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USA Motors owners thrive in anonymity

LATHROP – Four years after it opened for business, the Lathrop USA Motors finally made a big splash in the local newspapers.

January 03, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Lathrop Corner Café: One-time popular landmark

LATHROP – Once upon a time, there was a Lathrop Corner Café. Patricia Terry Richichi remembers it well, and so does Frank Mendes. Longtime Lathrop residents Bennie and Joyce Gatto also have a lot of memories of the building complex that housed a restaurant, a store, and a bar that was also a dance hall at least once a week.

January 03, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


2010 brought more lawsuits in Lathrop

LATHROP – The valley's sizzling summer temperature was not the only thing heating up the city in July of 2010. The sweltering weather had some serious competition coming from the election campaigns on all government levels – and Lathrop was no exception.

January 02, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Money woes dog Lathrop during 2010

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts looking back on key events in Lathrop during 2010.

December 31, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Suspect tries to flee from police twice during arrest

LATHROP – Frank Padilla, Jr., 45, is facing five felony charges following a routine patrol stop on Tuesday. The incident started as a report about a suspicious person inside the mobile home park located in the 15000 block of North Harlan Road.

December 31, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Grandmother from Manteca on world news, CNN, YouTube

"Mind-boggling milestone for grandma."

December 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Burglary victim helps deputies arrest suspects

RIPON – A Ripon man watched as his property on South Jack Tone Road was being burglarized.

December 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Thomsen Street, Dos Reis honor town’s pioneers

LATHROP - McKee Boulevard at Mossdale Landing runs through agricultural land that was farmed for nearly a century by the family of Lathrop's first and four-time mayor, Steve McKee, who took over the farming after his parents retired.

December 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Rued: Nyckelharpa master player

It looks like a violin with a wide neck brace. One needs a bow to play it, but it's not a violin. It has frets, but it's not a guitar. And the sound that emanates from this wooden musical contraption is like no other.

December 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


100 balloons help mark her ‘100th grandkid’

Helen Young is not just a grand but a great-great lady a hundred times over.

December 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Catching full lunar eclipse at the winter solstice

I hurried outside into the parking lot of the Manteca Bulletin as I took a quick break from work. The time was 1:37 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

December 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Christmas alters Sunday services for some churches

On Sunday, the day after Christmas, Sequoia Heights Baptist Church will have only one worship service at 10 a.m. Regular services on Sunday are held at 8:15 and 11 a.m.

December 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Faith


Charter school appeal filed with SJ County Board of Education

Two weeks after their application for a new charter school was denied unanimously by the Manteca Unified Board of Education, Great Valley Academy officials in Modesto filed an appeal with the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

December 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GVA explains $300K paid to school founder, answers other allegations

Eldon Rosenow, founder of the Great Valley Academy charter school in Modesto that is looking into opening another campus in Manteca, receives an annual salary of $300,000.

December 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sister Ann: God continues to provide senior lunches

When Sister Ann Venita Britto started her Ministry of Caring eight years ago at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, one of the first things she wanted to do was to hold sit-down luncheons for area seniors, whether they were parishioners or not, mobile or in wheelchairs.

December 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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He’s ‘Proud to be MUSD’

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the be.tech vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Manteca High holding Day of the Arts April 1

This is no April Fool's joke.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

March 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners

The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.

March 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


PRIVATE EDENS

Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.

March 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MAGIC FLUTE

The San Francisco Opera Guild is coming to George McParland Annex School.

March 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pipe bursts 1st day of SSJID water delivery

Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.

March 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


GRAFFITI BARN

I call it The Graffiti Barn.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


STARTED CLEANING HOUSES

For Ramon Rivera, hard work plus a strong work ethic generously sprinkled with white-knuckle determination equals success.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spring break meant military reserve training

Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Driver on cell when her car hit school bus

No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.

March 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


NOT ACTING

Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.

March 19, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion

If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.

March 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


OLD CITY HALL

Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.

March 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Federated Women award eight seniors scholarships

Eight seniors from four high schools in Manteca Unified are the recipients of scholarships this year from the Federated Women's Club. They will be presented with the awards on Wednesday, March 18, during the annual scholarship-presentation luncheon in honor of the students who are being honored this year at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca.

March 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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