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AgFest for FFA, 4-H replaces county fair

June is turning out to be a busy month for scores of FFA and 4-H students in San Joaquin County including a few dozen from Manteca Unified School District.

June 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Drive-thru dinner helps injured teen

Schools are on summer break. But while schools are closed and students are out enjoying their vacations, members of the Parent Teacher Group of St. Anthony of Padua School are keeping their hearts open to help a Manteca family in need. They are sponsoring a drive-thru dinner fund-raiser at Fagundes Meats for the family of Manteca High School student Jonathan Loon.

June 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


East Union posts highest grad rate in county

East Union High School is living up to its slogan: Lancers lead while others follow.

June 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mousalimas, Tilton to face off in November run-off election

The pavement-pounding and campaign blitz begins anew for James Mousalimas and Jeff Tilton.

June 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Events


Run-off likely for superintendent

With none of the three candidates for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent showing a clear run-away winner as of close to midnight on election day, it appears there will be a run-off election in November between James Mousalimas and Jeff Tilton.

June 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD goes on ‘summer shutdown’ to save energy

For the fifth year in a row, Manteca Unified School District will observe a two-week summer shutdown. That means the district office will be closed to the public for the duration from June 30 to July 11.

June 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Demonstrating flag-retirement protocol

When a flag of the United States is worn, torn, faded, or badly soiled, it needs to be replaced with a new one. When that happens, the old flag is "retired."

June 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


John Alba bids EU adieu

Knowing people by name is not an easy feat. The challenge becomes even much more daunting and difficult when there are 1,700 names on the list.

May 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


LANCER GRADUATES

How do you stop a man who won't quit?

May 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


PRINCIPAL JOHN ALBA

Numbers are a gauge to measure one's popularity and importance.

May 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SIERRA HIGH CLASS OF 2014

Take pride in being a millennial.

May 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lincoln Elementary promotes 60 8th graders to high school

Pete Rodriguez squinted as he focused his black state-of-the-art smart phone on his grandson Jordan D'Amico. The eighth grader was one of 60 students who were on the stage inside the Lincoln Elementary School Cafeteria on Wednesday which was crammed with family members and school and district staff attending the Promotion Ceremony for the Class of 2014 who will be attending high school in the fall.

May 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Inspirational messages, music & memories mark Brock Elliott event

Music, song, and messages of hope and celebration marked the Class of 2014 Brock Elliott School Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday.

May 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mossdale has 8 valedictorians

Manteca Unified Board of Trustee Michael Seelye was very impressed.

May 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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


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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


Lathrop neighborhoods party to send message to criminals

Chester Smith is in Northern California with a San Joaquin County strike team battling a devastating wildfire in Siskiyou County where eight homes so far have been destroyed.

August 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Gardeners come up with ways to conserve water

When in drought, what do avid gardeners do?

August 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


New charter school to offer diploma options for adults

Delta Charter Online, a new charter school under the Delta Charter Schools umbrella and authorized by New Jerusalem Elementary School District, is now offering opportunities for adults to finish their high school diploma.

August 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca dress code no-no’s

School is not the place for a fashion show. Neither is it a venue for setting the world on fire by wearing clothes that serve as walking billboards for slogans. Nor is the school campus a vehicle for advertisements disguised as fashions, especially when they deal with products that fall under the category of controlled substances such as tobacco or alcoholic beverages.

August 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD incumbents running

Manteca Unified Board of Trustee Nancy Teicheira of Area 4 is gunning for 20 years as an elected school district representative. She made it official last week when she filed her candidate's papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton.

August 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sierra High marking 20th year

Manteca Unified's third high school campus is reaching a milestone this month.

August 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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