The Tracy Parent Union has been organized among parents of school students to monitor the programs of the Tracy Unified School District.
Former Tracy High football standout Mike Repetto has been inducted into the San Francisco State Sports Hall of Fame. He played center on the Golden Gaters football team.
Supporters and opponents of Measure A, the slow-growth measure on the November ballot, faced off in a public forum sponsored by the Tracy Press.
The strike of Summit Logistics employees at the Safeway Northern California Distribution Center has entered its 10th day.
The Tracy High Bulldogs ran over the East Union Lancers, 54-33. Bulldog running back John Benton scored on runs of 77, 67, 43 and 29 yards.
25 years ago — 1985
A mini tornado rolled through the west side of Tracy, downing trees but causing no injuries to local residents.
Dr. Larry Lo, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, has joined the Eaton Medical Group. He received his medical training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Lodi Flames blanked the Tracy High Bulldogs, 7-0, to take the lead in San Joaquin Athletic Association football standings.
Services have been held for Emil Brandi, 79, a former owner of the Tracy Garbage Co. and later a longtime employee of Turner Hardware Co.
Final touches are being applied to the Kmart store the corner of Grant Line Road and Tracy Boulevard. The 68,337-square-foot store is scheduled to open Nov. 11.
50 years ago — 1960
Bob Anderson, adviser to the Tracy Skyliners Model Airplane Club, told members of the McKinley Dads Club about model airplanes.
The new parish hall planned at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church will be named “Father Fleming Hall” for the Rev. Thomas Fleming, a former pastor.
Some 80 Tracy women toured the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco as part of a trip to the city sponsored by Wishing Well Chapter, Children’s Home Society.
Joseph Michael is the name Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Gwerder have given their son, who was born Oct. 21 at Tracy Community Memorial Hospital.
75 years ago — 1935
Sugar workers at the Holly Sugar factory have gone on strike, seeking representation. Picketing continues at the Holly plant north of town.
New 1936 Ford models have arrived at the showroom of Sanderson & Bell. V-8 prices begin at $510.
Tracy youths interested in enrolling in the Civilian Conservation Corps can do so until Oct. 29.
100 years ago — 1910
The recent street fair attracted large crowds, but local police officers reported no serious disturbances.
The American Hotel in the Droge block on Central Avenue has been opened as “a first-class rooming house.” Rooms start at 50 cents a night.
• Information for this column was gathered from Tracy Press archives.