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Wild times ahead at Costa's Feed

A decades-long tradition of giving at Christmas continues on December 5 at Manteca Trailer and Motorhome when the perennially popular Costa's Wild-Game Feed returns.

November 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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A global movement whose mission is to demystify the seemingly secret codes of computer science is coming to Lathrop High School on December 11. The hour-long tutorials are not just for the Spartan students. The two introductory sessions are open to the public as well.

November 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Prelude to Christmas

When is a city as old as a choral performance?

November 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Judge to swear in four new Board of Trustees members

Four Manteca Unified Board of Education members will be sworn in at the trustees' meeting in December by Tony J. Agbayani, Jr., a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge.

November 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Riponite’s military kin helping with Ebola crisis in Liberia

Gae Carney's thoughts and prayers these days are being directed to the Ebola-ravaged country of Liberia in Africa. Central to her prayers are not just the people in that part of the world who are being threatened by the epidemic, but also to the Riponite's cousin, Captain Paul Strohl, and the 700 service men and women under him.

November 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Giving thanks for all the things we do not have

We give thanks every day. But Thanksgiving is a special time to be thankful for the many blessings we have.

November 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Volunteers backbone of telethon

Vickie Conner rang the bell several times within the quarter of an hour she was on the phone.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers pay it forward for kids

It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.

November 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


District has nothing to do with trustee investigation

Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, who sent two incumbents of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees packing in the November elections, will be sworn in at the December school board meeting even while questions about the legitimacy of some of the information they wrote down in the candidates' papers they filed with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are being investigated.

November 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Calvary hosts Central Valley Men’s Prayer Night

More than 50 men from 11 churches in the area attended the Central Valley Men's Prayer Night on Monday held at Calvary Community Church in Manteca.

November 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Drain: ‘I won’t disappoint’

Ashley Drain, the wife and mother who ended school board trustee Manuel Medeiros's 16 years of elected service in the November elections, has plenty of plans as the representative of Area 2.

November 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Raindrops sharpen fall foliage in downtown

When it rains, it just drizzles. So far, that's how the wet weather has been in the parched and drought-ravaged Northern San Joaquin Valley during the current fall season. But, as a Bay Area radio newscaster commented the other day, we're grateful for every little rain.

November 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BUBBLES TO SOLAR

They blew bubbles. They built forts made out of newspapers. They experimented with tie dyes using water and rubbing alcohol. They learned how heat is generated and its consequences. They showed how solar heat can power a remote-controlled car. They peered through microscopes to note and observe how a salt crystal looks like magnified so many times.

November 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Weston Ranch High going to block plan

Manteca High School is not the only one going on block scheduling at the start of the school year 2015-2016. Weston Ranch High School's request to get the green light from the Board of Trustees to do the same starting in August of next year was approved at the last board meeting on Nov. 12.

November 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Outgoing trustees recognized for service

During his 16 years on the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, Manuel Medeiros often provided comic relief, even when discussions turned serious and complicated.

November 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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104-year-old‘s shares secret to long life

Dorothy Radisich's secret to a youthful look is in her breakfast. Her first meal of the day consists of wheat germ, oatmeal, and flakes.

January 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mass, celebration mark Santo Nino feast day

The day Pope Francis concluded his three-day visit to the Philippines, the Filipinos in Manteca were playing host to parishioners from more than a dozen parishes in the Diocese of Stockton for the annual celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino.

January 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mantecan celebrates 104th birthday today

It's Dorothy Radisich Day at St. Jude Care Center today. The former nurse and Manteca resident is celebrating a major milestone seldom heard of – her 104th birthday.

January 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Going Digital frustrates parents

A group of parents have launched a campaign aimed at getting their concerns about the $30 million Manteca Unified Going Digital program heard and addressed by district officials. This weekend, they are deploying social media via Facebook, email, and telephone tools to get the word out and to encourage parents with similar concerns to get involved.

January 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Individual, & collective board roles discussed

The role a Board of Trustee member plays, and how to wield that power – as an individual and as part of the whole – were among the topics discussed during a study session Tuesday conducted by two legal counsels for the Manteca Unified School District.

January 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Bishop joins Santo Nino fest set for St. Anthony

A concelebrated mass in observance of the feast of the Santo Nino will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca.

January 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friday deadline for Going Digital contracts

Parents and guardians of Manteca Unified School District students have until Friday to submit signed copies of the Student Computer Equipment Agreement for the Going Digital program.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Quilt raffle will help aid family of injured soldier

Two Manteca quilters are piecing together a patriotic-themed quilt to help the Manteca soldier who was seriously injured in a drunken driving crash on Jan. 1.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tablet distribution nears

French Camp Elementary School and Manteca High School will be the first in the district to receive the new Panasonic computers to officially launch Manteca Unified's history-making Going Digital program.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Adult School accepting registrations through this Friday

These are busy days at the Manteca Adult School located at the Manteca Unified School District compound on West Louise Avenue, corner of Airport Way. The long line of people seen Friday afternoon in front of the district building complex was just one demonstration of that.

January 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Did Drain violate school board bylaws?

In December, newly installed Board of Trustees member Ashley Drain met with Weston Ranch High School officials as she tried to intervene and prevent a student from being suspended.

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Wanted: Quilts & cloth dolls for 36th show

Calling on all artistic piece-makers: The 36th annual Manteca Quilters Guild is looking for entries to display at their 36th annual Quilt & Doll Show.

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Board governance focus for meeting

Should members of the Manteca Board of Trustees be allowed to use their smart phones during closed- and open-session meetings? Under what instances should board members be permitted to deploy their electronic devices, if at all?

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


One ‘Bigg’ burger

MANTECA – Suzette Frese sums it up in one sentence as to why her favorite restaurant in Manteca is a dining destination.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


GROWING THEIR OWN FOOD

Students at Sierra High School's five feeder schools enjoyed fresh home-grown vegetables for lunch on Thursday.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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