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.
Manteca High School senior Poonam Kaur Dehal holds a certificate in Suicide Intervention Training.
Manteca Adult School, as in previous years, is kicking off the graduation and promotion exercises for high school and elementary schools in the Manteca Unified School District. It is also the only commencement program that is being held in the morning.
Before "Woman of Substance" even became known as the title of a bestseller book, or a catch phrase of the feminist movement, there was Betty Bergthold.
She is someone who has been a role model to many young female athletes, as well as an overall achiever and community volunteer.
If you're looking for custom-made flower arrangements made on the spot for Mother's Day, stop by the Manteca Unified School Farm on Saturday between 9 a.m. until noon.
San Joaquin County Office of Education Superintendent Mick Founts may not be a contender in the June 3 primary elections. But his presence still dominates the three-way election race.
Taped on the door of Rebecca Cardenas' office at St. Anthony of Padua Church is a simple flyer. But there's nothing simple about the story behind the smiling two faces. Behind their contagious smiles is a story of love and self-sacrifice.
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.
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.