Twice-Told Tales: Longtime doctor retires
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

Dr. Audrey R. Glover, a Tracy obstetrician-gynecologist, is retiring from his medical practice after more than 50 years.

After considering moving to a Tracy park, directors of the California Dry Bean Festival have decided to keep the annual event in downtown Tracy.

Oldcastle Architectural Systems has moved to Tracy. It produces metal components that support glass doors, entryways and ceilings, according to Joseph Marks, company president.

The two-story building at the northeast corner of West 10th and B streets is getting a $100,000 facelift, according to owner Andy Zaralani.

West High wrestler Mike O’Loughlin, weighing 171 pounds, earned a spot in the state wrestling championships after finishing sixth in the Sac-Joaquin tournament.

With its purchase by a Colorado-based banking company, Tracy Federal Bank has become Community Banks of Northern California. Dave Redman remains as manager.

25 years ago — 1988

The Tracy City Council has given its final approval to the Interstate 205 Corridor Plan, which charts development of commercial property along the freeway north of town.

The Tracy City Council, on a 4-1 vote, approved issuing $3.1 million on bonds to finance purchase of 113 acres at the corner of Chrisman Road and 11th Street for a community park. Councilwoman Carol Schubert voted against the bonds, saying the site was not appropriate for a park.

Former Bulldog football standouts Tim Costa, Todd Rickets and Robbie Selna will play for the North team in the annual Lions Central California All-Star Football Game.

50 years ago — 1963

The Harmon Foundation has vetoed a request to sell reversionary rights to Harmon Park in order for Tracy Community Memorial Hospital to expand into the 2.3-acre park.

The hospital board voted to abandon plans to use part of the park for hospital expansion.

Henry Barboza, manager of Turner Hardware, and Bob Staib, manager of Owens-Illinois glass-container factory, have been appointed to the city planning commission.

Dr. David Coykendall has opened his dental practice in the former family home on Parker Avenue. The 1952 Tracy High graduate received his dental degree from the University of California in 1958.

Tracy High basketball players receiving trophies from the Tracy Civic Athletic Club were Paul Fiack, most-improved senior, and Greg “Hot Rod” Reed, most-valuable player on the frosh-soph team.

75 years ago — 1938

Manuel Rico has purchased the local DeSoto-Plymouth auto dealership and has moved it to 21 E. 11th St.

Fred Herzog, a member of the City Council for eight years and mayor for the past four, has filed papers for re-election.

Representatives of 12 labor unions met at the Labor Temple (upstairs of the Great Plate) to develop a program promoting harmony between unions and employers.

Lowell Jackson has opened J&P Paint and Body Works at the corner of 10th Street and Central Avenue.

100 years ago — 1913

Drought conditions are underscoring the need to develop irrigation in the Tracy area, a group of local citizens has declared.

Tommy Eagan is manager of a new baseball team that will represent Tracy in regional competition.

Dr. J.S. West and Sons is selling pianos and player-pianos at prices beginning at $145.

— Tracy Press archives
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