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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


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


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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


Teachers get ready for new Common Core

The last days in July up to the beginning of Aug. 1 are busy days for parents getting their children ready for the start of the school year. Shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, papers, pencils, and pens is part of all that preparation.

July 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BLOOMING IN RIPON

The handmade rustic sign reads: "Grandpa's Flower Patch. Only God can make a flower. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:29."

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Ripon News


Medeiros going for 20 years as board trustee

Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Valley Academy adding 80 more pupils

Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE HAM MAN

There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.

July 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Volunteers needed today for garden work

If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.

July 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Evelyn Moore first to file for re-election

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.

July 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THE DAIRY GRIND

Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


California milk meets global demand

There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


THRIVING AGAINST ALL ODDS

If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


It’s a never-ending cycle of work at the dairy

The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.

July 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


SWEET LABOR OF LOVE

These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Host families sought for Japanese teens

Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.

July 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired teacher frets about Manteca growth

When Caroline Finn came to the top of the hill at the Grapevine nearly 30 years ago and beheld the great valley below, she knew there was no going back.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tale of two neighborhoods plagued with ‘drug problem’

She lives practically next to a "drug house" in a Manteca neighborhood that many of the property owners know about it.

July 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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