Twice-Told Tales: Interstate interchange approved
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10 years ago — 2003

A new interchange at Interstate 205 and Lammers Road has been approved for federal funding, according to Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy.

A fight that broke out after a party in south Tracy along Sycamore Parkway sent eight young people to area hospitals.

Members of the Tracy Woman’s Club took a preview tour of the new Tracy Historical Museum, which will be opened in March to the general public.

Spring-like weather has brought out blossoms on almond trees south of town.

A state grant is funding extra California Highway Patrol units along Interstate 205 in an effort to reduce accidents on the busy freeway.

Reserve Tracy firefighter Terry Langley and fire Capt. Jim Oliveira are heading a campaign to raise funds for a firefighter statue to be erected next to the central fire station on Central Avenue.

The West High boys basketball team dumped Lincoln of Stockton, 59-56. Chris Lomas dropped in the winning basket for the Wolf Pack.

25 years ago — 1988

New bleachers are being installed in Tracy High School’s Swenson Gym.

The Tracy High Academic Decathlon team won first place in the B division in countywide competition.

Construction has started on a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant and drivethru at Grant Line Road and Tracy Boulevard.

Chuck Canada from San Rafael has joined the Tracy Parks and Recreation Department as an assistant to Jim Raymond, the director.

Elementary school district trustees have given the go-ahead to begin planning for a new elementary school in northwest Tracy and a new middle school in the southwest area.

The Tracy High Bulldogs lost their 23rd game of the season, to Franklin of Stockton, 58-53.

50 years ago — 1963

Winning trophies in the annual Bank of America Student Achievement Awards program were Aurel Tolman, mathematics; Sally Whitworth, vocational arts; and Jill Morton, liberal arts.

John J. Serpa, a captain in the Tracy Police Department, has been elected commander of District 13 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Homes in the Cabrillo Park subdivision north of Grant Line Road are going at prices beginning at $13,295. John Deeter is the developer.

Tracy High wrestlers captured team honors and four individual titles in the Valley Oak League Championship Tournament at Lincoln High in Stockton.

75 years ago — 1938

Tracy Planning Commissioners have agreed that Mae Street should not run through the middle of the proposed park (Lincoln Park).

A storm with heavy rain and wind toppled the sign atop the Giant Orange stand on 11th Street.

Boy Scouts Wayland Rudkin, Richard Kealm, Gilman Gillett, Jack Tillotson and Ernest Silva demonstrated skills they had learned during a program at West Park School.

Ford dealer James H. Bell was re-elected president of the Tracy Merchants Association.

100 years ago — 1913

Mrs. George Good has been elected president of the newly organized Tracy Women’s Improvement Club.

A team of horses owned by a farmer near Mossdale bolted on Central Avenue, heading north to the county road (11th Street) before turning east. It created quite a stir.

— Tracy Press archives
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