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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


Individual trustees should respect board’s authority

"When speaking for the District, the Board encourages its spokesperson to exercise restraint and tact and to communicate the message in a manner that promotes public confidence in the Board's leadership."

February 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Wind cuts power to 3,400 PG&E customers

More than 3,400 homes, offices, and commercial establishments around Manteca High School were left in the dark Friday evening when strong winds caused a power pole to snap like a giant pencil, sending dangerous live wires scattered on the ground and dangling precariously overhead.

February 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Kindred Arts: Avenue Winds concert Sunday

It will be double the fun for guests who will be attending the Kindred Arts Association's concert on Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

February 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD recall elections made simpler, cheaper

The word recall was mentioned at a recent meeting of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees by a speaker in the audience during public comments.

February 05, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FOR THE BIRDS

Now is a perfect time to have a good eye-to-eye contact with many feathered friends that make themselves scarce outside of winter in the San Joaquin Valley.

February 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired McParland School teachers gather for lunch

When teachers retire, they say goodbye to their students and to the years-long everyday grind in the classroom, but not to close friends. At least, that holds true to a group of retired teachers and staff from George McParland Elementary School. Once a month, these former coworkers take time out to catch up on post-retirement stories and simply renew close friendships over a scrumptious luncheon.

February 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


WESTON RANCH POWER COUPLE

They are Weston Ranch's power couple. But Dale and Jill Fritchen don't see themselves as such, and never have.

January 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘Free Weston Ranch’

Free Weston Ranch. That's the rallying cry of this small community in South West Stockton.

January 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Two trustees trying to remove administrator?

An administrator at a high school in the Manteca Unified School District will remain in his position following a Board of Trustees vote in closed session on Tuesday.

January 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Options help support Kindred Arts

The Manteca Kindred Arts has been bringing top-notch musicians of national and international caliber to Manteca for nearly three decades. Perhaps less known is the fact the non-profit organization has been offering other entertainment options every year for the public's gastronomical pleasure, among other things.

January 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube

If you have been looking forward to watching the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting live-streamed on the Internet or on YouTube, don't hold your breath.

January 29, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Got questions? District vows to answer

Parents and other individuals with concerns and questions about the distribution of 23,000 computers to students in Manteca Unified can look forward to Friday when district officials will start doling out answers and explanations.

January 28, 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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