Televents, which offers cable television service in Patterson, is raising its rates from $8.50 to $8.90 a month under the Cable Communications Act of 1984, which allows automatic 5 percent annual increases for cable TV franchises.
Diana Haile, a two-year Vernalis resident and office manager of Dompe Warehouse in Crows Landing, has been appointed to the Patterson Unified School District Board of Trustees.
New Chamber of Commerce secretary Cathy Beltran will follow Joyce Barfuss, who recently resigned. Marilyn Hoobler has resigned as Apricot Fiesta secretary, and fiesta directors are advertising to fill the vacancy.
Del Puerto Hospital has received notice that a $4,900 grant from the Department of Aging has been awarded to the hospital to provide emergency medical alert units to West Side senior citizens, pending approval from the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors.
Oct. 13, 1960 — 50 years ago
The city of Patterson is looking for enumerators for a special census to begin Oct. 31. The census is expected to last a week, and census takers will be paid 6 cents per name.
Patterson Soroptimists will charter the Gustine-Newman Soroptimist Club this weekend at a dinner in the Garden Room of the Del Puerto Hotel. Mrs. Albert Silveira, president of the Patterson club, will install the new officers, with Mrs. Hans M. Anderson to serve as new president.
Oct. 11, 1935 — 75 years ago
Westside United Chamber of Commerce has approved a mail plan to secure morning mail delivery by the new P.M.T. truck service. The idea is to supplement the “Owl” evening train service, which is restricted to first-class mail. The new service will carry all classes of mail to towns from Westley to Los Banos at an early-morning hour, instead of waiting until noon for the passenger train.
The Federated, Covenant and Lutheran churches of Patterson have submitted a petition seeking an ordinance “making it unlawful to conduct public parades, pageants and celebrations for commercial purposes on Sundays.” That petition went to the City Council this week.
New owner Mrs. C.H. Faxon of Sonora has taken over the Del Puerto Hotel this week.
Information for this column was gathered from Irrigator archives.