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MUSD warning of Going Digital scam

Parents and guardians of students in Manteca Unified School District are being alerted about individuals claiming to be Microsoft representatives and telling the students they need their remote access to their personal computers.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


5th graders host 103-year-old’s birthday party

Did you have pets as a child? What was your favorite color? How many siblings did you have? What was your favorite subject in school?

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Block scheduling at all MUSD high schools

All comprehensive high schools in Manteca Unified will be on the same block-schedule mode when the 2015-2016 school year rolls around in August.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High FFA selling Valentine flowers, balloons today and Saturday

If you are thinking of Valentine's Day and what to give to that special someone close to your heart, think Lathrop High School FFA.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Weston Ranch principal gets parent support

Supporters of Weston Ranch High School principal Jose Fregoso nearly filled the room during the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. There were some detractors too, but they were outnumbered by the former.

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mother of autistic son threatens to sue district

The incensed mother of the child who is at the center of the investigation in connection with Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Benet-Cauchon is talking about filing a lawsuit against the school district if the situation that is "threatening my son's well being is not resolved quickly."

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teacher counters ‘inappropriate touching’ charge

Leo Benet-Cauchon, a Manteca Unified special education teacher, has been suspended with pay while an investigation is ongoing for allegations of "inappropriate relations to students."

February 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


East Union seeks block scheduling

East Union High School will go the way of the other secondary campuses in Manteca Unified by implementing block scheduling if the Board of Trustees at their meeting tonight gives its blessing.

February 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Individual trustees should respect board’s authority

"When speaking for the District, the Board encourages its spokesperson to exercise restraint and tact and to communicate the message in a manner that promotes public confidence in the Board's leadership."

February 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Wind cuts power to 3,400 PG&E customers

More than 3,400 homes, offices, and commercial establishments around Manteca High School were left in the dark Friday evening when strong winds caused a power pole to snap like a giant pencil, sending dangerous live wires scattered on the ground and dangling precariously overhead.

February 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Kindred Arts: Avenue Winds concert Sunday

It will be double the fun for guests who will be attending the Kindred Arts Association's concert on Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

February 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD recall elections made simpler, cheaper

The word recall was mentioned at a recent meeting of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees by a speaker in the audience during public comments.

February 05, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FOR THE BIRDS

Now is a perfect time to have a good eye-to-eye contact with many feathered friends that make themselves scarce outside of winter in the San Joaquin Valley.

February 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired McParland School teachers gather for lunch

When teachers retire, they say goodbye to their students and to the years-long everyday grind in the classroom, but not to close friends. At least, that holds true to a group of retired teachers and staff from George McParland Elementary School. Once a month, these former coworkers take time out to catch up on post-retirement stories and simply renew close friendships over a scrumptious luncheon.

February 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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Former trustee vows to sue school district

Dale Fritchen is vowing to file a lawsuit against the Manteca Unified School District after declaring that the official response to his complaint that the Board of Trustees violated the Brown Act several times during recent meetings was not satisfactory.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Chase to close Raley’s store branch by May 7

Chase bank customers who conduct their transactions at the Raley's store in Manteca while doing their grocery shopping will see the end of that convenience on May 7.

March 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Two parents rally in support of teacher

Next stop for embattled special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon is the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 3, where he plans to plead once more that he be reinstated to his teaching position at Veritas Elementary School.

February 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Their mission: Remember the fallen

Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.

February 27, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Weston Ranch student wins art contest

Victor Hernandez of Weston Ranch High School won the judges' nod in the art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club. As the winner among 19 entries submitted, he receives $100 cash prize.

February 26, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed parents plan rally, remove children

Parents of Special Education students in Manteca Unified and their supporters are holding a rally on Friday in front of the school district office to demand that district officials meet with them and reinstate teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon to his job by Monday, March 2.

February 25, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Help sought to spruce up veterans graves

There are hundreds of veterans buried at the pioneer East Union Cemetery in Manteca. The markers on many of the gravestones, through the years, have deteriorated and have become weather-worn.

February 25, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Teacher, school district officials meet Wednesday

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, Manteca Unified's special ed teacher who continues to be on leave of absence with pay, is taking his cause to Lathrop High School.

February 24, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Free Weston Ranch seeking more stores

Free Weston Ranch burst into the scene about six years ago. It's a grassroots movement being vigorously pushed by residents of the community who want to see their six plus-square-mile community detached from the City of Stockton.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed investigation involves more than 1 student

The ongoing investigation by Manteca Police into alleged improper relations with a student by Manteca Unified special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon involves not just one student, according to school district officials.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Applications now accepted for $159M Measure G oversight

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Measure G Oversight Committee are invited to submit their applications for consideration.

February 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Churches observe Ash Wednesday, start of Lent

Several Ash Wednesday Masses and scripture services are being observed at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca and St. Patrick's Church in Ripon. Ashes will be distributed during each service.

February 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Special ed teacher’s vigil enters day two

It's day two of Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchion's vigil in front of the district administration office on West Louise Avenue.

February 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teacher holds vigil today at district office

When Manteca Unified School District officials return to work this morning after a three-day weekend off, they will be met by Leo Bennett-Cauchon outside the West Louise Avenue entrance to the property.

February 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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