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Lathrop spending $3,500 on reception for chief

LATHROP – Lathrop resident and businessman J. Chaka Santos adamantly opposed the city's plan to hold a $3,500 catered appreciation event for up to 200 people at the Community Center in honor of outgoing Chief of Police Dolores Delgado.

January 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop: To tweet or not to tweet?

LATHROP – Councilman Robert Oliver provided the comic relief during an otherwise serious discussion Monday night.

January 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop mayor demands order; J. Chaka Santos almost thrown out

LATHROP – A Lathrop City Council incident Monday night involving resident J. Chaka Santos did not quite reach the seriousness of a Georgianna Reichelt incident.

January 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Housing rebound starts in Lathrop

LATHROP – The darkest hour in Lathrop's housing market appears to be waning as the city enters the third decade of its history as an incorporated city.

January 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Incorporation was decided by less than 500 Lathrop voters

LATHROP – June 6, 1989 in Lathrop was a red-letter day for this small town along the San Joaquin River.

January 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


From sleepy town to a burgeoning city

The City of Lathrop reached a milestone in 2009. San Joaquin County's youngest incorporated city officially turned 20.

January 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Catholics Returning Home to St. Anthony’s

The banner in front of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca reads: "Come home for Christmas… and stay!"

December 31, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lighting the way to help needy

Every Christmas for the last 10 years, the awe-inspiring residential festival of lights at Mercedes and Bugatti streets in Manteca has been a visual feast to thousands of people.

December 30, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop, Ripon fire districts forge strong working ties

LATHROP – Their men have fought side by side in blazing-hot situations for decades. They have joined hands in saving lives and properties.

December 29, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Union Road’s rural fire station repairs under way

LATHROP – Captain Don Jones of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District Station 32 near the Nile Garden School received his official marching orders to finish the reroofing of the building as expeditiously as possible.

December 28, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Claris Diaz is literally one in two million

Claris Diaz is a person who almost defies definition.

December 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Portuguese cultural class starts Jan. 6 at MRPS Hall

MRPS Hall in Manteca will be the new meeting place for the next Portuguese cultural class starting on Jan. 6.

December 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Thriving Ripon nursery family business’ rich heritage

RIPON - The vividly colorful poinsettias at Park Greenhouse are not the only big attractions this Christmas.

December 22, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Hot item: Sales tax for fire services

LATHROP – A new Lathrop sales tax is being explored to rescue the fiscally ailing Lathrop-Manteca Fire District.

December 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Christmas food giveaway

Helping Hands at Cornerstone Church in Manteca is expecting to give away nearly 200 Christmas food baskets this Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon.

December 18, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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ONE OF A KIND

Stan Aldrin was someone who hated to slow down. You could ask him to please stand still, but that's all you could do – try.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Sierra High naming office after Arucan

Welcome to the Frederick H. Arucan Administration Building. That will be greeting welcoming visitors to the Sierra High School Administration Office.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca services marking Holy Week

The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD may construct 9 more schools

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the possible adoption of a plan to raise school facilities fees to meet the expected student-growth impacts in the next 20 years.

April 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Master gardener program helps sharpen skills

Some people are born with green thumbs. Others are made.

April 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


They’re Manteca’s ‘Super Grannies’

They were bowling buddies and baseball babes. And they unabashedly declare to all, "we are gamblers!"

April 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


LANCER ARTISTS

It was a deadly creation – a Plague Bird Mask. But it was this gloomy inspiration which earned Madison Hoffman her best achievement this school year – as in Best of Show.

April 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BERRY SUCCESSFUL

Early morning before the sun peeks over the rim of the eastern horizon finds husband and wife Sai Saelee and Fahm Saechao at their small farm plot on West Yosemite Avenue.

April 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dinner helps family of victims in deadly fire

The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, in cooperation with Fagundes Meats & Catering in Manteca, is coming to the aid of a family in need.

April 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Open forum featuring superintendent hopefuls

An opportunity to quiz the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent will take place on Thursday, April 24.

April 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop High Ag‘s annual FFA plant sale is Friday & Saturday

April showers will bring May flowers. But to guarantee there will be flowers in bloom next month, you will need to plant those blooming varieties now.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD picks public information officer

Manteca Unified has a new public information officer – Victoria Brunn. The creation of this new position can't be more timely for the district – and for very good reasons.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CalSTRS mum on details of former superintendent’s pension reduction

The California State Teachers Retirement System has "several means" that it uses to collect leads on specific accounts that need to be scrutinized for such issues as overpayment.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FFA students, teachers lobby for state funding

Save our FFA. That was the rallying cry of the FFA students and teachers from Manteca Unified to Governor Jerry Brown and other political leaders at the recent California Ag Day held at the state capitol.

March 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Nutrition talk for preschoolers set for Saturday

Keeping children active and healthy from a young age, and emphasizing the importance of preventing childhood obesity is at the heart of a nutrition class sponsored by Manteca Unified's School Readiness Department.

March 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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