10 years ago
January 11, 2009
A boom in retail construction, ironically, is the only bright spot in the revenue outlook for the City of Manteca as it contends with a projected deficit in excess of $11.3 million for the fiscal year starting July 1. Retail sales revenues dropped 12 percent over last year.
20 years ago
January 12, 1999
Real estate experts project 1999 South County home sales will average $5.9 million a week to shatter last year’s record $239.2 million in 1998 with 920 resale homes and 630 new homes closing escrow in Manteca. The median selling price was $185,700.
30 years ago
January 6, 1989
Yellow Freight Systems unveiled plans Thursday to build a huge truck terminal in Tracy on the south side of Interstate 205, east of the MacArthur Road exit, putting an end to conjecture that the firm would locate there. In October, the Manteca City Council turned down a proposal to allow the firm to build a 230-dock distribution terminal south of the Manteca Bypass near Main Street.
40 years ago
January 4, 1979
When the Planning Commission meets for the first time in 1979 next Tuesday, two new faces will look out at the audience from behind the table. Tim Hunter, an 11-year resident of Manteca, and Alfonso Duran, a Mantecan for 52 years, were named to the commission Monday, following a vote of the city Council.
50 years ago
January 10, 1969
The unsettled condition of the affairs of the Manteca Unified School District over the past year gives some concern and causes some wonder as to just what the educational picture is expected to be down through the coming months of the new year. John Wilber, recently resigned superintendent of the school district, is still at the helm of the educational vessel and is expected to continue until June 30.
60 years ago
January 8, 1959
John Iribarren, district manager of the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, was elected president of the Manteca District Chamber of Commerce at yesterday’s breakfast meeting. Elected with the new president were John Burnett, city attorney, and Ted Poulos, druggist, vice-presidents, and John Gatto, Bank of America, re-elected treasurer.
70 years ago
January 7, 1949
In an amazing turnout of 16 candidates, Henry Hubbart of Manteca was selected as the new daytime policeman for Manteca. He was hired Monday night by the city council on recommendation of a council committee that had personally interviewed the candidates last week.
80 years ago
January 8, 1939
A contract for hauling the city garbage collection, prepared by City Attorney J. R. Scott and read at a meeting of the city council Tuesday night, was awarded to Mario DePaoli. The contract runs for 10 years and became effective October 3. The contract gives DiPaoli the exclusive right to gather garbage in the city.
90 years ago
January 10, 1929
The prospects for building a levee to protect the land lying north of the Stanislaus River, south of Manteca, against flood waters look exceedingly bright, according to a report made by E. C. Woodruff and Guss Schmiedt at a meeting of the directors of the local chamber of commerce Tuesday night. President E. Powers at a previous meeting appointed E. C. Woodruff, W. J. Woodward and E. E. Douglass to assist in any way possible toward having this work done.
100 years ago
January 10, 1919
Rapid spread of the influenza has resulted in drastic action by the city trustees in hopes to stamp out the trouble. At a meeting of the body Monday night, an ordinance was prepared by City Attorney J. R. Scott and passed to an adjourned meeting Tuesday night. This prohibits all gatherings such as church meetings, lodges, pool rooms and all public gatherings until allowed by the city health board, with the approval of the physicians of the city.