Twice-Told Tales: Bean festival move draws opposition
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

A proposal to move the California Dry Bean Festival out of the downtown and into Dr. Powers Park is meeting with major opposition. The city’s plans to begin construction of its streetscape project this summer prompted the idea to move, but the city and downtown merchants are opposed.

West High’s girls basketball team ended league play with a convincing 44-24 win over crosstown rival Tracy. Cameo Hicks topped Wolf Pack scoring with 13.

Annexation of the 530-acre Gateway Business Park on Tracy’s west side has been approved by the San Joaquin County Local Agency Formation Commission.

George and Mei Teranishi have closed George’s Service Store at the corner of Highway 33 and Durham Ferry Road. They operated the business for 55 years.

Services have been held for Lester Krohn, 91, a retired farmer and school trustee who was a descendant of several Tracy-area pioneer families.



25 years ago — 1988

Boy Scout Randy Bechtel Jr. of Troop 505 is awarded the Eagle Scout Medal.

Trustees of the Tracy Joint Union High School District have started reviewing plans for the district’s second comprehensive high school. (In 1993, it became West High School.)

Tracy High’s wrestling team captured the subsection title and now goes on to the Sac-Joaquin Section championship meet. Six Tracy wresters won their final matches.



50 years ago — 1963

George Clever, the Tracy farmer recently elected first Tracy-area trustee on the new San Joaquin Delta College board, has been elected the board’s first chairman.

Donnie Hopkins of Tracy has been named “Safety Woman of the Year” in San Joaquin County for her work promoting safety.

Members of the Tracy Rotary Club and the board of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce have given their support to the expansion plans of Tracy Community Memorial Hospital.

Services have been held for Albert Koehnen, 73, a veteran Tracy-area apiarist who had operated a bean farm west of town for 38 years.



75 years ago — 1938

A delegation headed by Mayor Fred Herzog has gone to Modesto to learn how a municipal golf course like the 4-year-old Modesto Muni can be created in Tracy.

Herb Schaur, manager of the Good Lumber Co., has been named chairman of the Tracy Better Housing Committee, a group sponsored by the Federal Housing Authority to promote construction of new housing in Tracy.



100 years ago — 1913

The influx of railroad workers after Tracy became a division point of the Southern Pacific has caused a housing shortage in Tracy. SP officials have urged an increase in building.

A proposed new highway across the Delta is opposed by the Tracy and West San Joaquin Board of Trade.

A religious census has been inaugurated in the Tracy area.

— Tracy Press archives
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