Work is under way to transform the former post office building at the corner of 12th and Adam streets into a home for the Tracy Historical Museum.
Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, and other Central Valley legislators have asked the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to reassign six methamphetamine investigators back into the region, considered a hotbed of meth activity.
West High’s girls basketball team cinched the Valley Oak League title with a 54-46 win over Sonora. Cameo Hicks had 17 points to lead the Bulldogs in scoring.
County supervisors voted unanimously to oppose approval of the proposed GWF peaker power plant until environmental issues are resolved.
More than 240 pieces of art are on display in Tracy Community Center during the Expressions 2002 juried art exhibition.
Services have been conducted for Ralph Sipe, 84, a veteran sheet-metal worker who was known as “the mayor of Holly Drive.”
25 years ago — 1987
Wells Fargo Bank has moved its Tracy office across Central Avenue to the former location of Crocker Bank (where Ward Real Estate was later located).
Vietnam War veteran David Romero discussed aspects of the war with students at Duncan-Russell High School. The school is named for two former students killed in Vietnam.
The crew of the West Side Hauler freight train made a centennial run down the West Side to Los Banos. The rail line was constructed in 1878, according to Ken Heard, conductor.
Jaqueline Gobel of Oakdale has been named first principal of Villalovoz School, which opens in the fall.
The Careage of Tracy convalescent hospital has been opened on Buthmann Avenue with 99 beds.
Tracy High senior Kelly Spence has been named winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good-citizen Award.
50 years ago — 1962
Nine candidates are in the race for three open seats on the Tracy City Council. They are Henry Buthmann, Vic Friensehner, Richard Hastie, Thomas Hintz, Lorin Jolley, Ben Nielsen, George Steel, Russell Sumner and Earle Williams.
Tracy farmer Keith Reeve has been re-elected president of the California Tomato Growers Association.
Marty Heerema is staging his annual “Harley’s Gone Sale” at The Mart department store at 10th and Central.
Manuel Furtado, Gabe Moitoso and Ernie Pombo are collecting funds for the Carlos Sousa Memorial Scholarship Fund honoring the onetime sheriff.
Tracy High’s varsity basketball team took a thrilling 47-43 win over Ceres in Valley Oak League action. Bob Post topped Tracy scorers with 19 points.
75 years ago — 1937
S.A. Shearer, a Tracy area pioneer and first president of the West Side Irrigation District’s board of directors, has died at the age of 76.
Despite an increase in the level of the San Joaquin River caused by snow runoff, the levees east of town are holding.
Tomato growers are demanding $15 per ton from canners.
The Tracy High basketball team dumped Manteca, 31-21, to win the league championship. George Poet led Tracy scoring with 11 points.
100 years ago — 1912
The Fabian-Graunauer Co. is building a new warehouse to hold EMF and Flander automobiles the mercantile company plans to sell.
March 1 is the date set to formally dedicate the new Tracy School building on Central Avenue.
The Tracy Debating and Literary Society is planning a banquet in the Methodist Church.
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