90 years ago
December 5, 1919
The new Bomberger Building at 311 W. Yosemite, next to the Bulletin building, is now complete. Mr. Bomberger, who from now on will conduct his business under the name of Manteca Seed & Grain Company, has already moved in to the new quarters.
80 years ago
December 5, 1929
The directors of the Manteca District Chamber of Commerce met Tuesday evening and canvassed the ballots in the primary election for the selection of 12 nominees, six of whom are to be elected December 17. The six receiving the highest votes Tuesday were: Carl F. Palm, E. E. Douglass, Guss Schmiedt, Dr. L. E. Tretheway, E. C. Woodruff and R. P. Fuller.
70 years ago
November 30, 1939
Work on Manteca’s new sewer system is progressing very satisfactorily, the several units at the disposal plant on Union Road now being well under way. The new sedimentation tank and the large circular trickling filter will soon be completed and work will then start on the digestion tank and the building for the sump pump.
60 years ago
December 1, 1949
With between 35 and 40 present, the Manteca Taxpayers Association met Tuesday night in the White Hall. Frank Jessee, elected chairman last week, presided and he called on various property owners for their opinions as to the most effective way to bring about a reduction in the assessed valuation of local property.
50 years ago
December 3, 1959
The Manteca High School Marching Band captured first place in last week’s All-Western Band Review in Long Beach. The local musicians beat out 14 other high schools to garner the award. Band Director Leroy Darling and Harlan Anderson, president of the band, received the trophy.
40 years ago
December 3, 1969
During their meeting Monday evening, city councilmen voted 4-0 (Councilman Tom Fuller absent) to adopt new garbage and refuse collection rates, effective January 1. Single family rates will go up 50 percent, from $1.50 per month for a single pickup each week, to $2.25.
30 years ago
December 2, 1979
Bundled in parkas, knit caps, gloves and scarves, Mantecans lined Center and Main Streets Saturday to usher in the holiday season with the seventh annual Manteca Christmas parade. By 10 a.m. step-off time, the sun appeared through the fog warming up the morning for the 97 entries, from floats to equestrian groups.
20 years ago
December 3, 1989
Floats, marching bands, vintage cars and at least three Santa Clauses were the order of the day as a large but subdued crowd lined Yosemite Avenue Saturday morning to view Manteca’s 17th annual Christmas Parade. The approximately two-hour parade drew several thousand onlookers, a good number of whom were children. “It was a nice event. It was very youth-oriented this year,” said Jim Telfer of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the parade.
10 years ago
December 5, 1999
The city of Manteca officially rang in the Christmas season with the annual Christmas parade featuring many of Manteca’s most active and prominent organizations, churches, people and, of course, the marching bands. Marching bands from Sierra, Manteca and East Union High Schools showed their stuff and the junior high bands from Neil Hafley, Golden West, Nile Garden, New Haven, Stella Brockman, Joshua Cowell, Shasta, Sequoia, McParland and Brock Elliott all warmed the hearts of chilled crowd members with traditional Christmas songs.