100 years ago
July 31, 1914
P. Morgensen and family of San Jose visited Manteca Tuesday. Morgensen is pleased with the progress on the creamery. He will have the creamery and ice plant in operation by September 1, at which time he will have one of the most up-to-date butter and ice manufacturing plants in the valley.
90 years ago
August 1, 1924
Contract ors Van Syckle and McHaley started work Tuesday raising the sidewalk in front of the I.O.O.F. building to conform to the city grade. It will be necessary to bring it up about six inches to a level with the curb. This also necessitates raising the front of the building and the big plat e glass windows were taken out and the platforms brought up an equal distance.
80 years ago
August 2, 1934
Justus S. Wardell, Democratic candid ate for governor, addressed a group of 25 or 30 assembled in the Hotel Manteca lobby Friday afternoon. A misunderstanding of his arrival time probably prevented a larger number from greeting him. He made a short speech after being introduced by J. M. Toomey, city councilman and member of the San Joaquin County Democratic Committee.
70 years ago
August 3, 1944
Members of the F.D.E.S.M. Inc. gathered at the grounds on North Grant Avenue Sunday for the annual election of officers and a report on the recent Holy Ghost celebration. The celebration was reported a big success and a vote of thanks was extended to everyone who helped in its success. John S. Cotta was elected president to succeed M. H. Madruga.
60 years ago
July 29, 1954
A meeting of Manteca service club officers to discuss purchase of uniforms for the high school band was called by Supt. J. L. Blanchard at the home of Mrs. Elsie Lucken, 116 Almond Avenue, Tuesday. The drive is being sponsored by the Manteca Women’s Service Club. The majority of service club officers present favored using existing high school band uniforms and adding to this supply.
50 years ago
July 29, 1964
Manteca City Councilmen Monday night began study of their proposed 1964-65 budget, which for the first time, tops a million dollars. City Administrator Angelo Bressani said the budget contains little,if any , “fat”, and receipts were predicted on the conservative side. Bressani proposed a budget of $1,038,623.
40 years ago
July 31, 1974
Representative John J. McFall announces the appointment of George D. Murphy Jr., a Mokelumne Hill resident and former Manteca Bulletin publisher, as a member of the Congressman’s district staff. He will augment McFall’s efforts to assist people and local agencies in their contract s with the federal government. “I’m glad to welcome my old friend aboard,” McFall said.
30 years ago
July 31, 1984
Following a lengthy discussion on where the city is growing, Manteca Unified School District trustees Monday agreed to look into buying land in northwestern Manteca for a new school. Trustees, on a 4-1 vote with two trustees absent, approved a resolution directing Superintendent James Thomas to continue investigating how suitable the property would be for a new elementary school. The parcel being considered is at the end of Northgate Drive, just west of Union Road.
20 years ago
July 29, 1994
A proposed football stadium at East Union High School has pushed City Councilman Wayne Flores into the school board race at the same time he’s seeking election as Manteca’s mayor. His two-front campaign isn’t scoring points with everyone. Flores has aggressively objected to efforts to see whether a stadium is even feasible.
10 years ago
July 31, 2004
Building a “Manteca canyon” is on the verge of becoming taboo. The City Council Monday night is being asked to approve new arterial sidewalk, landscape and sound wall design specifications. If the council says OK, it will be impossible for a developer to duplicate the Union Road corridor where it is nothing more than eight feet of sidewalk, a 6-foot sound wall and a few trees placed in cutouts in the concrete.