Defense Distribution Depot has reached a milestone in its restructuring by paring down its workforce to 1,642 civilian employees.
Tracy Press reporter Juliette Marsden is in Tracy’s sister city, Memuro, Japan, covering the Japanese city’s 100th anniversary. She speaks Japanese.
The Tracy Chamber of Commerce has allocated $15,000 to community organizations that provided volunteers for this year’s California Dry Bean Festival.
Services have been conducted for Mae Darr, 89, retired floor lady for a Tracy tomato-packing operation who was active in Tracy lodges.
Presidio Group is proposing to annex 147 acres on Tracy’s west side for a 550-home residential project. City planners approved the proposal on a 3-2 vote.
Tracy High’s soccer team bested West, 3-1, in a crosstown match. Jose Ledesma scored twice for the Bulldogs.
25 years ago — 1984
Linda Brison has been crowned as queen of the first Tracy Harvest Festival. Assemblyman Pat Johnston, D-Stockton, did the honors.
Tracy High’s football Bulldogs rebounded from a major defeat a week earlier to blank the Franklin Yellowjackets of Stockton, 44-0. Junior running back “Coco” Stone ran for four touchdowns and 139 yards.
Mary Pribyl, a Tracy resident the past 32 years and a veteran librarian, has been named head librarian at Wadsworth Memorial Library.
The city of Tracy has received a state-federal grant of $4.2 million to upgrade the city’s sewage-treatment plant.
50 years ago — 1959
The Tracy Branch Library has moved from a room in City Hall (old Central School) on Central Avenue to the former community hall in Wainwright Village.
Ten sets of twins are attending classes at Tracy High School.
Work proceeds on the building at the corner of 10th and B streets that will house Tracy’s Woolworth store. Opening is planned for November.
Loyce Singleton scored on a 65-yard punt return to give the Tracy High Bulldogs a 6-6 tie with Arroyo of San Lorenzo.
75 years ago — 1934
Coach John Hurley’s Tracy High football team defeated the Stockton High “B” team, 32-0, on Peter B. Kyne Field. Howard Costello paced the Bulldogs’ running attack.
A straw vote of Tracy High students gives Upton Sinclair the nod as the next governor. Sinclair is campaigning on a platform of EPIC — End Poverty in California.
100 years ago — 1909
Oct. 16 has been set as the date for the election on formation of the proposed high school district.
Sophia Krohn and Thomas Hansen, members of two farming families, were married in a home ceremony. W.P. Friedrich presided.
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