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Nuts & Bolts helps needy kids smile

A few years ago, the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program ran out of toys to give away to needy children at Christmas.

December 24, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


One couple, two Christmas memories

Victor Gully's mother died in 1942 when he was seven years old. His family did not have Christmas that year. It was not a time of celebration. It was a time of grief. His mother was not the only one who died in the fire that reduced their home to ashes. An older brother, the oldest of eight siblings, also lost his life. He was just eight-and-a-half years old.

December 24, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Post Office closes at noon on Tuesday

The holiday rush is reaching fever pitch at the Manteca Post Office as Christmas Day fast approaches. At the Maple Avenue location, customer lines that practically spill into the front door are becoming a common site throughout the day as people try to get their Christmas gifts and greeting cards to out-of-town loved ones in the mail in time for the big day on Wednesday.

December 22, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Nativity play highlights Christmas at St. Anthony’s

A re-enactment of the first Christmas is a time-honored tradition at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca at this time of the year.

December 22, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Oleander segment closing to traffic for two months

Oleander Avenue between Woodward and Peach will be closed to traffic for two months starting Monday, Dec. 23.

December 21, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Christmas pre- & post-World War II

It's impossible to miss the Marsden home in the neighborhood off Crom Avenue just north of the Manteca Golf Course. It literally outshines all the houses at Greenview Place. The entire length of the house facing the street is dripping with all kinds of Christmas bling – blinking lights, chasing lights, dancing diode lights, a lighted choo-choo train, a red snowman, and Frosty the Snowman sporting a top hat. Proudly occupying a central location among all the outdoor decoration is a lighted American flag handmade by Alan Marsden.

December 20, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


be.tech is new MUSD school campus mane

There's a new campus on the Manteca Unified School District property at the corner of Louise Avenue and Airport Way in Manteca.

December 20, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Don Scholl continuing as MUSD board leader

Don Scholl is reprising his role as president of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees for 2014.

December 18, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


HOMELESS STUDENTS

There are nearly 500 homeless students enrolled in Manteca Unified this school year alone. That's more than the district has ever seen before, said Health Services Director Caroline Thibodeau.

December 17, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High junior recognized by MUSD for honesty

Honesty is the best policy.

December 17, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Christmas lights worth a gallon of gas

The Brock family Christmas Lights which literally dominated the scene for weeks during this time of the year is gone for good. But there are still some in the Family City that's worth a gallon of gas to see and admire with the kids tow, or just for your own personal windshield viewing.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


BULLYING

Bullying is an age-old phenomenon that is getting a lot of modern-day attention.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


8th grader turns negative bullying experience into something positive

The bullying started when Blake Coronado was in sixth grade. A shy kid by nature, he kept it all to himself because he didn't want to bother his parents and did not want them to get worried.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


What constitutes bullying?

A high school student is "physically assaulted" without apparent provocation. The incident happens just once. It gets reported to school and police authorities. The student's parent says her daughter was bullied. Is this bullying?

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Making a difference in life of at-risk kids

About five years ago, high schools in Manteca Unified School District had up to seven counselors on campus. Today, there are only two attending to the counseling needs of hundreds of students at every school site, the result of severe budget cuts stemming from the effects of the Great Recession and a crumbling national economy.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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‘RACHEL’S CHALLENGE’

Hundreds of high school students accepted Rachel's Challenge this week.

April 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Leaky roof repairs for EU, Golden West

Golden West Elementary and East Union High School will be sporting new roofs when they open in August for the 2014-2015 school year.

April 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ONE OF A KIND

Stan Aldrin was someone who hated to slow down. You could ask him to please stand still, but that's all you could do – try.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Sierra High naming office after Arucan

Welcome to the Frederick H. Arucan Administration Building. That will be greeting welcoming visitors to the Sierra High School Administration Office.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca services marking Holy Week

The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD may construct 9 more schools

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the possible adoption of a plan to raise school facilities fees to meet the expected student-growth impacts in the next 20 years.

April 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Master gardener program helps sharpen skills

Some people are born with green thumbs. Others are made.

April 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


They’re Manteca’s ‘Super Grannies’

They were bowling buddies and baseball babes. And they unabashedly declare to all, "we are gamblers!"

April 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


LANCER ARTISTS

It was a deadly creation – a Plague Bird Mask. But it was this gloomy inspiration which earned Madison Hoffman her best achievement this school year – as in Best of Show.

April 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BERRY SUCCESSFUL

Early morning before the sun peeks over the rim of the eastern horizon finds husband and wife Sai Saelee and Fahm Saechao at their small farm plot on West Yosemite Avenue.

April 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dinner helps family of victims in deadly fire

The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, in cooperation with Fagundes Meats & Catering in Manteca, is coming to the aid of a family in need.

April 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Open forum featuring superintendent hopefuls

An opportunity to quiz the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent will take place on Thursday, April 24.

April 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop High Ag‘s annual FFA plant sale is Friday & Saturday

April showers will bring May flowers. But to guarantee there will be flowers in bloom next month, you will need to plant those blooming varieties now.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD picks public information officer

Manteca Unified has a new public information officer – Victoria Brunn. The creation of this new position can't be more timely for the district – and for very good reasons.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CalSTRS mum on details of former superintendent’s pension reduction

The California State Teachers Retirement System has "several means" that it uses to collect leads on specific accounts that need to be scrutinized for such issues as overpayment.

April 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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