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What constitutes bullying?

A high school student is "physically assaulted" without apparent provocation. The incident happens just once. It gets reported to school and police authorities. The student's parent says her daughter was bullied. Is this bullying?

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Making a difference in life of at-risk kids

About five years ago, high schools in Manteca Unified School District had up to seven counselors on campus. Today, there are only two attending to the counseling needs of hundreds of students at every school site, the result of severe budget cuts stemming from the effects of the Great Recession and a crumbling national economy.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Car buffs presenting Toys for Tots donation

The sun is still hiding from the frost this morning, but some 50 hardy Manteca Nuts & Bolts diehards are already up and about making sure needy children will wake up with a smile on Christmas morning.

December 10, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bishop tells faithful bankruptcy filing likely

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of the six-county Catholic Diocese of Stockton announced over the weekend the diocese will likely file for bankruptcy saying there is "no viable option" other than re-organization.

December 10, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Rosie the Riveter & a soldier in England

In May of 1944, Al Ftacek, a soldier from the town of Ottawa in Illinois, was sent to England to be part of a six-month bombing mission to Germany.

December 10, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


A WILD TRADITION

Brothers Jim and Jesse Costa have been hosting the Costa's Wild-game Feed for some three decades. But on Friday, when the pre-Christmas staple event was held at the Manteca Trailer & Motorhome with the usual heavy traffic of people turning the cavernous showroom into something akin to a big wedding feast, the siblings showed no signs of slowing down in what has become their personal life ministry.

December 06, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Vanishing voices of World War II veterans

World War II veterans are a dying breed – literally.

December 06, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


AgLink: Partnership of farmers, schools

There's a match-making site, it seems, for just about anybody and anything on the Internet these days. For romance seekers and the marriage-minded, there are web sites such as eharmony.com and match.com. For the online gaming milieu, the cyberspace is cluttered with terabytes of e-game choices in practically every phantom scenario that the human brain has so far created.

December 05, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Trust fund set up for baby who lost father in accident

A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.

December 04, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


WILD TIMES AHEAD

Things are going wild again at Manteca Trailer & Motorhome. For a wild-game feast, that is. And it's all gratis.

December 04, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Giving Tree for Care & Rehab Residents

Make a difference in the life of an adult resident at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation facility this Christmas. Pick up a green or red stocking and/or bulb decoration at Precision Automotive in Manteca and adopt a resident by purchasing any or all of the items in that person's wish list in the back of the ornament. The gifts being requested will not leave a big hole in your pocket. Many of the requested items are simple day-to-day basic needs such as a pair of warm slippers, combs, shampoo, and soap.After you've made the purchases, bring them back ...

December 03, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Holiday boutique at Emeritus this weekend

The annual holiday boutique held at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens at 430 N. Union Road in Manteca) will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Featured will be nearly a dozen different vendors offering a variety of items that include handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry. Proceeds from the boutique will be donated to Chuck and Teri Palmer's Operation Candy Cane which sends holiday goodies to American troops overseas. Emeritus has teamed up with the Palmers for an Operation Candy Cane to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at ...

December 02, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Place of Refuge launching pad for ministry

Annie Carver wore a flaming bright orange shirt with matching black jacket and hat. But even more eye-catching was the big smile she wore throughout the evening as she kept her hands busy at the portable grille barbecuing hot dogs and ladling up bowls of piping hot chili.

December 01, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Helping Hands collecting food for Christmas

Hundreds of families and individuals have organizations like St. Vincent de Paul Society and Helping Hands to be thankful for this year, both at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

November 30, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


TYLER JENNINGS WILSON

Tyler Jennings Wilson was an outgoing young man, charismatic, and a devoted husband and father, among his many sterling qualities that family and friends will long remember.

November 27, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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‘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


Sierra High naming office after Arucan

Welcome to the Frederick H. Arucan Administration Building. That will be greeting welcoming visitors to the Sierra High School Administration Office.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca services marking Holy Week

The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD may construct 9 more schools

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the possible adoption of a plan to raise school facilities fees to meet the expected student-growth impacts in the next 20 years.

April 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Master gardener program helps sharpen skills

Some people are born with green thumbs. Others are made.

April 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


They’re Manteca’s ‘Super Grannies’

They were bowling buddies and baseball babes. And they unabashedly declare to all, "we are gamblers!"

April 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


LANCER ARTISTS

It was a deadly creation – a Plague Bird Mask. But it was this gloomy inspiration which earned Madison Hoffman her best achievement this school year – as in Best of Show.

April 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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


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