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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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Articles By Author - Rose Albano Risso


St. Patrick’s planning All Hallow’s Eve party

The invitation to attend one of the year's most popular costume-party celebrations simply reads: "dress up as your favorite saint."

October 15, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


AUTHOR OF 20+ BOOKS

Bonnie Hill, the author of nearly a dozen books, has a simple answer as to why she writes.

October 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Going Digital info sessions for families

Manteca Unified staff and families of students in the school district are invited and encouraged to attend information sessions to become familiarized with the technology involved in launching the $30 million Going Digital project. The program will equip all 23,000+ students in the district, from elementary to high school, with a computer laptop to use at school and at home, to get them prepared and ready for the challenges of 21st-century education.

October 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Authors, kid’s stage, family parade, flash mob at Bookfest

Lions, monsters, fancy costumes, books, and a "flash mob" – oh, my!

October 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


EU grad running against board veteran

Ashley Drain has worked with youth since her days at East Union High School. But her "passion for teen-agers kicked in" when she was in college.

October 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Avenue D, Two Rivers collision sends one driver to hospital

A collision at the intersection of Two Rivers Road and Avenue D in rural south Manteca on Wednesday sent one of the drivers to the hospital.

October 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Measure I: To vote at-large or by trustee area

Registered voters living in the Manteca Unified School District geographical jurisdiction will be voting on more than one measure in the November elections.

October 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Scholl seeks 2nd term

Don Scholl, the current president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, is seeking another four-year term in the November 4 elections.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High goes to block scheduling in August of 2015

It's official. Manteca High School will be on block scheduling starting the 2015-2016 school year.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Kindred Arts kicks off 28th season with piano concert

An all-new season of fine music brought to the community by the Manteca Kindred Arts Association starts on Sunday, Oct 26.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | People & Entertainment


Manteca High may switch to block scheduling

Manteca Unified School District could expand its block schedule model to include Manteca High beginning in the school year 2015-2016.

October 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


What about adding costume contest with Pumpkin Run?

What would make the Faustina Rosas Pumpkin Run even more fun?

October 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tracy: Downtown is alive, thanks to redevelopment investment

The heart of downtown Tracy harkens to a lot of nostalgia. One of those nostalgic elements that draws people to this central part of town is the historic Lincoln Highway.

October 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Plenty of shopping & culinary attractions

Like many cities whose heydays in bygone eras have been become victims of the caprices of changing times, Tracy has gone through its own growing-up pains. A lot of that is starkly evident in its downtown area.

October 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Jeremy Lum: A life in academia, athletics

Much has been written about Jeremy Lum and his tragic, untimely demise.

October 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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