Herman and Ann Howard have been married for 50 years. Ann professes to know the reason behind their marital success. In a word: surprise - especially those that are carefully planned and then presented with a generous mixture of thoughtfulness and love on Valentine's Day.
She was 18 years old and a senior in high school. He was 21 and a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
When George and Violet Perry celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, their five children knew exactly what special song they were going to dedicate to their parents to mark that momentous day.
The Manteca Quilt & Doll Show is an event that perennially draws thousands of people to the Family City, many of them from out of town.
Mantecan Jean Ramey has added another feather to her artist's cap. Her nostalgic watercolor rendition of a restful garden setting has earned the nod of the Manteca Garden Club to be the signature picture that will grace the brochures, flyers and posters of the garden tour in May.
Everybody loves Uncle Frank - as in Frank Guinta.
St. Anthony's School is hosting its fifth annual crab feed fund-raiser Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 11 p.m. The event will be held in the school gymnasium, 323 N. Fremont Ave., corner Sutter Street. Kicking off the evening will be a Wine & Cheese tasting, back by popular demand, to be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner, which will be served starting at 6:30, will consist of marinated crab, pasta, salad and bread. There will be a no-host bar.
Elections this year are 10 months away. Four of the seven members of the Manteca Unified Board of Education are ending their current four-year term before the year is over.
Stella Brockman Elementary eighth grader James Quiaoit is making history for Manteca Unified School District this year. He will be representing the district at the State Spelling Bee on May 3.
At many school sites in the Manteca Unified School District, classrooms can't access educational materials online because they don't have adequate Internet connection.
If you pray for rain, it will happen. You can't convince Dave Roorda and friends otherwise. The proof is in the ground.
For area farmers, it's 1975-1976 all over again.
Two-dozen Sierra High School students could be experiencing a life-changing two-week experience during the summer of 2015 in the Peruvian Amazon.
The dozen or so teachers at St. Anthony of Padua School headed by Principal Mary Lou Hoffman are all certificated. That means they have the option, and could have chosen, to teach at any public school and perhaps reap more in benefits in the process.
LONDON (AP) - Go ahead - just try to get away with it. If you're willing to take the risk, you'll pay the price.
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