San Joaquin County supervisors have agreed to take the first step toward creating a specific plan for the proposed Mountain House residential development 3 miles west of Tracy.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church has submitted plans to the city’s planning department for a 22,500-square-foot building to house administrative offices and a school on the church’s 5-acre site.
Services have been conducted for Bertha Ekenberg, 94, a native of the Vernalis area who had worked closely with her husband, Al Ekenberg, as bus driver and custodian at New Jerusalem School and as an adult adviser to the New Jerusalem 4-H Club.
San Joaquin Delta College classes have started in Delta’s new learning center in portable buildings near West High School.
Tracy High’s girls volleyball team was paced this season by Virginia Ullery, a junior who was named the team’s most valuable player the second year in a row.
25 years ago — 1985
Evelyn Costa of Tracy has become the first woman to chair the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. She was sworn in during the supervisors’ annual organizational meeting.
The Tracy City Council has approved 10 percent raises for city employees.
Tracy High’s boys basketball team remains undefeated in San Joaquin Athletic Association play with a 45-35 win over Edison in the Tracy High gym.
Tracyite Fred Thomas appears on the road to recovery following his heart-lung transplant operation in Phoenix.
Ross Black, a Rotary exchange student from Hamilton, New Zealand, has returned “down under” after a year in Tracy.
50 years ago — 1960
A report given to the Tracy City Council concludes that the extension of MacArthur Drive between 11th Street and Grant Line Road is feasible.
Irwin W. Lauppe, controller of the H.J. Heinz Co. factory, has been installed as master of the Mt. Oso Masonic Lodge.
Cliff Seal has retired from the Southern Pacific after 40 years of railroading. He was an SP ticket agent in Tracy.
Construction has started on the Bethany Reservoir some 10 miles northwest of Tracy. The reservoir will store water from the Delta-Mendota Canal for delivery to the South Bay Aqueduct.
Tracy’s new Safeway store is opening at the corner of 12th Street and McKinley (now Tracy) Boulevard. (Kragen Auto Parts now occupies the storefront).
75 years ago — 1935
A Los Angeles drilling company has taken over oil and gas exploration in Corral Hollow Canyon.
Another winter storm has hit the Tracy area, bringing rain to the valley and snow to the foothills south and west of town. Tracy has received 8.15 inches of rain so far in a heavy rain season.
Relief aid through Tracy Community Council is going to a total of 119 Tracy residents — 48 adults and 71 children.
Leonard “Jiggs” Ackerman has taken over fountain operations of the Hughes Dairy at 11th and Walnut streets.
100 years ago — 1910
A number of Southern Pacific workers and their families will be moved to Tracy under plans to create an SP terminal in Tracy. No final decision has yet been made, however.
The Bank of Tracy has declared a 4 percent dividend for deposits in its savings department.