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• LOCATION: 600 W. Yosemite Ave.
• HOURS: Tuesday and Wednesday 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
• COLLECTION DONATION: If you have items you believe the museum may want to include in its collection, contact Ron Howe at 823-5641

90 years ago
June 11, 1920
The backers of the proposed Manteca Union High School have accepted the gauntlet thrown down by certain citizens of the Castle School District and will fight the matter through to the end, let the end come soon or late. They know they have right and justice on their side. They know they have acted in good faith towards each and every district they have asked to join in the union high school district. They will not let a half dozen men who have no object in the matter except to escape a small burden of taxes, to destroy a high school district so badly needed.

80 years ago
June 12, 1930
“Unless the grape growers of this and other districts in the state come forward this week and sign up in connection with the government financing plan, the opportunity to stabilize the grape industry will be lost.” This was the opinion expressed yesterday by E. Powers, when he told a representative of the Bulletin that he was greatly disappointed in the progress made so far in obtaining the growers’ signatures to the “grape pact.”

70 years ago
June 6, 1940
Unless a plumber who wants to do business in Manteca has been a resident of the city for at least a year, he will hereafter be compelled to put up a deposit of $50 in addition to paying the regular license fee of $3 per quarter. These requirements are contained in a new ordinance ordered to print by the City Council at a meeting Monday night.

60 years ago
June 8, 1950
Backed by an overwhelming majority in his own community, John McFall received the Democratic nomination for 12th District Assemblyman. McFall had 1,104 more votes on the Democratic ticket than his nearest opponent, George Von Glahn of Escalon.

50 years ago
June 9, 1960
Suitable zoning of approximately 800 acres of its industrial site, which includes 10 or more farms near Lathrop, is being sought by Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, it was disclosed here today. Last June 15 when the property was taken over by the glass company, George P. McNichol Jr., president, said, “the property has been acquired in accordance with a long-range planning program.”

40 years ago
June 13, 1970
City Manager Donald Weidner responded to requests for a public hearing and reinstatement for ousted Police Chief David Walsh Tuesday morning. His comments came after more than 1,800 citizens showed support for the chief in a public meeting Monday night in the MRPS Hall. “My reaction is that you can’t operate a rational local government by emotion and petition, but the community will have to decide for itself--for better or for worse. I wouldn’t recommend a public hearing. I don’t see how the council could have a fair public hearing under the emotional situation.”

30 years ago
June 8, 1980
Robert Lewis’s second attempt to stall the Big Valley-Joslin Communication Cable TV franchise failed Tuesday as a restraining order was turned down in federal district court. The city’s temporary attorney, John Brinton, appeared in the Sacramento courtroom along with his partner, James Cadle, and City Manager Richard Jones.

20 years ago
June 7, 1990
In the face of a strong breeze and under the rising moon, the East Union High Class of 1990 conducted the rites of graduation Wednesday at Guss Schmiedt Field. In all, 288 graduates received their diplomas. Co-valedictorians were Felicia Kashevaroff and Steve Harmon.
In a setting of school colors--green and white interspersed with some silver--the Manteca High School Class of 1990 was graduated Thursday night at Guss Schmiedt Field. The 311 graduates donned gowns of deep green and white for the occasion. Valedictorian was Barbara Ann Padgett and the salutatorian was Paul Banks.

10 years ago
June 1, 2000
A retired teacher has filed a claim against the Manteca Unified School District for actions by several school board members and administrative staff at an April board meeting. Albert Mezzetti, a former teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and vice-principal at Manteca High, named eight people in a claim filed Wednesday against the district. The claim stems from events that occurred at an April 11 board meeting, when school board president Marilyn Asher allegedly grabbed Mezzetti by the shoulder in an effort to escort him from the building.