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Volunteers needed today for garden work

If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.

July 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Evelyn Moore first to file for re-election

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.

July 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THE DAIRY GRIND

Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


California milk meets global demand

There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THRIVING AGAINST ALL ODDS

If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s a never-ending cycle of work at the dairy

The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SWEET LABOR OF LOVE

These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Host families sought for Japanese teens

Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired teacher frets about Manteca growth

When Caroline Finn came to the top of the hill at the Grapevine nearly 30 years ago and beheld the great valley below, she knew there was no going back.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tale of two neighborhoods plagued with ‘drug problem’

She lives practically next to a "drug house" in a Manteca neighborhood that many of the property owners know about it.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Move afoot to restore librarians

Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.

July 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


8 MUSD schools gearing up for latest technology

If everything goes according to plan, eight elementary schools in Manteca Unified will be fully wired for 21st-century technology connection by September.

July 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Rhodes: America is land of opportunity

Gloryanna Rhodes loves the open spaces in America. That feeling first hit her in the gut about 45 years ago while going over the Altamont Pass on the way to Yosemite National Park as she gazed at the vast valley below.

July 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Recruitment fair for sub teachers for 1st time in 7 years

Brush up your resume.

July 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FEEDING THE NEED

Sophia Cardoza has a standing date with her two grandchildren every weekday during summer from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

July 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


Manteca Pumpkin Run is on

The Oct. 4 Manteca Pumpkin Run is still on. Doctors Hospital of Manteca has stepped forward to pay the $970 fee that the sponsor, Manteca Unified School Trust, needs to hold the event this year. The run, which kicks off the annual Manteca Pumpkin Fair that weekend, was cancelled Thursday because the non-profit organization did not have the money to cover the fee required by the city. For more information pick up the Bulletin tomorrow.

September 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


To run or not to run? The $970 question

A $970 fee that the City of Manteca is requiring Manteca Unified Student Trust (MUST) to pay has placed the non-profit organization's ninth annual Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run on Oct. 4 in jeopardy.

September 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


DIOCESE OF STOCKTON

The Diocese of Stockton received 34 claims of sexual abuse in the three months prior to the Aug. 15 submission deadline related to the filing of bankruptcy protection by the diocese.

September 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pumpkin Run now accepting registrations

The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.

September 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


HARVEST FESTIVAL

For family fun, food and a slew of opportunities to snag a prize or an auction deal to bring home, head out to the annual St. Anthony Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday.

September 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


They dump on farmers

Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


1ST RESPONDERS

Joshua Cowell Elementary School president Mckena Hoppis challenged her schoolmates by calling on them to do this simple task: "I would like for everyone, when they see a first responder, if you could just smile and just say thank you. I know it makes a big impact on them."

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Paid ‘cheerleader’ helps launch ‘Yes on G’ campaign

The campaign to get Manteca Unified's $159 million Measure G bond passed in the November election is in full swing.

September 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Soroptimists donate $311,500 over 25 years for teen counseling

Since 1989, Soroptimist International of Manteca every year has donated thousands of dollars to Manteca Unified School District. To date, the total is $311,500 – and counting.

September 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Joshua Cowell recognizes 1st responders

Two words are transformed into action every year on September 11 at Joshua Cowell Elementary School: service and remembrance.

September 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


$14.8M PURCHASE

It was a Price is Right moment. Others used Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune fame for analogy.

September 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fant’s allies: He’s target of political ‘lynching’

Several Weston Ranch residents came to the defense of Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant at the Tuesday night Board of Trustee meeting over a column in Tuesday's Manteca Bulletin suggesting he should resign.

September 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Garden Club opens art contest to art students in Manteca Unified

Art students in the Manteca Unified School District are invited to take part in a competition that could earn them some cool cash plus an opportunity to launch their artistic careers.

September 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘Adults only’ Ripon VFW fashion show

A rib-tickling evening on Sept. 13, combined with a sit-down dinner with chicken cordon bleu as the main entrée, will go a long way toward helping research to find a cure for cancer and making hospitalized veterans have a merry Christmas.

September 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Early almond harvest thanks to drought

The hum of harvest machines in San Joaquin County's almond orchards started two weeks ahead of schedule this year.

September 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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