80 years ago
May 9, 1930
Several appointive positions were filled by the city council at a meeting Monday night, while other appointments were postponed until next Monday night when an adjourned meeting will be held. The members of the council will meet in an informal session tonight to discuss the merits of various applicants for the positions of water superintendent and city treasurer.
70 years ago
May 9, 1940
Highlight of the City Council meeting Monday was the written resignation of C. W. Forbes, commissioner of streets and parks, who had threatened to take this action at a previous meeting when the other members failed to support his motion for appointment of James L. Youngblood as park attendant. Forbes’ resignation was accepted and Youngblood also withdrew his application for the job.
60 years ago
May 11, 1950
Governor Earl Warren was a Manteca visitor last Friday while en route to Sonora, where he officially opened his campaign for re-election. The governor is scheduled to be in Manteca again today for a longer visit with local people. Governor Warren will be in front of the Bank of Manteca at 4:25 p.m. and will be there approximately 20 minutes.
50 years ago
May 12, 1960
Salary increases were granted all elementary teachers amounting to $300 at Monday night’s meeting. This does not include the $150 increment each automatically gets. Starting salaries for incoming teachers were set at $4,600, with a top salary of $7,200.
Barbara Radke and Tim Brumley, students at Manteca High School, were selected to attend Girls and Boys State, respectively, by the local American Legion and its Auxiliary.
40 years ago
May 13, 1970
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District have offered the Manteca Teachers Association (MTA) a counter proposal in which they have declared they would “attempt” to increase the average certificated salary by five percent. The MTA negotiating council presented the teachers’ proposal calling for a 12 percent increase at the April 7 meeting at which time they also set a deadline of April 28 for “meaningful negotiations.”
30 years ago
May 14, 1980
Receiving a staff report which predicted shrinking enrollment at Manteca and East Union High Schools, the Manteca Unified School District Board of Education approved decreasing of high school faculties and revising elementary school boundaries. “If we do have teachers leave through attrition at Manteca and East Union, I want your direction that we don’t necessarily have to replace them,” said James Thomas, assistant superintendent of Business Finance.
20 years ago
May 9, 1990
The city of Manteca’s population grew at a faster pace than the state and San Joaquin County, but local officials say it’s not out of hand - in fact, they’re quite pleased. Statistics released by the State Department of Finance last week showed that Manteca grew to 40,900.
10 years ago
May 12, 2000
Laptop computers, more travel and additional benefit costs for the City Council are increasing the proposed 2000-01 municipal spending plan by at least $27,000. Direct costs for taxpayer support of the elected City Council are included in the general fund account called “Council city clerk” within the tentative $62.2 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The biggest increase in spending is $15,000 for laptop computers for each of the five councilmen. The proposed budget notes the use of laptops by the council would reduce supplies and materials in reproducing agenda packets for council members.