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MHS Evening with Arts benefits school programs

Dine under the stars and with the stars.

March 24, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Time for snail picking in the garden

March is the time of the year when two significant events occur – the dead of winter officially makes a quiet retreat, giving way to the start of new life on earth.

March 24, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT

Caswell Memorial State Park or any state park, for that matter, is not on the California budget's "chopping block" – at least for now.

March 23, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Wind & rain drives almond growers nuts

For almond farmer Richard Phillips of Manteca, the high wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour over the weekend was like a dog whose bark was worse than its bite.

March 22, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Making sense & cents for Caswell State Park

One can easily come up with perhaps more than a dozen reasons to preserve Caswell State Memorial Park from budget-beleaguered, cost-cutting-crazy California. As everyone probably knows by now, the Golden State's more than 200 state parks are being eyed by the powers-that-be in Sacramento as one of the convenient cuts that could be done to trim the $27 billion deficit.

March 21, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

LATHROP – Lathrop's very first National Day of Prayer is shaping up to be a challenging one, at least, for the organizers.

March 21, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Program unites kids with parents in prison

"The best part of the day was just being with my Dad," wrote Bobby, 13.

March 20, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friends of Caswell State Park?

When Thomas Parker and wife Shirley Lee went to Caswell State Memorial Park Thursday for a walk, they did not see any park ranger on duty. But they ran across a number of park visitors.

March 18, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Gardening class Saturday focusing on vegetables

Spring is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking of your summer garden.

March 18, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop Rotary, Lions, Interact host community soup lunch

LATHROP – Seven different kinds of home-made soup will be served with a generous side of camaraderie. Even the drinks are provided free of charge.

March 17, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Foggy future for Tule Fog Fete

RIPON – Caswell State Memorial Park in Ripon is home to a number of endangered species.

March 17, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


New Jerusalem: Salvation for charter school in Manteca

The Manteca Unified School District said no. The San Joaquin County Office of Education, in a kinder and gentler manner, also delivered an unequivocal no vote.

March 15, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


40 blood transfusions in 5 months for brave 2-year-old & that’s just the beginning

In the last five months, Sofia Rose Conde has had 40 blood transfusions. That's a total of 40 trips from Lathrop to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto with each visit requiring nine hours total – including drawing blood samples, blood testing in the lab, blood matching, and the actual blood transfusion procedure.

March 14, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tsunami impacts Manteca family

The economic impact of the deadly and devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan have reached the Uecker and Pulliam families of Manteca.

March 12, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ash Wednesday starts 40 days of Lent

Christendom begins the solemn observance of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The 40 days of the Lenten season, for many believers, mark a time of penance in the form of prayer, fasting and abstinence leading up to the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday.

March 08, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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100% California grown meals

Benjamin Alejandre pronounced the chicken burrito he was eating for lunch "pretty good."

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified, 41 other school districts serve ‘California’ lunches

The program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Ecoliteracy and 42 school districts in the Golden State including Manteca Unified. All together, the school districts serve more than 250 million meals a year.

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Grass fire erupts near Venture Academy’s Durham Ferry campus

Quick action by a neighbor who lives next door to the Durham Ferry campus site of the San Joaquin County Office of Education averted a major grass fire developing Tuesday night.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Downed PG&E power line on S. Union Road leaves many residents in the dark

Why a section of a PG&E power line on South Union Road between Woodward and Peach avenues fell to the ground around noon on Tuesday is still not known.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘BERRY’ DIFFICULT YEAR

Sai Saelee and his wife Fahm Saechao are worried about their strawberry crop this year. And they are not alone.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


One-of-a-kind auction items at St. Anthony’s

A Dr. Seuss-themed bookcase custom-made by St. Anthony of Padua School's kindergarten students and their parents is just one of the dozens of items that will be on the auction block when the school celebrates with an auction dinner its 60th anniversary.

April 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sycamores inspire Calla High art students

The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys' bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.

April 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


His book is a work of art

When Kirby Brown and his wife Iran visited the famed Hearst Castle in San Simeon, they were treated like royalty.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neophyte EU artist wins Best of Show

East Union High senior Alexis Evans' artistic talents stood out so much her impressed teachers awarded her ceramic sculpture Best of Show at this year's annual Evening of the Arts.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca author signs book at Antique Avenue Saturday

Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Messer gets 6th year as superintendent

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer's contract has been extended another year by the Board of Trustees.

April 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE GAMES BEGIN

The story of one particular ancient civilization is no longer all Greek to the George McParland School sixth-graders.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Trustees Drain, Bronson asked to step down

Resign voluntarily or get recalled.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SOMETHING TO YODEL ABOUT

Helen Rothlin Sandoval still remembers the many happy days spent at the Swiss Hall in Ripon.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Swiss Hall & World’s Fair in SF

The Ripon Swiss Hall and the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco have plenty of things in common.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


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