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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


Manteca Garden Club donates raised gardens

Merrill Gardens residents with green thumbs will soon be able to putter in the garden with plenty of ease.

April 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Art show & sale May 22 at museum

Artists who want to be one of those featured in the first art show and sale at the Manteca Historical Society Museum have until Monday, May 10, to sign up.

April 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Area’s first almond huller was at Sue’s Country Barn

Every old barn has a story. And the old Sue's Country Barn on East Highway 120 in Manteca is no exception.

April 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Rains causing plenty of trouble for area farmers

April showers bring May flowers. But for area farmers, they would like to see the rains go away at least for a while.

April 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Councilman raises safety issue over fireworks

LATHROP – Lathrop City Council member Christopher Mateo believes that just because Manteca has been conducting successful Safe and Sane Fireworks in conjunction with the annual Fourth of July celebration, Lathrop should also follow suit.

April 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Help sought to spruce up EU Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend

Clean-up day at Manteca's historic East Union Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day ceremonies will take place Saturday, April 24.

April 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Great-great-grandson of Le Frambois appalled at French Camp School campus building project

FRENCH CAMP – When Wayne Knauf visited French Camp School recently, he was appalled to see the historic marker at the entrance to the campus moved unceremoniously several feet away, wrapped up with cables and chains and then tied to a tree.

April 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Owner of boarded-up apartments eager to start rehabilitation

LATHROP - After years of sitting as a blighted neighbor to Lathrop Elementary School, a rundown and legally nonconforming apartment complex on O Street could look forward to a major curb-side makeover with a little help from City Hall.

April 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Humpty Dumpty plans flea market on May 1

The parking lot behind the Lindbergh Manteca Adult School on North Street will be transformed into a flea market with 100 sellers on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fixing blighted is in interest of youth

The city of Lathrop is concerned about blight and public safety. That's why it's opening bureaucratic doors to fast-track the solution to a problem that has long been a black eye in an area of town that is rich not only in historic legacy but also one that has a direct and immediate impact on hundreds of youngsters.

April 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Del Webb stunner part of tour

The Egelston garden at Woodbridge Del Webb in Manteca is impossible to miss.

April 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Property fight: David vs. Goliath

The powerful PG&E company is locking horns with two Manteca farmers over easement issues. Pitting the utility giant against lifelong farmers Arnold and Roseline Rothlin is like watching a David and Goliath battle.

April 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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School summer repairs to the tune of $500,000

Several schools in Manteca Unified will be greeting the new school year with new roofs and playground equipment, smooth pavements that were once cracked, newly replaced lighting units, new carpets on the floors, and fresh coats of paint in a number of classrooms.

July 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Del Webb residents embrace clubs, volunteerism

Hundreds of cancer patients at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Manteca have been the recipients of love and comfort from a handful of women at the Woodbridge at Del Webb community in Manteca.

July 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Scholl seeks another trustee term

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees president Don Scholl has made it official. He is running for reelection. He filed his candidate's papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton on Thursday.

July 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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


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