Twice-Told Tales: Farm crime on decline
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10 years ago — 2002

Crimes against farmers are in decline, due in part to the efforts of the Sheriff’s Rural Crime Prevention Task Force.

Tracy High’s Bulldogs were thumped by Edison of Stockton, 54-16, but West High downed Stagg of Stockton, 14-6. Justin Huey took an interception 77 yards for a touchdown for the Wolf Pack.

Interstate 205, which bends around the north side of Tracy, is becoming increasingly crowded. Plans to expand the number of lanes in each direction from two to three have been delayed.

California Highway Patrol officers have given tickets to a number of young drivers found racing on Schulte Road west of town.

Tracy’s new 65,000-square-foot Safeway store at 1801 W. 11th St. has been opened. Safeway was formerly located across 11th Street (where Save Mart is now).

Crate & Barrel will be placing a warehouse and distribution center in the Patterson Pass Business Park west of town.

25 years ago — 1987

After prolonged, and sometimes bitter, negotiations, trustees of Tracy Elementary School District have agreed to a 400 percent increase in their share of rent for facilities used jointly by the elementary and high school districts.

Tracy native Alfonso Gomez is the warden at the new state prison at Avenal. The 1955 graduate of Tracy High School became a correctional officer at Deuel Vocational Institution in 1960.

Services have been held for Joseph Ruse Sr., 73, a retired Southern Pacific crew dispatcher.

The Daniel brothers, Bon and Danly, combined for 166 yards to lead the Tracy High Bulldogs to a 28-7 win over Valley High at Sacramento.

After four months of delays, brothers Wayne and Bill Duckworth have finally received planning commission approval to open Ducks Pool Hall on West 11th Street.

50 years ago — 1962

Construction of the Central Avenue crossing of the original Southern Pacific yard is moving ahead. The main north-south street will be connected between the business district and the Southside sometime in October.

Tracy’s 1962 Single Fund campaign has been launched at a luncheon in the Tracy Inn Gold Room. Single Fund President Jerry Lee said the campaign’s goal is $25,125.

The Tracy Bulldogs suffered their second shutout of the young 1962 football season, losing to Livermore, 24-0.

Tracyite Letitia Motta is whistling at a benefit music concert at the Marines Memorial Auditorium in San Francisco.

Ed Kaiser, a 1960 graduate of Tracy High, is a guard with the Fresno State Bulldogs football team. He played two years at Modesto Junior College before transferring to Fresno State.

75 years ago — 1937

The thermometer at the Southern Pacific depot has hit 106 degrees as a September hot spell continues.

Manuel Rico has become sales manager of the Highway Garage, the local Chrysler-Plymouth dealership located on West 11th Street (where In-Shape City is now).

100 years ago — 1912

Tracy’s annual carnival has been hailed as a grand success.

Enrollment in West Side Union High School classes in the Tracy Grammar School building has swelled from 11 to 14 students.

The Tracy Brass Band is playing concerts each Saturday evening at Sixth Street and Central Avenue.

— Tracy Press archives

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