Twice-Told Tales: Regional mall wanted
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10 years ago — 2003

Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, was featured speaker at the luncheon marking the 50th birthday of the Republican Women’s Club of Tracy.

Tracy moved closer to a new transit station with the City Council’s approval of environmental reviews for the project at the corner of Sixth Street and Central Avenue.

More than 2,000 people attended the Women’s Health Fair at the West Valley Mall.

Roe Bridges has become the new owner of Fabio’s Italian Restaurant in Ten-Bee Village. Kevin and Nancy Cairns, the original owners, are moving to the Sierra mountains.

25 years ago — 1988

Tracy could have a regional shopping mall in the next few years, City Manager Mike Locke announced after General Growth of California bought 70 acres on the east side of Naglee Road north of Interstate 205

The Lincoln High Trojans thumped the Tracy High Bulldogs 48-23 in Stockton.

Former Bulldog quarterbacks Chuck Selna and Steve Thompson teamed to throw four touchdown passes and lead the Delta College Mustangs to a 42-7 win over Kings River College of Reedley.

Michael McCluskey, acting public works director for the city of Tracy in recent months, has been given a regular position.

50 years ago — 1963

Tracy’s 1963 United Crusade campaign has hit 33 percent of its goal of $26,136, reported Ray Strader, deputy drive chairman.

Laura Scudder’s is completing plans to build a snack-food plant off Valpico Road in south Tracy.

Tracy native Rod Lauren (Roger Strunk) has a leading role in the movie “Terrified,” opening at the Grand Theatre.

John Rickman has joined Beckman Co. Inc. stock-brokerage firm as a salesman. He joins Vernon Fleck in the local office.

Former Tracy High teammates Dick Heidelbach and Ed Kaiser will be on opposite sides of the ball when the Pacific Tigers and Fresno State Bulldogs clash in Stockton. Heidelbach is a guard for Pacific, and Kaiser plays the same position for Fresno.

75 years ago — 1938

Directors of the West Side Irrigation District have called a special election for Oct. 29 to seek voter approval of refinancing district debt through the Reconstruction Finance Corp.

Culbert Olson, Democratic Party candidate for governor, spoke in Tracy during a tour of San Joaquin County. (He later won the election and became governor.)

Several Tracy couples have entered a countywide jitterbug contest in the Stockton Civic Auditorium.

Tracy Motors, a new auto dealership selling DeSoto and Plymouth cars, has opened at 62 E. 11th St.

100 years ago — 1913

A large group of prospective land purchasers visited Tracy Garden Farms north of town.

Victor Mayer has sold his grocery store at the corner of Eighth Street and Central Avenue to Charles Silvia.

A special train carrying 141 natives of China who were caught entering the U.S. illegally from Mexico passed through Tracy. They will be sent back to their homeland.

— Tracy Press archives
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