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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


Move afoot to restore librarians

Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.

July 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


8 MUSD schools gearing up for latest technology

If everything goes according to plan, eight elementary schools in Manteca Unified will be fully wired for 21st-century technology connection by September.

July 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Rhodes: America is land of opportunity

Gloryanna Rhodes loves the open spaces in America. That feeling first hit her in the gut about 45 years ago while going over the Altamont Pass on the way to Yosemite National Park as she gazed at the vast valley below.

July 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Recruitment fair for sub teachers for 1st time in 7 years

Brush up your resume.

July 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FEEDING THE NEED

Sophia Cardoza has a standing date with her two grandchildren every weekday during summer from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

July 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp parks site of free lunch giveaway

A picnic at the park five days a week. That's the highlight of the day for hundreds of Manteca Unified School District children during the summer.

July 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Arsenic found in Nile Garden’s well

No other campus in Manteca Unified has the troubles Nile Garden School is having with drinking water.

June 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Overcoming odds in pursuit of education

They beat the odds. They continue to beat the odds. And for years and generations to come, they will go on beating the odds.

June 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Bidding underway for after-school program

Will it be Give Every Child A Chance or another non-profit organization that will run the after-school program at Weston Ranch High School?

June 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE LEGAL CHAPTER

Manteca's Book Exchange has run into an unexpected legal chapter.

June 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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