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Of books and matters of mind

Arriving at his dorm recently after coming home for the weekend, my son found himself in a bind. He forgot his text books at home. At first, he asked if we could mail them to him at the university. But he soon found a convenient and inexpensive solution to his dilemma.

September 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lathrop marks economic turn-around

LATHROP – The city's economic picture painted by Lathrop Economic Development Administrator Steve Carrigan in his latest report to the City Council was not completely rosy.

September 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop and America’s ‘Loneliest Road’

The connection is quite intriguing. Lathrop is associated with the Loneliest Road in America.

September 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop names community gym in honor of Scott Brooks

LATHROP – It's official. The gym at Lathrop Community Center is now known as the Scott Brooks Gym in honor of the former pro basketball player and now head coach for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.

September 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop mayor: unpaid campaign debts are ‘my personal business’

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles said all the creditors who are still waiting to be paid for expenses she incurred during her 2008 mayoral campaign will be paid eventually.

September 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Cash prizes await top Lathrop chili entries

LATHROP – Attention, would-be Iron Chefs. It's time to get the cayenne out of the bag and see if your edible concoction can stand the heat in the race for the best chili in the 2010 chili cook-off.

September 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


A rumble among elephants

I was taking pictures of congressional candidate David Harmer and taking down notes of his speech at the same time when I noticed something happening behind him.

September 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Harmer opposes ‘ObamaCare’

With the first day of absentee-ballot voting coming up fast, GOP banner bearer David Harmer in the congressional race urged his supporters in Manteca Tuesday to get the vote.

September 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop OKs $395K bail out for LMFD

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council Monday night approved 3-0 the $395,000 loan request from the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District.

September 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Loan of $395K proposed to bail out district

LATHROP – A $395,000 one-time loan at zero interest is being proposed to bail out the financially ailing Lathrop-Manteca Fire District. The money to be loaned is coming from Lathrop's general fund.

September 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Country garden on River Road exudes serenity

RIPON - The home and garden of Don and Gina Owens on River Road shows what one can do to a one-and-a-half-acre site in a span of seven years.

September 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


FALLING FOR GARDENS

RIPON – It takes two to tango. It also takes two to grow a garden like the private paradise that Chuck and Janice Hollander has created and nurtured for years.

September 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Countryside garden designed for entertaining

RIPON – It's a colorful spot in the middle of almond orchards in Ripon's countryside. It's an even brighter spot this time of year when the air is thick with faux fog courtesy of the swirling dusts kicked in by the almond harvesters.

September 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ripon garden brings forest to home setting

RIPON - If you've ever wondered how a strawberry tree looks like, you have the perfect opportunity this Saturday to stand right next to one, and maybe even touch its unusual bark.

September 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Used books sought for harvest festival

In September last year, a young man brought his elderly mother to the St. Anthony's harvest festival. They made a beeline to the used books booth called Bookworm.

September 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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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


SALADS & CRAFTS

It was like old times.

November 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Five schools benefit from $159M bond

The first five schools that will be benefiting from the narrowly passed $159 million school bond in the November elections are all elementary campuses.

November 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MANTECA HONORS HEROES

The battle continues for millions of American veterans, whether they saw action in a war zone, or just "stood in the gap." It is a battle that they are waging back on their home turf – for military benefits, and for recognition and respect.

November 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Brock Dennis Elliott was 18 years old when he died. He was 17 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 27, 1966. Less than a year later, on May 26, 1967, he was killed in action in Vietnam. He was the first Manteca resident killed in that unpopular conflict.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


Some lesser-known facts about Brock Dennis Elliott

Brock Elliott Elementary School in Manteca was named after the first Manteca soldier who was killed during the Vietnam War.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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