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1973: State Senator pushes 120 Bypass

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POSTED December 15, 2013 5:32 p.m.

10 years ago

December 16, 2003

Manteca City Manager Bob Adams’ base salary will now match that of Lathrop City Manager Pam Carder, dollar for dollar. The City Council Monday increased Adams’ base salary from $130,000 to $137,000 a year. A memo issued by John Harris and Vince Hernandez—the council subcommittee that was responsible for making a recommendation on Adams’ compensation— noted  that the total compensation survey conducted for all Manteca municipal employees would have Adams being paid $143,000 a year.

20 years ago

December 14, 1993

Several environmentalists approached the Manteca City Council Monday night with eleventh-hour pleas to allow south town development that will also save farm land, a rare species of salamander and a last hope for clean Central Valley air. A week before the scheduled date to finalize the South Manteca Area Plan approval of houses and factories on 6,500 acres of small farms between State Route 120 and West Ripon Road, an Audubon Society representative and two Land Use Alliance members asked council members to reconsider.

30 years ago

December 10, 1983

Administrators and teachers for the Manteca Unified School District reached an impasse in negotiations Friday, according to MUSD Director of Personnel Services Marv Tatum. According to Tatum, the two sides could not come to terms with two major pivotal issues: binding arbitration and “agency shop”.

40 years ago

December 12, 1973

Senator Alan Short “went to bat” for Manteca’s proposed Highway 120 bypass and interchange Wednesday morning before the State Highway Commission. Short preceded City Manager Richard Jones and School Superintendent Richard Cherry to the lectern who had prepared presentations for the august highway board.

50 years ago

December 9, 1963

A master plan for Manteca’s first major recreation area may be ready for study by the city council by the first of the year. The study was earlier commissioned by the city council in an effort to fully utilize the 54-acre site on North Union Road,  just off Highway 120, and would be located on excess land at the city‘s sewage treatment plant.

60 years ago

December 10, 1953

Santa Claus will be in Manteca within the next few days. Santa will land his helicopter at City Park at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and will greet all the kiddies and give them all candy from his famous old pack. The program will begin at 2 p.m. and will feature the high school band and a chorus from the elementary school.

70 years ago

December 9, 1943

A letter from Dr. L. L. Henry, now a lieutenant in the U. S. Army Air Forces at Buckley Field, Colorado, tendering his resignation as trustee of the San Joaquin Local Health District was read at a meeting of the City Council Monday night. The resignation was accepted after Mayor E. C. Blodgett and other members paid high tribute to the services of Dr. Henry.

80 years ago

December 14, 1933

After January 1, the local Lions Club will cease to function as a member of the international organization and become an auxiliary of the Manteca District Chamber of Commerce, it was decided by unanimous vote at the luncheon meeting Thursday in the high school cottage. With the exception of the name, the club will continue as in the past, with the same group of officers in charge.

90 years ago

December 14, 1923

The members of the Manteca Lions Club enjoyed a real treat at their luncheon in the Waukeen Hotel yesterday. The entertainment feature of the luncheon was among the best in many months. Mrs. Beth Oliver sang a coup le of songs in a very pleasing manner. She was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. O. H. Garrison. Winter scenes in the Yosemite Valley were shown by use of a moving picture machine and the principal address of the day was delivered by Harry W. Bessac, county superintendent of schools.

100 years ago

December 5, 1913

Two of Manteca’s business houses were burglarized Tuesday night, apparently by the same burglar. Callander & Blake’s garage was touched for a bundle of automobile tools and two windows of the Manteca Lumber Co. were pried open, the safe opened but nothing disturbed. John Boberg of the lumber company always leaves his safe unlocked with notice of the same on the door.

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