A handgun located at the scene where a man engaged police in a four-hour stand-off Wednesday night at a propane company on the southwest corner of the Highway 99 and South Austin Road intersection turned out to be an air soft gun that replicated an authentic semi-automatic handgun, according to a Manteca Police report.
• Man crashes into propane yard • Causes propane pump fire • Tries to steal propane tank truck • Man apparently was shot A four-hour stand-off between police and a gunman at a Manteca propane yard that closed Highway 99 creating massive traffic back-ups ended with the man being taken to a Modesto hospital. The incident started shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday when witnesses said a man rammed his truck through the fence of the ...
At the beginning of the school year 2012-13, 700 students in the Manteca Unified School District received brand-new lap quilts. Each one was entirely hand-made and custom designed with plenty of TLC put into it. The best part of it all is that this project didn't cost the district a penny.
LATHROP – Tears welled in Jill Schrank's eyes as she left the Dell Osso Farms Country Store. She could barely wipe the teardrops off her face fast enough as she walked to her car. And it was not because the blinding setting sun was hurting her eyes. She was crying because she was so happy. She was finally able to enroll her two young children in a charter school.
All high school and elementary school sites in the Manteca Unified School District will have Open Enrollment request forms available from Friday, March 1, until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22.
One of the big attractions at the 34th annual Manteca Quilt Show is a one-of-a-kind piece called Batik Fiesta. It's a king-size bed cover which could also double as a wall hanging.
LATHROP – Education is a top priority for parents of students attending Lathrop Elementary School. But so is the safety of their young ones when they are on campus.
LATHROP - The Chinese cultural invasion Tuesday night at Lathrop High School lasted nearly two hours. The event was met with applause and concluded with an exchange of gifts between the group of young performers from an experimental school affiliated with Beijing Niulanshan and the Manteca Unified School District.
They are good for family get-togethers and camping trips. In fact, "they're good at any time," Tracy Vander Veen says with utmost confidence.
California Assembly members Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert) have introduced an Assembly Constitutional Amendment aimed at stopping the practice of deferring education dollars to pay for other programs and to balance the state budget.
The VFW Post 1051 Hall on West Ripon Road is always in a celebratory mood whenever members gather. But the party on the eve of Valentine's Day was even merrier than most. The reason was obvious. Gatherings like it happen very rarely at the hall.
Three young artists in the Manteca Unified School District just got an extension of their proverbial 15 minutes of fame.
Five dollars can still go a long way in these inflationary times. For just a single Lincoln paper money, you can have any of the following: Taste the flavors of Italy with a gift pack from Sciabica and Sons, Broadway treat from Stockton Civic Theater coupled with a Toot Sweets Bakery gift card, live performance at Sierra Repertory Theater plus dinner at Diamondback Grill in Sonora, or a night at The Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast Inn in Sutter Creek.
It will be a cooler summer this year in the Adult Education Computer Room of the Manteca Unified School District.
Rhett Berry unabashedly wears his heart on his sleeve for the world to see how much she loves his wife, Susan.
Two separate car crashes on Friday claimed the lives of three people.
The Manteca Unified Board of Education during a special meeting on Tuesday approved the reassignment of two school district administrative personnel.
It was a cozy family affair. Loved ones sat in chairs around white-covered round tables with live potted flower plants serving as centerpieces. Lined up against the walls in the back of the airy and spacious room were trays of brunch comestibles and a wide selection of drinks.
LATHROP – Joyce Gatto has many fond memories of Vera Walquist for a number of reasons.
Manteca Unified School District's 2013 graduation season will be ushered in on Friday with three culmination ceremonies scheduled that day.
St. Anthony of Padua School's graduating class of 2013 will be led by four valedictorians – Jordan Barajas, Zachary Hansen, Joseph Poncini, and Monica Yalung. The eighth graders' class salutatorian is Joelle Hylton.
Collin Scholl, East Union High School's Class of 2013 salutatorian, is headed to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – also known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – this fall.
Eighth grader Aubreyanna White enjoyed last year's Medieval Faire at Nile Garden School so much she came to the annual event on Friday wearing the same costume she wore last year when her class put on the show.
Gayle Pace chuckles when she says, "I'm the flower floozy who works on a budget."
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved the allocation of $700,000 from Measure M funds to repair severely deteriorating pavements at East Union High School this summer.
What to do with the empty Lindbergh School building, the brick facility that used to house the Manteca Adult School, some of Manteca Unified ROP classes and other programs, is an issue that will be rehashed for the next several months and, perhaps, for the next few years by the district Board of Education.
Severely deteriorating pavements at two high school and one elementary school campuses in the Manteca Unified School District are presenting health and safety risks.
Robi and Ray Cornelius describe their Del Webb home's back yard as something akin to a two-lane bowling alley. Yet, the garden that they have created in that limited space is nothing close to a "tunnel vision," as Robi Cornelius puts it.
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Alex Orr, Sierra High School's Class of 2013 valedictorian, has his heart set on a career in the music industry. To get there, he plans to pursue a degree in applied computer science at the University of California, San Diego where he will start his college studies in the fall.