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WET INTERLUDE

With the weather back to a warm 79 degrees today following Thursday's showers that brought 0.51 inches of rain, the almond harvest goes back into full swing with some farmers busy spreading the soaked nuts in windrows on the ground to speed up the drying process.

September 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Mantecan’s original art work graces 2014 One Book, One San Joaquin

Award-winning Manteca artist, Jean Ramey, is stating an encore number in Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library's annual reading program, One Book, One San Joaquin.

September 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Farmers may have to stop using grape, nut pesticide

FRESNO (AP) - California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


STUCK WITH BILL

Someone dumps a pile of garbage in front of your property. It is strewn all over the place. The perpetrator is unknown. So what do you do?

September 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Countywide reading program starts Oct. 4

It's an annual event held during the month of the year when ghosts and goblins, haunted houses and scary stories dominate daily conversations, decor.

September 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Sierra High Hall of Fame nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Sierra High School Hall of Fame. Deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, Oct. 3, with the selections to be announced three days later.

September 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Doctors Hospital saves the day for Pumpkin Run

The ninth annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday, Oct. 4, will go on as scheduled after a brief cancellation on Thursday.

September 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca Pumpkin Run is on

The Oct. 4 Manteca Pumpkin Run is still on. Doctors Hospital of Manteca has stepped forward to pay the $970 fee that the sponsor, Manteca Unified School Trust, needs to hold the event this year. The run, which kicks off the annual Manteca Pumpkin Fair that weekend, was cancelled Thursday because the non-profit organization did not have the money to cover the fee required by the city. For more information pick up the Bulletin tomorrow.

September 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


To run or not to run? The $970 question

A $970 fee that the City of Manteca is requiring Manteca Unified Student Trust (MUST) to pay has placed the non-profit organization's ninth annual Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run on Oct. 4 in jeopardy.

September 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


DIOCESE OF STOCKTON

The Diocese of Stockton received 34 claims of sexual abuse in the three months prior to the Aug. 15 submission deadline related to the filing of bankruptcy protection by the diocese.

September 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Pumpkin Run now accepting registrations

The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.

September 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


HARVEST FESTIVAL

For family fun, food and a slew of opportunities to snag a prize or an auction deal to bring home, head out to the annual St. Anthony Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday.

September 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


They dump on farmers

Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


1ST RESPONDERS

Joshua Cowell Elementary School president Mckena Hoppis challenged her schoolmates by calling on them to do this simple task: "I would like for everyone, when they see a first responder, if you could just smile and just say thank you. I know it makes a big impact on them."

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Paid ‘cheerleader’ helps launch ‘Yes on G’ campaign

The campaign to get Manteca Unified's $159 million Measure G bond passed in the November election is in full swing.

September 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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MANTECA HONORS HEROES

The battle continues for millions of American veterans, whether they saw action in a war zone, or just "stood in the gap." It is a battle that they are waging back on their home turf – for military benefits, and for recognition and respect.

November 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Brock Dennis Elliott was 18 years old when he died. He was 17 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 27, 1966. Less than a year later, on May 26, 1967, he was killed in action in Vietnam. He was the first Manteca resident killed in that unpopular conflict.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | State


Some lesser-known facts about Brock Dennis Elliott

Brock Elliott Elementary School in Manteca was named after the first Manteca soldier who was killed during the Vietnam War.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony luncheon returns to salad days

St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca is once again playing host to the annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Faire, arguably its most popular fund-raising event of the year.

November 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch asks for block scheduling

Weston Ranch High School could go the way of Manteca High and go on block scheduling in August next year when the school year 2015-2016 begins.

November 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Does cell phone use by trustees at board meeting violate state law?

It's turning out to be a case between 21st technology and policies put in place before instant communication exploded into the global picture.

November 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FALL AG-VENTURE

More than 3,000 third graders from all over San Joaquin County had an educational and fun day at the farm Thursday. Playing host to the thousands of youngsters eager to learn about apples, walnuts, almonds, pomegranates and everything else related to farming was the Manteca Unified School Farm.

November 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Bond foes hope board keeps word

The Manteca Unified school bond, commonly known as Measure G, did not receive 68 percent of the votes as predicted by the results of a survey taken early in summer.

November 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


ABSENT-EE VOTERS

The roster at the Boys and Girls Club polling place in Manteca had 1,018 registered voters. Around noon on Tuesday, Election Day, only 50 have come in to cast their ballots.

November 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Voters throw out school incumbents, $159M bond passes

The voters' message was clear: out with the old, and in with the new on the Manteca Unified School District board.

November 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


LIFE AFTER SCHOOL

Growing up on a dairy farm, Daniel Botelho knows by heart the many challenges that the farming industry faces.

November 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


be.tech Academy opens facility for 1st Responders

A whole town celebrated the grand opening Thof be.tech Academy's First Responders class with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

November 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Ripon’s Magpie Antiques on Vintage magazine cover

Ripon's Magpie Antiques is on the cover of Today's Vintage magazine published monthly by Lucky Clover Publishing in Phoenix, Ariz.

October 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


be.tech 1st responders ribbon cutting is set

The third of Manteca Unified's three vocational academy programs, be.first, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new facilities on the district campus.

October 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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