Family get togethers, barbecue, or a celebration at the park like the big gathering that Manteca had over the weekend is "not the true meaning" of Memorial Day weekend, said American Legion Post 249 Commander Jim Winston to the sparse group that showed up Monday at the historic Union Cemetery on Louise Avenue and Union Road.
"The freedom we enjoy is not free," Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal told the crowd gathered in front of the Veterans Memorial for Monday's Memorial Day observance.
It was a night that that was both "an end and a beginning."
Friends in need are friends indeed.
There are teachers, and then there are teachers like Larry Grimes, Science Department chair at Sierra High School where he has been a member of the faculty for the last 15 years.
When people hear about what Larry Grimes do for a living, they cringe.
Larry Grimes' colleagues and students at Sierra High School are familiar with a lot of things about the 2014 Cortopassi Family Foundation Excellence in Science Teaching awardee.
Adam Gonzales was just a spectator last year. He was in sixth grade. His sister was in seventh grade, a special time if you are a student at Nile Garden Elementary School. That's because this campus in rural south Manteca is the only one in Manteca Unified that celebrates a non-celebration that transports the school back to medieval times.
Going solar for Manteca Unified is starting to pay off. Of the 9.1 million kWh (kilowatt hour) of electricity that the district consumed so far during fiscal year 2013-2014, 2.5 kWh – or 27 percent – was generated by the array of solar installations at the school district and about two-dozen other campus locations. The remaining 73 percent was generated by PG&E.
One little candle can brighten up a whole world of darkness. And one act of kindness, however infinitesimal, can make a humongous difference.
There was no band playing the grandiose strains of "Pomp and Circumstance."
Weston Ranch High School likes suspense. While the other comprehensive high schools in the Manteca Unified School District have announced the names of their graduating class valedictorians and salutatorians, Weston Ranch wants to continue its tradition of maintaining the suspense by not revealing at this point the names of its top graduates.
Larry Grimes, Sierra High School's Science Department Chairman who teaches Biology, Physiology, and AP Biology, is the recipient of the prestigious Cortopassi award for 2013.
Sexual abuse claims against the Catholic Diocese of Stockton must be filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California by 4 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2014.
The numbers were not up to par with previous years' garden tours, but the pre-Mother's Day fund-raising event received plenty of support from many local businesses.
The ninth annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday, Oct. 4, will go on as scheduled after a brief cancellation on Thursday.
The Oct. 4 Manteca Pumpkin Run is still on. Doctors Hospital of Manteca has stepped forward to pay the $970 fee that the sponsor, Manteca Unified School Trust, needs to hold the event this year. The run, which kicks off the annual Manteca Pumpkin Fair that weekend, was cancelled Thursday because the non-profit organization did not have the money to cover the fee required by the city. For more information pick up the Bulletin tomorrow.
A $970 fee that the City of Manteca is requiring Manteca Unified Student Trust (MUST) to pay has placed the non-profit organization's ninth annual Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run on Oct. 4 in jeopardy.
The Diocese of Stockton received 34 claims of sexual abuse in the three months prior to the Aug. 15 submission deadline related to the filing of bankruptcy protection by the diocese.
The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.
For family fun, food and a slew of opportunities to snag a prize or an auction deal to bring home, head out to the annual St. Anthony Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday.
Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.
Joshua Cowell Elementary School president Mckena Hoppis challenged her schoolmates by calling on them to do this simple task: "I would like for everyone, when they see a first responder, if you could just smile and just say thank you. I know it makes a big impact on them."
The campaign to get Manteca Unified's $159 million Measure G bond passed in the November election is in full swing.
Since 1989, Soroptimist International of Manteca every year has donated thousands of dollars to Manteca Unified School District. To date, the total is $311,500 – and counting.
Two words are transformed into action every year on September 11 at Joshua Cowell Elementary School: service and remembrance.
It was a Price is Right moment. Others used Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune fame for analogy.
Several Weston Ranch residents came to the defense of Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant at the Tuesday night Board of Trustee meeting over a column in Tuesday's Manteca Bulletin suggesting he should resign.
Art students in the Manteca Unified School District are invited to take part in a competition that could earn them some cool cash plus an opportunity to launch their artistic careers.
A rib-tickling evening on Sept. 13, combined with a sit-down dinner with chicken cordon bleu as the main entrée, will go a long way toward helping research to find a cure for cancer and making hospitalized veterans have a merry Christmas.