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Individual, & collective board roles discussed

The role a Board of Trustee member plays, and how to wield that power – as an individual and as part of the whole – were among the topics discussed during a study session Tuesday conducted by two legal counsels for the Manteca Unified School District.

January 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Bishop joins Santo Nino fest set for St. Anthony

A concelebrated mass in observance of the feast of the Santo Nino will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca.

January 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friday deadline for Going Digital contracts

Parents and guardians of Manteca Unified School District students have until Friday to submit signed copies of the Student Computer Equipment Agreement for the Going Digital program.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Quilt raffle will help aid family of injured soldier

Two Manteca quilters are piecing together a patriotic-themed quilt to help the Manteca soldier who was seriously injured in a drunken driving crash on Jan. 1.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tablet distribution nears

French Camp Elementary School and Manteca High School will be the first in the district to receive the new Panasonic computers to officially launch Manteca Unified's history-making Going Digital program.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Adult School accepting registrations through this Friday

These are busy days at the Manteca Adult School located at the Manteca Unified School District compound on West Louise Avenue, corner of Airport Way. The long line of people seen Friday afternoon in front of the district building complex was just one demonstration of that.

January 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Did Drain violate school board bylaws?

In December, newly installed Board of Trustees member Ashley Drain met with Weston Ranch High School officials as she tried to intervene and prevent a student from being suspended.

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Wanted: Quilts & cloth dolls for 36th show

Calling on all artistic piece-makers: The 36th annual Manteca Quilters Guild is looking for entries to display at their 36th annual Quilt & Doll Show.

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Board governance focus for meeting

Should members of the Manteca Board of Trustees be allowed to use their smart phones during closed- and open-session meetings? Under what instances should board members be permitted to deploy their electronic devices, if at all?

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


One ‘Bigg’ burger

MANTECA – Suzette Frese sums it up in one sentence as to why her favorite restaurant in Manteca is a dining destination.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


GROWING THEIR OWN FOOD

Students at Sierra High School's five feeder schools enjoyed fresh home-grown vegetables for lunch on Thursday.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


QUILT SHOW MOVING

Thanks indirectly to an ADA requirement, one of the largest annual crowd attractions in downtown Manteca is moving to another location.

January 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


RUSTIC, COZY SETTING

Greg Lewis and Michael Parmenter sat in a table for two halfway between the bar and the main dining area of Finley's Bar and Grill. The two friends from Stockton are having lunch on the last day of 2014. They are among the regulars who have discovered this out-of-the-way modest-looking bar and grill on Airport Way between Lathrop Road and French Camp Road.

January 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


10,500 more homes for MUSD?

Manteca Unified School District is leaping into a tableful of potential challenges and history-making changes in 2015.

January 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Embezzlement investigation stalls

No charges have been filed to date in connection with the alleged $140,000 embezzlement involving the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society, known to many as simply the MRPS.

January 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


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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


NOT ACTING

Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.

March 19, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion

If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.

March 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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