Tracy Honda has moved into the Tracy Auto Mall, the third dealership to do so. Already, Ford and Chevrolet are operating there, and Tracy Toyota has broken ground on its dealership.
The Tracy-area almond harvest is winding down. Growers report a top-quality crop, but a glut of almonds harvested in California is putting pressure on prices.
A freak September storm that rumbled through the Tracy area dropped 0.38 inches of rain, which could cause problems for the canning-tomato harvest.
The Tracy High Bulldogs and the Tokay Tigers fought to a 31-31 draw in a shoot-out on Peter B. Kyne Field. West lost to Amador Valley of Pleasanton, 13-10, on a last-second Hail Mary pass completion.
Frank Bettencourt has the second-largest John Deere museum in the country on Highway 132, just east of The Orchard.
25 years ago — 1984
More wells will be dug on private property surrounding Defense Depot Tracy to determine the amount of groundwater contamination that exists.
A request to rezone 58 acres in the hills west of Tracy for a Musco Olive Co. processing plant has been held up by study of possible kit fox habitat.
Southern Pacific officials have promised to remove tank cars filled with butane from the SP yard east of town. The city of Tracy put pressure on the railroad to move the cars, which were deemed a threat to safety.
John Marlow, 54, a Tracy Sports Hall of Fame inductee who was a three-sport standout at Tracy High School in the late 1940s, has died in Los Angeles.
50 years ago — 1959
Plans are being completed for the Tracy Community Fair scheduled for four days in a tent at the south end of the Tracy Ballpark. W.K. “Ken” Lowes is fair chairman.
Tracy High band director Earl Paluzzi has formed “The Chessmen,” a student jazz band.
Services have been conducted for Ray Horstkorta, 52, a Southern Pacific engineer in Tracy since 1927. He was stricken by a heart attack.
The Manteca Buffaloes downed the Tracy High Bulldogs, 14-6, in the season opener at Guss Schmiedt Field in Manteca.
Banker Jim Dowd is president of the Tracy Single Fund, which has launched its campaign to raise $24,900.
75 years ago — 1934
A large crowd attended services for Ernest G. Dobney, energetic and popular band director at West Park School. He died following surgery at San Joaquin General Hospital.
Tracyites visiting San Francisco were able to see the second tower of the Bay Bridge completed in the middle of the bay.
John Wayne stars in “The Man from Utah” at the Grand Theatre on Central Avenue.
100 years ago — 1909
A grand bazaar was at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Entertainment and food booths were featured.
A new case of diphtheria has been diagnosed in Tracy by Dr. Murrell. The patient is N.J. Rice, proprietor of the Tracy Machine Works.
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