Twice-Told Tales: Pirates on the Delta steal from firefighters
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Expansion of North School on North Holly Drive is nearing completion. Eleven new classrooms are being added to the elementary school campus.

City planners have given their approval to enlarging two subdivisions — Glenbriar and Sycamore Village.

Tracy Tritons swimmers took third place in the Mid-Valley Swim League championships. Alyssa Froiland (girls 6 and under) and Justin Phelps (boys 9-10) both won three events in their divisions.

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers of Tracy youths Jason Bowen and Manuel Salinas in Hayward five years ago has been boosted to $100,000.

The old Holly Sugar switcher diesel locomotive is leaving Tracy for the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

25 years ago — 1989

Despite a strike of some tomato pickers, operations at the Triple E packing shed on Linne Road are continuing as usual.

Tracy gymnast Tim Dalrymple, 13, has his sights set on the 1996 Olympics. He is training in Fremont.

Mickey McGuire has been named Tracy-area chairman of Democrat Patricia Malberg’s congressional campaign.

Former Golden State Warriors great Al Attles spoke at the Tracy Summer Basketball Camp at the Boys and Girls Club.

Former Tracy High lineman Scott McAdams played for the losing North team in the Shrine California All-Star Football Game in Los Angeles.

50 years ago — 1964

About 12 million cubic feet of earth has been excavated to prepare the intake canal for the pumping plant of the California Water Project.

Pirates have stolen a boat owned by five Tracy firemen docked on the Grant Line Canal.

Earl Shoesmith, who was superintendent of the Tracy Elementary School District for 13 years, has retired from the California Youth Authority after 17 years.

Cloyce Brooksher, a 1950 graduate of Tracy High School, has been promoted to sergeant of the Tracy Police Department.

Paul McFaul, manager of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce for the past year, has resigned.

Mike Fitzpatrick is a lifeguard at the San Joaquin County 4-H camp at Lake Tahoe.

Grant Line Drug has held its grand opening at 315 W. Grant Line Road. Bruce Hill is manager of the store, which is a satellite of Anderson’s Drug Store on Central Avenue.

75 years ago — 1939

Holly Sugar Corp. is establishing a cattle-feeding operation at its sugar mill north of town. Waste from the feeding pens will be used to fertilize the firm’s alfalfa fields.

Veteran restaurateur Bill Panagos has purchased the Quick Service Lunch on 11th Street from Inez Bennett. He said he will call the restaurant “The Diner.”

West Side Irrigation District has completed refinancing its bonded debt with a loan of $265,500 from the federal Reconstruction Finance Corp.

Southern Pacific has speeded up its passenger train service through Tracy. The time to travel between Tracy and Los Angeles has been shortened by an hour and 48 minutes.

100 years ago — 1914

One Tracy resident is concerned about drivers of automobiles turning the streets of Tracy “into a race track.”

A total of 707 Tracy men and women are registered to vote in the Aug. 25 primary election.

The Board of Trade has complained about the weeds that have overgrown Tracy Cemetery. Hire a gardener-caretaker, the organization (later the Tracy Chamber of Commerce) pleaded.

— Tracy Press archives

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