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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


What’s that wet stuff?

For area farmers, it's 1975-1976 all over again.

January 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


School trip to Amazon for Sierra students?

Two-dozen Sierra High School students could be experiencing a life-changing two-week experience during the summer of 2015 in the Peruvian Amazon.

January 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teachers weigh in on Catholic education’s value

The dozen or so teachers at St. Anthony of Padua School headed by Principal Mary Lou Hoffman are all certificated. That means they have the option, and could have chosen, to teach at any public school and perhaps reap more in benefits in the process.

January 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Tough drug-testing net in place for Sochi Olympics

LONDON (AP) - Go ahead - just try to get away with it. If you're willing to take the risk, you'll pay the price.

January 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Olympics


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


The $296,205 a year retiree

When Mick Founts took over as superintendent of San Joaquin County Office of Education, his annual base salary was set at $235,000.

March 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Tilton pledges to slash superintendent salary by 15 percent if he is elected

One of the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent has made a campaign pledge to take a 15 percent voluntary reduction in salary if elected.

March 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lent: The season for feasting and fasting

The advent of Lent always brings to mind Father William Delaney, former pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Manteca.

March 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


$3,000 lesson for victim of purse theft

It was a busy morning at Aki's Food To-Go and Grocery in Manteca. It was the crunch before the lunch hour, and owner Elda Paneda was busy attending to the customer traffic at the front counter.

March 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Serama chicken, boer goat competition today

Today promises to be a fun fowl day, and so much more, at the Manteca Unified School Farm.

March 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Quilt show underway at MRPS Hall

They braved Friday's pouring rain so the show will go on this weekend.

March 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Prepare to be pampered at Natural Path Wellness Center

RIPON – Ripon veterinarian Ann Scearce stops by once every four weeks for facials with aesthetician Edy Fowler.

February 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Shasta students celebrate books of Dr. Seuss

They read. They listened to readings. They watched various people reading their favorite books. They wore Dr. Seuss character costumes. They ate green eggs – scrambled – and green apples. They wore hats that looked like the one worn by the character in The Cat in the Hat with a spelling twist.

February 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Almond growers still hoping for more rain

Rain is usually bad news at this time of the year when the almond orchards are in bloom. Low temperatures leave pollinating bees cold which means they are not doing what they are supposed to do to maximize the crop yield come harvest time in the fall.

February 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BUSINESS UNUSUAL

It's market day. The venue is a spacious grassy field that's about the size of a baseball field. Around the perimeter of the field are tables laden with an array of handmade and one-of-a-kind creations that range from practical and simply decorative to whimsical and plain utilitarian.

February 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Quilt show proceeds help homeless, others

They are piece makers in the aesthetic sense. But they also help those who helped bring peace to the world – America's veterans.

February 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Voters will decide how to elect MUSD trustees

Voters in the Manteca Unified School District will have one measure on in the November ballot that others outside that geographical area will not have to worry about. They will have to decide whether the election of Board of Education trustees should be by area only or at-large.

February 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Octogenarian couple bike path fixture

They are two conspicuous figures on the Tidewater Bike Path.

February 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


be.tech culinary arts pick up ag event gig

Here's the news flash: University of California Cooperative Extension will play host to Farm 2 School fundraiser. Venue will be the Stanislaus County Ag Center Harvest Hall. Highlight samples: Wine and beer tasting, produce tasting, and a farmers' market.

February 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Filing deadline for SJCOE superintendent extended to March 13

BY ROSE ALBANO RISSO

February 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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