Local dry yards have been loaded to capacity due to a larger than expected apricot crop.
Residents will vote in November for the first time for mayor and two City Council members. The elections were previously held in spring.
The first six months of the year were the third-wettest on record with 8.65 inches of rain, while the second half of the year logged in the second-driest on record with 1.78 inches of rain, according to records kept by Yancey Lumber Co.
July 16, 1959 — 50 years ago
The City Council will have public hearing Wednesday on the use permit issued by the Patterson Planning Commission for a bowling alley proposed by Charles Correia. Council members asked for more detailed plans, and 22 residents — in the area of the proposed location on Highway 33 between K and L streets — wrote a letter appealing the commission’s July 2 action.
J.D. “Jack” Patterson, son of the town’s founder, T.W. Patterson, spoke at a Rotary meeting this week as kickoff to the Patterson Golden Jubilee Celebration. “I think today my father would be proud of Patterson, the Patterson colony and the surrounding area; that he would feel his planning had been worthwhile because it attracted such fine people,” he told the gathering.
July 20, 1934 — 75 years ago
Patterson resident H. Sykes has been recommended for a Carnegie Medal after diving into 12 feet of water to break a car window and rescue a woman trapped inside. The rescue happened near Stockton, when two cars were hurled into a deep canal on the Borden Highway on Victoria Island. Two people drowned.
The Western Store, Patterson’s first 5-, 10- and 15-cent store, opens for business today. A strike in the Bay Area has not interfered with plans or delayed the arrival of goods or fixtures.
• Patterson Irrigator archives.