Twice-Told Tales: Slow-growth law upheld 10 years ago
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10 years ago — 2002

A San Joaquin County Superior Court judge has upheld Measure A, the slower-growth initiative approved by voters in November 2000.

Law enforcement officers and five cadaver dogs searched near the Delta-Mendota Canal for the body of a 3-year-old boy believed to have been buried there.

The Tracy Pavilion shopping center is taking shape, with Marshall’s, Petsmart and other stores committed to join Home Depot.

The Tracy Heritage Committee is seeking ways to avoid the demolition of Tracy High School’s original building, constructed in 1917, reported Bill Metz, committee chairman.

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce is considering forming a political action committee to play a role in political decisions, including support of candidates.

Final plans have been made for the 16th annual California Dry Bean Festival scheduled Aug. 3 and 4 in downtown Tracy.

Nicole Bower, bean fest coordinator, said a variety of music will be featured throughout the festival area.



25 years ago — 1987

Promotions in the Tracy Police Department have made Robert Otto a sergeant and Les Garcia, Kevin Vierra, Eric Penland and John Hernandez corporals.

Former Tracy High quarterback Chuck Selna is the starting quarterback for the Lions Central California All-Star Football game to be played at Pacific Memorial Stadium in Stockton.

Television monitors and automatic electronic-scoring machines have been installed at the Tracy Bowl by new owners Ken Evans and Henry Eglindsdoerfer.

Tracy Community Memorial Hospital is seeking financing for its $14 million expansion project through tax-exempt city bonds.

Two farm workers drowned when their pickup truck flipped and landed in a water-filled ditch near Highway 33 and Linne Road.

Tracy boxer Malcolm Shaw scored a knockout over Rosario Guerrero in the fifth round of their 145-pound bout in the IPFES bullring.



50 years ago — 1962

Former Tracy High football standout Nick Eddy ran for a touchdown to give the North team a 6-7 tie in the annual North-South All-Star High School Football Game in the Los Angeles Coliseum. Eddy is headed to Notre Dame.

The Tracy Police Department’s pistol team captured the Captain Weber Days championship in Stockton. Members are Arny VanderMeer, John Serpa, Aymon Hall, Cloyce Brooksher and Jim Cadle.

Richard Johnston has succeeded Field Tapp as assistant manager of the Tracy branch of Bank of America.

Pedal pushers are featured items in the annual summer sale of The Mart department store at the corner of 10th and Central.



75 years ago — 1937

Anchor Meat Co. of Modesto has moved into the former location of Likens Slaughter House on Grant Line Road.

The Tracy Police Department is trying out a radio system that will connect patrol cars to the station.

Dr. R.L. Rudkin has moved his dental office to a building adjacent to his Parker Avenue home.

Clark Gable and Myrna Loy are starring in “Parnell” at the Grand Theatre.



100 years ago — 1912

The Hotel Western on Sixth Street is holding its grand opening. The two-story building is owned by William Schmidt, and the hotel and bar are operated by Dennis Looney and C.W. Goodwin.

Home sites in the West Park residential development west of West Street can be purchased on time for $10 per month.

— Tracy Press archives
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