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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


MATSU SUSHI JAPANESE BISTRO

With the sound of wooden tsuchi breaking the cedar lid of the kagami, the newest dining destination at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley in Manteca made its grand opening in the Family City.

August 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Louise Avevue closed for 5 days

LATHROP – The section of Louise Avenue between Fifth Street and McKinley Avenue will be closed for five days in September.

August 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Majority says keep contract with sheriff for now, at least

LATHROP – The idea of a Lathrop Police Department sounds good to practically everyone who spoke during Monday's workshop on this hot-button issue.

August 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop a life saver for fire district?

LATHROP – Lathrop-Manteca Fire District Chief Fred Manding has announced his retirement to the board of directors.

August 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop Police talks: Workshop to discuss what’s best for the city

LATHROP – Wanted: Lathrop residents' input on what type of police service is best for the city.

August 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dinner-dance kicks off St. Anthony’s harvest festival

For the first time in about half a century, a dinner-dance will be held to kick off the annual St. Anthony's Harvest Festival.

August 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Naming gym for Brooks prompts debate

LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos, a Lathrop businessman and entrepreneur and, lately, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 2 elections, told the City Council Monday night that he'd rather have the Community Center gym named after any of the long-time residents rather than basketball great and 2010 NBA Coach of the Year Scott Brooks.

August 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Firework sales proceeds a bit baffling for Lathrop non-profits

I'm probably being naïve, but after seeing the final numbers in the first Safe and Sane Fireworks fund-raising in Lathrop, I can't help being baffled by the scant net amounts received by the five nonprofit groups whose dedicated volunteers toiled hard for seven days in the sizzling summer heat to earn money for their pet community projects.

August 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Bike lane conversion aimed at improving safety at Lathrop School

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council last week unanimously approved the conversion of the roadside stretch in front of Lathrop Elementary into a 13-foot Class II bike lane that will allow both vehicular and bike traffic.

August 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


When will Lathrop honor native son Scott Brooks?

I was smiling when Arnita Montiel spoke before the Lathrop City Council last week urging them to honor the accomplishments of Lathrop's very own, Scott Brooks, the former pro basketball player whose latest accolade is being named 2010 NBA Coach of the Year.

August 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lathrop’s 1st fireworks fundraiser net $33,392

LATHROP – Lathrop's first fireworks fund-raiser ended with a resounding bang at the cash register.

August 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fire stations closing

LATHROP – The closure of up to two Lathrop-Manteca Fire District stations and the loss of seven to 10 firefighters are no longer a matter of if but when after the board decided not to put the parcel tax increase measure in the November elections.

August 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


9 candidates in Lathrop elections

LATHROP – There will be five candidates vying in the November elections for two open councilman positions on the Lathrop City Council. The list includes incumbent Sonny Dhaliwal whose four-year term is expiring at the end of this year.

August 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Manteca soldier wounded 2nd time

During the Memorial Day observance on May 31 at East Union Cemetery, it was announced that one of Manteca's military sons, Staff Sgt. Jesse Reyes of the United States Army, had been wounded in Afghanistan.

August 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Judge to swear in four new Board of Trustees members

Four Manteca Unified Board of Education members will be sworn in at the trustees' meeting in December by Tony J. Agbayani, Jr., a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge.

November 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Riponite’s military kin helping with Ebola crisis in Liberia

Gae Carney's thoughts and prayers these days are being directed to the Ebola-ravaged country of Liberia in Africa. Central to her prayers are not just the people in that part of the world who are being threatened by the epidemic, but also to the Riponite's cousin, Captain Paul Strohl, and the 700 service men and women under him.

November 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


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


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