Twice-Told Tales: Community mourns 9-11 anniversary
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10 years ago — 2002

Tracy civic leaders joined local Muslims in discussing tolerance and unity in a public forum at Tracy Branch Library. The event marked the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Crushing of grapes has started at La Bonne Vie Cellars on Lehman Road. The grapes were from grower Jeff Brown’s vineyard.

Christine Palmer is hosting meetings of the R Oakland Raiders Booster Club, which now has 100 members.

A San Joaquin County Superior Court judge has ruled that the city of Tracy can issue building permits to builders of 1,265 residential units that already have vested development rights.

Enrollment in the Tracy Unified School District has reached a record high of 15,492 students, kindergartners through seniors in high school.



25 years ago — 1987

Two shipments of military cots, totaling 1,288 units, have been shipped from Defense Depot Tracy to firefighters throughout the western U.S.

Tracy residents celebrated Mexican Independence Day with a day-in-the-park program at Lincoln Park. A “Noche de Carnaval” dance in the Tracy Ballroom preceded activities in the park.

Harvesting of canning tomatoes in the Tracy area continues to build momentum. The H.J. Heinz Co. plant is operating around the clock.

An additional $439,831 in lottery funds has plugged a hole in the Tracy Joint Union High School budget.

The Tracy Bulldog football team opened its 1987 season with a 35-21 win over the Pittsburg Pirates in Pirate Stadium. Bulldog quarterback Steve Thompson tossed three touchdown passes.



50 years ago — 1962

A $200,000 bond issue placed on a special-election ballot by the Jefferson School District failed to receive the required two-thirds’ majority by a single vote. The bonds were to provide financing for four new classrooms and a new multipurpose room.

Marsha Letsinger, 10, escaped serious injury, but the horse she was riding was killed in a collision with an auto on Grant Line Road.

The Tracy Planning Commission has recommended that the city develop the Wainwright Village low-cost housing area as a site for a civic center.

Mexican Independence Day is being celebrated with an afternoon program and an evening dance, sponsored by the Community Service Organization.

Gilbert Vierra is the new president of the St. Bernard’s Dads Club.

Helen Selna and Jim Noah were married Sept. 8 in an evening ceremony at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The bride is employed at J.C. Penney’s, and the groom at Southern Pacific.



75 years ago — 1937

Shell Oil Co. has drilled a test well in Lone Tree Canyon in search of a possible oil deposit.

A fire gutted the East Seventh Street residence of Kate Beckwith.

Freshmen entering Tracy High School were initiated by sophomores with a series of competitive games.

Work has started on a project to double the size of the Tracy Motel on East 11th Street.



100 years ago — 1912

Myrtle Frerichs is reigning as queen over the second Tracy Carnival. The three-day event, which includes a Wild West show, is centered at Sixth Street and Central Avenue.

James Ansbro, a native of Banta and Republican candidate for county supervisor, suffered two broken legs and a broken arm when his horse-drawn buggy was hit by a Southern Pacific train at Banta.

— Tracy Press archives
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