chief Dolores Delgado may instead benefit a number of community programs at her request.

February 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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ONE OF A KIND

Stan Aldrin was someone who hated to slow down. You could ask him to please stand still, but that's all you could do – try.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Sierra High naming office after Arucan

Welcome to the Frederick H. Arucan Administration Building. That will be greeting welcoming visitors to the Sierra High School Administration Office.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca services marking Holy Week

The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD may construct 9 more schools

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the possible adoption of a plan to raise school facilities fees to meet the expected student-growth impacts in the next 20 years.

April 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Master gardener program helps sharpen skills

Some people are born with green thumbs. Others are made.

April 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


They’re Manteca’s ‘Super Grannies’

They were bowling buddies and baseball babes. And they unabashedly declare to all, "we are gamblers!"

April 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


LANCER ARTISTS

It was a deadly creation – a Plague Bird Mask. But it was this gloomy inspiration which earned Madison Hoffman her best achievement this school year – as in Best of Show.

April 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BERRY SUCCESSFUL

Early morning before the sun peeks over the rim of the eastern horizon finds husband and wife Sai Saelee and Fahm Saechao at their small farm plot on West Yosemite Avenue.

April 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dinner helps family of victims in deadly fire

The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, in cooperation with Fagundes Meats & Catering in Manteca, is coming to the aid of a family in need.

April 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Open forum featuring superintendent hopefuls

An opportunity to quiz the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent will take place on Thursday, April 24.

April 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop High Ag‘s annual FFA plant sale is Friday & Saturday

April showers will bring May flowers. But to guarantee there will be flowers in bloom next month, you will need to plant those blooming varieties now.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD picks public information officer

Manteca Unified has a new public information officer – Victoria Brunn. The creation of this new position can't be more timely for the district – and for very good reasons.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CalSTRS mum on details of former superintendent’s pension reduction

The California State Teachers Retirement System has "several means" that it uses to collect leads on specific accounts that need to be scrutinized for such issues as overpayment.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FFA students, teachers lobby for state funding

Save our FFA. That was the rallying cry of the FFA students and teachers from Manteca Unified to Governor Jerry Brown and other political leaders at the recent California Ag Day held at the state capitol.

March 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Nutrition talk for preschoolers set for Saturday

Keeping children active and healthy from a young age, and emphasizing the importance of preventing childhood obesity is at the heart of a nutrition class sponsored by Manteca Unified's School Readiness Department.

March 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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