The Manteca Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, March 20, at an undisclosed location within the City of Manteca, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
One of three teenagers on their skateboards was hit by a 2005 southbound Dodge CRT as he was crossing the roadway within a crosswalk Sunday afternoon, just north of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on South Main Street at Moffat Boulevard.
Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of a triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
In an extremely rare move, Manteca fire and building safety inspectors along with county health representatives ordered the Inn at the Station on Moffat Boulevard shut down Monday until a long list of health and safety repairs are made.
The notices that hung on the doors of the Inn by the Station – spelled out over a Manteca Police Department badge – told the residents that they could no longer inhabit the places that they had called home.