Twice-Told Tales: Lanky throws a two-hitter
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10 years ago — 2004

A proposal to submit a ballot measure to Tracy voters to change provisions of the Measure A growth-control initiative is being floated by representatives of Tracy Hills.

Dr. Chemanoor Zachariah has purchased West Valley Bowl and plans to spruce up the recreation facility.

West High graduate Trevell Quinley, now a student at Arizona State University, won the high jump at 7 feet, ½ inch at a meet in Tempe, Ariz.

Mike Carter, a 55-year-old Tracy native who has been parks and community services manager for the city of Tracy, is retiring after 17 years with the city.

West High’s baseball team blanked the Stagg High Delta Kings of Stockton 18-0. Steven Garcia had three hits for the Wolf Pack.

Wicklund’s Market has been opened in Mountain House by Trimark Communities, developer of the residential community.

25 years ago — 1989

Safeway has signed a letter of intent to purchase 150 acres in the West Valley Industrial Park in south Tracy for a new warehouse and distribution center. (Safeway later decided on a larger parcel off Schulte Road west of town.)

Tracy Bulldogs right-hand pitcher Stacey Robertson threw a four-hitter as the local nine bested Lodi 3-1 for a third consecutive victory.

Tracy Savings and Loan Association posted a 16.7 percent increase in income in 1988, thanks mainly to expansion into the East Bay, reported Larry Winslow, president.

George and Eleanor Hoppe have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Services have been held for Evelyn Lemos, 80, former co-owner of the Grant Line Lunch in Banta. She and her husband, the late Henry Lemos, operated the popular lunch and dinner spot from 1944 to 1959.

50 years ago — 1964

Retired Holly Sugar Corp. manager Clyde L. Abbott and Lawrence Radiation Laboratory employee Williard “Woody” Souza won election to the Tracy City Council. Abbott was the top vote-getter, and Souza had a 20-vote margin over former Mayor Henry Buthmann.

Jeanne Ormsby has been named valedictorian and Chuck Coffman, salutatorian, of Tracy High’s Class of 1964.

David Foos has resigned as principal of Senior Elementary School to take a teaching position in Japan.

Tracy’s population has been pegged at 12,750 by the State Department of Finance.

Lanky Greg Reed threw a two-hitter as the Tracy High baseball team blanked Sonora 4-0 in Valley Oak League play.

75 years ago — 1939

A parade will kick off the Frontier Days celebration planned in Tracy beginning May 13, according to Tom Hintz, parade chairman.

Robert Gainer, 32, was killed when he drove a Union Oil delivery truck in front of The Owl passenger train at the Orient Street (MacArthur Drive) crossing of the West Side line.

Eight local residents have filed for the appointment of a postmaster in Tracy.

Harvey F. Matthews, who recently closed the Federated Store on Central Avenue, has joined the Tracy Press as news reporter and advertising salesman.

100 years ago — 1914

Charles Canale, Frank Penny and O.E. Lee were elected the City Board of Trustees (City Council). Because of illegal marking, 26 ballots were tossed out.

Tracyites have been told that the Associated Pipeline plant in Tracy is expected to add a giant tank to store bunker fuel (used by railroad steam engines) to be loaded into railroad tank cars for distribution throughout the West.

— Tracy Press archives

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