Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo” showed eighth-grade students at St. Bernard’s School presenting their Christmas program in December 1978. The angel looking over the manger was Teresa Mondon. Patrick Vasquez was Joseph, and Leanne Costa was Mary. The shepherd on the left was Roy Jorge, and the smaller angels on the right were Tracy Cipperly and Debbie Cambellin.
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10 years ago — 2000
Home Depot has unveiled plans to open a 115,000-square-foot store near Naglee and Grant Line roads in northwest Tracy.
Two new members of the Tracy City Council, Brent Ives and Wes Huffman, have been sworn into office along with Mayor Dan Bilbrey.
Dr. Tom Schubert, a local veterinarian and amateur winemaker, and Herve Chevaillier, a veteran vintner, are applying for permits to establish a winery on Lehman Road south of Tracy.
The West High girls basketball team captured the championship of the third annual Blue and Gold Basketball Tournament. West defeated Summerville, 68-46, in the championship game.
A volunteer team headed by Dr. A.R. Glover and Dan Schack is administering flu shots to shut-ins in the Tracy area.
25 years ago — 1985
The Tracy High Bulldogs won the consolation championship of the Stagg Invitational Baketball Tournament in Stockton by beating Edison, 60-55. Bulldog center Garrett Arnaudo topped Tracy scoring with 18 points.
A funeral has been held for Glade W. “Bill” Brewer, 74, a retired dispatcher clerk with the Tracy Police Department.
Owen C. “Smoky” Manning, longtime bartender at the Tracy Inn and onetime professional boxer, has died at the age of 68.
Tracy High’s Tim Brown was named to the All-San Joaquin Athletic Association list on both offensive and defensive teams, as a wide receiver and defensive back.
Terry Donich is the new president of the Tracy High board, and Harold Reich heads elementary trustees.
50 years ago — 1960
Lytle Haxby has been elected president of Tracy’s J.J. Corcoran Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
U.S. Marine Reserve Capt. Joe Tiago of Banta is heading the Tracy area campaign for Toys for Tots.
Ruben Amesquita has been named outstanding boxer in the annual Boys Block T matches at Tracy High. The 160-pound Amesquita defeated Doug Allen in his three-round match.
Children of club members were feted with a holiday party at Tracy Golf and Country Club.
75 years ago — 1935
Construction is scheduled to begin within two weeks on the 11th Street overpass on Tracy’s east side. The Swinnerton Co. of San Francisco won the contract with a bid of $223,256.
Workers with the federal Works Project Administration are repairing streets in Tracy. Reconstruction of Central Avenue is a major part of the project.
Professor Paul Schipp of the College of the Pacific told members of the Tracy Lions Club that Hitler is definitely “heading for a fall” in Germany.
100 years ago — 1910
The Arlington Opera House has been opened by Charles Slack on Front (Sixth) Street. Musical programs and a dance are planned for the grand opening.
The Fabian-Grunauer Co. store is featuring its largest selection ever of holiday gifts.
• Items for this column are gathered from Press archives.