Twice-Told Tales: Ornellas, Bedford square off in supes forum
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10 years ago — 2002

Incumbent Supervisor Lynn Bedford and challenger Leroy Ornellas squared off during a Tracy Press-sponsored candidates’ night at Poet Christian School. (Ornellas won the election.)

Michael Schmidt, who has been chief executive officer of the Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce, is the new CEO of the Tracy Chamber. He will succeed Leslie Hamrick, who is leaving for Virginia.

West High’s Wolf Pack downed the St. Mary’s Rams of Stockton, 25-12, in San Joaquin Athletic Association football action. Bobby Kuks of West rushed for 156 yards, including a 75-yard scoring jaunt in the second quarter.

A 10th auto dealership, this one selling Mitsubishi vehicles, is planning to locate in the Tracy Auto Plaza.

Services have been held for Rex McCray, 83, a retired Southern Pacific locomotive engineer.

After being closed a decade following a fire, The Opera House Restaurant is reopening in the restored building.



25 years ago — 1987

Tracy High running back Danley Daniel scored on a 93-yard run, and tight end Kevin Rickman hauled in two touchdown passes as the Tracy High Bulldogs waxed Edison, 34-6, on Peter B. Kyne Field.

Monica Garcia and Vance Rea were queen and king of Tracy High’s homecoming.

Tracyites blinked when the stock fell 508 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

A 4.4-point nighttime earthquake has given Tracy a jolt.

The Widowed Persons Association of California has formed a Tracy chapter.

Kelly Hauert, director of the Main Street Program, compared prices in downtown Tracy and at the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton and found, on average, the Tracy prices were better.



50 years ago — 1962

The city of Tracy has received its third cease-and-desist order from the California Water Pollution Control Board preventing discharges of sewage waste into Sugar Cut north of town.

Gladys Felber defeated Bre Alvarez in the championship match to win the women’s title at Tracy Golf and Country Club.

Running backs Ray Iriart and Phil Silva propelled the Tracy High Bulldogs to a 42-13 win over the St. Mary’s High Rams on Peter B. Kyne Field.

Tracy’s National Guard unit, a field artillery battery, has been put on 24-hour call because of the Cuban missile crisis.

With the end of rain, harvesting of sugar beets has resumed in Tracy-area fields. Growers report a 20-ton-per-acre average yield.



75 years ago — 1937

First work on the Central Valley Project’s Contra Costa Canal is beginning near Knightsen in Contra Costa County.

The City Council is taking its first look at possible sites for a new police station and jail.

The Robert T. Cochran Co. has started shipping tomatoes to eastern markets from its Tracy packing shed on Sixth Street.



100 years ago — 1912

The Tracy and West San Joaquin Board of Trade staged a banquet at the newly opened Hotel Western to attract new members.

Work is continuing at smoothing out the ruts in the 11th Street roadway. Mayor Abe Grunauer was among those donating teams of horses for the project.

— Tracy Press archives
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