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FALL FOLIAGE

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could count by the fingers of one hand the stand-out places where you could take your family on a windshield tour of colorful fall foliage in and around Manteca.

November 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Al Ftacek: Decorated WWII hero takes off on his last flying mission

On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. "Abe" Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, "Activity During WWII," is an inscription that reads: "8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars."

November 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Phantom candidate appears

Alexander Bronson made his first appearance at a Manteca Unified School board meeting on Wednesday.

November 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SALADS & CRAFTS

It was like old times.

November 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Five schools benefit from $159M bond

The first five schools that will be benefiting from the narrowly passed $159 million school bond in the November elections are all elementary campuses.

November 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MANTECA HONORS HEROES

The battle continues for millions of American veterans, whether they saw action in a war zone, or just "stood in the gap." It is a battle that they are waging back on their home turf – for military benefits, and for recognition and respect.

November 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Brock Dennis Elliott was 18 years old when he died. He was 17 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 27, 1966. Less than a year later, on May 26, 1967, he was killed in action in Vietnam. He was the first Manteca resident killed in that unpopular conflict.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


Some lesser-known facts about Brock Dennis Elliott

Brock Elliott Elementary School in Manteca was named after the first Manteca soldier who was killed during the Vietnam War.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony luncheon returns to salad days

St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca is once again playing host to the annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Faire, arguably its most popular fund-raising event of the year.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch asks for block scheduling

Weston Ranch High School could go the way of Manteca High and go on block scheduling in August next year when the school year 2015-2016 begins.

November 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Does cell phone use by trustees at board meeting violate state law?

It's turning out to be a case between 21st technology and policies put in place before instant communication exploded into the global picture.

November 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FALL AG-VENTURE

More than 3,000 third graders from all over San Joaquin County had an educational and fun day at the farm Thursday. Playing host to the thousands of youngsters eager to learn about apples, walnuts, almonds, pomegranates and everything else related to farming was the Manteca Unified School Farm.

November 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Bond foes hope board keeps word

The Manteca Unified school bond, commonly known as Measure G, did not receive 68 percent of the votes as predicted by the results of a survey taken early in summer.

November 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ABSENT-EE VOTERS

The roster at the Boys and Girls Club polling place in Manteca had 1,018 registered voters. Around noon on Tuesday, Election Day, only 50 have come in to cast their ballots.

November 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Voters throw out school incumbents, $159M bond passes

The voters' message was clear: out with the old, and in with the new on the Manteca Unified School District board.

November 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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WESTON RANCH POWER COUPLE

They are Weston Ranch's power couple. But Dale and Jill Fritchen don't see themselves as such, and never have.

January 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘Free Weston Ranch’

Free Weston Ranch. That's the rallying cry of this small community in South West Stockton.

January 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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