A slow-growth initiative has been submitted to the city of Tracy. City staff will review the proposal, which would be placed on the March 2000 ballot to cut Tracy’s annual growth limit in half.
Rose Furtado, administrative secretary for the educational-services department of Tracy Unified School District, has retired after 28 years with the district.
Three Tracyites have been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a Tracy computer consultant.
Tracy High biology teacher Kirk Brown has been honored by the Milken Family Foundation with a $25,000 award for teaching excellence.
Trustees of the Tracy Unified School District have extended Superintendent Keith Larick’s contract to 2003. His salary is $118,195 plus benefits.
25 years ago — 1984
A space on the Monte Vista Middle School campus is being eyed for the Tracy Boys and Girls Club, reported Dick Hastie, president of the club’s board of directors.
A 19-year-old Tracy man is being held for the shooting of a Milipitas man in the parking lot of Tracy Ball Park. The victim is recovering.
Tracy Raiders quarterback Richie Alkire passed for 288 yards and five touchdowns in a 32-14 rout of the Stockton Trojans in youth football action.
Twenty candidates are vying for Tracy Junior Miss honors in the annual pageant in Emma Baumgardner Theater on the Tracy High School campus.
Services have been conducted for Eugenia Fiack, 63, a Tracy resident for 39 years. She was a member of the Tracy High clerical staff for 23 years.
50 years ago — 1959
Harvest of the fall lettuce crop has started in Tracy-area fields. Alvarez Bros. and Joe Kudo have grown the lettuce, and Fudenna Bros. of Fremont is shipping it, reported Joe Arnolfo of Fudenna.
Former Tracy High Bulldog lineman John Meek is a starter for the University of California, Davis, junior varsity football team. He is a freshman at Davis.
Neal Walton has been named the city’s new planning director, replacing Elizabeth Gawain. Walton comes to Tracy from Tulsa, Okla.
Bill Pollard has captured the Tracy Golf & Country Club championship with a 2-and-1 win over defending champion John Landis.
75 years ago — 1934
The international president of the Switchmen’s Union visited Tracy, telling local members that the economic situation is improving a bit, but unemployment remains high.
Dr. J. Frank Doughty is chairman of the newly organized committee to back Gov. Frank Merriman’s re-election bid.
Tracyites flocked to the Tracy Inn, where Max Baer, the Livermore boxer and actor, stopped en route to a Visalia sporting event.
100 years ago — 1909
President William Howard Taft passed through Tracy on his special train. The portly president spoke briefly to the several hundred Tracyites who gathered at the Southern Pacific station.
Henry Schmidt, who operates the Tracy Brewery, is now delivering coal for the winter heating season.
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