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90 years ago: New city hall & post office
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100 years ago

June 27, 1913

The cornerstone of the I. O. O. F. Hall in Manteca will be laid

Saturday at 1 o’clock p.m. with the proper ceremonies. The building has side walls complete and is one of the handsomest structures in this section.

90 years ago

June 29, 1923

At a mass meeting Saturday night to discuss the matter of a new city hall and post office, about 35 taxpayers were present and after the matter had received a thorough discussion, a unanimous vote of approval of the plan was given. The meeting was called to order by Mayor R. E. Leventon who outlined the plans and asked for an expression of opinion.

80 years ago

June 29, 1933

Starting July 1 and continuing for at least three months, postmasters and clerks will be required to take off three days each month without pay. This comes under President Roosevelt’s new economy program. The rural carriers are not affected but they accept a commensurate cut in pay.

70 years ago

July 1, 1943

The farm labor outlook for the coming harvest season was explained by A. D. Goodwin at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce a week ago yesterday at Ray’s Quick Lunch. Goodwin, a member of the San Joaquin County unit of a state group set up by Gov. Earl Warren to aid in solving the farm labor problem, said that labor offices are to be established in Stockton, Lodi, Tracy and Manteca to aid the famer in getting help.

60 years ago

June 25, 1953

History will repeat itself in Manteca this coming Saturday night when the new mercury vapor lighting system will be turned on for the first time. Manteca’s present system was put into operation almost 24 years ago when, on June 19, 1929, Mayor J. M. Luck pressed the button inaugurating the system. Councilman Delbert Luck, son of the late mayor and postmaster, will do the honors Saturday night.

50 years ago

June 27, 1963

Two schools, Rustic and Veritas, were recently offered for sale by the Nile Garden School District, after being appraised at $9,000 for Veritas and $7,500 for Rustic. When no bids for the schools were received, the board asked for a reappraisal and the new minimum prices are $4,500 for Veritas and $4,000 for Rustic. Both schools were abandoned when the new Nile Garden Union School was completed last year.

40 years ago

June 27, 1973

Manteca Unified School District trustees Monday night gave their unanimous approval to a preliminary 1973-74 school year budget calling for a capital outlay of over $9 million. Trustees acted on the matter following a special meeting the week before to study and make recommendations on the draft proposal which is $600,000 above the 1972-73 district budget.

30 years ago

June 26, 1983

The State Department of Employment and Housing has given Leonard Taylor consent to file a lawsuit against the city for age discrimination. Donald Thompson, attorney for Taylor, said Monday he may not file a civil action against the city because he expects Taylor to be reinstated as police chief once the new City Council takes office in late August.

20 years ago

June 26, 1993

The H.O.P.E. Family Shelter, after several years in the making, was dedicated Friday to the homeless and needy of Manteca. Shelter officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and special program to thank civic leaders and all individuals who helped make the long-awaited project, at the corner of Yosemite and Sequoia, a reality. The site is the former Sequoia Apartments and is currently housing four families.

10 years ago

June 30, 2003

The Manteca Bulletin was awarded first place in the general excellence category for dailies with circulation 10,000 and under during the annual California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest. Judges described the Manteca Bulletin entry by noting it offered “Good local coverage. Stories short and to the point. Good editing”. The Bulletin also received a pair of firsts and two seconds in four other categories.