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Dresser asks city to stop monthly subsidy of The Rush

LATHROP – Another request has come before the Lathrop City Council asking the city to discontinue subsidizing The Rush, the monthly publication owned by area real estate broker Frank Cavaco.

September 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Talent shows, softball games part of 2010 Lathrop Days

LATHROP – Lathrop is pulling all the stops this week for the annual Lathrop Celebration.

September 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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Teen going to state Spelling Bee again

How do you spell tetanus? Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit knows. It's the word that won him the title of San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee champion in the seventh-through-ninth-grade division for the school year 2014-15.

December 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIFT OF WARMTH

The families at Manteca HOPE Shelter and Raymus Home in Manteca are getting a truck-load delivery of blankets this weekend.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch High racism?

Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


DOWN THEY COME

Monday's nearly inch precipitation on top of last week's two inches of rain from the devastating storm was the death knell for the old towering tree along the alley near the Post Office in downtown Manteca.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Romero new MUSD board president

Deborah Romero, loan officer with Ability Mortgage, is the new president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Should school board return to meetings twice a month?

Once upon a time, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees met twice a month.

December 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Out with the old, in with the new

There was no denying Ashley Drain's excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel's annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Cowell School conducts blanket drive for shelter

The sixth graders at Joshua Cowell School are working to literally send warm greetings to the residents at the Manteca HOPE Shelter. They have started a blanket drive which is their way of taking part in the global "youth empowerment" program called WE Day organized by Free the Children, a non-profit organization.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIVING TREE

For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Five install four MUSD trustees

Four members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees were sworn in to office Tuesday night.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ARE YOU GAME?

Many needy families and children did not get a visit from Santa last year because of wasted food. Apparently, a lot of the food served during the annual Costa's Wild Game feed ended up in trash cans because some of people decided they did not like the "game-y" taste.

December 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Winter Wonderland high tea at The Commons

High Tea time at The Commons at Union Ranch in Manteca is always a special occasion. But it's even more so during the Christmas season when it's held with Winter Wonderland magic for backdrop.

December 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CALL OF THE WILD

Rick Buttram and his son Bradley did not mind waiting in line. Hundreds of people were ahead of them, and dozens more were behind them, each standing patiently along the side of Vasconcellos Avenue off Yosemite Avenue.

December 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Vintners & vintage cars

The story of Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca is a familiar story to many.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


NIGHT LIGHTS

Tradition and togetherness.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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