Twice-Told Tales: Relay raises $250K 10 years ago
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10 years ago — 2002

Tracy’s Relay For Life raised more than a quarter-million dollars during its 24-hour run at Peter B. Kyne Field on the Tracy High campus. In all, 150 teams took part.

Tracy native Maria Swartz Black plays the role of a tram operator in the “Spiderman” movie.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers is pointing toward a July opening of its newest outlet in the West Valley Mall.

Former Tracy resident Galen Gentry has been inducted into the Stockton Bowling Hall of Fame.

In its ninth year, the Cool Blues & Micro Brews night was held in downtown Tracy. Music was featured in five locations.

The building at 201 W. 11th St., which at one time housed Jiggs Creamery, has been torn down. It had been gutted by fire in September 1989.



25 years ago — 1987

John Clough of Boy Scout Troop 509 has earned his Eagle Scout medal.

Nearly 70 bike riders braved a stiff wind to ride 40 miles along the California Aqueduct for a fundraiser sponsored by the Tracy Breakfast Lions Club.

The Tracy Fire Department’s snorkel truck lifted Central School Principal George Kelly into the air to tell students of their successful safety program.

The City Council has delayed giving the green light to begin implementation of the Residential Specific Plan, which calls for the building of 7,200 residential units over seven years.

Maarty Esarte of Tracy High has been named to the All-San Joaquin Athletic Association baseball team. He carried a .425 batting average.

Miguel Torrealday of Tracy has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and has been commissioned as a second lieutenant.



50 years ago — 1962

Tracy High is preparing for graduation ceremonies June 6, when 304 seniors will receive diplomas.

Forty people took part in a 130-mile boat ride between Tracy and Walnut Grove. The trip was co-sponsored by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce and Golden Anchor Boat Club.

Top awards at the annual FFA banquet at Tracy High went to Ken Toming, Henry Tosta, James Dengate, Alfred Pombo and Butch Patello.

Barbara Ybanez and Bob Picchi were crowned queen and king at the annual banquet of the Tracy High Band.

Chin whiskers are beginning to sprout in Tracy in preparation for the Fourth of July “Whiskerino” contest sponsored by Tracy Jaycees. Among the early beard-growers are Jaycees Steve Brajkovich, Pat Ellis and Ed Dean.



75 years ago — 1937

A special election will be called to decide if voters will recall Councilman J. Frank Doughty. The date for the election has yet to be set.

High water from heavy Sierra runoff has flooded lands around at the junction of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers southeast of Tracy.

Frank Dompe of the Tracy High FFA Chapter has been awarded the State Future Farmer Degree.



100 years ago — 1912

The dance in the Arlington Theater on Sixth Street sponsored by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers has been declared a grand success.

A payment of $10 per month will secure a home site in the West Park residential development on the west side of Tracy.

— Tracy Press archives
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