100 years ago
April 11, 1919
The electric switch for the fire alarm has been installed in the telephone office and now all that is necessary in case of a fire is to call central.
The office immediately switches on the current and the big siren screeches a warning. Manager C. W. Forbes has worked with the city and electric company in getting this very important matter in good shape.
90 years ago
April 11, 1929
The contract for supplying the city with 2,920 feet of six-inch piping and necessary fittings was awarded to the Pacific States Cast Iron and Pipe Company of Provo, Utah at a meeting of the city council Monday night. The total price was $2,142.35. The material is to be used for extending the water mains in the east and north parts of the city and the work is expected to commence as soon as the pipe arrives.
80 years ago
April 6, 1939
After operating a men’s and boy’s clothing store in this city for the past 24 years, John A. Mendosa is announcing his retirement from that line of business in order to give his entire attention to his wine-making interests. Mendosa’s store is the oldest business of the kind in Manteca and one of the few of any kind that has continued in business over that period of time.
70 years ago
April 8, 1949
After a long discussion that got hopelessly complicated, the city council tossed the problem of sewage and water service to outside residents into a committee headed Councilman Charles Whelan. The discussion began at Monday night’s meeting following a request by Antone Raymus, Dan Lowry and Carl Bennett for service to their subdivisions.
60 years ago
April 9, 1959
Congressman John McFall called the Bulletin Wednesday and reported that Manteca’s application for a federal grant for the sewer project has been granted. The $107,164 grant, made available under Public Law 660, is to be used for an outfall sewer line to a disposal area.
50 years ago
April 11, 1969
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District met in a special session yesterday at Brawley’s and voted to hire Naseeb M. Malouf, 46, as the new district superintendent. His duties will begin on July 1, at the expiration of present superintendent John Wilber’s contract on June 20. The unanimous vote of the schoolmen –with the exception of Hollis Hopkins who was absent—came after a brief executive session.
40 years ago
April 6, 1979
The Manteca City Council directed staff to forward a letter to Ruben Macias, owner of Senor Campos, denying his claim for damages suffered when North Main Street was closed for resurfacing and expressing sincere apologies for any inconvenience.
30 years ago
April 11, 1989
Manteca Educators Association members rejected a proposed salary increase for starting teachers Monday on a 100-81 vote, according to MEA president Doug Horton. Officials from Manteca Unified School District had sought to increase the minimum starting salary for the 1989-90 school year from $23,705 to $24,466 to remain competitive with starting salaries in other school districts.
20 years ago
April 10, 1999
Potential pavement problems along the Tidewater Bike Path and with brick pavers in downtown crosswalks are being addressed by city officials. The crosswalk pavers at various locations started sinking in late February under the weight of traffic.
The worst location is on the Tidewater Bike Path crosswalk between Pierce and Sycamore Avenues.
10 years ago
April 12, 2009
Saturday’s Easter egg hunt, a free event made possible by Manteca Kiwanis, attracted thousands of children age 10 and under at the Northgate Park softball fields. Those attending also received free tickets for the drawing consisting of Easter gift baskets and bicycles made possible by a generous donation from the local Wal-Mart Store.