Although it failed to secure sufficient signatures for an initiative measure, Tracy’s slow-growth measure has been approved by the City Council for a vote, possibly as soon as March.
Golden Gate Developers of San Ramon proposes to build a 910-acre business park on Cordes Ranch property near the Patterson Pass Business Park, west of Tracy.
West High’s Wolf Pack edged the hometown football rival Tracy High Bulldogs, 17-14, in the Crosstown Classic. Quarterback Any Sansaver scored both West touchdowns, and Ben Lopez’s 35-yard field goal made the difference.
Gene Birk is organizing volunteers for the annual Brighter Christmas program that provides food and toys to Tracy families in need.
U.S. Census officials are actively recruiting Tracy residents to work the 2000 census.
25 years ago — 1984
Florist Jim Glotfelty has been named Tracy’s “Citizen of the Year” by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce. Glotfelty has been active in supporting Tracy’s downtown business district.
Sam Nix, Bank of Stockton branch manager, has been installed as chamber president.
Tracy High’s Academic Decathlon team is going after the county championship. The team includes Mark Bryant, Dan Giesing, Molly Connolly and Bill Sundbeck.
Restoration of the 1900 Tracy Town Hall and Jail has been completed. City officials are pondering how to use the historical building on West Seventh Street.
Rick Giambastini has been voted most-valuable player on the Tracy High water polo team.
50 years ago — 1959
Tracy auto dealers have displayed their 1960 models at the Tracy Auto Show on West 10th Street. Dealers taking part were Don Hardy of Don Hardy Ford, Henry Buthmann of Mid-City Motors, Bud Levand of Levand Chevrolet-Buick, John Geringer of Geringer Dodge, Joe Castro of Castro Olds and Bill Stewart of G.E. Stewart Pontiac-Cadillac.
A reception at the C.E. Ritter home honored Norman and Patsy Ritter and their daughter, Cynthia. Ritter is a Life Magazine writer in New York City.
The effort of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce to attract industries to Tracy has been featured in a story in the San Francisco Call-Bulletin.
The Tracy High Bulldogs defeated Manteca, 14-7, in the homecoming game to gain a share of the Valley Oak League title. Tracy scored on pass plays from Loyce Singleton to Walter Benge. Elaine Paulson reigned as homecoming queen.
A Senior Elementary School seventh-grader has the second polio case reported in Tracy during 1959.
75 years ago — 1934
A major rainstorm hit the Tracy area, bringing this season’s rainfall total to 2.29 inches.
A local plant will turn baby lima beans into bean flakes.
Richard Arlen and Ida Lupino are starring in “Ready for Love” at the Grand Theatre.
Walter Houston Sasser, 15, died at home on Holly Drive after an illness lasting two weeks.
100 years ago — 1909
Organizing the West Side Board of Trade is continuing, according to W.P. Friedrich, chief organizer and publisher of the Press.
Supporters of a high school district worry that some kind of glitch may void the recent election victory. More will be learned later, they said.
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