Twice-Told Tales: Engineers death greatly exaggerated
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Twin brothers Daniel and Matthew Hansen, both now serving in the Marine Corps, are holding a reunion for West High School friends. (Daniel Hansen was killed in action in Afghanistan in February 2009.)

The Tracy Learning Center has added Millennium High School to become a K-12 charter school.

Brian and Christine Palmer have hosted a preseason meeting of Tracy’s Oakland Raiders Booster Club in their home. The club is in its seventh year.

U.S. Cold Storage has expanded its MacArthur Drive facility to provide 50 percent more frozen warehouse space. The firm first located in Tracy in 1993.

The median price of Tracy homes has soared to an all-time high of $395,000.

New educators in the Tracy Unified School District were welcomed at a luncheon at Tracy Community Center.

25 years ago — 1989

The City Council is completing the Interstate 205 Corridor Plan that will chart development on 720 acres north of Interstate 205.

The Tracy Angels split the first two games of the Mexican-American Baseball League playoffs with the Patterson Tigres.

The City Council has started a search for a city slogan.

Susan Schneider, a 1986 graduate of Tracy High, has returned from nine months of study in Hungary. She is a UC Berkeley senior.

Tracy-based Westside Bank is merging with Alameda Bancorporation, according to J.H. “Hank” Foster, Westside president. No local changes are planned, he said.

The sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church has been refurbished by volunteers headed by Bill Miller and Jim Kruse.

50 years ago — 1964

The delivery room at Tracy Community Memorial Hospital will be out of bounds for fathers, the medical staff of the hospital has decided. Overcrowding was given as the reason.

Banta-area farmer Joe Tiago has been promoted to major in the Marine Corps Reserve upon making his 300th parachute jump.

Gloria Saltzman, a UC Berkeley graduate, is heading for Liberia as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Tracy Future Farmer Frank Silva is showing a 10-month-old senior calf at the San Joaquin County Fair.

Tomato harvesting in the Tracy-area fields has picked up considerably in the past few days. Quality has been good, with only two rejects in 800 loads arriving at local inspection stations.

75 years ago — 1939

E.M. “Ernie” Adair, a popular Southern Pacific engineer, has announced that reports of his death “are greatly exaggerated.”

The City Council has passed an ordinance that allows the distribution of handbills by licensed distributors.

A father and son who had been wading in the San Joaquin River east of town drowned when the father suffered a heart attack.

MJB coffee is selling for 19 cents at the Westside Market operated by Gus Margaros and Jim Vlahos.

Sonya Henie and Tyrone Power are starring in “Second Fiddle” at the Grand Theatre.

Local bean growers gathered in the Tracy Inn Rose Room for their annual dinner.

100 years ago — 1914

Sales of Tracy barley have been stalled by a lack of demand. There are 300,000 100-pound sacks of grain stacked on barges at Port Costa.

A $3,000 contract has been awarded for the construction of a new school building in the Naglee-Burk Tract.

In Munich, Germany, an undocumented Austrian immigrant by the name of Adolf Hitler enlisted in the Bavarian army to begin his climb to power.

— Tracy Press archives

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