Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo” showed a group of Tracy High English teachers with paintbrushes and rollers in hand in 1981. They were fixing up an unused classroom in the old West Building for use as a central office for the English department. Left to right: Sigrid Rainer, Diane Traina, a “mystery teacher,” Leo Schools, Rebecca Frame and Ray Slye. Diane Traina identified all but the unnamed teacher in the photo.
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10 years ago — 2001
GWF Energy LLC has proposed building a peaker power plant southwest of Tracy near Schulte and Lammers roads. The plant, to be used only during times of peak power demand, would be powered by natural gas.
A Superior Court judge has ruled that the environmental study for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District’s plan to provide water to four cities, including Tracy, is valid.
Computers are becoming everyday work tools for students at Discovery Charter School.
School crossing guards Bill and Barbara Cole are familiar figures at the intersections of 10th and 11th streets with Tracy Boulevard.
School principals in the Tracy Unified School District are in discussions to receive a raise, lifting the maximum annual salary to $80,375.
25 years ago — 1986
Tracy High trustees have approved development of a second high school on district-owned land off Corral Hollow Road on Tracy’s west side.
Tracy’s new senior citizens center in Tracy Civic Center will be named the Lolly Hansen Senior Center in honor of a longtime backer of senior citizens programs in Tracy.
Television reporter Jack Hanson of KGO-TV was principal speaker at the annual luncheon welcoming new educators to Tracy.
Steve Arnaudo, a Tracy-area farmer who has been on the county planning commission for 26 years, has announced he will not seek a new four-year term.
50 years ago — 1961
Construction of Wadsworth Memorial Library in Lincoln Park has been completed, and books are now being moved into the new facility, funded by a donation from George and Marguerite Wadsworth.
Tracy High FFA’s horticulture exhibit took second place in judging at the San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton. Stan Petz won honors for his hogs, sheep and beef entries.
Don Juelke, new head coach of the Tracy High varsity football team, is optimistic about his team’s chances, especially with Bob Post at quarterback and Nick Eddy at halfback.
75 years ago — 1936
Plans have been completed for the Tracy Street Fair, Sept. 3 through 7. A carnival, parade and dances are scheduled.
Classes are beginning in Tracy schools: Tracy High and three elementary schools, Central, South and West Park.
Two Army pilots died when their plane crashed in the Altamont Pass in light fog.
100 years ago — 1911
Tesla and Carnegie, two communities that flourished in Corral Hollow Canyon during the past two decades, are now history. After a major flood earlier in the year, all the workers are gone and the Tesla mine and Carnegie brick and terra cotta factories are closed.
The Tracy and West San Joaquin Board of Trade has gone on record favoring a route through Tracy instead across the Delta for the local segment of the state highway system.
— Tracy Press