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GOLD-WINNING GREEN THUMB

Eric Teberg of Manteca is a runaway winner at the Alameda County Fair for the third year in a row.

June 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Trustees OK spending plan for 2014-15

The Manteca Unified School District budget for school year 2014-2015 was approved by the members of the Board of Trustees with the exception of Nancy Teicheira.

June 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Valley Writing Project

Meet the 158 newly minted published authors in the Manteca Unified School District and surrounding areas.

June 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Students’ essays, poetry casts light on families, dreams for the future

Diana Duarte is only 9 years old but she already knows what she wants to be when she grows up.

June 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


School board to consider GECAC running after-school program in Weston Ranch

The after-school pilot project conducted in spring in Weston Ranch was deemed quite successful. Now, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees is looking into possibly continuing the program. The issue is how to do that and where to get the money to keep it going.

June 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


The signs are everywhere

"Fair and sensible growth! Let our voices be heard." The roadside signs containing those messages then direct readers to the website, SJneighborsUnited.org.

June 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Are dumpster divers stealing?

Are dumpster divers stealing money from the city and evading taxes?

June 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Nile Garden neighbors insist well water is safe

Florence Luiz was 108 years old when she died a couple of years ago.

June 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CAN-DO ATTITUDE

He introduced himself as Keith.

June 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Copper thieves hit Nile Garden 3 times in 2 weeks

Two men woke up by the dawn's early light on Wednesday. Both were driving quads.

June 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


HIS FATHER’S GLORY DAYS

From Wyoming to Manteca; from Manteca to Indiana. Disparate geographical locations in America. But they all come together in the docu-film, "Cowboys: The Story of the 1943 Wyoming Championship Basketball Team."

June 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Hammarstrom selected as SJ Teacher of Year

He was first in Manteca Unified. Now he is the number one in San Joaquin County.

June 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Son remembers his famous father, & ‘many fathers’ who took him under their wing

Kim Komenich lost his mother when he was 18 years old. He had graduated from Manteca High and was attending Modesto Junior College at the time. Two years later his father died.

June 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


MUSD recognizes budding author, illustrator

The accolades did not stop on graduation day the last week of May for Lawrence Silveira and Noelle Lanser.

June 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD-Beijing sister-school venture explored

Three Manteca Unified School District employees could find themselves in Beijing, China, late this month through early July.

June 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Patrick’s 29th Fatima celebration this weekend

The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.

August 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SHOWING THEIR AGE

Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.

August 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CHINA CONNECTION

Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Absent trustee attending board meeting via Skype hook-up

Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft "freemium" instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District's boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Microsoft VP sends challenge to MUSD students in exclusive video

Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.

August 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca board sidesteps change to compensation

They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.

August 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


School board compensation being revisited

Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."

August 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fast named VP at MHS

The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.

August 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca High undergoes major summer facelift

School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.

August 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


DADs minister to homeless at Library Park

Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.

August 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sierra soph stacks up at AAU Games

Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.

August 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


FATAL VISION GOGGLES

Mariya Khweiss has never had a sip of alcohol in her life. But the high school sophomore knows how it feels to be three times above the legal limit of being under the influence of alcohol.

August 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Plans still on to open Perko’s near Del Webb

If it were up to Jeff Burns, a new Perko's Café would have opened months ago at the Union Road-Lathrop Road intersection. It would be there right along with CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's.

August 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD spends $2.5M on corporation yard

The Lindbergh Corporation Yard building is officially completed. That's the new structure warehouse-like structure in what used to be a parking lot surrounded by portables behind the brick structure that used to house the Manteca Adult School on East North Street.

August 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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