Twice-Told Tales: Lottery to buy Tracy homes
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

Fireworks will be part of this year’s Hay Day at Banta School. The pyrotechnics will mark the school’s 125th birthday.

Tracy Chevrolet has brought the Patriots aerobatic jet team to Tracy for an air show.

City code-enforcement officials have found a new home for Rudy Garza, who has been living in a 12-foot-by-12-foot garage.

The St. Mary’s Rams of Stockton crushed the Tracy High Bulldogs 59-8 in Stockton.

Members of Tracy High’s Class of 1943 gathered at McNamara’s restaurant on 11th Street for a luncheon reunion.

25 years ago — 1988

More than 60 people lined up in front of a trailer in the new Meadow Glen subdivision in south Tracy for a lottery that determined who would have a chance at buying a new home.

Sixth- and eighth-graders in Tracy schools posted better scores in the California Assessment Program tests.

Two former Tracy High Bulldogs — Gary Barlow and Mike Thompson — are offensive linemen for the University of the Pacific Tigers this season.

Although the Manteca City Council is making last-minute changes in that city’s bid for a Yellow Freight System terminal, Tracy remains in the hunt. (The facility came to Tracy.)

The New Jerusalem 4-H Club is planning a celebration to mark Al Ekenberg’s 50th anniversary as a club adult adviser.

50 years ago — 1963

A series of fights has disrupted the Tracy High campus. Chief of Police Jerry Hodges said tensions are being eased.

The annual St. Bernard’s Festival has taken on a Gay Nineties theme this year.

Tracy Community Players are opening their version of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” a play geared for children. Barbara Yeomans is the director, and Dennis Morgin plays the title character.

A fourth-period pass gave Downey a 7-6 win over the Tracy High Bulldogs at Modesto. An 18-yard pass from Dennis Icardi to David Gonzales set up Tracy’s lone touchdown. The conversion failed.

Mechanical harvesting of tomatoes is changing the Tracy tomato harvest with the arrival of UC-Blackwelder machines at Bianchi Bros. fields on Fabian Tract and a Gill machine at Fred Sneed’s on Patterson Pass Road.

75 years ago — 1938

Tracy High’s football Bulldogs won their opening game of the season, downing Roseville 14-7. The Bulldogs play Amador of Pleasanton next.

Burglars, entering through the roof, stole an unknown amount of money from the J.C. Penney store at the corner of 10th Street and Central Avenue.

Milton’s 5 and 10 variety store has opened on Central Avenue between Ninth and 10th streets. Burr Ellis has come from Venice to manage the store.

Construction will begin soon on the music building at Tracy High School.

100 years ago — 1913

A 66-year-old Los Angeles woman died on the northbound Owl passenger train just before arriving at the Tracy station. Knowing she had only a few days to live, she was en route to Berkeley to spend time with her daughter.

Naglee School has been moved to a new location on Tracy Island Road near Finck Road.

The Tracy and West Side Board of trade has gone on record favoring erecting an electric arch over Central Avenue at Sixth Street.
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