Mayor Pat Maisetti has appointed Samuel Hibma and Mary Solorio-Brandt to the Patterson Planning Commission, while accepting the resignation of Commissioner Noel Vento. Hibma is an assistant controller at Patterson Frozen Foods, and Solorio-Brandt is a bilingual resources consultant for the Patterson Unified School District and a substitute teacher. Both are 39 years old.
Building permits for 20 homes were issued at City Hall in August for almost $1 million. In total, the city has charged almost $2.2 million for building permits this year.
County residents have established a Stanislaus County Relief for Mexico Fund to aid the victims of last week’s earthquakes in Mexico.
Sept. 22, 1960 — 50 years ago Forty-one merchants are signed up for the new Patterson-Westley Chamber of Commerce Welcome Wagon. Merchants are giving merchandise orders, discounts and gifts to new residents of the community.
Perez Bros. of Crows Landing has started packing green tomatoes and bell peppers. The packing season is expected to last until Nov. 15.
The Soroptimist Club of Patterson will charter the Soroptimist Club of Gustine-Newman with a ceremony next month at the Del Puerto Hotel.
A barbecued chicken dinner for the Patterson Scout and Youth Building is on the menu for the annual fundraiser.
Sept. 20, 1935 — 75 years ago
Plans are developing for the fourth annual Horsethief Bend Celebration next week. Many new activities have been added, and plans are bin the works to double the space in front of the American Legion Hall.
The Del Puerto route to San Jose has gained statewide publicity in a news bulletin of the National Automobile Club. The bulletin, prepared by the Patterson-Westley Chamber of Commerce, gives an account of the route’s possibilities as a connection between the Santa Clara and San Joaquin valleys and Yosemite Valley and its attractiveness as an unusual trip with many scenic spots.
The new Patterson swimming pool is completed, and visitors are enthusiastic. The pool will probably not open this season, however, as lateness of the completion makes the opening impractical in September.
Information for this column was gathered from Irrigator archives.