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SIERRA HIGH CLASS OF 2014

Take pride in being a millennial.

May 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lincoln Elementary promotes 60 8th graders to high school

Pete Rodriguez squinted as he focused his black state-of-the-art smart phone on his grandson Jordan D'Amico. The eighth grader was one of 60 students who were on the stage inside the Lincoln Elementary School Cafeteria on Wednesday which was crammed with family members and school and district staff attending the Promotion Ceremony for the Class of 2014 who will be attending high school in the fall.

May 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Inspirational messages, music & memories mark Brock Elliott event

Music, song, and messages of hope and celebration marked the Class of 2014 Brock Elliott School Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday.

May 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mossdale has 8 valedictorians

Manteca Unified Board of Trustee Michael Seelye was very impressed.

May 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Cowell 8th graders remember late classmate during ceremony

Change and making a difference were the key words that echoed throughout the promotion ceremonies Tuesday at Joshua Cowell Elementary School.

May 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


RESPECTING THE FALLEN

Family get togethers, barbecue, or a celebration at the park like the big gathering that Manteca had over the weekend is "not the true meaning" of Memorial Day weekend, said American Legion Post 249 Commander Jim Winston to the sparse group that showed up Monday at the historic Union Cemetery on Louise Avenue and Union Road.

May 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop honors those soldiers who have fallen

"The freedom we enjoy is not free," Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal told the crowd gathered in front of the Veterans Memorial for Monday's Memorial Day observance.

May 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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


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Overcoming odds in pursuit of education

They beat the odds. They continue to beat the odds. And for years and generations to come, they will go on beating the odds.

June 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bidding underway for after-school program

Will it be Give Every Child A Chance or another non-profit organization that will run the after-school program at Weston Ranch High School?

June 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE LEGAL CHAPTER

Manteca's Book Exchange has run into an unexpected legal chapter.

June 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Fair’s future important to ‘Friends’

The San Joaquin County Fair has a friend. This is the friend that, for the most part, made the fair an annual attraction for the last 10 years prior to 2014.

June 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


GOLD-WINNING GREEN THUMB

Eric Teberg of Manteca is a runaway winner at the Alameda County Fair for the third year in a row.

June 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Trustees OK spending plan for 2014-15

The Manteca Unified School District budget for school year 2014-2015 was approved by the members of the Board of Trustees with the exception of Nancy Teicheira.

June 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Valley Writing Project

Meet the 158 newly minted published authors in the Manteca Unified School District and surrounding areas.

June 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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


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