Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo” showed, from left, Arlean and Steve Arnaudo and Evelyn Costa at the February 1987 annual Salute to Agriculture luncheon at the Elks Lodge. Costa, a Tracy resident and San Joaquin County supervisor, presented Steve Arnaudo with the Tracy Farmer of the Year Award. She is shown pinning a corsage on Steve’s wife, Arlean.
Among the first to recognize those in the photo were Carolyn Arnaudo, June Robertson Herman, Betty Brazil and Gussie Owen.
TWICE-TOLD TALES 10 years ago — 2000
Home prices in Tracy continue to soar. The median price is $223,450, a $37,000 increase in the past year.
The City Planning Commission has given its approval to the 550-home Presidio Group development in western Tracy that includes a 27-acre community sports complex.
West Side Pioneer Park is being dedicated in the Muirfield subdivision to the West Side Pioneer Association.
Kelly Robertson, a Tracy High graduate, will teach English for the next year in Memuro, Japan, Tracy’s sister city.
An article by Los Angeles Times reporter Peter King has featured Tracy’s development into a home for Bay Area commuters.
Services have been conducted for retired Banta-area farmer Albert Imhof, 89. 25 years ago — 1985
Mexican music, dancing and food were featured during the Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Dr. Powers Park.
Rick Giambastini of Tracy High won the 100-yard butterfly title in the Sac-Joaquin Section swim championship at Tokay High in Lodi.
Rob Swenson, a Tracy High graduate who went to be a standout at Cal and with the Denver Broncos, has announced his retirement from football. He was an outside linebacker with the Broncos’ “Orange Crush” defense the past nine years.
Construction of homes in Tracy continues at a record clip. During April, permits for 72 single-family homes were issued.
The Tracy Planning Commission has approved the annexation of 74 acres of land on the west side of MacArthur Drive south of Schulte Road.
Two veteran Tracy teachers are retiring. They are middle school physical education teacher Art Freiler, with 33 years, and Tracy High band director Joe Foster, with 30 years. 50 years ago — 1960
Tracy’s population has been estimated at 11,200, based on preliminary data from the 1960 census. Stockton’s population is pegged at 85,452.
Harry’s Chuck Wagon has been opened at 18 E. 11th St. by Harry Compton. Luncheons are $1.40, and dinners are $2.85. Prime rib is a specialty.
Marc Marchini and Ed Kaiser are co-winners of the Caron & Oliver Scholarship given to graduating Tracy High Future Farmers.
Chief of Police Jerry Hodges has met with leaders of Tracy’s Southside at a session sponsored by the Community Service Organization.
Tracy High School will graduate 203 seniors during commencement exercises scheduled June 15.
A lack of players has placed the “A” City League softball season in jeopardy for the summer. 75 years ago — 1935
Frank Vellis has finished remodeling Tracy Grocery, at the corner of Central Avenue and Ninth Street.
Auto dealer Al Labrucherie is selling a Graham touring sedan for $819.
The Tracy Plunge, operated by the Tracy Elementary School District, is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 years ago — 1910
Nineteen homes are under construction in Tracy, as the influx of railroad workers swells the population.
The Tracy baseball team defeated Lodi, 9-2, on the local diamond. Jim Lamb, on the mound for Tracy, collected four base hits from the batter’s box.
• Information gathered from the Tracy Press archives.