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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


Almond crop a mixed bag this year

The forecast that came from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Almond Board of California, and other sources as early as May and as late as July called for another bumper crop of almonds this year.

September 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Justice for Jeremy holds 2nd annual Memorial Walk

LATHROP – The second annual Memorial March by the Justice for Jeremy in Lathrop will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, starting at 9 a.m. at the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

September 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


3,050 miles in eight days

Traffic was so light as we drove along Interstate 80 just west of Wendover, Utah, on our way to Denver. Actually, it was lighter than light. There was hardly any other soul this Sunday morning driving on the highway in front of us that stretched like a snaking ribbon in the vast horizon ahead. So when a silver Toyota appeared on the lane to my right, I visually checked it out more closely than I normally would. As the small car smoothly zoomed past our seemingly lumbering heavier pickup, I glanced idly at the license plate.

September 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lathrop School uniforms?

LATHROP – Lathrop Elementary School students could be the first in the Manteca Unified School District to start wearing a school uniform.

September 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop mayor still owes $28K from last campaign

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles is still $28,000 in debt from her 2008 race.

September 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Kindred Arts Concert prepares for 24th season

The genesis of Manteca Kindred Arts is a classic example of the power of a small idea whose time has come.

September 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Music


Home construction on the rebounds in Lathrop

LATHROP – The housing recovery in Lathrop may not be easily evident to some, but it definitely has been happening in the last few months.

August 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


2 new faces on Lathrop Planning Commission

LATHROP – There are two new faces on the Lathrop Planning Commission.

August 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Punjabi community of Manteca gets organized

The latest ethnic group to organize in Manteca is one whose time has come.

August 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


Giving thanks for all the things we do not have

We give thanks every day. But Thanksgiving is a special time to be thankful for the many blessings we have.

November 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Volunteers backbone of telethon

Vickie Conner rang the bell several times within the quarter of an hour she was on the phone.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers pay it forward for kids

It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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