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THRIVING AGAINST ALL ODDS

If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s a never-ending cycle of work at the dairy

The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SWEET LABOR OF LOVE

These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Host families sought for Japanese teens

Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired teacher frets about Manteca growth

When Caroline Finn came to the top of the hill at the Grapevine nearly 30 years ago and beheld the great valley below, she knew there was no going back.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tale of two neighborhoods plagued with ‘drug problem’

She lives practically next to a "drug house" in a Manteca neighborhood that many of the property owners know about it.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Move afoot to restore librarians

Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.

July 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


8 MUSD schools gearing up for latest technology

If everything goes according to plan, eight elementary schools in Manteca Unified will be fully wired for 21st-century technology connection by September.

July 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Rhodes: America is land of opportunity

Gloryanna Rhodes loves the open spaces in America. That feeling first hit her in the gut about 45 years ago while going over the Altamont Pass on the way to Yosemite National Park as she gazed at the vast valley below.

July 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Recruitment fair for sub teachers for 1st time in 7 years

Brush up your resume.

July 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FEEDING THE NEED

Sophia Cardoza has a standing date with her two grandchildren every weekday during summer from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

July 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp parks site of free lunch giveaway

A picnic at the park five days a week. That's the highlight of the day for hundreds of Manteca Unified School District children during the summer.

July 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Arsenic found in Nile Garden’s well

No other campus in Manteca Unified has the troubles Nile Garden School is having with drinking water.

June 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Overcoming odds in pursuit of education

They beat the odds. They continue to beat the odds. And for years and generations to come, they will go on beating the odds.

June 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bidding underway for after-school program

Will it be Give Every Child A Chance or another non-profit organization that will run the after-school program at Weston Ranch High School?

June 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Ripon’s Magpie Antiques on Vintage magazine cover

Ripon's Magpie Antiques is on the cover of Today's Vintage magazine published monthly by Lucky Clover Publishing in Phoenix, Ariz.

October 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


be.tech 1st responders ribbon cutting is set

The third of Manteca Unified's three vocational academy programs, be.first, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new facilities on the district campus.

October 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Safe Halloween helps send students to science camp

Have a safe Halloween at St. Anthony of Padua School. Send a child to science camp next year.

October 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Polling places vanishing due to absentees

There will be even less polling locations this year on Election Day. Blame that on the increase in the number of absentee ballots being requested and returned days before Election Day.

October 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Old & new tech co-exist at Library

In the face of computer technology rushing forward faster than lighting speed, it is refreshing to know that reports of the demise of public libraries are extremely exaggerated.

October 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Thrive Church Center plans grand opening

Lathrop's newest house of worship, which is holding a grand opening Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., is called Thrive Church for a reason.

October 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Nearly 36,000 ballots cast so far this election

Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.

October 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca High senior state HOSA treasurer

It's hard enough being a senior in high school, getting ready not only for graduation with all the academic requirements but for college entrance as well.

October 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MRPS undergoing ADA upgrade

MRPS Hall on Grant Street is undergoing a facelift. The new and improved popular social facility owned by the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society will be unveiled in December.

October 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony alumni games to honor athletic director

For many years, Mo Iorio was a name synonymous with the Kid Club, a highly successful and thriving before- and after-school program for latch-key kids in Lathrop.

October 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Trustee Teicheira: A face of courage

Nancy Teicheira is someone who doesn't get fazed easily. Time after time, she has shown that she is made of stern stuff – as a farmer, as a wife and mother, as a cancer survivor, and soon-to-be a four-term member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees.

October 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Holiday Tea assists needy women, kids

Simple acts of kindness by a group of people in and around Manteca are making a difference in the lives of untold numbers of needy and destitute women and children in all corners of the United States, the world and California.

October 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


School board tiff over cell phone use

A member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees is considering filing a complaint to the San Joaquin County Grand Jury over "possible" Brown Act violations involving Trustee Sam Fant.

October 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Is Manteca board member being childish?

During the closed session of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees on Oct. 6, the Manteca Bulletin learned that Trustee Nancy Teicheira was reportedly yelled at and was told to "grow up."

October 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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