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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


Library landscaping facelift on Arbor Day

The Manteca Public Library landscape facelift continues on Friday.

April 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Ripon 6th grader to compete in state Spelling Bee

Ripon Elementary sixth grader Patrick Caldwell is one of two students in San Joaquin County who will be vying for the top honors in the California State Elementary Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 26.

April 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Sierra Sober Grad effort struggling

Help! That's the plea coming from Sierra High School's Sober Graduation Committee.

April 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘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


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MEA endorses board incumbents & bond

The teachers in Manteca Unified School District have spoken. They are unanimously endorsing the $159 million Measure G school bond, the election of the four incumbent members of the Board of Trustees, and James Mousalimas for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Anti-bullying message for Cowell, Lincoln

Torrey Mercer is coming back to Manteca. This time, the winner of the 2013 Best Pop Song for Indie Channel Music Awards is bringing her anti-bullying message not only to Joshua Cowell Elementary School but to Lincoln Elementary as well.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Patrick’s 29th Fatima celebration this weekend

The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.

August 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SHOWING THEIR AGE

Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.

August 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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