100 years ago
July 11, 1913
That the extension of Hogan Road south from Manteca will be completed this winter was the promise of Supervisor James T. Ansbro to some of the West Colony residents. This road is known as one of the worst in the district for heavy sand.
90 years ago
July 13, 1923
Announcement is made that orders have been approved by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for the extension of power lines on Locust Avenue to supply 16 consumers who have applied for that service in their vicinity. Those to be supplied are Messrs. Dante, Machado, Patterson, Russell, Huarte, Vossee, Siebicke and Lawrence.
80 years ago
July 13, 1933
Proof of negligence on the part of Mrs. Margaret M. Vetter and the Manteca Beauty Salon in giving a permanent wave to Mrs. Vontellow A. Lucas was not shown, according to a decision handed down in Superior Court by Judge Marion G. Woodward Friday. Mrs. Lucas brought the suit for $5,000 damages, claiming her hair and scalp had been injured when given a permanent wave in February, although she did not claim harm.
70 years ago
July 15, 1943
Accepted for service in the various branches of the armed forces at the induction center in Sacramento July 2 were the following men sent through Local Board 36, it is announced by Mrs. Phyllis Youngblood, clerk of the board: from Manteca - Alfonso Duran, Delfino Sarina, Ralph Triplett, Walter Melton, and Stephen Castleman, all for the army; Thomas Schadeck, Tommy Hall, Albert Phillips and Gilbert Coon, all for the navy.
60 years ago
July 9, 1953
Governor Earl Warren put the finishing touches on the cornerstone at Deuel Vocational Institution near Tracy Monday afternoon. Invited guests from Manteca and Tracy witnessed the ceremony. San Joaquin County’s State Senator Verne Hoffman and Assemblyman John J. McFall gave short talks.
50 years ago
July 11, 1963
The Manteca Elementary School Board will meet with the Manteca City Council next Monday night, and the result may be a site for a municipal swimming pool. For some time now, the council has been discussing the possibility of building a municipal pool and the site mentioned most often has been the Lincoln Park, directly behind the Lincoln Elementary School on South Powers Avenue.
40 years ago
July 11, 1973
Following a brief swearing-in ceremony Monday night at the Manteca Unified School District Board chambers, the four successful candidates in the April 17 trustee election took their respective seats and began their four-year terms of office. Dist. Supt. Richard Cherry administered the oath of office collectively to Joseph Widmer Jr., re-elected for his second term, and August Knodt Jr., Jack T. Kelley and Alan Schmiedt, all first-time board members.
30 years ago
July 13, 1983
The City of Manteca has ended the 1982-83 fiscal year about $240,000 ahead in the general fund, something the new city manager is cautiously pleased with. Interim City Manager Gene Delucchi pointed out that a boom in building permits, attributed to new energy standards, was one reason general fund revenues exceed projections.
20 years ago
July 10, 1993
A parade will kick off today’s activities in celebration of the 60th Holy Ghost FESM festa. Nearly 500 dairies, farmers and merchants from as far south as Merced and as far north as Elk Grove have contributed money, items for an auction and cows to butcher for sopas, which will be served free to the public twice today.
10 years ago
July 14, 2003
The Manteca Farmers Market is in full swing, filling Library Park every Tuesday night from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. with vendors hawking fresh fruits and vegetables, collectibles and more. On the whole, the people of Manteca seem to enjoy the fair and the different things it offers.