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1970: Voters OK school tax override
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90 years ago
February 27, 1920
A committee was appointed at the regular meeting of the Board of Trade to look after holiday closing among the merchants of Manteca. The duties of the committee will be to interview the merchants of the city before holidays and have a uniform closings, if possible. The committee will consist of K. D. McBrian, Percy Toomes and Jack Greenberg.

80 years ago
February 27, 1930
Mayor J. M. Luck has advised the editor of the Bulletin that he has definitely decided not to seek re-election to the City Council at the election on April 14. He states that his duties as a teacher in the Stockton schools are occupying so much of his time that he would be unable to give city work the time necessary.

70 years ago
February 22, 1940
Brandishing a knife and threatening to kill Police Officer Manuel Asdrubel when attempting to subdue him, Tony Ferreiz, 31, laborer, was shot in the leg by the local officer Sunday night about 6 o’clock. Ferreiz had entered the home of C. H. Patterson on Oak Street and had threatened to kill everybody present.

60 years ago
February 23, 1950
Ordinance No.99 regulating the laying of sidewalks and introduced at a previous meeting was given its final reading and adoption at a meeting of the City Council Monday night. The ordinance being published in the Bulletin provides that the City Council shall have the power to set up standards for sidewalks, curb and gutter work.

50 years ago
February 25, 1960
With nine candidates tossing their hats into the ring for city councilman, Mantecans will have a wide selection from which to choose three to serve for the next four years. The candidates are incumbent Arnold Malvick, Merle Thompson, Hart Laurence, Bill Johnson, Arthur Vieira, Eddie Pitts, Bill Perry, T. L. McDonald and Dr. Harold Johnson.

40 years ago
February 27, 1970
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District won a 55.3 percent Yes vote Tuesday and received voter approval of their 95-cents school override tax requiring only a simple majority. The win reversed two preceding election attempts to gain new school money.

30 years ago
February 27, 1980
Like a caravan stopped for the night, mobile homes lined the roadway near Mossdale Y and the San Joaquin River Monday night and yesterday as residents began packing gear and moving out of the flooded area. The rising San Joaquin River, which residents believed climbed three to four feet yesterday, forced mobile home park owners inland.

20 years ago
February 28, 1990
Fearing that their children may be bused from their neighborhood schools for the second time in five years as a result of future redistricting, more than 40 parents confronted the Manteca Unified School District’s Board of Education at its regular meeting Tuesday evening. The result was nearly an hour of often emotional debate on the subject.

10 years ago
February 25, 2000
The skies cleared up just long enough Wednesday for Sierra High students to celebrate the opening of their new greenhouse. Agriculture instructor Amanda Sanchez and students from the FFA program officially opened the greenhouse that had been in some state of construction for the last three years. “It has been a long process as far as getting it up and running,” said Sanchez, who is new to Sierra and made it one of her goals to complete the greenhouse this year. Sanchez and her students hope to find the greenhouse full of seedlings and plants soon.