10 years ago — 2004
Tracy developer Don Cose has torn down several dilapidated structures on Fourth Street to make way for new housing units.
Little plastic men are reminding drivers to be careful at school crossings.
Tracy High’s softball team blanked Stagg High of Stockton 9-0 in the opening game of the San Joaquin Athletic Association. Jennifer Holtz and Amber Brewer paced the Bulldog hitting attack with three hits each.
New jobs and support for the resurgence of downtown Tracy were basic themes at the annual State of the City in Tracy Community Center.
Work is underway on a 750,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center being built by Kellogg USA in the Northeast Industrial Tract.
25 years ago — 1989
Palm Sunday services have launched Holy Week programs at Tracy churches.
The Tracy City Council has approved development plans for Regency Square, a 205-home development in southwest Tracy.
With league play ready to begin, Tracy High’s baseball Bulldogs are struggling with a 1-6 record. Coach Steve Lopez is scratching his head to find some answers for the slow start.
A master plan for the proposed 113-acre community park at the corner of 11th Street and Chrisman Road has a $21.1 million price tag. (The park plans were later scrapped for being too expensive.)
Services have been held for retired Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Edward Cooper, 89.
50 years ago — 1964
Two busloads of members of the Wishing Well Chapter, Children’s Home Society, spent a day in San Francisco where they toured, shopped and lunched.
Tracy Jaycees have started work at creating two youth baseball diamonds at the south end of the Tracy Ballpark.
Frank Anastasio, play-making guard for the Tracy High basketball team, closed out the season as the team’s top scorer with an average of 12.3 points per game.
A group of Stanford University students on their spring break are helping with a cleanup project in the Larch-Clover area north of town.
James Dobson, art instructor and Nazarene minister in Pasadena, spoke at the First Church of the Nazarene on Bessie Avenue.
75 years ago — 1939
Enthusiasm for the upcoming Frontier Days celebration was generated at a luncheon in the Tracy Inn Rose Room. Many who attended wore western garb.
Guy Clark, 50, a Southern Pacific brakeman working out of Tracy, was killed in the Roseville yard when he fell off a moving boxcar.
Landscaping of the new Central School at the corner of Parker and Eaton avenues has been completed. The school opened in November 1938.
Seven music students at Tracy High School participated in the All-Western Music Festival in Long Beach.
Local Ford dealer James H. Bell is taking orders for the new Ford V-8 coupe, selling for $584 with delivery in Detroit.
100 years ago — 1914
Tracy-area farmers were among the group of 46 county farmers who have formed the San Joaquin Farm Bureau. William Schmidt and William Schlossman were among those taking part.
George Parker, the Tracy native who has become a world-class sprinter, is expected home soon after competing in Australia and New Zealand.
William von Sosten is the only candidate seeking election to the Tracy Elementary School District’s board of trustees, and Dr. Joseph S. West is the lone candidate for Tracy Union High School trustee.
— Tracy Press archives