It's impossible to miss the Marsden home in the neighborhood off Crom Avenue just north of the Manteca Golf Course. It literally outshines all the houses at Greenview Place. The entire length of the house facing the street is dripping with all kinds of Christmas bling – blinking lights, chasing lights, dancing diode lights, a lighted choo-choo train, a red snowman, and Frosty the Snowman sporting a top hat. Proudly occupying a central location among all the outdoor decoration is a lighted American flag handmade by Alan Marsden.
There's a new campus on the Manteca Unified School District property at the corner of Louise Avenue and Airport Way in Manteca.
Don Scholl is reprising his role as president of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees for 2014.
There are nearly 500 homeless students enrolled in Manteca Unified this school year alone. That's more than the district has ever seen before, said Health Services Director Caroline Thibodeau.
Honesty is the best policy.
The Brock family Christmas Lights which literally dominated the scene for weeks during this time of the year is gone for good. But there are still some in the Family City that's worth a gallon of gas to see and admire with the kids tow, or just for your own personal windshield viewing.
Bullying is an age-old phenomenon that is getting a lot of modern-day attention.
The bullying started when Blake Coronado was in sixth grade. A shy kid by nature, he kept it all to himself because he didn't want to bother his parents and did not want them to get worried.
A high school student is "physically assaulted" without apparent provocation. The incident happens just once. It gets reported to school and police authorities. The student's parent says her daughter was bullied. Is this bullying?
About five years ago, high schools in Manteca Unified School District had up to seven counselors on campus. Today, there are only two attending to the counseling needs of hundreds of students at every school site, the result of severe budget cuts stemming from the effects of the Great Recession and a crumbling national economy.
The sun is still hiding from the frost this morning, but some 50 hardy Manteca Nuts & Bolts diehards are already up and about making sure needy children will wake up with a smile on Christmas morning.
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of the six-county Catholic Diocese of Stockton announced over the weekend the diocese will likely file for bankruptcy saying there is "no viable option" other than re-organization.
In May of 1944, Al Ftacek, a soldier from the town of Ottawa in Illinois, was sent to England to be part of a six-month bombing mission to Germany.
Brothers Jim and Jesse Costa have been hosting the Costa's Wild-game Feed for some three decades. But on Friday, when the pre-Christmas staple event was held at the Manteca Trailer & Motorhome with the usual heavy traffic of people turning the cavernous showroom into something akin to a big wedding feast, the siblings showed no signs of slowing down in what has become their personal life ministry.
World War II veterans are a dying breed – literally.
When Mick Founts took over as superintendent of San Joaquin County Office of Education, his annual base salary was set at $235,000.
One of the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent has made a campaign pledge to take a 15 percent voluntary reduction in salary if elected.
The advent of Lent always brings to mind Father William Delaney, former pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Manteca.
It was a busy morning at Aki's Food To-Go and Grocery in Manteca. It was the crunch before the lunch hour, and owner Elda Paneda was busy attending to the customer traffic at the front counter.
Today promises to be a fun fowl day, and so much more, at the Manteca Unified School Farm.
They braved Friday's pouring rain so the show will go on this weekend.
RIPON – Ripon veterinarian Ann Scearce stops by once every four weeks for facials with aesthetician Edy Fowler.
They read. They listened to readings. They watched various people reading their favorite books. They wore Dr. Seuss character costumes. They ate green eggs – scrambled – and green apples. They wore hats that looked like the one worn by the character in The Cat in the Hat with a spelling twist.
Rain is usually bad news at this time of the year when the almond orchards are in bloom. Low temperatures leave pollinating bees cold which means they are not doing what they are supposed to do to maximize the crop yield come harvest time in the fall.
It's market day. The venue is a spacious grassy field that's about the size of a baseball field. Around the perimeter of the field are tables laden with an array of handmade and one-of-a-kind creations that range from practical and simply decorative to whimsical and plain utilitarian.
They are piece makers in the aesthetic sense. But they also help those who helped bring peace to the world – America's veterans.
Voters in the Manteca Unified School District will have one measure on in the November ballot that others outside that geographical area will not have to worry about. They will have to decide whether the election of Board of Education trustees should be by area only or at-large.
They are two conspicuous figures on the Tidewater Bike Path.
Here's the news flash: University of California Cooperative Extension will play host to Farm 2 School fundraiser. Venue will be the Stanislaus County Ag Center Harvest Hall. Highlight samples: Wine and beer tasting, produce tasting, and a farmers' market.
BY ROSE ALBANO RISSO