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38,000 ballots still being counted in SJ County

There are nearly 38,000 ballots from all over San Joaquin County that are still being counted, according to figures obtained from the county Registrar of Voters office.

November 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop mayor files appeal to save her business license

LATHROP – Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles has filed an appeal in response to the state's legal action seeking the revocation of her home child care license.

November 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friends’ book sale a big hit to readers of all ages

Jonathan Sanchez smiled as he handed his dollar bill to Friends of the Library volunteers Bettie Christie and Carroll Zwinge.

November 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


City of Lathrop will co-sponsor Sister City’s annual fiesta

LATHROP – The City of Lathrop will be co-sponsoring the annual fiesta dinner-dance fund-raiser of the United Bacarreneos of America.

November 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Veterans get free car washes at Quicki-Kleen

Grace for Vets. That's the name of the program started a few years ago by Francene Escobar which gives all veterans a free express car wash at Quicki-Kleen in Manteca on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11.

November 05, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Newly elected mayor vows to keep shorts in fashion at meetings

LATRHOP – J. "Chaka" Santos said he always felt "comfortable" about winning the Lathrop mayor's race on Election Day.

November 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop city clerk: Neely has second council seat

LATHROP – Gene Neely, Jr. , along with incumbent Sonny Dhaliwal, are the winners in the five-way council race in Tuesday's election.

November 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


They’re still voting the old-fashioned way – in person

As Kristen Koehler handed in her election papers to the precinct workers, other people played goo-goo with her smiling 7-week-old son Logan in the baby carrier.

November 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dhaliwal secures seat; race tight for 2nd spot

LATHROP – Lathrop Councilman Sonny Dhaliwal's overwhelming victory is bittersweet.

November 03, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop Mayor Sayles: ‘I’m not a quitter’

LATHROP – For the second time in the last two months, Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles was asked to resign.

November 02, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Tale of two stores in Manteca: One holds secret of success

This is the story of two stores in Manteca. Maybe, I should say, the stories of two stores in Manteca because one is about how success is achieved, and the other is about how success slips away.

November 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Manteca artists Voller, Wilson art works at Council Chambers

Two members of the Manteca Artists Guild are taking center stage in the Council Chambers at the Civic Center.

November 01, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fees will help pay for interchange upgrades

LATHROP – Several projects are in the pipeline along the stretch of Roth Road from Airport Way to Interstate 5 in Lathrop that are expected to generate traffic significantly impacting the traffic volume at the freeway intersection.

October 31, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Rough Union Road has smooth future

The driving experience in recent weeks along Union Road between Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road has been almost akin to a lunar surface expedition.

October 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Who’s scariest of them all?

It may be furlough Friday for many government offices. Their loss. But for many employees in private businesses who don't have the mandatory day off to save the budget, today is come-to-work-as-scary-or-nice-as-you-dare-to-be.

October 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

March 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners

The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.

March 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


PRIVATE EDENS

Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.

March 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MAGIC FLUTE

The San Francisco Opera Guild is coming to George McParland Annex School.

March 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pipe bursts 1st day of SSJID water delivery

Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.

March 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


GRAFFITI BARN

I call it The Graffiti Barn.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


STARTED CLEANING HOUSES

For Ramon Rivera, hard work plus a strong work ethic generously sprinkled with white-knuckle determination equals success.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spring break meant military reserve training

Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Driver on cell when her car hit school bus

No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.

March 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


NOT ACTING

Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.

March 19, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion

If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.

March 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


OLD CITY HALL

Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.

March 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Federated Women award eight seniors scholarships

Eight seniors from four high schools in Manteca Unified are the recipients of scholarships this year from the Federated Women's Club. They will be presented with the awards on Wednesday, March 18, during the annual scholarship-presentation luncheon in honor of the students who are being honored this year at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca.

March 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SPELLING SUCCESS

Returning to the California Spelling Bee competition for the second year in a row is Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit. This time, he will be competing in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee.

March 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE CHAMPS

Manteca High School's Academic Decathlon Team is heading to the state competitions next week after capturing the top award in San Joaquin County earlier this month.

March 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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