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Two trustees trying to remove administrator?

An administrator at a high school in the Manteca Unified School District will remain in his position following a Board of Trustees vote in closed session on Tuesday.

January 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Options help support Kindred Arts

The Manteca Kindred Arts has been bringing top-notch musicians of national and international caliber to Manteca for nearly three decades. Perhaps less known is the fact the non-profit organization has been offering other entertainment options every year for the public's gastronomical pleasure, among other things.

January 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube

If you have been looking forward to watching the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting live-streamed on the Internet or on YouTube, don't hold your breath.

January 29, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Got questions? District vows to answer

Parents and other individuals with concerns and questions about the distribution of 23,000 computers to students in Manteca Unified can look forward to Friday when district officials will start doling out answers and explanations.

January 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MADE WITH LOVE

The quilted American flag occupying one entire wall at Ladybug Quilts in Manteca is not just a store decoration.

January 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Farmers give thanks but pray for more

In the summer, with California in the throes of a record-setting drought, the sign that popped up all over the farming areas in and around Manteca caught a bit of attention with the message: "Pray for Rain."

January 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Unified may live stream board meetings

With the Manteca Unified School District Going Digital, and its 23,000 students now being armed with 21st-century education tools called Panasonic 3E computers, is a televised or live streamed Board of Trustees meeting far behind?

January 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

An annual religious event celebrated by St. Anthony of Padua School on Sunday illustrates the role it has played since it opened in 1956 and its mission.

January 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


St. Anthony teachers share Catholic education thoughts

Carolyn Cano does not consider her career choice – teaching at a Catholic school – as a job. It's not a venue for earning money. It's not a livelihood. It's not an 8-5 job. It is much more than that, she said.

January 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


TECH ROLL OUT

Wednesday was Lincoln Elementary School's turn for the Great Deployment.

January 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


High school artist work graces posters

The 2015 art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club will have 19 Manteca Unified high school students competing for a cash award and the honor of seeing their art work being used for the club's posters and brochures.

January 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Amazon showcases cutting edge tech

Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, unveiled its state-of-the-art Fulfillment Center in Tracy more than a year after it was launched in 2013 with 1,000 full-time workers.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Art Show to coincide with Ripon festival

The Marylou Tornell Art Show is looking for entries to be displayed during the two-day Ripon Almond Blossom Festival on Feb. 20 and 21.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


104-year-old‘s shares secret to long life

Dorothy Radisich's secret to a youthful look is in her breakfast. Her first meal of the day consists of wheat germ, oatmeal, and flakes.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mass, celebration mark Santo Nino feast day

The day Pope Francis concluded his three-day visit to the Philippines, the Filipinos in Manteca were playing host to parishioners from more than a dozen parishes in the Diocese of Stockton for the annual celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino.

January 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Teachers ask for return of salary cuts

A salary raise for Manteca Unified teachers is long overdue, said Ken Johnson, the president of the Manteca Educators Association which is in the midst of continuing salary negotiations with the school district.

April 01, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


District uses ‘impartial salary study’ as basis for teachers’ salary talks

During continuing teachers' salary negotiations, the specifics of behind-doors talks with representatives of the Manteca Educators Association are strictly confidential, Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke said, explaining why he could not answer questions about statements made by the union members.

April 01, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mountain Valley earns pair of safety awards

Mountain Valley Express trucking company's website touts that it is "the safest trucking company in the State of California."

March 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Buffalo band, choir to entertain during art show

The arts will be in full force all over the campus at Manteca High School Wednesday evening, and the public is invited to enjoy all two hours of the entertainment with free admission.

March 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


He’s ‘Proud to be MUSD’

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the be.tech vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Manteca High holding Day of the Arts April 1

This is no April Fool's joke.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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