Home prices continue to climb in the Tracy area. The median price of a single-family home in Tracy in September 2001 hit $285,000, up from $279,500 in August.
Deborah Randle-Jones has given up her challenged seat on Tracy Unified School District’s board of trustees. She has moved to Georgia, school officials reported.
Ted Guzman, 38, has been appointed to fill the seat vacated by Randle-Jones.
Adam Casper and Meghan Dyer were king and queen of West High’s 2001 homecoming. The Wolf Pack football team downed Sonora, 36-14, in the homecoming game.
Retired Tracy Chief of Police Jerry L. Hodges has died in Modesto at the age of 81. The native of St. Peter, Minn., served as chief for 14 years, from 1960 to 1974.
The Farm and Industrial Supply Co. (FISCO) store east of town will be closed by the end of the year, company officials announced.
25 years ago — 1986
The Teamsters Union is now representing miscellaneous employees of the city of Tracy.
Craig Mizuno and Robert Irwin have opened their Certified Public Accountant office on Central Avenue.
Tracyite Tami McCullar is in the media spotlight as the mother of a test-tube baby, a boy.
Services have been conducted for Simon Saltzman, retired co-owner of The Hub department Store in Tracy. He died in Stockton at the age of 76. He and his brother, Archie, founded The Hub at Seventh and Central in 1947.
The Tracy High Bulldogs blanked Lodi, 14-0, on Peter B. Kyne Field to move into a tie for the lead of the San Joaquin Athletic Association football standings. Quarterback Chuck Selna threw passes to twins Justin and Julius McCall for the two Tracy touchdowns.
50 years ago — 1961
Construction of El Portal School is nearing completion, and the new school is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in January.
Tracy’s football Bulldogs shaded St. Mary’s, 7-6, at Stockton. Bobby Blanco was the offensive and defensive standout for Tracy.
Bob Strong, Nance Butler and Janice Birkhahn are playing lead roles in the Tracy Community Players’ production of “Anniversary Waltz.”
Julius and Marie Traina have captured first place in the Husband-Wife Golf Tournament at Tracy Golf & Country Club.
75 years ago — 1936
Chief of Police B.F. “Barney” Phelan has died from injuries suffered in an auto accident near Fresno on Oct. 18. Before coming to Tracy, Phelan was a longtime Southern Pacific investigator.
State highway officials have given their final approval to construct a divided highway across the Altamont Pass.
Turlock downed the Tracy High football team, 21-6.
100 years ago — 1911
The new Tracy School building on Central Avenue has been dedicated. Featured speaker was Amos Hyatt, state superintendent of public instruction.
Alfalfa hay from the Tracy area is selling for $2 per ton.
— Tracy Press archives