Twice-Told Tales: Five candidates run for council 10 years ago
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2002

Five candidates have entered the race for two seats on the City Council. They are incumbents Evelyn Tolbert and Suzanne Tucker and challengers James Dunaway, Chris Marshall and Irene Sundberg.

Swarms of beetles have invaded gardens of homes in the Greystone and Harvest Glen subdivisions in south Tracy.

Services have been held for John Gomes Jr., a D-Day veteran of World War II and first president and lead organizer of the Tracy War Memorial Association.

Nick Olson and Gracie Cabri have been named most-valuable members of the Tracy Tritons swim team.

Tracy native Bob Prosser has retired as a Tracy police officer after 30 years of service.

Members of the First United Methodist Church have honored Walter Minges on his 100th birthday.

25 years ago — 1987

The Tracy City Council voted unanimously to allow restaurants that seat fewer than 50 people to require half of the seats to be reserved for nonsmokers.

Work on completing Villalovoz Elementary School has been speeded up in hopes the project will be completed by the start of the new school year on Sept. 2.

Services have been held for Louise Messer, 94, a longtime Tracy resident active in a number of local organizations.

The Tracy Boys and Girls Club has started selling California Dry Bean Festival T-shirts as the festival’s inaugural year is planned for Aug. 22 and 23.

Residents of the Tennis Vista subdivision are complaining about oil-contaminated dirt surfacing in their yards. The oil is believed to have come from the site of the abandoned original Associated Pipeline facility at Beechnut Avenue and Tracy Boulevard.

50 years ago — 1962

Army Lt. Gen. Andrew McNamarra, director of the new Defense Supply Agency, flew into the Tracy Airport to visit the Tracy Annex of Sharpe General Depot, which was being named a possible DSA facility.

Members of Tracy Community Players are beginning rehearsals for a series of one-act plays directed by Margaret Ritter.

Local girls are practicing synchronized swimming routines in preparation for the annual Aquateens show Aug. 3 and 4.

Gary Edwards pitched a four-hit shutout and Ron Duncan collected three hits as Sun Valley blanked CSO, 13-0, at the Tracy Ballpark.

The new Owens-Illinois glass-container factory has held a “Community Day” featuring tours of the new plant west of town.

The 35-unit Eaton Terrace apartment complex at 225 W. Eaton Ave. has been opened.

Simon and Archie Saltzman have opened their new location of The Hub department store at 45 W. 10th St.

Alfred Henriques of Tracy and Delores Ferreira of Livermore were married at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Livermore.

75 years ago — 1937

Guy E. Stewart, owner of the local Cadillac-Pontiac auto dealership, has filed papers as a candidate for the open City Council seat created by the recall of Dr. J. Frank Doughty.

James Hay has opened the Tracy Motel on East 11th Street.

Construction has been started on the new Altamont Pass multilane super highway.

Queen candidates for the upcoming Tracy West Side Fair will parade through downtown Tracy in autos before fanning out to sell tickets to the fair.

100 years ago — 1912

The Board of Trustees (City Council) has selected asphalt as the best paving material for parts of the downtown area.

Ben Roach, a former Southern Pacific employee, has been appointed new city clerk.

— Tracy Press archives
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