Twice-Told Tales: Governor given speeding ticket
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Tracy High School’s swimming pools will be closed for the summer while a $200,000 renovation project is completed.

The Byron-Bethany Irrigation District and Plainview Water District are seeking approval to merge from the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo).

Souza Family Park in the Westgate subdivision on the western edge of Tracy has been dedicated.

West High’s track and field team set six new records in winning the San Joaquin Athletic Association championship. Shell Quinley was a two-time winner for the Pack, winning both hurdles events.

Eighth-grader Lauren Pettipiece has been selected the Bean Princess to reign over this year’s California Dry Bean Festival.

The Home Field Advantage fundraising program at West High School has erected a new scoreboard at the West High football field.

25 years ago — 1989

The Tracy Boys and Girls Club has opened the doors of its new facility that is part of the Monte Vista School site on Lowell Avenue. The opening capped off a five-year campaign to provide a home for the Boys and Girls Club.

Four Tracy High seniors have received college scholarships from the Tracy Woman’s Club. They are William Altig, Kimberly Holmes, Jeff Coop and Jean Gomez.

Three boys, ages 14, 15 and 16, have been arrested for vandalizing graves at Tracy Cemetery.

Ted Giesing has been elected student body president at Tracy High School for the 1989-90 school year.

The family of a Lathrop man who died after hanging himself in the Tracy jail has filed a suit against the city.

Lisa Day, a Tracy High junior, has been crowned Tracy’s Junior Miss at the conclusion of the annual pageant in Emma Baumgardner Theater on the Tracy High campus. She was chosen from among 15 contestants.

50 years ago — 1964

A group of Tracy civic and business leaders toured the Site 300 explosive test site of the Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory in Corral Hollow Canyon.

Tom Slayter was named outstanding player of the 1964 Tracy High golf team.

Jack Anastasio has opened a Richfield service station at the corner of Grant Line Road and East Street.

Airman Philip Silva has completed U.S. Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Mary Nunes is queen of the IPFES Holy Ghost “festa.”

Frigard Chiropractic Clinic is opening its new building on Grant Line Road.

75 years ago — 1939

Tracy attorney George Wadsworth, speaking before the Tracy Lions Club, predicted there would be no war in Europe this year. (War broke out in September when Germany invaded Poland.)

Anna Maria Huck, a member of the pioneer Thoming and Huck families, has died at the age of 59.

The Tracy Wildlife Association is making plans for its Stag Night fundraiser on Oak Island north of town. Food, drinks and “varied entertainment” will be featured.

100 years ago — 1914

W.J. McArdle has been appointed to the Board of Trustees (City Council) to replace William Schmidt, who resigned.

Efforts of the newly formed San Joaquin Farm Bureau to have a farm adviser in the county have been successful.

Gov. Hiram Johnson was given a speeding ticket while his chauffeur was racing his car along a highway near Tracy. The motorcycle officers did not know the governor was in the car.

— Tracy Press archives

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