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1989: Record crowd attends annual Delicato Grape Stomp

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POSTED September 6, 2009 2:17 a.m.
80 years ago
September 5, 1929
The Chamber of Commerce directors at a meeting Tuesday night voted to pay $10 a month for a period of one year toward the rental of a building occupied by the Manteca Hospital. Dr. L. E. Tretheway explained the value to the community in having a hospital located here, stating that improvements are to be made soon, making the institution suitable for handling a greater variety of cases.

The grammar schools of Manteca opened Tuesday morning with an enrollment of 260 in the Yosemite School, 109 in the Lindbergh School and 18 in the kindergarten, making a total of 387. This is an increase of 40 over opening day last year, according to District Superintendent Harry Schaffer.

70 years ago
August 31, 1939
Frank S. Thornton, assessor-collector for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District, reports that there were approximately $34,000 in delinquent taxes struck off to the district on the day of the sale, August 22. This is a delinquency of 9.6 percent, compared to last year’s 6.9 percent. When considered in the light of increased difficulties for the farmer, Thornton believes this to be a good showing this year.

60 years ago
September 1, 1949
With the purchase of a new bus, the Manteca Elementary Schools will increase its bus service for rural children. In addition to the bus route already established which will be continued on the same schedule as last year, new areas will be serviced.

50 years ago
September 3, 1959
Manteca’s four elementary schools opened Monday with a first day enrollment of 2,077, 231 more than last year. Neil Hafley, superintendent, stated 27 more children showed up Tuesday and he expects enrollment to be over 2,100 by the end of the week.

40 years ago
September 3, 1969
The Manteca Unified School District’s elementary and high schools opened their doors Tuesday morning to a crowd of children estimated at over 8,000. District Superintendent Mal Malouf instructed his teachers to be firm in handling their charges throughout the district.

30 years ago
September 2, 1979
Rick Wentworth did not return to school this fall. The former East Union High School administrator has left education indefinitely. Wentworth, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the 26th District Assembly seat in June of last year, is considering running for the same post again or the County Board of Supervisors.

20 years ago
September 4, 1989
A record crowd attended Sunday’s seventh annual Delicato Grape Stomp, a benefit for several charitable organizations in Manteca and throughout San Joaquin County. “We actually ran out of admission tickets, so I’m guessing we had a crowd of about 10,000 people,” said Dorothy Indelicato, hostess and owner of Delicato Vineyards and Winery.

10 years ago
September 6, 1999
The Altamont Commuter Express Stockton to San Jose service has surpassed 1,000 riders a day. The ACE trains hit the 1,000 rider mark on Wednesday, according to Jim Kloeb of the San Joaquin Council of Governments. The two ACE trains are now operating at 80 percent of capacity with an average weekly ridership of more than 7,800. 
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