City Manager Fred Diaz was principal speaker at the second State of the City luncheon in Tracy Community Center.
Chevy’s Fresh Mex restaurant, featuring Mexican food, is opening on Naglee Road near the West Valley Mall. (The restaurant was closed recently.)
The Tracy High Bulldogs muscled their way past the West High Wolf Pack, 62-49, in Valley Oak League basketball action. Mike Eichholtz had 20 points for the winners.
A stop sign has been installed on Grant Line Road near Banta School to help students cross the street safely.
Work is nearing completion on the 216-unit Chesapeake Bay Apartment complex on West Lowell Avenue near Interstate 205.
Services have been held for Clarence Griffin, 76, a retired Defense Depot Tracy employee who was active in veterans organizations and was coordinator of a number of local parades, including the Tracy Centennial Parade in 1978.
25 years ago — 1987
A Modesto woman was killed and 13 other motorists injured in a series of crashes on fog-shrouded Interstate 205 on Tracy’s north side.
Supporters of the Tracy High Marching Band are boosting the band’s chances of traveling to Australia to take part in the World Expo in Brisbane. (The band never made it.)
City Manager Mike Locke has been given a 12 percent boost in salary, increasing his annual pay from $56,016 to $62,738.
Lynn Conner of Tracy has been installed as president of San Joaquin Ben Ali Shrine Club in Stockton.
Tracy Junior Miss Kelly Spence participated in the California Junior Miss Pageant in Santa Rosa.
California Highway Patrol officer John Moraga of Tracy has received the State Medal of Valor from Gov. George Deukmejian for pulling a truck driver out of a burning rig on Interstate 5 in June 1985.
50 years ago — 1962
The Sun Valley Creamery has been sold to the Los Banos Dairymen’s Association, according to Ben Nielsen, who has been co-owner and manager.
Tracy High trustees have allocated $4,998.29 for the purchase of 60 new band uniforms.
The Peterson McGah Co. has started building homes in the Arnold Park subdivision in west Tracy.
Bert and Amelia Banta have returned from a five-month world tour.
The Tracy Garbage Co. is starting to pick up garbage in rural Tracy under a new countywide garbage-disposal program.
Alfred Abersold has been installed master of Mount Oso Masonic Lodge. He succeeds James Paige.
75 years ago — 1937
Chief of Police F.B. Wise has announced he has no plans of leaving Tracy, despite rumors to the contrary.
Fred Garrison is new student body president at Tracy High. He succeeds Carlitos “Charlie” Guevara in the post.
Following a ruling by the state attorney general, the Tracy City Council has repealed its “vending machine ordinance” that levied a $10 monthly fine for slot machines.
Peter Claussen, 41, of Tracy, was killed when his car collided with a Greyhound bus on Highway 50 near Paradise Cut.
100 years ago — 1912
The newly completed sewer system has been accepted by the Board of Trustees (City Council).
March 1 is the date for the dedication of the new Tracy School (later Central School) on Central Avenue.
Houses have gone on sale in the new West Park subdivision west of Windeler Avenue.
— Tracy Press archives