The Tracy Police Department has received a $375,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire five additional police officers. The city will add $68,586 from the general fund.
Gary Moore, owner of the Old Douglas Market restaurant and bar on Central Avenue, reports he is changing the name of the once-popular facility to Tracy Saloon and will use a country-western theme.
Tracyite Javier “Hobby” Ybanez continues to practice the art of dowsing — using a forked willow branch to find underground water.
Daisy Woolever of Tracy is celebrating her 100th birthday. The native of Oklahoma came to Tracy in 1926, when her husband, Ernest, hired on as a fireman with the Southern Pacific.
Paul Stroup, who has worked in Los Angeles to reach out to gang members, has been honored by St. Bernard’s School as a Distinguished Graduate.
25 years ago — 1985
After seeing 452 homes constructed in 1984, Tracy city officials expect more homes to be built in the coming year.
Navy Ensign Jess Gutierrez is now undergoing naval flight basic training at Pensacola, Fla. He is a San Jose State graduate.
Tracy High speaker Bill Sundbeck has advanced to the regional competition of the American Legion Public Speaking Contest.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, organized in 1892, is celebrating its 93rd birthday.
Tracy Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program is being re-emphasized in the battle against crime.
50 years ago — 1960
The Tracy Bowl is holding its grand opening with three days of special events. The bowling establishment was opened in November.
Tracy Community Memorial Hospital has reported a “profit” — income exceeding expenses for a nonprofit organization — of $20,946 for 1984.
New hospital board members are Frank Foster, Frank Beffa, Dave Pribyl and Jim Glotfelty.
Jeweler Lorin Jolley is constructing a new commercial building on the north side of West 10th Street. It will house three businesses, including Jolley’s Jewelry.
Frank Lima is the new president of the Tracy Civic-Athletic Club, which supports local athletic programs.
Charles Selna, city treasurer for the past 32 years, is retiring.
75 years ago — 1934
A majority of Tracy residents attending a packed meeting of the City Council voiced opposition to a proposal for the city to purchase the electricity-distribution system from Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
A dozen men have received jobs with the Tracy Elementary School District through a federal jobs program. They will do maintenance work throughout the district.
Boyd Allen, a projectionist at the Grand Theatre for the past four years, is moving to El Centro to manage a theater for the West Coast Theaters chain.
100 years ago — 1910
Directors of the West Side Board of Trade are putting together a set of bylaws to govern the newly formed group.
A bright comet has been seen in the skies over Tracy.
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