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Fr. Dante among priest honorees

Father Dante Dammay, parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish in Manteca, was one of nearly 50 priests honored recently in Fremont in conjunction with the worldwide celebration of "Year for Priests" declared by Pope Benedict XVI.

May 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Will Lathrop allow fireworks this year?

LATHROP - The Lathrop City Council will determine tonight whether nonprofit groups in the community will be selling Safe and Sane Fireworks for the Fourth of and the city's birthday celebrations and raise funds at the same time.

May 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bad deed negated by several good deeds

One bad deed deserves - a good deed? Maybe, even several good deeds?

May 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Explosive issue polarizes Lathrop city officials and some residents

Safe and Sane Fireworks is becoming an explosive issue in Lathrop that is polarizing some residents and a member of the City Council, not to mention a retired fire chief.

May 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


DiMaggios call their garden, ‘God’s painted palette’

As an artist, Mary DiMaggio's porcelain and canvas creations are inspired by nature.

May 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca museum offers class for history buffs, would-be docents

A free class for history buffs, as well as for those interested in beefing up their knowledge of historical highpoints and figures in the area, is being offered by the Manteca Historical Society and Museum.

May 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Relay for Life donation can stolen at styling salon

The employees at Precision 6 Hair Styling in Manteca are trying hard to understand why someone would swipe from their front counter a donation jar for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

April 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


‘Gardens for Generations’ tour May 8

The final tally in the May 8 Manteca Garden Tour featured homes is six. Two business locations also have been added to the list of places where tickets can be purchased at $15 apiece.

April 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dinner paying tribute May 6 to ‘Mother Teresa of Manteca’

She would rather toil in anonymity. However, like the saint of the slums in Calcutta, India, the work she does quietly proclaims her identity to a grateful public. And inevitably comes the attention and tribute.

April 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Our Lady of Guadalupe plans kids’ festival on Saturday

LATHROP – Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish in Lathrop is starting what could become an annual tradition for the community.

April 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fashion show Saturday will benefit St. Vincent de Paul

It's a fashion show like no other.

April 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Two injured after being run over during dispute

LATHROP – Three Lathrop residents were rushed to San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp early Sunday morning for treatment of various injuries.

April 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Thrilla’ in Terracina: Visual surprise at every turn

There's a visual surprise at every turn in this garden – or more appropriately, series of gardens – wrapped around this home in the gated community of Terracina in northwest Manteca.

April 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


A garden that is really for the birds

The garden created by Tom and Rita Canales in their pie-shaped cul-de-sac property is a bird's paradise.

April 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BACKYARD R&R

When friends call Bonnie and Ron Barber and get no answer, chances are they couple is in Jamaica or Maui, their favorite R&R destinations.

April 25, 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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