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Delta board distributing calendar with flood advice

The Delta Protection Commission's newly released Delta Flood Preparedness 2015 calendar is chockfull of information. Every page contains not only useful tips on what to be aware of, how to be prepared, and what actions to take to minimize flood risks but also entertaining and pertinent historical facts about the Delta.

December 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Photographic portfolio in black & white

The Dec. 16 and 17 editions of the Manteca Bulletin were special to me for 45 reasons.

December 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Midnight Mass starts hour earlier

By ROSE ALBANO RISSO

December 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Traditional, tangible Christmas greeting card is alive & well

The traditional tangible Christmas card is alive and well.

December 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Scared off by offers of help

It was a busy Monday at the Post Office on Maple Avenue in downtown Manteca. It was four days before Christmas, and there was a steady parade of people dropping off Christmas cards and packages to loved ones.

December 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Flooding marred New Year’s

The New Year's flood of 1997 was like no other seen in Northern California since 1906 when flood records started being recorded. A California Department of Water Resources report called it the "largest" flood in the 90-year period prior to that year's flooding.

December 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Teen going to state Spelling Bee again

How do you spell tetanus? Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit knows. It's the word that won him the title of San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee champion in the seventh-through-ninth-grade division for the school year 2014-15.

December 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIFT OF WARMTH

The families at Manteca HOPE Shelter and Raymus Home in Manteca are getting a truck-load delivery of blankets this weekend.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch High racism?

Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


DOWN THEY COME

Monday's nearly inch precipitation on top of last week's two inches of rain from the devastating storm was the death knell for the old towering tree along the alley near the Post Office in downtown Manteca.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Romero new MUSD board president

Deborah Romero, loan officer with Ability Mortgage, is the new president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Should school board return to meetings twice a month?

Once upon a time, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees met twice a month.

December 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Out with the old, in with the new

There was no denying Ashley Drain's excitement. The smile never left her face the whole time – before, during, and after the moment she was sworn in as one of the two newest members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees at the panel's annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Cowell School conducts blanket drive for shelter

The sixth graders at Joshua Cowell School are working to literally send warm greetings to the residents at the Manteca HOPE Shelter. They have started a blanket drive which is their way of taking part in the global "youth empowerment" program called WE Day organized by Free the Children, a non-profit organization.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


GIVING TREE

For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Individual, & collective board roles discussed

The role a Board of Trustee member plays, and how to wield that power – as an individual and as part of the whole – were among the topics discussed during a study session Tuesday conducted by two legal counsels for the Manteca Unified School District.

January 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Bishop joins Santo Nino fest set for St. Anthony

A concelebrated mass in observance of the feast of the Santo Nino will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca.

January 16, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Friday deadline for Going Digital contracts

Parents and guardians of Manteca Unified School District students have until Friday to submit signed copies of the Student Computer Equipment Agreement for the Going Digital program.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Quilt raffle will help aid family of injured soldier

Two Manteca quilters are piecing together a patriotic-themed quilt to help the Manteca soldier who was seriously injured in a drunken driving crash on Jan. 1.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Tablet distribution nears

French Camp Elementary School and Manteca High School will be the first in the district to receive the new Panasonic computers to officially launch Manteca Unified's history-making Going Digital program.

January 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Adult School accepting registrations through this Friday

These are busy days at the Manteca Adult School located at the Manteca Unified School District compound on West Louise Avenue, corner of Airport Way. The long line of people seen Friday afternoon in front of the district building complex was just one demonstration of that.

January 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Did Drain violate school board bylaws?

In December, newly installed Board of Trustees member Ashley Drain met with Weston Ranch High School officials as she tried to intervene and prevent a student from being suspended.

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Wanted: Quilts & cloth dolls for 36th show

Calling on all artistic piece-makers: The 36th annual Manteca Quilters Guild is looking for entries to display at their 36th annual Quilt & Doll Show.

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Board governance focus for meeting

Should members of the Manteca Board of Trustees be allowed to use their smart phones during closed- and open-session meetings? Under what instances should board members be permitted to deploy their electronic devices, if at all?

January 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


One ‘Bigg’ burger

MANTECA – Suzette Frese sums it up in one sentence as to why her favorite restaurant in Manteca is a dining destination.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


GROWING THEIR OWN FOOD

Students at Sierra High School's five feeder schools enjoyed fresh home-grown vegetables for lunch on Thursday.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


QUILT SHOW MOVING

Thanks indirectly to an ADA requirement, one of the largest annual crowd attractions in downtown Manteca is moving to another location.

January 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


RUSTIC, COZY SETTING

Greg Lewis and Michael Parmenter sat in a table for two halfway between the bar and the main dining area of Finley's Bar and Grill. The two friends from Stockton are having lunch on the last day of 2014. They are among the regulars who have discovered this out-of-the-way modest-looking bar and grill on Airport Way between Lathrop Road and French Camp Road.

January 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


10,500 more homes for MUSD?

Manteca Unified School District is leaping into a tableful of potential challenges and history-making changes in 2015.

January 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Embezzlement investigation stalls

No charges have been filed to date in connection with the alleged $140,000 embezzlement involving the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society, known to many as simply the MRPS.

January 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


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