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Tilton named superintendent of Delta Charter Schools

His eye is on the top post of the San Joaquin County Office of Education. But Jeff Tilton already has the title of superintendent.

February 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CHAMPION SPELLER

Edna Quiaoit was doing some spring cleaning in the kitchen. Suddenly, she heard a voice behind her asking a question.

February 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Roast, fund-raiser for Jeff Tilton on March 7

The Manteca Transit Center at Moffat Boulevard and South Main Street in Manteca is the setting for the Roast of Jeff Tilton, a candidate for San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools in June's primary elections.

February 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friends remember Olympic torch relay in 1964

It's Winter Olympics time. And while the world's eyes may be focused on Sochi, Bob Steves and Tom Osborn's memories are flying back to the 1964 summer Tokyo Olympics.

February 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


FOR THEIR SWEETHEARTS

Herman and Ann Howard have been married for 50 years. Ann professes to know the reason behind their marital success. In a word: surprise - especially those that are carefully planned and then presented with a generous mixture of thoughtfulness and love on Valentine's Day.

February 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SWEETHEART STORIES

She was 18 years old and a senior in high school. He was 21 and a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

February 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


George ‘Pumpkin King’ & Vi Perry

When George and Violet Perry celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, their five children knew exactly what special song they were going to dedicate to their parents to mark that momentous day.

February 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


32nd annual Quilt & Doll Show March 1-2

The Manteca Quilt & Doll Show is an event that perennially draws thousands of people to the Family City, many of them from out of town.

February 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


PASTELS & PETALS

Mantecan Jean Ramey has added another feather to her artist's cap. Her nostalgic watercolor rendition of a restful garden setting has earned the nod of the Manteca Garden Club to be the signature picture that will grace the brochures, flyers and posters of the garden tour in May.

February 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


An afternoon with Frank Guinta is set

Everybody loves Uncle Frank - as in Frank Guinta.

February 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony School crab feed set for Feb. 15

St. Anthony's School is hosting its fifth annual crab feed fund-raiser Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 11 p.m. The event will be held in the school gymnasium, 323 N. Fremont Ave., corner Sutter Street. Kicking off the evening will be a Wine & Cheese tasting, back by popular demand, to be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner, which will be served starting at 6:30, will consist of marinated crab, pasta, salad and bread. There will be a no-host bar.

February 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Around Town


Four Manteca school trustee terms ending

Elections this year are 10 months away. Four of the seven members of the Manteca Unified Board of Education are ending their current four-year term before the year is over.

February 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca 8th grader earns state spelling bee berth

Stella Brockman Elementary eighth grader James Quiaoit is making history for Manteca Unified School District this year. He will be representing the district at the State Spelling Bee on May 3.

February 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD goes digital to tune of $20 million

At many school sites in the Manteca Unified School District, classrooms can't access educational materials online because they don't have adequate Internet connection.

February 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Farmers & friends pray to end drought

If you pray for rain, it will happen. You can't convince Dave Roorda and friends otherwise. The proof is in the ground.

February 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


FFA students, teachers lobby for state funding

Save our FFA. That was the rallying cry of the FFA students and teachers from Manteca Unified to Governor Jerry Brown and other political leaders at the recent California Ag Day held at the state capitol.

March 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Nutrition talk for preschoolers set for Saturday

Keeping children active and healthy from a young age, and emphasizing the importance of preventing childhood obesity is at the heart of a nutrition class sponsored by Manteca Unified's School Readiness Department.

March 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SUPPORTING MILITARY

The Manteca Unified School District is the recipient of a Patriot Award from the Department of Defense. A separate Patriot Award was also presented to Superintendent Jason Messer.

March 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca kindergarten registration starts April 2

Registration for incoming kindergarteners in Manteca Unified School District during the 2014-2015 school year will begin on April 2. It will continue through June 14 when schools close for the summer. Registrations, which must take place at the school where the student will attend, will resume again on July 28 just before the beginning of the school year.

March 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CIVIL WAR ENTHUSIASTS

Scott Quealey has been a welder for more than two decades. He currently works at Rosa Welding in Manteca.

March 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Diane Phillips: Jane of all trades

She's a farmer. She's a businesswoman. She is a postal worker; and to the best of her knowledge, she was Manteca's first letter carrier. She is an artist, a landscaper and designer. She is also an architect and a homebuilder, and although she does not have the official papers to declare her as one, she has the house that she built as proof.

March 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


USDA recognizes Manteca Unified food service

The words of Keelan Saunders, a seventh grader at George Komure Elementary School in Weston Ranch, explained in the simplest way possible why Manteca Unified School was being recognized by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

March 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High ROP, be.tech Culinary Arts lead workshop for young parents, kids

LATHROP – Back from a clam chowder cooking competition in Santa Cruz where they competed in the professional division, the students of be.tech Academy's Culinary Arts class are off to another adventure.

March 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Redbuds, bees welcome first day of spring

Many harbingers of spring have come and gone.

March 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CalSTRS wants $117K back from Wentworth

Retired San Joaquin County Office of Education Superintendent Frederick Wentworth is appealing the action taken by the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) to reduce his retirement pension from $291,732 a year to $234,929.

March 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Gardener knows how to spice up life

Herbs are literally the spice of life.

March 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Going Digital project carries $2.2M price tag

In February, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees gave Superintendent Jason Messer the OK to ink a lease-leaseback contract with Vanden Bos Electric, Inc for the scope of work in the Going Digital project at three schools – Lathrop Elementary, Great Valley Elementary in Weston Ranch, and Manteca Day School. The total cost for these three sites was $177,232.

March 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS grad hits NY Times Bestseller list

Manteca High graduate and author Kristin Miller is now a bona fide national best-selling author. Her latest book made it to the New York Times Bestseller list this week.

March 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD superintendent salary peaked in 2008

During the budget crisis six years ago, Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer took a 5 percent pay cut which lowered his base salary to $176,441.51 – down from $186,222.38. That figure remained the same through June 30, 2011.

March 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Today is last day to file for county superintendent post

Today is the last day of filing for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent. Candidate's papers have to be filed at the county Registrar of Voters in Stockton by 5 p.m.

March 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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