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Catching full lunar eclipse at the winter solstice

I hurried outside into the parking lot of the Manteca Bulletin as I took a quick break from work. The time was 1:37 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

December 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Christmas alters Sunday services for some churches

On Sunday, the day after Christmas, Sequoia Heights Baptist Church will have only one worship service at 10 a.m. Regular services on Sunday are held at 8:15 and 11 a.m.

December 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Faith


Charter school appeal filed with SJ County Board of Education

Two weeks after their application for a new charter school was denied unanimously by the Manteca Unified Board of Education, Great Valley Academy officials in Modesto filed an appeal with the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

December 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GVA explains $300K paid to school founder, answers other allegations

Eldon Rosenow, founder of the Great Valley Academy charter school in Modesto that is looking into opening another campus in Manteca, receives an annual salary of $300,000.

December 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sister Ann: God continues to provide senior lunches

When Sister Ann Venita Britto started her Ministry of Caring eight years ago at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, one of the first things she wanted to do was to hold sit-down luncheons for area seniors, whether they were parishioners or not, mobile or in wheelchairs.

December 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Baby shower for baby Jesus today, Sunday

When the three kings of the East heard about the birth of Jesus, they traveled far to bring him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

December 18, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Elsewhere actor helps launch eco literacy training

Hollywood actor Ed Begley, Jr. brought his star power to Manteca Thursday to help promote environmental literacy.

December 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Quilt raffle helps Manteca Christmas food drive

There are two days left to take part in a drawing for a one-of-a-kind handmade quilt with all proceeds going to the Second Harvest Food Bank's food drive this Christmas.

December 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


VFW Auxiliary collecting cards & gifts for our troops

Christmas Day is just around the corner. Nine days from today, to be exact.

December 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Dry cleaners help make Christmas wishes come true for kids

LATHROP – Craig and Evelyn Moser thought they were going to help launder and dry-clean a few pieces of children's clothes for the Christmas Wishes project.

December 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Surplus office space may generate cash for district

For lease: 2,400 square feet of office space. Rent is from 75 cents to $1.15 a square foot, but that's negotiable. You don't have to rent the entire space either. The highly motivated landlord is willing to rent out just a third or only half of the space if that's all that a client wants or needs.

December 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD mothballs Lindbergh School

The young woman went up the steps to the front doors of the Lindbergh Educational Center, only to make a quick turn-around. As she did so, she glanced at the large sign on the grass and laughed self-consciously as she read the announcement.

December 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Actor Ed Begley to open teachers’ environmental training session

Hollywood actor and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. is one of the big names who are expected to show up at American Modular Systems in Manteca Thursday, Dec. 16, when the first 30 teachers of Manteca Unified will receive training for the groundbreaking first-in-the-nation environmental curriculum that is being launched by the district this month.

December 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Diamond Lil’s break bread with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Chez Shari restaurant in the upper room of the Manteca Golf Course clubhouse was a sea of bright red and purple pajamas, with a scattering of large pink plumes and feather boas dripping with sparkling blings big and small.

December 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Unified getting rid of $8K quilting machine

The Manteca Unified Board of Education Tuesday night officially gave district staff the green light "to dispose of obsolete equipment."

December 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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Farmers give thanks but pray for more

In the summer, with California in the throes of a record-setting drought, the sign that popped up all over the farming areas in and around Manteca caught a bit of attention with the message: "Pray for Rain."

January 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Unified may live stream board meetings

With the Manteca Unified School District Going Digital, and its 23,000 students now being armed with 21st-century education tools called Panasonic 3E computers, is a televised or live streamed Board of Trustees meeting far behind?

January 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

An annual religious event celebrated by St. Anthony of Padua School on Sunday illustrates the role it has played since it opened in 1956 and its mission.

January 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


St. Anthony teachers share Catholic education thoughts

Carolyn Cano does not consider her career choice – teaching at a Catholic school – as a job. It's not a venue for earning money. It's not a livelihood. It's not an 8-5 job. It is much more than that, she said.

January 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


TECH ROLL OUT

Wednesday was Lincoln Elementary School's turn for the Great Deployment.

January 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


High school artist work graces posters

The 2015 art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club will have 19 Manteca Unified high school students competing for a cash award and the honor of seeing their art work being used for the club's posters and brochures.

January 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Amazon showcases cutting edge tech

Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, unveiled its state-of-the-art Fulfillment Center in Tracy more than a year after it was launched in 2013 with 1,000 full-time workers.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Art Show to coincide with Ripon festival

The Marylou Tornell Art Show is looking for entries to be displayed during the two-day Ripon Almond Blossom Festival on Feb. 20 and 21.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


104-year-old‘s shares secret to long life

Dorothy Radisich's secret to a youthful look is in her breakfast. Her first meal of the day consists of wheat germ, oatmeal, and flakes.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mass, celebration mark Santo Nino feast day

The day Pope Francis concluded his three-day visit to the Philippines, the Filipinos in Manteca were playing host to parishioners from more than a dozen parishes in the Diocese of Stockton for the annual celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino.

January 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mantecan celebrates 104th birthday today

It's Dorothy Radisich Day at St. Jude Care Center today. The former nurse and Manteca resident is celebrating a major milestone seldom heard of – her 104th birthday.

January 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Going Digital frustrates parents

A group of parents have launched a campaign aimed at getting their concerns about the $30 million Manteca Unified Going Digital program heard and addressed by district officials. This weekend, they are deploying social media via Facebook, email, and telephone tools to get the word out and to encourage parents with similar concerns to get involved.

January 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Individual, & collective board roles discussed

The role a Board of Trustee member plays, and how to wield that power – as an individual and as part of the whole – were among the topics discussed during a study session Tuesday conducted by two legal counsels for the Manteca Unified School District.

January 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Bishop joins Santo Nino fest set for St. Anthony

A concelebrated mass in observance of the feast of the Santo Nino will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca.

January 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friday deadline for Going Digital contracts

Parents and guardians of Manteca Unified School District students have until Friday to submit signed copies of the Student Computer Equipment Agreement for the Going Digital program.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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