Twice-Told Tales: Heinz employee's safety record
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Army Pfc. Jesse Jack Martinez, 20, was killed in a Stryker combat-vehicle accident in Iraq.

The Tracy band UVR will be part of the lineup at the Xclamation Festival in downtown Modesto.

Marine Corps veteran and retired Tracy High teacher John Treantos is the new commander of James McDermott Post, American Legion.

Tom Benigno, who has run unsuccessfully for governor and Congress, has announced he will be a candidate for mayor of Tracy.

About 500 people filled the West High gym to pay a final tribute to Tracy police Sgt. Mike Cox, who died at the age of 41.

The first family to move into Mountain House — Jeff and Lori Francis and their two children — are marking the first anniversary as residents of the new residential development west of Tracy.

A warehouse sale held by Restoration Hardware attracted 1,500 people to the Tracy location.

Siblings Almaruthe and Kolob Condell of Tracy finished first in their divisions at the annual Junior Olympics Taekwondo Championships in Atlanta.

25 years ago — 1989

The closed First Christian Church congregation has donated $132,000 to local nonprofit organizations.

The Tracy City Council has amended a city ordinance to strengthen penalties for contractors not completing projects on time.

Tracy’s American Legion youth baseball team trounced Lodi 20-1 at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi. Tony Gonzales paced Tracy’s 22-hit attack with three hits and four runs-batted in.

Tracyites were glued to their television sets to watch the first moon walk by Apollo 11 astronauts.

Services have been held for Dominic Giordano, 64, a World War II combat veteran and retired school maintenance employee.

Former Tracy High football players David Harvey, Mauricio Martin and John Morris played for the North team in the annual Lions Central California All-Star game. The North won 31-14.

50 years ago — 1964

Workers at the H.J. Heinz Co. factory set a new safety record in 1963. Factory manager Dave Pribyl presented a plaque to the employee safety committee.

Clarence Mobley has been recognized for two decades of service at Defense Depot Tracy.

John Erb is chairman of the Tracy campaign of the United Crusade, with a goal of $25,000.

James E. “Pop” Bourn, a Spanish-American War veteran, was honored on his 87th birthday by members of the Tracy Aerie of Eagles.

Catholic seminarians are leading a summer program at the Cristo Rey Center on Clover Road.

Although pitchers Randy Overall and Dave Alley combined to throw a no-hitter, the Tracy Press Pee Wee League team lost to the Police Reserves, 6-3. Walks proved the undoing of the Press.

75 years ago — 1939

Fred O. Hosken, Tracy’s first city attorney, who played a major role in the incorporation of city government in 1910, has died at the age of 71.

Tracy Blues catcher Tommy Rangel had five hits to lead the Blues to a 16-3 baseball win over the Tracy Merchants.

Roy Britzman has come to Tracy from Salt Lake City to be local manager for Shell Oil Co.

100 years ago — 1914

Members of the Board of Trade (later the Tracy Chamber of Commerce) have voiced concern that the new Byron-Bethany Irrigation District may extend its boundaries into the area planned for a new Tracy irrigation District (later the West Side Irrigation District).

Work is being completed on the Dwelly Bros. Garage at the corner of 11th Street and what became Holly Drive.

— Tracy Press archives

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August 01, 2014
25 years ago — 1989

Tracyites were glued to their television sets to watch the first moon walk by Apollo 11 astronauts.

I can't believe it's been a whole 25 years since the first moon walk!

August 01, 2014
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969, with Michael Collins flying solo around the Moon 45 years ago.

I was 12 years old then and what an exciting day that was. It’s sad that it seems to be forgotten or taken for granted by those who were born after this historic and dangerous mission.

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