When a flag of the United States is worn, torn, faded, or badly soiled, it needs to be replaced with a new one. When that happens, the old flag is "retired."
Knowing people by name is not an easy feat. The challenge becomes even much more daunting and difficult when there are 1,700 names on the list.
How do you stop a man who won't quit?
Numbers are a gauge to measure one's popularity and importance.
Take pride in being a millennial.
Pete Rodriguez squinted as he focused his black state-of-the-art smart phone on his grandson Jordan D'Amico. The eighth grader was one of 60 students who were on the stage inside the Lincoln Elementary School Cafeteria on Wednesday which was crammed with family members and school and district staff attending the Promotion Ceremony for the Class of 2014 who will be attending high school in the fall.
Music, song, and messages of hope and celebration marked the Class of 2014 Brock Elliott School Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustee Michael Seelye was very impressed.
Change and making a difference were the key words that echoed throughout the promotion ceremonies Tuesday at Joshua Cowell Elementary School.
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.
Florence Luiz was 108 years old when she died a couple of years ago.
He introduced himself as Keith.
Two men woke up by the dawn's early light on Wednesday. Both were driving quads.
From Wyoming to Manteca; from Manteca to Indiana. Disparate geographical locations in America. But they all come together in the docu-film, "Cowboys: The Story of the 1943 Wyoming Championship Basketball Team."
He was first in Manteca Unified. Now he is the number one in San Joaquin County.
Kim Komenich lost his mother when he was 18 years old. He had graduated from Manteca High and was attending Modesto Junior College at the time. Two years later his father died.
The accolades did not stop on graduation day the last week of May for Lawrence Silveira and Noelle Lanser.
Three Manteca Unified School District employees could find themselves in Beijing, China, late this month through early July.
Manteca Feed was like the Toys 'R Us for farmers in Manteca and surrounding areas for more than half a century.
They get the best buck for every small bang they can sell.
Should Nile Garden Elementary School be closed if the water from campus wells is not safe to drink?
The youth will be the central focus of the 37th annual Three Rivers Indian Lodge 4th of July Powwow.
Manteca Unified and its partners may have lost the grant war. But they are not giving up the battle.
Provisional ballots cast in the June 3 primary elections may still change the final election returns for four supervisorial candidates in San Joaquin County.
A $152 million bond measure has a good chance of being approved by voters in the November election.