An overflow crowd of some 300 Tracy residents attended the first Cesar Chavez dinner in Tracy Community Center.
Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews, D-Tracy, has proposed legislation to investigate the suspected manipulation of California’s energy market.
West High’s baseball team rolled over crosstown rival Tracy, 8-2, in a Lodi tournament. Steven Wichman was on the mound for the Wolf Pack.
Despite a downturn in the U.S. economy, Tracy-based Sani-I-Pak is expanding its plant east of town to keep up with demand for its units that sterilize medical waste.
Developers of Mountain House plan to break ground on the mostly residential project within a few weeks.
Katie Borncamp of Tracy is practicing three hours a day at the Oak Park Ice Arena in Stockton as a competitive figure skater.
25 years ago — 1986
More rain has fallen in the Tracy area, bringing the seasonal total up to 16.26 inches, well above average.
Dave and Jan Cutler have opened Rollin’ in Dough on Sixth Street, breathing new business life into Tracy’s original main street.
Tracy’s third firehouse is opening at the corner of Tracy Boulevard and Central Avenue in south Tracy.
Tracy High track star Janine Bonin has set a new high-jump record of 5 feet, 5½ inches.
Tracy industrial leaders toured the Leprino Foods plant to learn how the firm turns out 300,000 pounds of mozzarella cheese each day.
Tracy realtors are celebrating American Home Week with a dance, fashion show luncheon and golf tournament.
50 years ago — 1961
Herbert Schmidt was installed as new commander of Tracy Post 1543, Veterans of Foreign Wars in the Tracy Ballroom.
The Southern Pacific yardmaster’s tower has been moved from the old switching yard to the new yard east of town.
Tracy Future Farmers receiving Wells Fargo Bank Achievement Awards were Dannie Bertolotti, Henry Tosta, Roy Capps, Delbert Brooks, Harold Petersen, Stanley Petz, Joe Roza and Albert Gonzales.
Bette Kaiser and Rosemary Terra, both of Tracy, are among the candidates for regional Dairy Queen in a contest to be held at the Tracy Inn.
75 years ago — 1936
Peterson Ice Cream Co. is opening its new building at the corner of 11th and B streets.
Pea pickers have ended their unsuccessful strike in Tracy fields. The picking rate remains at 20 cents a hamper for the 675 migrant workers.
An interdenominational Easter sunrise service is planned for Castle Rock in Corral Hollow Canyon. The Rev. C.W. Bourne of the First Presbyterian Church will speak.
100 years ago — 1911
Tracy voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of a $25,000 bond issue to finance construction of a new elementary school on Central Avenue.
Tracy Real Estate is selling farmland on “easy terms” — no interest payments and no taxes for a year.
• Items for this column were gathered from Tracy Press archives.