100 years ago
June 16, 1911
The Manteca Board of Trade met in Grange Hall in regular session June 5th. The application of E. E. Douglass for membership was brought forward. J. W. Woodward reported that McCormick would assist in making a purely Manteca bank and would look further into the matter.
90 years ago
June 17, 1921
Another important plant was opened in Manteca last week when the Union Oil Company completed its improvements south of town and opened for business. They recently secured a part of the triangle south of the Tidewater Southern depot and have made some expensive improvements thereon.
80 years ago
June 11, 1931
Plans are being made by the Manteca Canning Company to begin the season’s pack of apricots within the next few days, the exact day to depend upon arrangements now under way for getting the product to the plant. Plans for this year call for a pack of 25,000 cases of apricots, which is heavier that that of last year.
60 years ago
June 14, 1951
Plans are ready for the opening this Saturday night of the annual FESM Holy Ghost celebration which is to be held here over the weekend of June 16-17. Chosen for the honor of reigning as queen this year is Lillian Brazil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brazil. The little queen is Irene Oliveira, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oliveira.
40 years ago
June 23, 1971
The Manteca Waste Water Quality Control Facility is the official designation of the project currently under construction just west of Airport Way, off of Highway 120. But for those who might prefer the less sophisticated, however more simple description, it’s the city’s $2.1 million sewage plant.
30 years ago
June 21, 1981
A quick-thinking bank teller was credited in the apprehension of two suspects who were arrested in connection with a bank robbery at State Savings and Loan Thursday afternoon. A man and his wife, described by Manteca police as transients, were arrested by Lt. Orval Ellis of the Tracy California Highway Patrol near the Byron Road turnoff of Business 205 in Tracy after a short pursuit about 1:30 p.m.
20 years ago
June 16, 1991
The Manteca-based Delta National Bank has earned a rating as one of the nation’s most solid financial institutions. Sheshunoff, an agency that rates banks nationally, gave Delta National an “A-plus.” There was only one other bank in Northern California to earn the award. Executive Officer and President Gary Gall credited “a good management team and a good board of directors” for the bank’s solid performance.
10 years ago
June 14, 2001
Manteca builders are expected to hit the 3.9 percent growth limit for the second consecutive year, thanks to a “use it or lose it” clause in the cooperative sewer development agreement. Builders started 66 more single family homes in May, bringing the number of new homes under construction in the first five months of 2001 to 379.
Discussions on annexing the Manteca Unified Schools office complex to the city of Manteca won’t continue until Manteca hires a new community development director. Gerald Raycraft left the position in Manteca for a planning position at the Bay Area Association of Governments. “Without Gerald Raycraft, it makes no sense to continue that dialogue,” said Superintendent John Rieckewald.
The number of high school students attending summer school continues to remain strong. District officials, however, are warning that increased enrollment combined with elevated graduation requirements could permanently alter the current version of summer school.