Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo” showed members of the Tracy Latin American Athletic Club preparing for their annual Easter Pancake Breakfast in April 1987. Left to right: Louis Villalovoz Jr., TLAC president; his grandson, Joseph Hernandez; Dan Palomino, head chef; and Richard Soto, past president. A grown-up Joseph Hernandez is now president of TLAC, and his grandfather is still active. They were both involved in the organization’s annual Easter Pancake Breakfast served Sunday morning at Tracy Community Center.
Identifying those in the photo were Sally Villalovoz, George Medina, Bill Swenson, Matt Palomino, Steve Avila, Greg Jimenez, Liz Dean White, Delia Jimenez and Archie Bakerink.
10 years ago — 2001
An economic-development plan, updated general plan and new business parks are priorities for Tracy’s economic growth suggested by members of the Tracy Tomorrow economic-development task force.
Tracy tattoo artist Jon Highland of 12 Monkeys tattoo shop attended the convention of the National Tattoo Association in Reno.
Many high school students stayed home on the second anniversary of the Columbine massacre, fearful of violence that day. There was none.
Tracy High swimmers captured the boys and girls championships of the Valley Oak League.
Services have been held for Vera Marraccini Gibson, 84, a Tracy native who had worked for the Tracy District Recreation Commission for 27 years.
25 years ago — 1986
More than 50 high school and elementary school bands participated in the annual Tracy Band Festival. Marching bands moved east on 11th Street, where judging took place. Merced High’s band won sweepstakes honors.
The Tracy Angels defeated their hometown rivals, the Mi Ranchito Saints, 8-3, at Tracy Ballpark. Louie Contreras was the winning pitcher for the Angels.
The 308-unit Sycamore Village apartments at Central Avenue and Tracy Boulevard are ready to open, with the first 48 apartments posted for rent.
Lyon’s Restaurant has been opened at the corner of Tracy Boulevard and Clover Road.
50 years ago — 1961
Art Sasser has held an open house for the new facility for Sasser Tractor Co. on 11th Street east of the overpass.
Jim Baskette has been elected student body president at Tracy High School. Vic Alkire was elected vice president.
The Tracy Plunge on Holly Drive is opening for the 1961 season, reported Recreation Director Joe Wilson.
Tracy’s two water towers are being painted inside and out by a Pinole firm with a $6,000 contract.
County supervisors have approved the sale of Hazel’s place at 108 E. Third St. to the city of Tracy for a token price of $6. The city will sell the building to the Neighborhood House, a Presbyterian mission, for $7,500.
75 years ago — 1936
Retired Southern Pacific employee Fred Herzog has again been elected by the City Council for a two-year term as Tracy’s mayor.
A district appeals court has affirmed that the operators of the Orange Basket on 11th Street do not have to pay damages to Frank E. Pohl, operator of the Giant Orange, as the use of the word “orange” is generic.
Directors of the Tracy Clover Irrigation District northwest of town have filed for bankruptcy.
100 years ago — 1911
The Tracy and West San Joaquin Board of Trade has gone on record seeking city action prohibiting the tying of horses to city trees, thereby damaging them.
The Tracy Board of Health is planning to dig a hole in a vacant lot on the outskirts of town to bury garbage.
• Items for this column are gathered from Tracy Press archives.