Twice-Told Tales: Press goes tabloid
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Summer recreation activities sponsored by the city of Tracy were previewed at a showcase at Dr. Powers Park.

The Tracy Press has taken on a new look with the conversion of its format from broadsheet to tabloid.

Boy Scouts of Troop 505, dressed in uniforms of Union and Confederate soldiers in the Civil War, provided Civil War history lessons to students at Lammersville School.

Services have been held for Tracy native John McCleary, 69, a star athlete at Tracy High in the 1950s and later a longtime IBM employee.

The Tracy Fire Department has agreed to pay the Stockton Fire Department $18.62 for each 911 call, with increases in the rate scheduled for later.

Francesca Lee of West High and Elizabeth Holtz of Tracy High have been selected to attend Girls State in Claremont, a leadership program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

25 years ago — 1989

Vandals turned over a number of tombstones at Tracy Cemetery, causing an estimated $30,000 worth of damage.

After serving on the Tracy Planning Commission for five years, Richard Soto has resigned.

Tracy High’s baseball Bulldogs took a wild one from Franklin of Stockton, winning 10-9. Richie Alkire hit a bases-loaded grounder to score in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Joe Bradley and Bob Pierce, both with prior law-enforcement experience, have joined the Tracy Police Department as patrol officers.

Protests by property owners have forced the City Council to reject a proposal to move the Southern Pacific rail line from central Tracy to the north side of town.

Heather Robinson, a Tracy High junior, has been named to attend the Girls State leadership program.

50 years ago — 1964

A proposed annexation of 190 acres on the west side of town is being considered by city officials.

Rich Paulson has been elected student body president at Tracy High for the 1964-65 school year.

Three Tracy High Future Farmers, Alfred Pombo, Paul Marchini and Pat Anastasio, are attending the state FFA convention at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.

Shirley Ybanez, a senior at Tracy High, has been awarded the Manlio Silva Scholarship by the Stockton Symphony Association.

Services have been held for Anthony J. “Tony” Mammen, 70, a retired Tracy automobile dealer.

The City Council has allocated $50,000 for the purchase of a park site on Grant Line Road. (The purchase led to the development of El Pescadero Park.)

Tracy Elementary School District trustees have granted teachers a 4 percent pay increase, bringing the starting pay to $4,900.

75 years ago — 1939

Tracy residents are all decked out in western garb and store windows are taking on a rustic frontier appearance. Tracy is getting ready for the town’s first Frontier Days, May 12, 13 and 14.

A speed boat constructed in the Central Garage by Guy Stewart and Gene Nesbitt is now plying the waters of the San Joaquin and Old rivers.

Two men suspected of stealing a sheriff’s car in Calaveras County were arrested after a foot chase involving local officers through an alfalfa field on the western edge of town.

100 years ago — 1914

William Schmidt, an original member of the Tracy Board of Trustees (City Council) has resigned unexpectedly. Conflicts between board members have been cited by local residents as the reason.

A garage with concrete walls will be built on 11th Street by Charles Slack, local developer. (The building, at the corner of 11th and Holly, became Levand Chevrolet-Buick and was torn down two years ago.)

— Tracy Press archives

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