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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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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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