Lisa Mullen, a first-grade teacher at Bohn Elementary School, who will carry the Olympic torch on its trek to the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, will soon donate part of her liver to her sister, Laura Mariano.
Plans have been completed for the seventh annual Festival of Trees, from Nov. 16 to 18 in the Tracy Ballroom.
The Tracy High Bulldogs downed the East Union Lancers in a 37-29 shootout.
The Parco triplets — Bailee, Corinne and Alexa — have celebrated their first birthday. They are the daughters of Fernando and Kim Parco.
Work is under way on infrastructure elements of Mountain House, a new town west of Tracy.
Tracy commuters waiting to take the Altamont Commuter Express train were late for work after an earlier train hit a pedestrian in Livermore.
25 years ago — 1986
The Handyman distribution center on Grant Line Road is closing, company officials have confirmed. The firm is closing all 53 stores in California and Arizona.
The Tracy Raiders Junior Midget team is 7-1 in league standings after defeating the Northwest Trojans, 36-26, in Stockton. Quarterback Steve Alkire and running back Bruce Russell paced the Raiders attack.
Maggie Prieve of Bender & Associates Real Estate has been elected president of the Tracy Board of Realtors.
The Tracy Press has endorsed George Deukmejian for a second four-year term as California’s governor.
50 years ago — 1961
Hundreds of Tracy children flocked to the Tracy High football field for the annual Halloween party hosted by the Tracy Optimist Club.
Demolition of City Hall (originally Central School) has been started. Diablo Demolitions Inc. of Danville is tearing down the two-story structure for $5,900.
The steel superstructure of the Owens-Illinois glass-container factory is beginning to emerge southwest of town. The new plant is scheduled to be opened next spring.
Martin and Leota Sasser have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in London, Ky., on Oct. 22, 1911, and moved to Tracy in 1928.
Nick Eddy scored all four touchdowns and kicked three extra points to lead the Tracy High Bulldogs to a 27-0 win over Atwater. The Bulldogs are 3-1 in Valley Oak League standings.
75 years ago — 1936
A 32-year-old transient was killed when he fell from a moving freight train in the Tracy Southern Pacific yard.
Floyd Wise of Berkeley has been named chief of police, succeeding the late Barney Phelan, who was fatally injured in an auto accident near Fresno.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are starring in “Swing Time” at the Grand Theatre.
100 years ago — 1911
Work on Tracy’s first sewage system is nearly completed. The pipelines have been installed, and the septic tank is ready to function.
Ernest Gieseke has been appointed city marshal.
The Tracy and West San Joaquin Board of Trade is working on a plan to rename streets in Tracy.
— Tracy Press archives