A few years ago, the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program ran out of toys to give away to needy children at Christmas.
Victor Gully's mother died in 1942 when he was seven years old. His family did not have Christmas that year. It was not a time of celebration. It was a time of grief. His mother was not the only one who died in the fire that reduced their home to ashes. An older brother, the oldest of eight siblings, also lost his life. He was just eight-and-a-half years old.
The holiday rush is reaching fever pitch at the Manteca Post Office as Christmas Day fast approaches. At the Maple Avenue location, customer lines that practically spill into the front door are becoming a common site throughout the day as people try to get their Christmas gifts and greeting cards to out-of-town loved ones in the mail in time for the big day on Wednesday.
A re-enactment of the first Christmas is a time-honored tradition at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca at this time of the year.
Oleander Avenue between Woodward and Peach will be closed to traffic for two months starting Monday, Dec. 23.
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.
Hundreds of high school students accepted Rachel's Challenge this week.
Golden West Elementary and East Union High School will be sporting new roofs when they open in August for the 2014-2015 school year.
Stan Aldrin was someone who hated to slow down. You could ask him to please stand still, but that's all you could do – try.
Welcome to the Frederick H. Arucan Administration Building. That will be greeting welcoming visitors to the Sierra High School Administration Office.
The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the possible adoption of a plan to raise school facilities fees to meet the expected student-growth impacts in the next 20 years.
Some people are born with green thumbs. Others are made.
They were bowling buddies and baseball babes. And they unabashedly declare to all, "we are gamblers!"
It was a deadly creation – a Plague Bird Mask. But it was this gloomy inspiration which earned Madison Hoffman her best achievement this school year – as in Best of Show.
Early morning before the sun peeks over the rim of the eastern horizon finds husband and wife Sai Saelee and Fahm Saechao at their small farm plot on West Yosemite Avenue.
The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, in cooperation with Fagundes Meats & Catering in Manteca, is coming to the aid of a family in need.
An opportunity to quiz the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent will take place on Thursday, April 24.
April showers will bring May flowers. But to guarantee there will be flowers in bloom next month, you will need to plant those blooming varieties now.
Manteca Unified has a new public information officer – Victoria Brunn. The creation of this new position can't be more timely for the district – and for very good reasons.
The California State Teachers Retirement System has "several means" that it uses to collect leads on specific accounts that need to be scrutinized for such issues as overpayment.