Tracy banks report they are prepared for Jan. 1, 2000, when computers may cause glitches that could develop into major problems.
Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, is leading a group from the House of Representatives to the southern area of Africa to study ways of preserving wildlife through the development of private preserves.
Old Navy, a division of Gap Inc., plans to open a store in the West Valley Mall, according to Paul Chase, mall manager. (The store closed earlier in 2009.)
Matt Eichholz scored 24 points to lead the Tracy High Bulldogs to a 62-55 win over Mt. Eden in the consolation bracket championship game at the Calaveras High Tournament in San Andreas.
The annual Brighter Christmas jail generated $11,000 for the community-wide holiday charity drive, reported Gene Birk, chairman.
25 years ago — 1984
State water-quality officials have found low-level groundwater contamination at Defense Depot Tracy. The results followed the drilling of a series of test wells in and around the depot property off Chrisman Road.
Tracy High’s girls soccer team remained undefeated after edging Atwater, 3-2, at Tracy Ballpark. Silvia Diaz scored two goals for Tracy.
Terry Mack, 45, administrator of Glenn General Hospital in Willows, has been named new administrator of Tracy Community Memorial Hospital, reported Ben Curran, president of the hospital board. Mack succeeds Ruth Bolton, who has retired.
Tracy walnut grower Ross Domecq, 45, was seriously injured when hit by a car while crossing Valpico Road on a three-wheel motorcycle.
50 years ago — 1959
Strenuous measures by physicians
and nurses saved the life of Tracyite Earl M. Sasser, 30, whose heart stopped for five minutes during a minor operation at Dameron Hospital in Stockton.
The Rev. A.D. Carter of the Church of God in Christ has announced that the church’s 11th annual Christmas party for families in need will be Dec. 24.
Big Earl Williams scored 14 points to lead the Tracy High Bulldogs to a 46-32 basketball win over the Livermore Cowboys.
The Tracy Community Chorus presented its annual version of Handel’s “Messiah” in the Tracy High School auditorium.
Services have been conducted for Marguerite Wadsworth, wife of attorney George Wadsworth, who suffered a fatal heart attack at the family’s East Street home.
75 years ago — 1934
A giant Christmas tree has been installed beside City Hall at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. Charlie Clark of the Terminal Grill donated $50 to help bring the tree to Tracy.
S.A. Alvarez of The Men’s Shop on Central Avenue is featuring zipper-coat sweaters at prices ranging from $3.95 to $8.45.
Halfback Howard Costello has been awarded the Peter B. Kyne Trophy as the most-valuable player on the Tracy High football team.
100 years ago — 1909 Rain totaling 2.3 inches fell on the Tracy area in a week’s time, bringing the seasonal total to 4.48 inches.
The Banta and New Jerusalem elementary school districts are balking at being part of a proposed high school district, which faces a second vote sometime in the future.
R.R. Kuhn of the Tracy Tailor Shop is featuring suits at prices beginning at $15.
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