10 years ago — 1997
Heinz employees have been told the local plant is on the firm’s “hit list” for closure. A final decision is due April 30.
Dr. Antonio Guterres, prime minister of Portugal, will visit a local dairy April 6. During a tour of California, Guterres will stop at the Bacchetti
Silva Dairy north of town to view the 750-cow dairy operated by Mario and Ann Silva.
Three suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of David “Pelon” Martinez Jr., 23. The shooting took place in a vacant lot at Sixth Street and Central Avenue.
Maxine Gemelos, 69, retired owner and operator of the Tracy Inn Coffee Shop has died. Earlier, she and her husband, John, had operated the Star Café at 11th Street and MacArthur Drive.
Drilling for natural gas has proved successful near Pescadero Avenue northeast of Tracy. A new well should pull 2.5 million cubic feet of natural gas, said a spokesman for the Tri-Valley Oil and Gas Co.
25 years ago — 1982
Larry Grebil, 42, who has operated a number of eating and drinking establishments in Tracy, has announced he will be a candidate for City Council.
Former Tracy High women’s basketball standout Susie Swenson has closed out a three-year career at UCLA. She finished her senior year with a 14-point average with a single-game high of 30 points against Kentucky.
Services have been conducted for Tony Esenarro, 57, a well-known Tracy barber and seed salesman. For 20 years he and his father, Julian Esenarro, operated Julian’s Barber Shop on B Street.
Dubrin Lloren and Tim Coykendall have been named co-winners of the most valuable wrestler at Tracy High. Lloren finished second in the state wrestling tournament, and Coykendall finished fourth.
Tracy Community Theatre is opening its production of Neil Simon’s comedy, “Barefoot in the Park,” at Emma Baumgardner Theater on the Tracy High campus.
50 years ago — 1957
Soprano Yvonne Gotelli Petrig was the featured vocal soloist during a concert sponsored by the Tracy Concert Guild. She was accompanied on the piano by Ernest Robertson.
Dr. L.G. Kineen from Harlan, Iowa, is opening his chiropractic office in Tracy.
Carol Riebhoff, Linda Given and Donna Rickman are among the models appearing in the Tracy Rainbow Girls fashion show in the Tracy High auditorium.
Johnny Silveria’s 76 topped qualifiers for the annual club championship tournament at Tracy Golf
Joy Ritter has become a stewardess for United Airlines after completing training in Denver.
Sprinter John Hart led the Tracy High track team to a 58-46 win over Franklin of Stockton. Hart won the 100- and 440-yard dashes.
75 years ago — 1932
A body was found floating in Dead Man’s Slough near Tracy. It turned out to be the body of a murder victim, who had been shot in the head.
The West Side Irrigation District is looking into the possibility of acquiring electric power from the Hetch Hetchy system.
Jay Frerichs, a student at Tracy High School, broke his arm while competing in the high-jump event at the interclass track and field meet.
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