Ford Francis Coppola et al. battle 20-member local residents group's Manteca expansion plan

– Coppola’s Vineyard Stake: – Director Francis Ford Coppola, of "Godfather" fame, owns a stake in Delicato Vineyards.

– City Plan Controversy: – Coppola, a Delicato board member, has an interest in overturning Manteca's new general plan.

– Committee Influence: – The plan was shaped by a 20-member committee, reflecting diverse Manteca residents and workers.

– Delicato's Expansion Moves: – Delicato Vineyards, led by a diverse board, holds a $120 million mortgage for its Manteca winery.

– Coppola's Winemaking Success: – Coppola, a serious winemaker, produced 1.1 million cases in 2021, with a net worth around $400 million.

– Notable Delicato Board Members: – Michael Mondavi (Robert Mondavi Winery), Bruce Chizen (former Adobe CEO), and Clarice Turner (Joseph Phillips Vineyards) are on the board.

– Corporate Experience: – Turner's corporate roles include Papa Murphy’s, PepsiCo, and Yum Brands (owner of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, etc.).

– Indelicato Family Legacy: – Four third-generation Indelicatos, including Chris as CEO, serve on the Delicato board.

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