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1997: Manteca hires Halford as police chief
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10 years ago

November 29, 2007

Criminals can no longer monitor Manteca police officers’ activities with the newly installed Motorola Astro “450” band digital radios mandated by the federal Office of Homeland Security. Manteca Police Sergeant Nick Obligacion said the new radios — which were funded by the federal government at a cost of $900,000 — will extend the range of transmission and reception to Turlock on the south, Oakdale on the east and north to Lodi.


20 years ago

November 30, 1997

The speculation is over and Charles Marshall Halford has been chosen as Manteca’s new chief of police, City Manager Bob Adams announced Monday. Halford, 42, was named after a nearly four-month search following the departure of Richard Gregson who abdicated the post September 11 to take the same job in Walnut Creek. Halford had been the interim chief since Gregson’s departure.


40 years ago

November 30, 1977

Approximately 1,000 people will be participating in the Chamber of Commerce’s 5th annual Christmas Parade, scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on December 3. A good-size crowd in expected to turn out, weather permitting, says Gladys Brock, chamber secretary-manager. Last year, over 6,000 people came to view the event. Acting as Master of Ceremonies for the second consecutive year will be Councilman Chuck Shaefer.


60 years ago

December 5, 1957

Sam Hanna, chief of the Manteca Volunteer Fire Department for the past 22 years, has been discharged by the Manteca City Council. The action was taken at a closed personnel session Wednesday afternoon. Following the closed personnel session, the council released the following prepared statement to the press: “In planning a reorganization of the fire department, including the hiring of a full-time chief, the City Council has been unable to get the type of cooperation from Chief Hanna it expects from a department head.”


80 years ago

December 2, 1937

Manteca’s new $70,000 post office will be erected at the corner of Center Street and Maple Avenue, facing to the later, it was learned in a telegram received yesterday by the editor of the Bulletin from Congressman Frank H. Buck. The wording of the telegram follows: “Post Office Department advises will accept offer Lot corner Center and Maple offered by A. G. Pennebaker, Howard Bartlett and Joseph Wilson twenty-five hundred dollars for new post office site.”


100 years ago

November 30, 1917

The members of St. Anthony’s Parish of Manteca have purchased a 50-foot lot on Yosemite Avenue just east of the Catholic Church, from Dr. Goodale, for the purpose of building a parish house, to be occupied by Father John Marchisio. The new priest has entered into the work with a fine spirit and will doubtless make this parish one of the strongest in the valley.

Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Pierce went to Stockton Saturday to say farewell to their son, Chester, who left for American Lake with the rest of the county contingent Saturday night. On the same evening, their youngest son, Bryan, left San Diego with the 138th Aerial Squadron for New York, where they will make a short stay before leaving for France. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce have four sons in Uncle Sam’s forces.