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Free Weston Ranch seeking more stores

Free Weston Ranch burst into the scene about six years ago. It's a grassroots movement being vigorously pushed by residents of the community who want to see their six plus-square-mile community detached from the City of Stockton.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed investigation involves more than 1 student

The ongoing investigation by Manteca Police into alleged improper relations with a student by Manteca Unified special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon involves not just one student, according to school district officials.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Applications now accepted for $159M Measure G oversight

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Measure G Oversight Committee are invited to submit their applications for consideration.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Churches observe Ash Wednesday, start of Lent

Several Ash Wednesday Masses and scripture services are being observed at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca and St. Patrick's Church in Ripon. Ashes will be distributed during each service.

February 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed teacher’s vigil enters day two

It's day two of Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchion's vigil in front of the district administration office on West Louise Avenue.

February 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teacher holds vigil today at district office

When Manteca Unified School District officials return to work this morning after a three-day weekend off, they will be met by Leo Bennett-Cauchon outside the West Louise Avenue entrance to the property.

February 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD warning of Going Digital scam

Parents and guardians of students in Manteca Unified School District are being alerted about individuals claiming to be Microsoft representatives and telling the students they need their remote access to their personal computers.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


5th graders host 103-year-old’s birthday party

Did you have pets as a child? What was your favorite color? How many siblings did you have? What was your favorite subject in school?

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Block scheduling at all MUSD high schools

All comprehensive high schools in Manteca Unified will be on the same block-schedule mode when the 2015-2016 school year rolls around in August.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High FFA selling Valentine flowers, balloons today and Saturday

If you are thinking of Valentine's Day and what to give to that special someone close to your heart, think Lathrop High School FFA.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Weston Ranch principal gets parent support

Supporters of Weston Ranch High School principal Jose Fregoso nearly filled the room during the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. There were some detractors too, but they were outnumbered by the former.

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mother of autistic son threatens to sue district

The incensed mother of the child who is at the center of the investigation in connection with Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Benet-Cauchon is talking about filing a lawsuit against the school district if the situation that is "threatening my son's well being is not resolved quickly."

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teacher counters ‘inappropriate touching’ charge

Leo Benet-Cauchon, a Manteca Unified special education teacher, has been suspended with pay while an investigation is ongoing for allegations of "inappropriate relations to students."

February 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


East Union seeks block scheduling

East Union High School will go the way of the other secondary campuses in Manteca Unified by implementing block scheduling if the Board of Trustees at their meeting tonight gives its blessing.

February 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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100% California grown meals

Benjamin Alejandre pronounced the chicken burrito he was eating for lunch "pretty good."

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified, 41 other school districts serve ‘California’ lunches

The program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Ecoliteracy and 42 school districts in the Golden State including Manteca Unified. All together, the school districts serve more than 250 million meals a year.

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Grass fire erupts near Venture Academy’s Durham Ferry campus

Quick action by a neighbor who lives next door to the Durham Ferry campus site of the San Joaquin County Office of Education averted a major grass fire developing Tuesday night.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Downed PG&E power line on S. Union Road leaves many residents in the dark

Why a section of a PG&E power line on South Union Road between Woodward and Peach avenues fell to the ground around noon on Tuesday is still not known.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘BERRY’ DIFFICULT YEAR

Sai Saelee and his wife Fahm Saechao are worried about their strawberry crop this year. And they are not alone.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


One-of-a-kind auction items at St. Anthony’s

A Dr. Seuss-themed bookcase custom-made by St. Anthony of Padua School's kindergarten students and their parents is just one of the dozens of items that will be on the auction block when the school celebrates with an auction dinner its 60th anniversary.

April 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sycamores inspire Calla High art students

The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys' bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.

April 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


His book is a work of art

When Kirby Brown and his wife Iran visited the famed Hearst Castle in San Simeon, they were treated like royalty.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neophyte EU artist wins Best of Show

East Union High senior Alexis Evans' artistic talents stood out so much her impressed teachers awarded her ceramic sculpture Best of Show at this year's annual Evening of the Arts.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca author signs book at Antique Avenue Saturday

Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Messer gets 6th year as superintendent

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer's contract has been extended another year by the Board of Trustees.

April 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE GAMES BEGIN

The story of one particular ancient civilization is no longer all Greek to the George McParland School sixth-graders.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Trustees Drain, Bronson asked to step down

Resign voluntarily or get recalled.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SOMETHING TO YODEL ABOUT

Helen Rothlin Sandoval still remembers the many happy days spent at the Swiss Hall in Ripon.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Swiss Hall & World’s Fair in SF

The Ripon Swiss Hall and the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco have plenty of things in common.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


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