The Manteca Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, March 20, at an undisclosed location within the City of Manteca, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
One of three teenagers on their skateboards was hit by a 2005 southbound Dodge CRT as he was crossing the roadway within a crosswalk Sunday afternoon, just north of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on South Main Street at Moffat Boulevard.
Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of a triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.