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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


Adult School graduates tell stories of resilience

There was no band playing the grandiose strains of "Pomp and Circumstance."

May 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD high schools announce top grads

Weston Ranch High School likes suspense. While the other comprehensive high schools in the Manteca Unified School District have announced the names of their graduating class valedictorians and salutatorians, Weston Ranch wants to continue its tradition of maintaining the suspense by not revealing at this point the names of its top graduates.

May 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sierra High’s Larry Grimes receives $10K teaching award

Larry Grimes, Sierra High School's Science Department Chairman who teaches Biology, Physiology, and AP Biology, is the recipient of the prestigious Cortopassi award for 2013.

May 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Deadline for sex abuse claims against Diocese

Sexual abuse claims against the Catholic Diocese of Stockton must be filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California by 4 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Garden tour enthusiasm high despite wind

The numbers were not up to par with previous years' garden tours, but the pre-Mother's Day fund-raising event received plenty of support from many local businesses.

May 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca High senior is recipient of of Bergthold Memorial scholarship

Manteca High School senior Poonam Kaur Dehal holds a certificate in Suicide Intervention Training.

May 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Adult School kicks off grad 2014 season

Manteca Adult School, as in previous years, is kicking off the graduation and promotion exercises for high school and elementary schools in the Manteca Unified School District. It is also the only commencement program that is being held in the morning.

May 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bergthold continues to impact young women

Before "Woman of Substance" even became known as the title of a bestseller book, or a catch phrase of the feminist movement, there was Betty Bergthold.

May 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

She is someone who has been a role model to many young female athletes, as well as an overall achiever and community volunteer.

May 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD FFA students hold Ag Fest Preshow Saturday

If you're looking for custom-made flower arrangements made on the spot for Mother's Day, stop by the Manteca Unified School Farm on Saturday between 9 a.m. until noon.

May 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


3-way race in county superintendent position is first in nearly six decades

San Joaquin County Office of Education Superintendent Mick Founts may not be a contender in the June 3 primary elections. But his presence still dominates the three-way election race.

May 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Daughter gives kidney to another, saves father

Taped on the door of Rebecca Cardenas' office at St. Anthony of Padua Church is a simple flyer. But there's nothing simple about the story behind the smiling two faces. Behind their contagious smiles is a story of love and self-sacrifice.

May 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Provisional ballots may change primary leaders

Provisional ballots cast in the June 3 primary elections may still change the final election returns for four supervisorial candidates in San Joaquin County.

June 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


$152 MILLION BOND

A $152 million bond measure has a good chance of being approved by voters in the November election.

June 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Proposed $186.7M budget for MUSD

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees tonight will discuss and then consider approving the proposed 2014-2015 budget of $186,741,148. The discussion will include anticipated expenditures to the tune of $197,545,438.

June 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


AgFest for FFA, 4-H replaces county fair

June is turning out to be a busy month for scores of FFA and 4-H students in San Joaquin County including a few dozen from Manteca Unified School District.

June 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Drive-thru dinner helps injured teen

Schools are on summer break. But while schools are closed and students are out enjoying their vacations, members of the Parent Teacher Group of St. Anthony of Padua School are keeping their hearts open to help a Manteca family in need. They are sponsoring a drive-thru dinner fund-raiser at Fagundes Meats for the family of Manteca High School student Jonathan Loon.

June 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


East Union posts highest grad rate in county

East Union High School is living up to its slogan: Lancers lead while others follow.

June 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mousalimas, Tilton to face off in November run-off election

The pavement-pounding and campaign blitz begins anew for James Mousalimas and Jeff Tilton.

June 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Events


Run-off likely for superintendent

With none of the three candidates for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent showing a clear run-away winner as of close to midnight on election day, it appears there will be a run-off election in November between James Mousalimas and Jeff Tilton.

June 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD goes on ‘summer shutdown’ to save energy

For the fifth year in a row, Manteca Unified School District will observe a two-week summer shutdown. That means the district office will be closed to the public for the duration from June 30 to July 11.

June 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Demonstrating flag-retirement protocol

When a flag of the United States is worn, torn, faded, or badly soiled, it needs to be replaced with a new one. When that happens, the old flag is "retired."

June 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


John Alba bids EU adieu

Knowing people by name is not an easy feat. The challenge becomes even much more daunting and difficult when there are 1,700 names on the list.

May 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


LANCER GRADUATES

How do you stop a man who won't quit?

May 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


PRINCIPAL JOHN ALBA

Numbers are a gauge to measure one's popularity and importance.

May 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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


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