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1989: No Manteca damages or injuries from big earthquake

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POSTED October 25, 2009 1:59 a.m.
90 years ago
October 24, 1919
The new 18-room Manteca Hospital opens its doors today after about six weeks of speedy work and the building is declared finished by H. J. Ross, the contractor. Owing to the fact that Dr. Goodale has been delayed in his return home from the East, the hospital opening has been held up. The structure is placed at the corner of Yosemite and Sequoia Avenues.

80 years ago
October 24, 1929
The offer of Mrs. W. M. Mikesell to donate property on East Yosemite Avenue as a site for the new memorial building of Hope McFall Post No. 249, American Legion was accepted by the post last Thursday night. The donation was made in the memory of the late W. M. Mikesell.

70 years ago
October 20, 1939
The usual rush of handling weekend drunks and disturbers of the peace occupied the time of Judge E. E. Douglass Monday. The number over the last weekend was larger than usual. The arrests were made by Chief of Police Tom Brockman, Police Officers John Toupin and Manuel Azdrubel and Constable J. A. Brashear.

60 years ago
October 20, 1949
After long consideration and many months of negotiation between the Manteca City Council and Sheriff Carlos Sousa, the latter has installed a 2-way radio in the city office. While primarily for the use of the sheriff and his deputies patrolling the county, the city expects to derive some benefit from the facilities, especially if radios are later installed in local police cars.

50 years ago
October 22, 1959
Alfred D. Goodwin, prominent Manteca rancher and businessman, died in Long Beach Monday night while attending a farm machinery convention. Mr. Goodwin was well-known throughout California farming circles through his active participation in the advancement of modern machinery.

40 years ago
October 22, 1969
Neither threatening nor pleading succeeded in moving Manteca Unified School District trustees from the October 7 decision to deny transportation for school bands to away games. The issue was raised at Tuesday night’s regular board meeting. Approximately 60 persons were present, causing Superintendent Mal Malouf to say, “I wish we could have this kind of attendance when people are not mad or upset with us.”

30 years ago
October 19, 1979
As though forced to swallow bitter medicine, the Manteca Unified School District Board reluctantly approved a resolution which will add $240 per bedroom to the cost of new residential development. The resolution formally gave MUSD Superintendent Richard Cherry authority to execute fee contracts with willing developers.

20 years ago
October 19, 1989
Although Tuesday’s 6.9 magnitude earthquake wreaked destruction and havoc throughout much of the Bay Area and northern coast, Manteca, as was the case with the rest of the Central Valley, got off virtually unscathed. There have been no reports of injuries locally from the quake and area businesses and residences have suffered little, if any, damage.

10 years ago
October 27, 1999
In an effort to let the people have a say, the Manteca Unified Board of Education voted to put a $40 million bond imitative on the March, 2000 ballot. The board voted 6-1, with trustee Manuel Medeiros dissenting, to put the initiative on the ballot. “Obviously, I think we need this bond,” said trustee Marilyn Asher. “This gives the public the chance to make the decision themselves.”
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