100 years ago
June 6, 1919
An automobile accident occurred at the bridge this side of Calla Saturday night which might have proven very serious and was caused, it is said by all who witnessed it, by careless driving on the part of Chas. Rumbaugh, a 14 year-old boy. In the machine driven by the boy were his mother and two sisters. No one was seriously hurt.
90 years ago
June 6, 1929
The seventh annual commencement exercises of the Manteca Union High School will be held tomorrow evening at 8 o’clock p.m. in the high school auditorium. Phyllis Frank will deliver the valedictory address. Scholarships and other awards will be given by Principal G. I. Linn and E. Powers, president of the school board, will present the diplomas to the seniors.
80 years ago
June 1, 1939
A portion of the lumber yard of the Diamond Match Company west of Vine Street and next to the railroad tracks, together with three of the company’s trucks and a Southern Pacific packing shed, were destroyed by fire which broke out shortly after 10 o’clock Tuesday night. Cause of the fire was undetermined. The fire department arrived promptly at the scene and fought valiantly to check the fire and prevent it from spreading.
70 years ago
June 3, 1949
City mail delivery in Manteca will start July 1, on the same date that the local post office goes into a first class office. Postmaster J. M. Luck has received instructions from the Post Office Department in Washington, D. C. to launch city delivery on the above date. The new city delivery will require the services of four men and mail will be delivered twice a day.
60 years ago
June 4, 1959
A reversal of an engineer’s prior decision on the Arnold Mangold property on McKinley Avenue as a sewer disposal site, has given the city the green light on their plans to purchase the property, Angelo Bressani, city administrator, reported to council members Monday night.
50 years ago
June 4, 1969
Thirty-eight men have applied as of Monday night to become Manteca’s new city manager to replace Robert Hill, who resigned April 11. City councilmen learned of the number of applicants from City Clerk Nell Cornell during Monday night’s council meeting.
40 years ago
June 6, 1979
The City Council is “fed up” with noise emanating from the use of off-road vehicles within the city limits and made that clear Monday by passing an ordinance to regulate the operation of motorcycles, motor bikes, motor scooters and similar vehicles on public and private property. City Manager Richard Jones said, “The only thing you are accomplishing with this ordinance is placing the burden on to the property owner and easing the enforcement problem for the Police Department.”
30 years ago
June 3, 1989
Manteca’s wastewater treatment plant has an extra 430,000 gallons per day of capacity that the city had originally estimated, according to a report by the city’s engineering firm, Montgomery Engineers. The city had underestimated the amount of capacity available in the current Phase I plant.
20 years ago
June 9, 1999
Dave Macedo pulled almost four in every 10 votes cast Tuesday to gain election as Manteca’s fifth council member. The semi-final tally showed him with 1,446 votes, or 37 percent of the ballots cast. Manteca voters also entrusted future councils and the city’s top administrator to fill the city clerk and city treasurer posts by appointment.
10 years ago
June 6, 2009
Some 355 students graduated from Manteca High last night at Guss Schmiedt Field with Gurwinder Kaur and Charleigh Nygaard as co-valedictorians. Tonight, Sierra High will graduate 438 seniors with Madison Taylor as its valedictorian. The ceremonies will take place at Teicheira Memorial Stadium. East Union High will have 338 seniors graduating at Dino Cunial Field with Lauren Mitchell and Robyn Raker as co-valedictorians.