Proponents of Measure T, the slower-growth initiative that narrowly lost in a March vote, have prepared a similar initiative for the November general-election ballot.
Hirsch Elementary School has been named a California Distinguished School for 2000. Community involvement was cited as one of the strong points of the school, now in its third year.
Since the city and rural fire departments merged in November, response times have improved. Firefighters are getting to 82 percent of emergency calls in the city within five minutes of dispatch. They are getting to 42 percent of the calls in rural areas within five minutes.
The Tracy High boys swim team won the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, to edge East Union, 101-69.
St. Bernard’s Catholic School sixth-grader Valerie Brown was overall winner in the Whiz Kids competition at Lammersville School. 25 years ago — 1985
Homeowners in the new Fairhaven residential subdivision have picketed at the development’s entrance on Tracy Boulevard to protest shoddy workmanship and a lack of post-purchase repairs.
John Wells has retired as a rural firefighter after 25 years.
Josephine Foley, finance-services officer at the Tracy Bank of America branch, has received a BofA Special Presidential Recognition Award.
The Tracy City Council has gone on record asking county supervisors to put the proposed Carnegie new town project on hold for at least 10 years.
Ran Rob Inc. of Oakland plans to move its operations south of Tracy. The firm has specialized in producing computer components.
Louis and Edna Ender have been honored on their 50th wedding anniversary. 50 years ago — 1960
W.E. “Brownie” Brown and Manuel F. Pimentel have been elected to the Tracy City Council. They were top vote-getters among nine candidates for two open seats. Ed Hettervik defeated Owen Vick for city treasurer.
The Tracy High baseball team edged Oakdale, 2-1, in an extra-inning game. Jack Grebil scored the winning run.
County supervisors have balked at approving a request to close Chrisman Road to permit the Southern Pacific to locate its new switching yard east of town. Extending Banta Road across the tracks is being considered as an alternative.
A busload of Tracy women spent a day in San Francisco shopping and having lunch at the St. Francis Hotel. The trip was sponsored by the Wishing Well Chapter of the Children’s Home Society. 75 years ago — 1935
Milk producers met at West Park School to discuss marketing problems. They agreed to ask for state regulations.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved construction of a fixed-bridge structure across the San Joaquin River on Highway 132, known as the Maze Road.
Shirley Temple and Lionel Barrymore are appearing in “The Little Colonel” at the Grand Theatre. 100 years ago — 1910
Mollie Brichetto of Banta and Joseph Raspo of Santa Clara were married at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Joseph Brichetto, the bride’s father, gave the young couple a check for $10,000 as a wedding present.
• Information was taken from the Tracy Press archives.