Tracy’s first baby of 2002 arrived Jan. 2 at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Caitlin Isabelle Michiko O’Neill is the daughter of Shane and Vicki O’Neill of Tracy.
More than 30 boxes containing paper, glue, erasers, crayons and pencils have been donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy by Southwest School and Office Supply of Tracy.
Workers at the Tracy Material Recovery and Solid Waste Transfer Site south of town are turning old Christmas trees into compost.
West High’s girls basketball team downed East Union of Manteca, 54-47, in its opening Valley Oak League game of the season. Junior standout Cameo Hicks topped West scoring with 29 points.
25 years ago — 1987
Manuel Joseph Zapata was born Jan. 2 — Tracy’s first baby of 1987. He is the son of Reymondo “Rey” and Laura Zapata.
Mayor Richard Hastie has predicted continued growth and prosperity for Tracy in 1987. He plans to coordinate “welcome to Tracy” meetings for new residents.
Former Tracy High wrestling standout Durbin Lloren is now a member of the Fresno State wrestling team. He competes in the 150-pound division.
Expansion of the city’s sewage-treatment plant is now 95 percent completed. Other city projects under way are construction of the Lolly Hansen Senior Center and expansion of Tracy Public Library.
50 years ago — 1962
Tracy’s first baby of the new year is Anne Maureen Baley, daughter of Mr. and Ms. Henry Baley. The newcomer arrived at 5:41 a.m. New Year’s Day.
El Portal School has been opened, providing classroom space for 450 students and ending double sessions for primary students in Tracy schools. (El Portal was renamed Monte Vista Middle School in 1978.)
The value of building in Tracy in 1961 hit a new high of $1,125,911, according to city building officials.
Tracy High’s basketball Bulldogs topped Modesto, 49-33, in the hometown gym. John Duncan with 12 points and Bob Post with 11 topped Tracy’s scoring.
Tracy High senior Nancy Smith has been chosen “sweetheart” of the school’s FFA chapter.
75 years ago — 1937
Nat Martinet, a local jeweler, has announced he will give a trophy to the most-valuable member of the Tracy High basketball team.
After four years of participation and study, Max Farnsworth has been given an appointment as a second lieutenant in the Army Reserves.
Farmers had a better year in 1936 than in recent years, according to Austin E. Mahoney, county agricultural commissioner.
The Montgomery Ward store is
featuring women’s cotton dresses for
47 cents each.
100 years ago — 1912
Standard Home Builders is planning to build a number of homes in Tracy to respond to the need for housing incoming railroad workers.
The Naglee-Burk tract northwest of Tracy is being subdivided into smaller farm parcels.
Robert Doane, a Southern Pacific brakeman, was killed when he fell off the top of a boxcar and was run over by the train’s wheels.
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