Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo” showed Chad Cruz (left) and Frankie Silveria trying out the ramp they made in April 1987. The ramp stoof on Plantation Court. Cruz now lives in Stockton, and Silveria is a local real estate agent. Chad’s mother, Robin Cruz, identified the two “daredevils.”
• To solve this week’s mystery, or if you can’t wait for the answer, e-mail email@example.com. TWICE-TOLD TALES 10 years ago — 2000
An audit demanded by challengers of the Mello-Roos school-construction tax has concluded that the Tracy Area Public Facilities Financing Agency (TAPFFA) has spent the money properly.
Ten Japanese eighth-graders from Tracy’s Sister City of Memuro, Japan, have concluded a weeklong visit to Tracy. They were honored at a “sayonara” party at Tracy Community Center.
Services have been conducted for Isabel Guevara, 76, a Tracy resident for the past half-century and wife of retired Tracy police detective Sgt. Charles Guevara.
Tracy High’s girls softball team edged crosstown rival West, 1-0, in an extra-inning game that went 10 innings. Kelly King’s single scored the winning run.
Mike Carter, supervisor in the city’s parks and recreation department, has received a lifetime achievement award from the California Parks and Recreation Society. 25 years ago — 1985
What was originally the Fabian-Grunauer & Co. building at the corner of Sixth Street and Central Avenue is being demolished by new owners of the property, despite last-minute efforts to save it. The building was built in 1899-1900 following the 1898 fire that destroyed most buildings on Front (Sixth) Street.
Stauffer Chemical Co. has abandoned plans to establish a 40-acre chemical-testing facility northwest of town.
John Frerichs has been elected president of Tracy Community Memorial Hospital’s board of directors. Frerichs, 43, has been a hospital board member the past 13 years and served earlier terms as president.
Jill Henriques paced the Tracy High gymnastics team to a win over Manteca in all three divisions. She won first in four events. 50 years ago — 1960
Farm income in the Tracy area in 1959 was the second-highest in history, totaling $17,888,246. Tomatoes generated $4,026,000 to lead the way.
A 48-year-old transient was killed when he tried to climb aboard a moving freight train in the Tracy Southern Pacific yard.
Tracy police officer John Dubitsky has been elected commander of Tracy Post 1537, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Loyce Singleton threw a two-hitter as the Tracy High baseball team blanked Patterson, 2-0.
Air Force 1st Lt. Myron Crow, an F-100 jet fighter pilot, has returned from three years’ duty in France, Germany and Morocco. 75 years ago — 1935
An oil well drilled to a depth of 3,900 feet northeast of town along Grant Line Road has found no oil and may be abandoned.
Former President Herbert Hoover stopped at the Tracy Inn for lunch en route to inspect his ranch properties in the Delta.
Manuel Rico, manager of a local oil company, has been elected president of the Tracy Rotary Club. 100 years ago — 1910
Cloudy skies and rain greeted Tracyites on Easter Sunday morning, when many were off to services in Tracy churches.
The Tracy Town Hall on West Seventh Street has been re-plastered on the outside and repainted inside. It is the meeting place for the Tracy and West San Joaquin Board of Trade and other groups.
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