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Moore, Teicheira get 4 more years

Two members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees whose terms are ending at the end of the year will not be going through the election process. They will be automatically appointed for another four years on the board.

August 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Yard sale today benefits dance group

December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


‘Fresh cut’ at Manteca’s GK Mongolian Barbecue

"Eat your vegetables!" This is the message that greets diners at the door to the GK Mongolian Barbecue on South Main Street in Manteca.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


MEA endorses board incumbents & bond

The teachers in Manteca Unified School District have spoken. They are unanimously endorsing the $159 million Measure G school bond, the election of the four incumbent members of the Board of Trustees, and James Mousalimas for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Galas, bingo games at harvest festival

Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Anti-bullying message for Cowell, Lincoln

Torrey Mercer is coming back to Manteca. This time, the winner of the 2013 Best Pop Song for Indie Channel Music Awards is bringing her anti-bullying message not only to Joshua Cowell Elementary School but to Lincoln Elementary as well.

August 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon, Manteca KofC help buy ultrasound

The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.

August 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Patrick’s 29th Fatima celebration this weekend

The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.

August 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SHOWING THEIR AGE

Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.

August 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


CHINA CONNECTION

Two other schools in Beijing, China, are interested in a sister-school partnership with Manteca Unified School District.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Absent trustee attending board meeting via Skype hook-up

Skype, in modern technology parlance, is nothing new to millions of high tech-savvy users. But this Microsoft "freemium" instant-messaging tool is only now introducing its utilization in Manteca Unified School District's boardroom. This first-time event is expected to happen during the September meeting of the Board of Trustees.

August 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Microsoft VP sends challenge to MUSD students in exclusive video

Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corporation's Worldwide Public Sector Education, has issued a challenge to Manteca Unified School District students.

August 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca board sidesteps change to compensation

They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.

August 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


School board compensation being revisited

Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."

August 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Fast named VP at MHS

The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.

August 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


EU High club hosts book drive today

For the first time ever, East Union High School has a student book club. The campus club is taking part in the annual Great Valley Bookfest set for today at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

October 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SIGNS ORDERED REMOVED

The northwest corner of South Airport Way and Daniels Street should be devoid of all political campaign signs by the end of the day on Friday.

October 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


APPRECIATION LUNCH

The two nuns serving St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church will be the guests of honor at a luncheon hosted by the Manteca chapter of the Young Ladies Institute.

October 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Patrick’s planning All Hallow’s Eve party

The invitation to attend one of the year's most popular costume-party celebrations simply reads: "dress up as your favorite saint."

October 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


AUTHOR OF 20+ BOOKS

Bonnie Hill, the author of nearly a dozen books, has a simple answer as to why she writes.

October 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Going Digital info sessions for families

Manteca Unified staff and families of students in the school district are invited and encouraged to attend information sessions to become familiarized with the technology involved in launching the $30 million Going Digital project. The program will equip all 23,000+ students in the district, from elementary to high school, with a computer laptop to use at school and at home, to get them prepared and ready for the challenges of 21st-century education.

October 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Authors, kid’s stage, family parade, flash mob at Bookfest

Lions, monsters, fancy costumes, books, and a "flash mob" – oh, my!

October 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


EU grad running against board veteran

Ashley Drain has worked with youth since her days at East Union High School. But her "passion for teen-agers kicked in" when she was in college.

October 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Avenue D, Two Rivers collision sends one driver to hospital

A collision at the intersection of Two Rivers Road and Avenue D in rural south Manteca on Wednesday sent one of the drivers to the hospital.

October 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Measure I: To vote at-large or by trustee area

Registered voters living in the Manteca Unified School District geographical jurisdiction will be voting on more than one measure in the November elections.

October 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Scholl seeks 2nd term

Don Scholl, the current president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, is seeking another four-year term in the November 4 elections.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High goes to block scheduling in August of 2015

It's official. Manteca High School will be on block scheduling starting the 2015-2016 school year.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Kindred Arts kicks off 28th season with piano concert

An all-new season of fine music brought to the community by the Manteca Kindred Arts Association starts on Sunday, Oct 26.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | People & Entertainment


Manteca High may switch to block scheduling

Manteca Unified School District could expand its block schedule model to include Manteca High beginning in the school year 2015-2016.

October 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


What about adding costume contest with Pumpkin Run?

What would make the Faustina Rosas Pumpkin Run even more fun?

October 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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