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MUSD warning of Going Digital scam

Parents and guardians of students in Manteca Unified School District are being alerted about individuals claiming to be Microsoft representatives and telling the students they need their remote access to their personal computers.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


5th graders host 103-year-old’s birthday party

Did you have pets as a child? What was your favorite color? How many siblings did you have? What was your favorite subject in school?

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Block scheduling at all MUSD high schools

All comprehensive high schools in Manteca Unified will be on the same block-schedule mode when the 2015-2016 school year rolls around in August.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High FFA selling Valentine flowers, balloons today and Saturday

If you are thinking of Valentine's Day and what to give to that special someone close to your heart, think Lathrop High School FFA.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Weston Ranch principal gets parent support

Supporters of Weston Ranch High School principal Jose Fregoso nearly filled the room during the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. There were some detractors too, but they were outnumbered by the former.

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mother of autistic son threatens to sue district

The incensed mother of the child who is at the center of the investigation in connection with Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Benet-Cauchon is talking about filing a lawsuit against the school district if the situation that is "threatening my son's well being is not resolved quickly."

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teacher counters ‘inappropriate touching’ charge

Leo Benet-Cauchon, a Manteca Unified special education teacher, has been suspended with pay while an investigation is ongoing for allegations of "inappropriate relations to students."

February 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


East Union seeks block scheduling

East Union High School will go the way of the other secondary campuses in Manteca Unified by implementing block scheduling if the Board of Trustees at their meeting tonight gives its blessing.

February 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Individual trustees should respect board’s authority

"When speaking for the District, the Board encourages its spokesperson to exercise restraint and tact and to communicate the message in a manner that promotes public confidence in the Board's leadership."

February 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Wind cuts power to 3,400 PG&E customers

More than 3,400 homes, offices, and commercial establishments around Manteca High School were left in the dark Friday evening when strong winds caused a power pole to snap like a giant pencil, sending dangerous live wires scattered on the ground and dangling precariously overhead.

February 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Kindred Arts: Avenue Winds concert Sunday

It will be double the fun for guests who will be attending the Kindred Arts Association's concert on Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

February 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD recall elections made simpler, cheaper

The word recall was mentioned at a recent meeting of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees by a speaker in the audience during public comments.

February 05, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FOR THE BIRDS

Now is a perfect time to have a good eye-to-eye contact with many feathered friends that make themselves scarce outside of winter in the San Joaquin Valley.

February 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired McParland School teachers gather for lunch

When teachers retire, they say goodbye to their students and to the years-long everyday grind in the classroom, but not to close friends. At least, that holds true to a group of retired teachers and staff from George McParland Elementary School. Once a month, these former coworkers take time out to catch up on post-retirement stories and simply renew close friendships over a scrumptious luncheon.

February 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Swiss Hall entertainment every month

The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BUILT ON FAITH

Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Symbolism abounds at St. Paul’s

The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Renovation a testament to strong faith

Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BACK TO DRY

Tuesday's heavy downpour is turning out to be just a one-day watery weather wonder, so it appears from the weather forecast in Northern California for the next 10 days.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop High senior gets full Harvard scholarship

Melonie Vaughn of Lathrop High School could be going from Lathrop to Harvard.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sierra High presenting ‘Damn Yankees’

"Damn Yankees," the modern retelling of the Faust legend comes alive at Sierra High School. The musical comedy, which ran an impressive 1,019 performances in its original Broadway production in 1955, is being brought to life by the Advanced Theater class of Timberwolves' drama teacher, Dianna Puett.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon 4-H, FFA students receive Friends of SJ Fair scholarships

Thirteen seniors from various high schools in San Joaquin County were the recipients of scholarships this year presented by the non-profit organization Friends of the San Joaquin Fair.

April 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony School 8th graders re-enact Stations of the Cross

Every eighth grader who graduates from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca leaves with plenty of memories. But there is one memory that they all share – the Living Stations of the Cross that has become a Good Friday tradition for more than two decades.

April 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Easter Vigil service tonight follows Good Friday at St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca observed Good Friday in a solemn service that was repeated in other Catholic churches throughout the world. It did not have the extreme drama that took place in the Philippines, with devotees allowing themselves to be nailed on a cross, but the roughly two-hour worship was just as solemn and meditative.

April 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Easter Vigil service tonight follows Good Friday at St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca observed Good Friday in a solemn service that was repeated in other Catholic churches throughout the world. It did not have the extreme drama that took place in the Philippines, with devotees allowing themselves to be nailed on a cross, but the roughly two-hour worship was just as solemn and meditative.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Benefit for baby with congenital disease

Angela Seamas of the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America and her group have a new fund-raising project this year.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Driver unscathed after hitting city fire hydrant

An octogenarian female driver escaped unscathed after the car she was driving hit the fire hydrant on the corner of the Manteca Presbyterian Church at North Main and East North streets.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca High displays artistic talent

Hundreds of Manteca High students put their best feet forward, aesthetically speaking, Wednesday night for the annual springtime Day of the Arts.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teachers ask for return of salary cuts

A salary raise for Manteca Unified teachers is long overdue, said Ken Johnson, the president of the Manteca Educators Association which is in the midst of continuing salary negotiations with the school district.

April 01, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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