The San Joaquin County Fair has started its annual run at the Stockton fairgrounds, but attendance is lagging behind levels of past years.
The Mullikan Medical Center-Eaton is closing its doors. Sutter Gould Medical Foundation is expected to take over part of the center’s operations.
The Tracy City Council has approved the city’s preliminary budget of $49.7 million for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. The budget includes adding 15 new employees, said City Manager Fred Diaz.
John Treantos, U.S. and world history teacher at Tracy High School for 32 years, has closed out a 37-year teaching career.
Jonathan Partridge, a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, has joined the Tracy Press staff as a reporter.
The San Joaquin County Planning Commission has given the green light to SouthWinds Church of Tracy to begin building a complex at Lammers and Middle roads northwest of town.
25 years ago — 1984
The Tracy Boys and Girls Clubs’ fundraising campaign was kicked off at a luncheon. On the first day, nearly $5,000 was raised, reported Dick Hastie, club board president.
Former auto dealer Roger Birdsall is president of the new Tracy-San Joaquin County Certified Development Corp. The new organization arranges Small Business Administration loans for firms in the county.
Karen Figueiredo is queen of this year’s IPFES Holy Ghost festa.
Save Mart President Bob Piccinini cut the ribbon to open the new Save Mart market in the Westgate Plaza shopping center at West 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard.
Junior matador Robert Silva, 11, used his cape to fend off charges by a bull calf at the IPFES bullfights behind the Tracy Ballroom.
Isabel Vargas is new president of Soroptimist International of Tracy.
50 years ago — 1959
Ten teams — five in the A League and five in the B League — have started the 1959 softball season in Tracy.
Tomato growers gathered in the Tracy Inn Rose Room to learn more about the proposed processing-tomato marketing order. Many growers voiced the need to be cautious about approving the plan that would restrict acreage.
The Rev. Thomas Fleming, pastor of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church from 1944 to 1956, has died at the age of 67.
Libby-Owens-Ford has purchased 874 acres in the Lathrop area for a new plate-glass factory.
Tracy postal employee Charlie Payne has been elected president of the California State Aerie of Eagles. He is a longtime secretary of the Eagles in Tracy.
A.J. “Vic” Harris has emerged as champion of the horseshoe tournament at Lincoln Park.
75 years ago — 1934
A new post office building for Tracy is still a possibility, Rep. Frank Buck, R-Stockton, has told local officials. A site for the new post office building has still not been located, however.
Tracy attorney Sam Duker is a candidate to challenge incumbent Bradford S. Crittenden for a seat in the state Senate.
C.E. “Pete” Ritter of Tracy has filed his nomination papers as a candidate for San Joaquin County public administrator.
100 years ago — 1909
Six students have graduated from Tracy School. To attend high school, they will have to travel by train to Stockton, since there is no high school in Tracy.
Tracy’s baseball team defeated Crown Flour of Stockton, 7-6. Jim Lamb was the winning pitcher.
Several small grain-field fires have been reported in the Tracy area.
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