Sierra-Pacific’s new 95,000 square foot warehouse on South First Street in nearing completion.
Twelve-year-old Jimmy Lopez placed third at a lip sync contest in Modesto, winning $200. He was the youngest entrant in the competition.
Stanislaus County has received a state grant for over $20,000 to be used for the development of a new park in Grayson.
New population projections received for the city estimate that Patterson will increase to 13,500 residents by 2010.
50 years ago – October 3, 1963
For the second consecutive year, Patterson’s elementary school band has taken first place in the Old Timers Day parade in Madera.
The home economics class at Patterson High has started a nursery school from 2 to 5 years-of-age. The teacher is Rita Emery.
Steve Boyarsky is the new president of the eighth grade class.
Jessie Granillo will reign as queen of this weekend’s sixth annual Mexican Jamaica. The celebration honors Our Lady of Guadalupe.
75 years ago – September 30, 1938
City voters this week approved a $10,000 bond issue for the purpose of constructing a new city hall. The vote was 241-36. About 50 percent of those eligible went to the polls.
The Patterson Chamber of Commerce is working hard in support of a county-wide election in November that will decide on the location of a county tuberculosis hospital in Del Puerto Canyon.
Eight former Patterson High gridders are on the Modesto Junior College squad this fall. They are Carl Lyons, Eugene Torvend, Bill Davidson, Stan and Stewart Cox, Ed Martin, John Westlund and Roy Klein.
100 years ago – October 4, 1913
The county superintendent of schools has recommended that Patterson consider constructing its own high school building. Over 40 high school students, most of them freshmen, are currently using facilities at the grammar school.
Two Westley men, Frank Raines and Neils Hansen, have joined the local Chamber of Commerce.
The Patterson Theatre has, once again, changed hands. B.M. McPeak is the new manager and comes here from Guerneyville.
To better serve its patrons, the Patterson library is now open two hours a day, six days a week.