Twice-Told Tales: Tracy Interfaith builds out
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10 years ago — 2004

Voters of the San Joaquin Delta Community College District narrowly approved Measure L, a $250-million bond issue that promises to build a South County Campus near Mountain House as one of its major projects.

Services have been held for Roy Troglia Jr., 56, legendary band director at Jefferson School. He died at his Stockton home after a long illness.

City Planning Commission members discussed land-use issues based on the 1993 general plan. The fact that Cordes Ranch was not included in the plan as an area for development was a major topic during the session.

A proposal by Tracy Interfaith Ministries to build an 11,500-square-foot building on city property at the entrance to Pescadero Park has been sent to the City Planning Commission for approval.

Trustees of the Tracy Unified School District are considering cutting 12 counseling positions in an effort to reduce a possible budget deficit.

Construction of a pipeline that will bring water from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to the city of Tracy is moving forward on Linne Road south of town.

25 years ago — 1989

More than 200 people turned out for a public hearing on the proposed Mountain House new town project. The forum was sponsored by Trimark Communities, developer of the planned project northwest of Tracy.

Six task forces have been established by the Tracy Tomorrow Committee, which is looking into development options in Tracy’s future.

Melani Trent and Richard Kirchner, both eighth-graders at Clover Middle School, have been named Kiwanis Students of the Month.

The Tracy High girls basketball team has reached the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs. The Bulldogs downed Rio Linda 48-40 to advance.

Four trophy winners have topped the Bank of America Achievement Award recipients at Tracy High School. Trophies have gone to Stacey Ohlendorf, math and science; Lorena Nunez, liberal arts; Dante Ridolfi, fine arts; and Laura Horsley, applied arts.

50 years ago — 1964

Dr. Louis Bohn, principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Stockton, has been named director of curriculum for Tracy Public Schools, the joint administration of the Tracy High and Tracy Elementary school districts. Bohn is a graduate of the University of Texas.

Rudy Blanco has won the Tracy Eagles Trophy as the most-valuable member of the Tracy High wrestling team. Blanco wrestled in the 115-pound weight class.

Clara McCleary, a native of Alsace, France, and a longtime Tracy resident, has died the age of 70.

A second-half rally fell short for the Tracy High basketball team, which lost to Atwater 53-48. The loss means the Bulldogs finished in third place in Valley Oak League final standings.

75 years ago — 1939

Harold Jacoby, professor of sociology at the College of the Pacific, told a gathering at the First Methodist Church that the old and overcrowded county jail in Stockton is a breeding ground for crime.

Services for Daniel Cardoza, 19, drew a large crowd to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The former Tracy High football star died at San Joaquin General Hospital following an operation.

Alfred Pereira has been elected chairman of the West Side Irrigation District’s board of directors.

100 years ago — 1914

Tracy Lincoln Highway boosters hosted a delegation from the Bay Area as one of the ways to promote routing of the coast-to-coast highway network through downtown Tracy, and not on Grant Line Road north of town as originally proposed.

City trustees (the City Council) are considering an ordinance that would prohibit out-of-town laundries from doing business in Tracy.

John B. Bonnetti of Santa Maria has purchased 749 acres of farmland on Union Island for a reported $100,000.

— Tracy Press archives

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