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Celebrating Class of 2014 Calla ‘family’

It was a night that that was both "an end and a beginning."

May 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


St. Anthony helps family of injured freshman

Friends in need are friends indeed.

May 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Larry Grimes: Teacher and tutor

There are teachers, and then there are teachers like Larry Grimes, Science Department chair at Sierra High School where he has been a member of the faculty for the last 15 years.

May 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Q&A WITH SIERRA’S LARRY GRIMES

When people hear about what Larry Grimes do for a living, they cringe.

May 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


10 things Timberwolves may not know about Larry Grimes

Larry Grimes' colleagues and students at Sierra High School are familiar with a lot of things about the 2014 Cortopassi Family Foundation Excellence in Science Teaching awardee.

May 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SIMPLY MEDIEVAL

Adam Gonzales was just a spectator last year. He was in sixth grade. His sister was in seventh grade, a special time if you are a student at Nile Garden Elementary School. That's because this campus in rural south Manteca is the only one in Manteca Unified that celebrates a non-celebration that transports the school back to medieval times.

May 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


MUSD going solar showing some payback

Going solar for Manteca Unified is starting to pay off. Of the 9.1 million kWh (kilowatt hour) of electricity that the district consumed so far during fiscal year 2013-2014, 2.5 kWh – or 27 percent – was generated by the array of solar installations at the school district and about two-dozen other campus locations. The remaining 73 percent was generated by PG&E.

May 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


COWELL CARES

One little candle can brighten up a whole world of darkness. And one act of kindness, however infinitesimal, can make a humongous difference.

May 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Adult School graduates tell stories of resilience

There was no band playing the grandiose strains of "Pomp and Circumstance."

May 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD high schools announce top grads

Weston Ranch High School likes suspense. While the other comprehensive high schools in the Manteca Unified School District have announced the names of their graduating class valedictorians and salutatorians, Weston Ranch wants to continue its tradition of maintaining the suspense by not revealing at this point the names of its top graduates.

May 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sierra High’s Larry Grimes receives $10K teaching award

Larry Grimes, Sierra High School's Science Department Chairman who teaches Biology, Physiology, and AP Biology, is the recipient of the prestigious Cortopassi award for 2013.

May 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Deadline for sex abuse claims against Diocese

Sexual abuse claims against the Catholic Diocese of Stockton must be filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California by 4 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Garden tour enthusiasm high despite wind

The numbers were not up to par with previous years' garden tours, but the pre-Mother's Day fund-raising event received plenty of support from many local businesses.

May 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca High senior is recipient of of Bergthold Memorial scholarship

Manteca High School senior Poonam Kaur Dehal holds a certificate in Suicide Intervention Training.

May 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Adult School kicks off grad 2014 season

Manteca Adult School, as in previous years, is kicking off the graduation and promotion exercises for high school and elementary schools in the Manteca Unified School District. It is also the only commencement program that is being held in the morning.

May 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Students’ essays, poetry casts light on families, dreams for the future

Diana Duarte is only 9 years old but she already knows what she wants to be when she grows up.

June 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


School board to consider GECAC running after-school program in Weston Ranch

The after-school pilot project conducted in spring in Weston Ranch was deemed quite successful. Now, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees is looking into possibly continuing the program. The issue is how to do that and where to get the money to keep it going.

June 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


The signs are everywhere

"Fair and sensible growth! Let our voices be heard." The roadside signs containing those messages then direct readers to the website, SJneighborsUnited.org.

June 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Are dumpster divers stealing?

Are dumpster divers stealing money from the city and evading taxes?

June 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Nile Garden neighbors insist well water is safe

Florence Luiz was 108 years old when she died a couple of years ago.

June 20, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


CAN-DO ATTITUDE

He introduced himself as Keith.

June 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Copper thieves hit Nile Garden 3 times in 2 weeks

Two men woke up by the dawn's early light on Wednesday. Both were driving quads.

June 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


HIS FATHER’S GLORY DAYS

From Wyoming to Manteca; from Manteca to Indiana. Disparate geographical locations in America. But they all come together in the docu-film, "Cowboys: The Story of the 1943 Wyoming Championship Basketball Team."

June 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Hammarstrom selected as SJ Teacher of Year

He was first in Manteca Unified. Now he is the number one in San Joaquin County.

June 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Son remembers his famous father, & ‘many fathers’ who took him under their wing

Kim Komenich lost his mother when he was 18 years old. He had graduated from Manteca High and was attending Modesto Junior College at the time. Two years later his father died.

June 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


MUSD recognizes budding author, illustrator

The accolades did not stop on graduation day the last week of May for Lawrence Silveira and Noelle Lanser.

June 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD-Beijing sister-school venture explored

Three Manteca Unified School District employees could find themselves in Beijing, China, late this month through early July.

June 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Store aisles not wide enough

Manteca Feed was like the Toys 'R Us for farmers in Manteca and surrounding areas for more than half a century.

June 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Non-profit groups get bucks for small bangs

They get the best buck for every small bang they can sell.

June 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Could water-safety issue close school?

Should Nile Garden Elementary School be closed if the water from campus wells is not safe to drink?

June 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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