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School board wants complete accountability of city-district uses

The Manteca Unified School Board of Trustees on Tuesday directed Superintendent Jason Messer to meet with City Manager Steve Pinkerton as soon as possible to get more details on the two agencies' joint-use agreements governing the use of each other's facilities.

January 19, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Avid gardener offers pruning tips for roses

Award-winning landscape designer and avid gardener Eric Teberg of Manteca gave a brief demonstration on how to prune roses at the monthly meeting of the Manteca Garden Club.

January 18, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Nile Garden: Manteca king of crab feeds

Once upon a time, the annual crab feed hosted by the Community Club of Nile Garden School was such a hot ticket in town it was sold out long before the day of the event.

January 18, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca board mulls charging Kids Zone for school facilities

To charge or not to charge Manteca Kids Zone fees: that is the question that the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees will decide on Tuesday.

January 17, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Charter school appeal Wednesday

Great Valley Academy's application for a charter school in Manteca was unanimously denied by the Manteca Unified School Board of Trustees in December.

January 16, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Adult spring registration under way

Registration is currently under way for the spring semester at the Lindbergh School in Manteca.

January 14, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Another dog poisoning in area near East Union High campus

Steven and Stacy Douglas say their five-year-old purebred black Labrador, June Bug, has been the victim of yet another dog poisoning in Manteca.

January 13, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mantecan holds garage sale for pet’s surgery

Saturday was a typical winter day in the valley - cold and foggy with a bit of a shower. But that did not stop Denise Brosio from holding a garage sale.

January 12, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony of Padua maintains fund-raising traditions

Three weeks from today, the St. Anthony of Padua School will throw its own version of a crab feed fund-raiser.

January 10, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Supervisor faces smuggling charge of providing cell phones to inmates

FRENCH CAMP – A San Joaquin County Sheriffs' correctional officer who supervises prisoners at the county jail ended up being an inmate at the place where he worked following his arrest on Thursday.

January 08, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Manteca cold case: The Strazinsky murder

One cold winter day in February 1992, a gay man was discovered dead at his home on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca.

January 06, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Treasure Hunt Roadshow lures people with possible collectibles

Bambi Smith immediately set the record straight about what Treasure Hunters Roadshow is all about.

January 05, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Gatto Way would honor storied Lathrop family’s history

LATHROP – There's nothing wrong with Fifth Street in Lathrop. But perhaps it needs a new name that would reflect this part of the Old Town District's historic past - a name that would honor one of the town's pioneer families.

January 04, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


USA Motors owners thrive in anonymity

LATHROP – Four years after it opened for business, the Lathrop USA Motors finally made a big splash in the local newspapers.

January 03, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | BUSINESS


Lathrop Corner Café: One-time popular landmark

LATHROP – Once upon a time, there was a Lathrop Corner Café. Patricia Terry Richichi remembers it well, and so does Frank Mendes. Longtime Lathrop residents Bennie and Joyce Gatto also have a lot of memories of the building complex that housed a restaurant, a store, and a bar that was also a dance hall at least once a week.

January 03, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

March 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Today last of Lenten fish fry dinners

The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.

March 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


PRIVATE EDENS

Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.

March 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MAGIC FLUTE

The San Francisco Opera Guild is coming to George McParland Annex School.

March 23, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pipe bursts 1st day of SSJID water delivery

Several customers of the San Joaquin Irrigation District in southwest Manteca did not receive their water allocations on the first day water was to be delivered for the 2015 season. And it wasn't because of the drought.

March 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


GRAFFITI BARN

I call it The Graffiti Barn.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


STARTED CLEANING HOUSES

For Ramon Rivera, hard work plus a strong work ethic generously sprinkled with white-knuckle determination equals success.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Spring break meant military reserve training

Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Driver on cell when her car hit school bus

No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.

March 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


NOT ACTING

Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.

March 19, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion

If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.

March 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


OLD CITY HALL

Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.

March 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Federated Women award eight seniors scholarships

Eight seniors from four high schools in Manteca Unified are the recipients of scholarships this year from the Federated Women's Club. They will be presented with the awards on Wednesday, March 18, during the annual scholarship-presentation luncheon in honor of the students who are being honored this year at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca.

March 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SPELLING SUCCESS

Returning to the California Spelling Bee competition for the second year in a row is Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit. This time, he will be competing in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee.

March 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE CHAMPS

Manteca High School's Academic Decathlon Team is heading to the state competitions next week after capturing the top award in San Joaquin County earlier this month.

March 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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