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1930: Manteca Police raid nets 400 gallons of illegal wine found in shed
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90 years ago
April 2, 1920
All arrangements were completed for the finishing up of the campaign for signatures on the high school petitions at a meeting of the trustees of the several districts, which was held in the office of Dr. Meredith last Tuesday evening. The petitions of the Lathrop, Castle and Mossdale districts were shown to have safe majorities of the signatures of heads of families.

80 years ago
April 3, 1930
M. Kohn was placed under arrest Monday night on a charge of the illegal possession of intoxicating liquor following a raid on his place made by Chief of Police C. C. Hitchcock and police officer Jack Brashear. About 400 gallons of wine was found in a shed, which was confiscated by the officers.

70 years ago
March 28, 1940
Those wishing to enter the Home Improvement Campaign, being sponsored by the Good Neighbors Club, should register their entries with some officer or member of the club not later than April 2. Registrations may be made by writing a post card to the Good Neighbors, stating simply that the writer wishes to have his home included, or by communicating or telephoning Dr. C. M. Galt, president, phone 16; J. L. Albanese, vice-president, at the high school; or George Lucken, secretary, phone 181-J.

60 years ago
March 31, 1950
The new four-classroom addition to the Lindbergh Grammar School was officially accepted yesterday afternoon on condition that a few minor changes be made. A few paint stains on the etching are to be removed and the illuminated boards are to be installed. The new addition was inspected by Neil Hafley, superintendent  of the elementary schools, architect Frank Mayo, members of the firm of contractors and school trustees A. L. Escobar, J. F. Jessee and T. T. Wiggin.

50 years ago
April 3, 1960
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District’s proposal to pipe 171 miles of ditches with a $4,900,000 government loan and an $800,000 bond issue is now before the California Districts Securities Commission for approval. If the commission approves it, petitions will be circulated so an election can be called by directors, possibly in July.

40 years ago
April 1, 1970
Providing adequate means to handle sewage is such a basic service for any community that if “Manteca did not have the facilities, it would be a ghost town,” said City Sanitation Foreman Manuel Oliviera, throwing more light on the proposed sewer issues. The city is seeking to raise some $278,000 for an expanded sewer collection system and some $860,000 to build a new sewage treatment plant to replace the existing facility on North Union Road. The sewer bonds will be voted on during the April 14 municipal election.

30 years ago
April 2, 1980
Manteca needs to rehabilitate its downtown to protect the community from spreading out too rapidly. That was one of the findings as between 25 and 30 planning commissioners, councilmen and businessmen attended a two-day General Plan update workshop to discuss Manteca’s future growth and development.

20 years ago
March 31, 1990
The cobbled brick crosswalks that one of the trademarks of Manteca’s business district will become a thing of the past when work begins to resurface them sometime next month. The crosswalks, which are composed of a specially textured concrete, are to be torn out and replaced with smooth concrete surfaces, according to Dave Vickers, an engineer with Manteca’s Planning Department.

10 years ago
March 29, 2000
Manteca converted nearly 630 acres of farmland in three years since mid-1996 to accommodate 1,330 homes and lay the groundwork for nearly 4,000 jobs at Spreckels Park. To put that in perspective, a square mile - a section of land this is bounded by Yosemite Avenue, Main Street, Louise Avenue and Union Road as an example - contains 640 acres.