Twice-Told Tales: First Mountain House neighborhood gets green light 10 years back
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2002

City of Tracy and San Joaquin County officials have agreed to join forces in planning for Tracy’s growth in unincorporated areas.

Diplomas were awarded to 377 Tracy High seniors and 457 from West High in graduation ceremonies.

A grasslands fire in the Altamont Hills west of Tracy burned about 1,000 acres before being contained.

The first neighborhood for the new Mountain House residential community west of Tracy has been given the green light by county supervisors.

Rhodes Bean & Supply Co-op of Tracy and Linden-based Stockton District Kidney Bean Growers have merged, with operations centered at the Rhodes facility on Bird Road east of town.

The median price of a resale home in Tracy has climbed to $282,700, up from $276,000 a month earlier.

Verner Hanson Park on Jill Drive off Tennis Lane has been dedicated in the memory of the onetime Tracy mayor and community leader.



25 years ago — 1987

The Lolly Hansen Senior Center has been dedicated. The 5,000-square-foot facility was financed by state bond funds and contributions from local residents, many of them senior citizens.

Services have been held for Jeanne Bogetti, 93, a resident of the New Jerusalem area southeast of Tracy since 1930 and one of the founders of St. Bernard’s Catholic School in Tracy.

Rick Juarez drilled a ninth-inning hit to give the Mexican-American League All-Stars a 10-9 win over the Cal Mex League stars at the Tracy Ballpark.

Ron Flatter has joined the Press news staff as sports editor, succeeding Mark Tennis, who has become full-time editor of Cal Hi Sports.



50 years ago — 1962

Injuries suffered in a solo auto accident west of town have caused the death of Jackie D. “Jack” Grebil, 19, a 1960 graduate of Tracy High School.

Arvene Edwards is the new president of the Wishing Well Chapter, Children’s Home Society.

Herbert M. “Bert” Shiffler Jr. has been named new personnel manager at the H.J. Heinz Co. factory, succeeding Edgar Blake.

Ione Monagan is the new president of the Tracy Soroptimist Club.

Rich Mattos poled a pair of triples to lead the Banta Signal Oilers to a 14-6 win over Kenley’s Texaco in City “A” League softball play.

Roy D. Haynes of Tracy has received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. The 1954 Tracy High graduate completed undergraduate work at San Francisco State.

Antoinette “Toni” Avila is queen of this year’s IPFES Holy Ghost celebration. Her maids are Evelyn Correia and Carol Azevedo.



75 years ago — 1937

City finances improved during the past four years of the economic depression. The city has $79,000 in the bank, City Council members have been told.

A San Francisco firm, Granfield, Farrar & Carlin, has submitted the winning bid of $848,193 to construct the new four-lane freeway over the Altamont Pass.

Hector Escalona, the consul general of Mexico in San Francisco, came to Tracy to take part in the fiesta held on First Street.



100 years ago — 1912

The city of Tracy has taken possession of the new water and sewer systems constructed in the town during the past year.

Engineers from a San Francisco firm have completed a survey of irrigation potential on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley from Bethany south to Westley.

T.G. Garner, a Southern Pacific brakeman working out of Tracy, was killed in an accident in the S.P. yard at Kerman.

— Tracy Press archives
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