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Work leaves roads a bit too rough

If you have driven by Union Road between Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road at night or during the day, chances are you have noticed something.

October 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Sayles asked to resign as mayor

LATHROP – Dan Doyle is calling for Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles to resign.

October 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Dhaliwal racks up political endorsements

LATHROP – Several Lathrop mayor and council candidates have either received or lined up powerful endorsements to their candidacies.

October 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Dhaliwal leads pack in campaign contributions

LATHROP – If the Lathrop council race were strictly based on fund-raising, incumbent council member Sonny Dhaliwal would be the winner hands down.

October 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Autumn is finally here; say goodbye to overstaying summer

The long overstaying summer of 2010 that continued to bake the valley with sizzling near triple-digit temperatures weeks after the official start of autumn on Sept. 23 is finally just a memory.

October 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Store owner: Manteca business-friendly

Matt Lewis surveyed several places in San Joaquin County before he made the final decision to open his new business in Manteca.

October 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


State shuts down Sayles day care temporarily

LATHROP – The home-based child care business owned and operated by Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles has been temporarily shut down by the California Department of Social Services.

October 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Santos offers business acumen as mayor

LATHROP – Bringing new businesses to Lathrop that create new jobs with head-of-household wages has long been a mantra for J. "Chaka" Santos.

October 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Valencia targets jobs, safety, wasteful spending

LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia, a wife and the mother of four young children, said she decided to run for city council because she wants to help the city solve what she considers are the "main problems facing Lathrop" today.

October 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Golden Gate Boys Choir at Swiss Echoes concert

RIPON – The Golden Gate Boys Choir, a nationally recognized and world-renowned singing group directed by Steven Meyer, will be making a special appearance in Ripon on Saturday, Oct. 23.

October 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Music


Lathrop council, mayor hopefuls field questions

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles was a no-show, but judging by the applause at the conclusion of Tuesday night's candidates' forum, the people who filled the council chambers at City Hall were happy with what they saw and heard from the candidates present.

October 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Dresser addresses hot-button issues

LATHROP – Steve Dresser, a former Lathrop councilman and planning comminsioner is one of two candidates who are challenging incumbent mayor Kristy Sayles' bid for re-election on Nov. 2.

October 12, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mr. Mom wants to be Mr. Councilman

LATHROP – Brent Maynor has several unofficial titles. The Lathrop City Council hopeful is a student of DeVry University and is studying to be a video game and simulation programmer. He is also a construction worker but was recently disabled, which is why he is enrolled in online courses to get job retraining in hopes of landing a less physically demanding job.

October 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neely drops out of Lathrop council race

LATHROP - There were five candidates running for two council vacancies in the Lathrop City Council other than the mayor's seat.

October 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Lathrop mayor’s ex-husband seeks full custody of three kids

LATHROP – Duston Tuhy, the former husband of Lathrop mayor Kristy Sayles, took steps on Thursday to obtain full physical custody of their three children – two boys ages 8 and 10, and a girl aged 13 – until the court proceedings involving their stepfather, Thomas Xavier Sayles, is resolved.

October 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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New Haven raises funds to battle leukemia

As of Thursday, New Haven Elementary School has raised nearly $3,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The last chance for donors to help the students and faculty reach their goal of $4,000 is today during school hours.

March 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Taizer ecumenical service tonight at St. Anthony’s is open to public

Two Manteca churches are coming together tonight in the spirit of ecumenism through a service called Taize – St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and the Manteca Presbyterian Church.

March 05, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


QUILTS & DOLLS

Scores of quilts, from wall hangings and wearable arts to three-dimensional fabric dolls, are not the only attractions at this weekend's 36th annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Principal gets year’s leave with full pay

Starting today, Weston Ranch High School Principal Joe Fregoso will be working as the top administrator at the Stockton campus until the end of the school year in June following his resignation on Tuesday.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Former trustee vows to sue school district

Dale Fritchen is vowing to file a lawsuit against the Manteca Unified School District after declaring that the official response to his complaint that the Board of Trustees violated the Brown Act several times during recent meetings was not satisfactory.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Chase to close Raley’s store branch by May 7

Chase bank customers who conduct their transactions at the Raley's store in Manteca while doing their grocery shopping will see the end of that convenience on May 7.

March 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Two parents rally in support of teacher

Next stop for embattled special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon is the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 3, where he plans to plead once more that he be reinstated to his teaching position at Veritas Elementary School.

February 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Their mission: Remember the fallen

Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.

February 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch student wins art contest

Victor Hernandez of Weston Ranch High School won the judges' nod in the art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club. As the winner among 19 entries submitted, he receives $100 cash prize.

February 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed parents plan rally, remove children

Parents of Special Education students in Manteca Unified and their supporters are holding a rally on Friday in front of the school district office to demand that district officials meet with them and reinstate teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon to his job by Monday, March 2.

February 25, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Help sought to spruce up veterans graves

There are hundreds of veterans buried at the pioneer East Union Cemetery in Manteca. The markers on many of the gravestones, through the years, have deteriorated and have become weather-worn.

February 25, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Teacher, school district officials meet Wednesday

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, Manteca Unified's special ed teacher who continues to be on leave of absence with pay, is taking his cause to Lathrop High School.

February 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Free Weston Ranch seeking more stores

Free Weston Ranch burst into the scene about six years ago. It's a grassroots movement being vigorously pushed by residents of the community who want to see their six plus-square-mile community detached from the City of Stockton.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed investigation involves more than 1 student

The ongoing investigation by Manteca Police into alleged improper relations with a student by Manteca Unified special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon involves not just one student, according to school district officials.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Applications now accepted for $159M Measure G oversight

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Measure G Oversight Committee are invited to submit their applications for consideration.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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