Fifty years ago, on June 1, 1961, John Holbrook was named the "Outstanding Athlete of the Year" at Manteca Union High School. The award was made at the school's annual awards assembly. He was given the award after starring in three major sports for the Buffaloes during the 1960-61 year. Holbrook starred at the fullback spot in football, was a catcher in baseball and wrestled in the 154-pound class for the Buffaloes.
Union Ranch residents – unhappy they are being asked to maintain a park that hasn't been improved yet and that the entire community could use – are asking the Manteca City Council to suspend efforts to form a landscape maintenance district.