AROMA From Manstinka

At one time Manteca was identified by travelers on both Highway 99 and the 120 Bypass by both the sight and smell of Spreckels Sugar. The four 15-story sugar silos were the tallest structures around while the smell from the processing — and the use of sugar pulp to fatten cattle at the adjacent Moffat Feed Lot — created an aroma that penetrated even the thickest fog to let travelers know they were passing through Manteca.

Jeffrey (Beaver) Brown was a DJ at KDJK in Oakdale and frequently experienced the foul smell which led him to produce a  music video parody  set to the tune of “Funky Cold Medina”.