Twice-Told Tales: West High plans completed
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10 years ago — 2003

Downtown retail stores are now open late on the first Friday of each month under the “First Friday” program of the Downtown Tracy Business Improvement Area.

Steve Lopez is marking 10 years as football coach at West High School. He began coaching the sophomore team — the school had only two lower grades at the beginning in 1993 — before becoming varsity coach.

Students from Tracy were among a group of young people who toured England, Scotland and Wales in a summer educational trip.

Debbie Elliott has opened Debbie’s Treasure Gallery, a store featuring antiques and gifts from around the world, on Central Avenue.

The City of Tracy is completing plans for a $35 million upgrade of the city’s water-treatment plant at Tracy Municipal Airport.

Larry Fragoso, a battalion chief with the Tracy Fire Department, has been named division chief in charge of department operations.

25 years ago — 1988

Plans for the construction of West High School, Tracy’s second comprehensive high school, have been completed, district trustees have learned.

After a major delay, residents of the Harvest Country subdivision are beginning to receive mail delivery.

Rod Davenport has announced he will be a candidate for city treasurer. Incumbent Ed Hettervik is not seeking a new term.

Officials of Laura Scudder’s are planning to close the firm’s Tracy snack-food plant at the first of 1989 and move production to Utah and New Mexico. The plant, off Valpico Road, has 344 employees.

The 1988 Tracy High Bulldogs opened their season with a 16-0 win over Pittsburg on Peter B. Kyne Field. Bon Daniel led the powerful Tracy ground game by picking up 115 yards in 14 carries.

50 years ago — 1963

Sun Valley Creamery dumped Tracy CSO, 10-7, to take the unofficial city baseball championship.

Tracyites with the Johnson name had 57 listings in the new Tracy City Directory, topping 39 Miller and 36 Gonzalez listings.

Juan Barena, a 29-year-old farmer from the Mexican state of Jalisco, set what could be a record by picking 202 lug boxes of tomatoes in one day on the Tom Muddiman farm south of Tracy.

Parents of 25 students attending St. Bernard’s School are asking the Tracy Elementary School District to provide busing for their children.

Emmet Lee is the new head coach of the Tracy High freshman football team. He comes to Tracy High from Patterson, where he was frosh-soph football coach.

75 years ago — 1938

Henry McCrory, chief clerk at the Southern Pacific Depot, has been elected new commander of James McDermott Post, American Legion.

Retired banker J.E. Drew told a Tracy audience that a proposal to provide senior citizens a public pension of $30 per week would be a financial disaster for California.

Except for kindergartners, students in grades 1 through 4 scheduled to attend the new Central School will instead attend classes in old Central School until the new school is completed by the first of the year.

Ice cream from the Peterson Creamery has taken second place in dairy judging at the California State Fair in Sacramento.

100 years ago — 1913

Some 3,600 acres of the Titus Ranch north of Tracy will be subdivided into smaller parcels. (The ranch was later named Whitehall Estates.)

Movies are being shown in the Seventh Street building that once housed the Stockton Implement Co. A fire gutted the Arlington Theatre on Sixth Street in July. Reconstruction has been started.
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