The former T-Bone restaurant and bar has opened under the new ownership of Crescencio Ramirez of Oakley.
Patterson’s annual spring cleanup campaign, started in the late 1960s with high school students providing most of the labor, ends this week. The city crew has filled four 36-cubic-foot bins a day with unwanted trash, costing the city $88 per bin to dump.
Patterson’s Jim Mahaffey has been elected chairman of the California Apricot Advisory Board. He succeeds Lauren Campbell, also of Patterson.
A countywide parcel tax to fund the county’s library system is being considered. Patterson’s city government supports the plan, according to City Manager Henry Hesling. The tax would fund the library’s $3.4 million annual budget.
50 years ago — May 11, 1961
A survey that seeks to identify the reasons for low morale at Patterson High School will soon be undertaken by the local chapter of the California Teachers Association. A committee that included Stewart Cox, Lawrence Harrison and James Mahaffey appeared this week before the district’s Board of Trustees to explain the purpose of the survey.
The recent raft race on the San Joaquin River netted the sponsoring West Side Sportsmen’s Club $564.
Improvement of lighting on the newly widened Highway 33 through Patterson is being considered by the City Council.
Americo Dompe and Glenn Hamilton will meet this week in the championship round of the Patterson Golf Club’s spring tournament. To reach the round, they defeated Gene Wheeland and Bill Foster, respectively.
75 years ago — May 15, 1936
The opening of the new Halley Memorial swimming pool on the high school grounds has been delayed another week until new equipment is installed.
First Street between Orange Avenue and East Las Palmas will soon be paved for the first time.
E.E. Wellemeyer, on the Patterson High faculty since 1922, has been named principal of the school, succeeding the late E.P. Halley. At the same time, it was announced that C.S. Torvend will step down as Patterson Elementary School principal.
Plans to circulate petitions for the formation of a local cemetery district have been delayed after additional governmental regulations were discovered.
Dr. E.G. Allen has purchased the medical practice of Dr. W.F. Pike of Crows Landing, who in turn recently bought out Dr. J.E. McCue. Dr. Allen is now searching for an assistant.
Manuel Azevedo and sons have announced that their third annual Roosevelt celebration will be held in late July.
Items for this column are gathered from Patterson Irrigator archives.