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Lathrop Rotary e-waste Saturday benefits American Cancer Society

LATHROP – Get rid of your old electronic machines, television sets that no longer run, or copier machines that have outlived their usefulness, and help the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

March 26, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop Boys & Girls photo contest tonight

LATHROP – A black bird captured in flight against a blinding bright sky. A close-up study of casual footwear worn by a trio of young children. A dramatic view of a mature tree with full foliage from the ground up.

March 25, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dresser throws hat in ring for mayor’s post in Lathrop

LATHROP – Former Lathrop councilman and planning commissioner Steve Dresser is running for mayor in November.

March 24, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Neighbors, strangers come to aid of fire victims

Several lucky garage sale enthusiasts went home with some of the best deals in town while helping a good cause at the same time.

March 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Overy earns Mayor’s Award for her generous gesture

LATHROP – Patricia Overy is the latest recipient of the Mayor's Award of Distinction.

March 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s springtime in Manteca

Spring has sprung.

March 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop may OK sale of fireworks for July 4th

LATHROP – Safe and Sane fireworks could be part of the city's July 1 birthday and Fourth of July celebrations this year for the first time ever.

March 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Target Starbucks employee accused of pocketing money from cash register

LATHROP – A 19-year-old employee at Target store in Lathrop was arrested Wednesday and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of grand theft and embezzlement.

March 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Pregnancy Help Center moving to bigger office

It used to be the Bobson Cleaners, the long-running dry-cleaning business in Manteca next to the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street.

March 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neighbors holding garage sale for family that lost their home to fire

Neighbors of Carlos and Helen Gonzales were quick to extend a helping hand when the couple and their extended family lost everything in the November fire that completely gutted their Yorktown Lane home. Damage to their home was pegged at $300,000 and another $100,000 for the contents.

March 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers, donors sought for Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

The Manteca Noon Kiwanis is looking for a few generous men, women and businesses to help make the perennially popular Easter egg hunt a success again this year.

March 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop lays off parks project manager; OKs full-time status for part-timers

LATHROP – The city's parks project manager is gone. The equivalent savings for the city in the continuing budget bloodletting: $133,227.

March 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Manteca Garden Tour taking place on Saturday, May 18

The Manteca Garden Club's popular garden tour is back.

March 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Kindred Arts’ Great Options = great deals

They are Great Options, whether the economy is up or down.

March 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Jenica Reagan envisions the future of agriculture

LATHROP – Jenica Reagan is already the proud owner of a ewe and a wether sheep.

March 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Sierra High marking 20th year

Manteca Unified's third high school campus is reaching a milestone this month.

August 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Tracy will fight plan to keep Lathrop whole

Tracy Unified School District Superintendent Brian Stephens hopes River Islands at Lathrop's plans to become a part of Manteca Unified will not happen.

August 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


River Islands wants to join MUSD

River Islands at Lathrop wants to be in the Manteca Unified School District.

July 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Prouty: Woman of courage, great storyteller

Years ago, a woman so distraught over the passing of her husband, scaled the chain link fence of the East Union Cemetery under cover of darkness to spend the night next to her departed beloved's grave. Strange as that story may sound, she was the second one to do just that. That's just two of the many interesting – for lack of a better term – stories coming out of the pioneer cemetery since its establishment in 1872.

July 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Board asks voters to OK $159M school bond

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees has spoken. Yes to a $159 million school bond.

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Seelye facing conflict of interest questions

Is this a case of conflict of interest?

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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


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