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Family still waiting for answers in Jeremy Lum’s death

LATHROP - It's been a year since tragedy struck the Lum family in Lathrop with the untimely death of the then-29-year-old University of California, Berkeley graduate Jeremy Lum.

June 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


No garbage rate increase for Lathrop senior citizens

LATHROP – Garbage collection rates for all residential households and commercial facilities in Lathrop will go up starting July 1. The only exceptions are the seniors in the community who are on fixed income.

June 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SEIU to Lathrop Council: Put vacation cash-out perk on hold

LATHROP - The city's municpal union employees called for an end to the "costly abuse of the vacation cash-out privilege at the expense of our Lathrop community" at the June 7 Lathrop City Council meeting

June 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Wanted: Artists for Lathrop City Hall exhibit

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop is looking for artists who would like to have their work exhibited inside the Council Chambers.

June 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Group launches Lathrop Friends of the Library

LATHROP – The Lathrop Public Library is about to add a significant chapter to its history. That chapter would be on the "Friends of Lathrop Library."

June 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Scam artist preying on city’s elderly

Darlene Archer has a message for seniors in Manteca. Beware of "a gentleman out there" calling and asking you for your Medicare number.

June 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


HULA HOOPS & ROOT BEER FLOATS

Scenes from the Floatin' Root Beer & Flyin' Hoops summer teen program at the Manteca Public Library.

June 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sentiment favoring free-standing Lathrop police department?

LATHROP – Lathrop's contract with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office for police services has been approved for another year, the shortest extension since 1990 when the barely six-month-old incorporated city tapped the county for community policing.

June 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop slowing speeders with 3-way stop

LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council voted to bypass state regulation in favor of the safety of its residents, particularly young children.

June 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Garage sale marathon, dinner at Kelley Brothers benefits Leukemia society

Two fund-raisers are planned to help triathlon athlete-in-training Perry Settlemoir raise $5,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

June 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sierra High grad brings solo act to SJ Fair

As an entertainer, he goes by the name Esteban. The up-and-coming singer, songwriter and soon-to-be psychology major at the California State University in Sacramento has brought his solo act to the San Joaquin County Fair.

June 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Everything coming up roses (& more) at fair

Avid gardeners will find many freebies to take home and plenty of gardening ideas at the San Joaquin County Fair which is wrapping up its final day today from noon to 7 p.m.

June 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s fair to say Perrys impressed with 2010 SJ Fair

Art and Diane Perry were among the hundreds of people who took the leisurely trek to the San Joaquin County Fair on Friday.

June 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Powwow returns July 2-4 at Three Rivers

The family takes center stage at this year's celebration of the annual Fourth of July Three Rivers Indian Lodge Powwow.

June 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop Youth Focus wins car raffle Auto factor donates money to buy 25 tickets

LATHROP – This story is about the car that could. It can also be a story about teen-agers who have been good.

June 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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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


MANTECA HONORS HEROES

The battle continues for millions of American veterans, whether they saw action in a war zone, or just "stood in the gap." It is a battle that they are waging back on their home turf – for military benefits, and for recognition and respect.

November 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Brock Dennis Elliott was 18 years old when he died. He was 17 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 27, 1966. Less than a year later, on May 26, 1967, he was killed in action in Vietnam. He was the first Manteca resident killed in that unpopular conflict.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


Some lesser-known facts about Brock Dennis Elliott

Brock Elliott Elementary School in Manteca was named after the first Manteca soldier who was killed during the Vietnam War.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony luncheon returns to salad days

St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca is once again playing host to the annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Faire, arguably its most popular fund-raising event of the year.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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