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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


FFA students, teachers lobby for state funding

Save our FFA. That was the rallying cry of the FFA students and teachers from Manteca Unified to Governor Jerry Brown and other political leaders at the recent California Ag Day held at the state capitol.

March 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Nutrition talk for preschoolers set for Saturday

Keeping children active and healthy from a young age, and emphasizing the importance of preventing childhood obesity is at the heart of a nutrition class sponsored by Manteca Unified's School Readiness Department.

March 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SUPPORTING MILITARY

The Manteca Unified School District is the recipient of a Patriot Award from the Department of Defense. A separate Patriot Award was also presented to Superintendent Jason Messer.

March 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca kindergarten registration starts April 2

Registration for incoming kindergarteners in Manteca Unified School District during the 2014-2015 school year will begin on April 2. It will continue through June 14 when schools close for the summer. Registrations, which must take place at the school where the student will attend, will resume again on July 28 just before the beginning of the school year.

March 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CIVIL WAR ENTHUSIASTS

Scott Quealey has been a welder for more than two decades. He currently works at Rosa Welding in Manteca.

March 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Diane Phillips: Jane of all trades

She's a farmer. She's a businesswoman. She is a postal worker; and to the best of her knowledge, she was Manteca's first letter carrier. She is an artist, a landscaper and designer. She is also an architect and a homebuilder, and although she does not have the official papers to declare her as one, she has the house that she built as proof.

March 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


USDA recognizes Manteca Unified food service

The words of Keelan Saunders, a seventh grader at George Komure Elementary School in Weston Ranch, explained in the simplest way possible why Manteca Unified School was being recognized by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

March 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High ROP, be.tech Culinary Arts lead workshop for young parents, kids

LATHROP – Back from a clam chowder cooking competition in Santa Cruz where they competed in the professional division, the students of be.tech Academy's Culinary Arts class are off to another adventure.

March 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Redbuds, bees welcome first day of spring

Many harbingers of spring have come and gone.

March 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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River Islands wants to join MUSD

River Islands at Lathrop wants to be in the Manteca Unified School District.

July 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Prouty: Woman of courage, great storyteller

Years ago, a woman so distraught over the passing of her husband, scaled the chain link fence of the East Union Cemetery under cover of darkness to spend the night next to her departed beloved's grave. Strange as that story may sound, she was the second one to do just that. That's just two of the many interesting – for lack of a better term – stories coming out of the pioneer cemetery since its establishment in 1872.

July 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Board asks voters to OK $159M school bond

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees has spoken. Yes to a $159 million school bond.

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Seelye facing conflict of interest questions

Is this a case of conflict of interest?

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


School summer repairs to the tune of $500,000

Several schools in Manteca Unified will be greeting the new school year with new roofs and playground equipment, smooth pavements that were once cracked, newly replaced lighting units, new carpets on the floors, and fresh coats of paint in a number of classrooms.

July 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Del Webb residents embrace clubs, volunteerism

Hundreds of cancer patients at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Manteca have been the recipients of love and comfort from a handful of women at the Woodbridge at Del Webb community in Manteca.

July 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Scholl seeks another trustee term

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees president Don Scholl has made it official. He is running for reelection. He filed his candidate's papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton on Thursday.

July 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Get ready for $159M school bond

A $159 million bond measure is likely to be placed on the ballot in November by the Manteca Unified School District.

July 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teachers get ready for new Common Core

The last days in July up to the beginning of Aug. 1 are busy days for parents getting their children ready for the start of the school year. Shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, papers, pencils, and pens is part of all that preparation.

July 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BLOOMING IN RIPON

The handmade rustic sign reads: "Grandpa's Flower Patch. Only God can make a flower. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:29."

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Medeiros going for 20 years as board trustee

Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Valley Academy adding 80 more pupils

Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE HAM MAN

There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.

July 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers needed today for garden work

If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.

July 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Evelyn Moore first to file for re-election

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.

July 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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