Jefferson School District trustees have named Ed Quinn, Jefferson School principal, the interim superintendent of the district. He succeeds Ellen Hancock. (Quinn later received a contract to be superintendent.)
A study of possible improvements to the streets and sidewalks of downtown Tracy is nearly complete.
The Sierra Club has targeted Tracy as one of the cities where urban sprawl is continuing unchecked.
Tracy Sikhs have opened a new temple on West Grant Line Road.
25 years ago — 1984
The LeVillage subdivision at Holly Drive and Interstate 205 in northern Tracy is under construction. The Kaufman & Broad project will have 102 homes with prices beginning at $79,990.
Twelve activists were arrested for jumping fences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Site 300 explosive test facility in Corral Hollow Canyon.
Services have been conducted for Dr. Maynard Aaby, 64, a longtime Tracy dentist and leader of the Tracy Seventh-day Adventist Church. He died in a solo car crash near his home in Pine Mountain Lake.
50 years ago — 1959
The first cutting of alfalfa is coming off Tracy-area hay fields. The average price is $27 per ton.
Frank Chacon, a 12-year-old South School sixth-grader, reigns as Tracy’s marble-shooting champion.
Art Alves singled in two runs in the 14th inning to give Tracy Hires a 5-4 win in California Mexican League baseball action. Pete Moreno and George Morelos shared pitching duties for Hires.
75 years ago — 1934
Newly elected Mayor Fred Herzog has called community leaders together for a meeting to promote the revival of Civil Works Agency projects aimed at spurring employment.
A 19-year-old Tracyite has been arraigned on charges of assault with a deadly weapon after being arrested for injuring a 5-year-old boy with his car during a game of auto-tag.
James Cagney is appearing in “Lady Killer” at the Grand Theatre.
100 years ago — 1909
A special newspaper train has been added by the Southern Pacific, bringing copies of San Francisco dailies to Tracy before 5 a.m.
A number of Banta-area residents are balking at the formation of a high school district with the campus in Tracy.
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