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District honor bands perform concert Feb. 5 at Lathrop High

Nearly 20 members of the Manteca High School Band have made the cut to be in the Manteca Unified School District's All-District Honor Band.

January 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Special Valentine’s dance for special people at MHS

Manteca High School is gearing for the annual special Valentine's Day dance for special students in the Manteca Unified School District area as well as other places in San Joaquin County.

January 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Food fight in Lathrop over taco trucks

Taco trucks vs. brick-and-mortar eating establishments.

January 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Citizens sound off on Obama’s State of the Union

Joan Collins thinks President Barack Obama is doing his level best to turn the economy around. It's hard to get things back especially during a period of deep recession such as what is happening right now, she said.

January 26, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics


Great Valley Manteca enrollment meeting

The second enrollment meeting for the Great Valley Academy Manteca will be held Thursday, Jan. 27, starting at 6 p.m. at The Place of Refuge (Assembly of God) church's Manteca Christian School.

January 26, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified honors 2010 Spelling Bee winner

Nine-year-old Isabella Martinez wore a smile matched only by the sparkling stars dancing in her eyes.

January 25, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Brick-and-mortar restaurants versus taco trucks battle in Lathrop heats up

LATHROP – The battle between mobile taco trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants in Lathrop continues.

January 25, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop mulls lighting at two I-5 under passes

LATHROP – Nearly three years after Lathrop's first high school campus opened, city officials are taking initial steps to ensure students walking under the Interstate 5 bridges at Lathrop Road and Louise Avenue to and from school are safe.

January 24, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Planet Party Day for 2,000 6th graders

It will be a party like no other. And it's shaping up to be arguably the biggest one in the Manteca Unified area, at least, for this school year.

January 24, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD recognizes Lincoln teacher Dunbar, students

Cheryl Meeker, Manteca Unified's senior director of elementary education, led the kudos to Lincoln Elementary School teacher Tammy Dunbar and her students.

January 24, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Custom-made BBQ pit among prizes at church crab feed event

LATHROP – A custom-made portable barbecue pit valued over $8,000 could steal the show at this crab feed fund-raiser.

January 22, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


31-cent ice cream scoops today at Lathrop B&R

LATHROP – The newly remodeled Baskin-Robbins store in Lathrop is throwing a big party today for its grand re-opening and the community is invited.

January 22, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Verdict next month for Great Valley School plan

For the second time since December, Great Valley Academy is on waiting mode.

January 20, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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


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100% California grown meals

Benjamin Alejandre pronounced the chicken burrito he was eating for lunch "pretty good."

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified, 41 other school districts serve ‘California’ lunches

The program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Ecoliteracy and 42 school districts in the Golden State including Manteca Unified. All together, the school districts serve more than 250 million meals a year.

April 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Grass fire erupts near Venture Academy’s Durham Ferry campus

Quick action by a neighbor who lives next door to the Durham Ferry campus site of the San Joaquin County Office of Education averted a major grass fire developing Tuesday night.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Downed PG&E power line on S. Union Road leaves many residents in the dark

Why a section of a PG&E power line on South Union Road between Woodward and Peach avenues fell to the ground around noon on Tuesday is still not known.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘BERRY’ DIFFICULT YEAR

Sai Saelee and his wife Fahm Saechao are worried about their strawberry crop this year. And they are not alone.

April 22, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


One-of-a-kind auction items at St. Anthony’s

A Dr. Seuss-themed bookcase custom-made by St. Anthony of Padua School's kindergarten students and their parents is just one of the dozens of items that will be on the auction block when the school celebrates with an auction dinner its 60th anniversary.

April 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sycamores inspire Calla High art students

The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys' bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.

April 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


His book is a work of art

When Kirby Brown and his wife Iran visited the famed Hearst Castle in San Simeon, they were treated like royalty.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Neophyte EU artist wins Best of Show

East Union High senior Alexis Evans' artistic talents stood out so much her impressed teachers awarded her ceramic sculpture Best of Show at this year's annual Evening of the Arts.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca author signs book at Antique Avenue Saturday

Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.

April 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Messer gets 6th year as superintendent

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer's contract has been extended another year by the Board of Trustees.

April 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE GAMES BEGIN

The story of one particular ancient civilization is no longer all Greek to the George McParland School sixth-graders.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Trustees Drain, Bronson asked to step down

Resign voluntarily or get recalled.

April 15, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SOMETHING TO YODEL ABOUT

Helen Rothlin Sandoval still remembers the many happy days spent at the Swiss Hall in Ripon.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Swiss Hall & World’s Fair in SF

The Ripon Swiss Hall and the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco have plenty of things in common.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


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