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RIPON - The songs, the special messages, and their class motto all converged into one defining moment Tuesday evening for the Ripon High School's Class of 2011.

May 26, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Promotion Day at Joshua Cowell School on Tuesday was memorable for the eighth-graders in more ways than one.

May 25, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

A hard lesson learned

I received the phone call just before midnight on Sunday while at work. It was my brother in the Bay Area. The ambulance just left my parents' house; Dad was being taken to Washington Hospital.

May 18, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Garden tour lures more than 200 folks

Mother Nature was clearly on the Manteca Garden Club's side when Saturday turned out to be the calm before Sunday's hail and rain. The more than 200 guests, many of them consisting of three-generation families, who celebrated spring by touring the six outstanding private gardens in Manteca for the 12th annual Manteca Garden Tour were able to enjoy the varied horticultural experience under cloudy skies but sans any precipitation. That came later on Sunday morning when, at about the time that the garden tour started the day before, hail half the size of marbles fell in some areas ...

May 17, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Steven Clark named new principal at Sierra High

Steven Clark, who was appointed vice principal of Sierra High School in 2002, has been named the Timberwolves' new principal at the start of the 2011-12 school year in August.

May 15, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

Two trustees want answers to King & MUST conflict questions

While the Manteca Unified School District's legal counsel has answered some of the questions regarding Board of Trustee Wendy King's alleged conflict of interest as a paid executive director of the non-profit Manteca Unified Student Trust, there are more related issues that need to be clarified.

May 13, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

Saturday’s garden tour features 90-plus prizes

More than 90 donated items plus two door prizes await lucky visitors to the Manteca Garden Tour Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 13, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

MHS principal McCreath takes post as county office assistant superintendent

Principal Doug McCreath is saying so long to the Buffalo herd that he has shepherded for two years.

May 12, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

Board asks Attorney General to weigh in on possible conflict

Manteca Unified School District trustee Wendy King has a "remote conflict of interest as a paid executive director of MUST," the district's legal counsel James Scot Yarnell said during Tuesday's board meeting.

May 12, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

CSU Manteca?

There may be a California State University-Stanislaus satellite campus in Manteca in the near future.

May 11, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


They danced the Hokey Pokey.

May 11, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

Manteca Unified may seek renter for shuttered Lindbergh School

Manteca Unified is already a landlord to a number of district properties.

May 10, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education

MS doesn’t stop her from gardening

Multiple sclerosis is a tough hurdle for a lot of people. But as the adage goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And one of those tough people is Diane Stellhorn.

May 10, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Music ministry couple’s way of answering ‘the call’

Gilbert and Emelie Diaz were officially inducted into the St. Anthony School Educational Foundation's hall of fame at the organization's 18th annual awards dinner Thursday held at Chez Shari restaurant at the Manteca Golf Course.

May 08, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS

Manteca garden tour tickets available at 9 locations

Tickets to the annual Manteca Garden Tour are available at nine businesses in Manteca, Ripon and Modesto.

May 07, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | HOME SCENE

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