Twice-Told Tales: Tracy High football field updated for $2,797
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10 years ago — 2004

Pickets from the Carpenters’ Union are appearing at the Pavilion shopping complex construction site.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Silveira of Tracy has returned from shipboard duty in the Persian Gulf.

Work on the streetscape and road reconstruction projects in downtown Tracy is pushing the California Dry Bean Festival to Sixth Street in August.

Some Tracy swordsmen are practicing their skills before entering competition in coming months in Celtic and Renaissance fairs.

Plans are being completed to construct Golden Corral, a buffet-style restaurant, on Grant Line Road just west of the Interstate 205 intersection.

Five men have been arrested by sheriff’s deputies for operating a meth lab on Union Island north of Tracy.

25 years ago — 1989

The City Council has awarded the largest federal block grant, $125,000, to the Boys and Girls Club of Tracy.

Tracy High wrestler Eric Mislusicack lost his 154-pound-division semifinal match in the California High School Wrestling Championship in Stockton.

Members of the City Council are trying to figure out a use for the Boy Scout Hut at 23rd Street and Bessie Avenue. The Scouts no longer use the building, which has a basement. (The building later became the first Tracy Historical Museum.)

City officials are holding interviews of candidates for the fire chief’s position, now vacant with the retirement of Dan “Roxy” Watrous. Jeff Mason is serving as acting chief.

Dawn Pombo is in her first year as coach of the Tracy High School gymnastics team.

Henry Hatfield, at age 93, remains a regular bowler at the Tracy Bowl.

50 years ago — 1964

Dr. Maynard Aaby, local dentist and avid golfer, is the new president of the Tracy Golf and Country Club.

Homes are selling in the Cabrillo Park subdivision north of Grant Line Road for prices between $13,500 and $19,900.

Local crop-duster Frank Haley has been appointed manager of Tracy Municipal Airport.

A barefoot girl from Oakland was picked up by police officers at the corner of 11th Street and Holly Drive. Officers believe she was a victim of an assault.

Work at replacing 39.5 miles of open ditches in the Banta-Carbona Irrigation District with pipes has been started. The project is financed by a $964,000 federal loan.

Don Garcia, president of the Tracy Civic Athletic Club, has presented a check for $2,797 to school officials to finance upgrading of lighting at Peter B. Kyne Field.

Ross Domecq from Turlock has joined the Tracy High agriculture department faculty, succeeding Elmer Hughes, who has been hospitalized with a back problem.

75 years ago — 1939

Farmer-developer Alfred Pereira has completed a model home on the north side of Eaton Avenue across from Lincoln Park. The home was constructed by Tracy contracting firm Tornell & Co.

Plans are beginning to come together for a Frontier Days celebration in August. Already some Tracy men are growing whiskers.

Shipping asparagus from the Cochran Co. Inc. shed on Sixth Street is gaining momentum, according to Lindsay Cochran, local manager of the family-owned produce firm.

Tracy High graduate Harvey Rhodes is the leading hitter on the San Jose State College baseball team.

Eighteen local girls have become members of the Echo of Portugal statewide drill team.

100 years ago — 1914

Six candidates will be in the race for three city trustee (City Council) seats in the April municipal election. Tracy has 551 registered voters within the city limits.

A Fresno man has pleaded guilty in Tracy Justice Court to punching John C. Calhoun, the redcap porter at the Tracy train station. The attacker said Calhoun did not offer to carry his or his wife’s bags.

— Tracy Press archives

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