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Cowell 8th graders remember late classmate during ceremony

Change and making a difference were the key words that echoed throughout the promotion ceremonies Tuesday at Joshua Cowell Elementary School.

May 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


RESPECTING THE FALLEN

Family get togethers, barbecue, or a celebration at the park like the big gathering that Manteca had over the weekend is "not the true meaning" of Memorial Day weekend, said American Legion Post 249 Commander Jim Winston to the sparse group that showed up Monday at the historic Union Cemetery on Louise Avenue and Union Road.

May 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop honors those soldiers who have fallen

"The freedom we enjoy is not free," Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal told the crowd gathered in front of the Veterans Memorial for Monday's Memorial Day observance.

May 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Celebrating Class of 2014 Calla ‘family’

It was a night that that was both "an end and a beginning."

May 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


St. Anthony helps family of injured freshman

Friends in need are friends indeed.

May 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Larry Grimes: Teacher and tutor

There are teachers, and then there are teachers like Larry Grimes, Science Department chair at Sierra High School where he has been a member of the faculty for the last 15 years.

May 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Q&A WITH SIERRA’S LARRY GRIMES

When people hear about what Larry Grimes do for a living, they cringe.

May 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


10 things Timberwolves may not know about Larry Grimes

Larry Grimes' colleagues and students at Sierra High School are familiar with a lot of things about the 2014 Cortopassi Family Foundation Excellence in Science Teaching awardee.

May 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SIMPLY MEDIEVAL

Adam Gonzales was just a spectator last year. He was in sixth grade. His sister was in seventh grade, a special time if you are a student at Nile Garden Elementary School. That's because this campus in rural south Manteca is the only one in Manteca Unified that celebrates a non-celebration that transports the school back to medieval times.

May 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


MUSD going solar showing some payback

Going solar for Manteca Unified is starting to pay off. Of the 9.1 million kWh (kilowatt hour) of electricity that the district consumed so far during fiscal year 2013-2014, 2.5 kWh – or 27 percent – was generated by the array of solar installations at the school district and about two-dozen other campus locations. The remaining 73 percent was generated by PG&E.

May 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


COWELL CARES

One little candle can brighten up a whole world of darkness. And one act of kindness, however infinitesimal, can make a humongous difference.

May 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Adult School graduates tell stories of resilience

There was no band playing the grandiose strains of "Pomp and Circumstance."

May 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD high schools announce top grads

Weston Ranch High School likes suspense. While the other comprehensive high schools in the Manteca Unified School District have announced the names of their graduating class valedictorians and salutatorians, Weston Ranch wants to continue its tradition of maintaining the suspense by not revealing at this point the names of its top graduates.

May 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sierra High’s Larry Grimes receives $10K teaching award

Larry Grimes, Sierra High School's Science Department Chairman who teaches Biology, Physiology, and AP Biology, is the recipient of the prestigious Cortopassi award for 2013.

May 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Deadline for sex abuse claims against Diocese

Sexual abuse claims against the Catholic Diocese of Stockton must be filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California by 4 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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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


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


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