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Deadline for sex abuse claims against Diocese

Sexual abuse claims against the Catholic Diocese of Stockton must be filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California by 4 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Garden tour enthusiasm high despite wind

The numbers were not up to par with previous years' garden tours, but the pre-Mother's Day fund-raising event received plenty of support from many local businesses.

May 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca High senior is recipient of of Bergthold Memorial scholarship

Manteca High School senior Poonam Kaur Dehal holds a certificate in Suicide Intervention Training.

May 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Adult School kicks off grad 2014 season

Manteca Adult School, as in previous years, is kicking off the graduation and promotion exercises for high school and elementary schools in the Manteca Unified School District. It is also the only commencement program that is being held in the morning.

May 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bergthold continues to impact young women

Before "Woman of Substance" even became known as the title of a bestseller book, or a catch phrase of the feminist movement, there was Betty Bergthold.

May 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

She is someone who has been a role model to many young female athletes, as well as an overall achiever and community volunteer.

May 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD FFA students hold Ag Fest Preshow Saturday

If you're looking for custom-made flower arrangements made on the spot for Mother's Day, stop by the Manteca Unified School Farm on Saturday between 9 a.m. until noon.

May 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


3-way race in county superintendent position is first in nearly six decades

San Joaquin County Office of Education Superintendent Mick Founts may not be a contender in the June 3 primary elections. But his presence still dominates the three-way election race.

May 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Daughter gives kidney to another, saves father

Taped on the door of Rebecca Cardenas' office at St. Anthony of Padua Church is a simple flyer. But there's nothing simple about the story behind the smiling two faces. Behind their contagious smiles is a story of love and self-sacrifice.

May 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


NO-MOW GARDEN OF EDEN

Until two years ago, Tom and Rita Canales had the typical American yard and garden. Lush, regularly mowed lawn in front. Another lawn in the back yard surrounded by a veritable collection of plants and trees that they loved.

May 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Shaking the hand that shook hands with a saint

The color photograph shows a younger Pope John Paul II and an equally younger Father Joseph Illo. The former associate pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca and former pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in Modesto and now senior chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California was not yet an ordained priest at the time. He was a seminarian in Rome.

May 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Marching to the beat of his band

Seven years ago, Richard Hammarstrom wrote a letter of resignation to the principal at Sierra High School where he was the band director.

May 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Beckers plant new, old roots in Manteca

The mature plants and trees in the gardens of this new Manteca home at Woodbridge Del Webb are nearly all Sonoma-grown. An instant garden – that's what Duane and Genie Becker had when they moved into their new residence in the Family City.

May 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD rolling out be.tech 1st response

Manteca Unified's first vocational charter academy, MUVA, is living up to its new name - be.tech - boundless education.

April 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD recognizes top employees

When Sierra High School's band director Richard Hammarstrom, Jr. accepted his plaque as Manteca Unified's 2013-2014 Outstanding Secondary Educator, he shared the recognition with one very important person in his life.

April 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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CHINA CONNECTION

Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Absent trustee attending board meeting via Skype hook-up

Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft "freemium" instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District's boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Microsoft VP sends challenge to MUSD students in exclusive video

Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.

August 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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


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