Twice-Told Tales: Path cleared for new fire station
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

Construction of a new water line along 11th Street is clearing the way for construction of a new fire station.

Lt. David Rouse has taken over as commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Tracy unit.

Chet Miller, 66, has retired from Linden-based Mid-Valley Ag Service, ending a four-decade career in the farm-chemical business.

The West High boys basketball team downed Edison of Stockton, 71-50, Kevin Bland topped the Wolf Pack scoring with 16 points and had 14 rebounds. (He later played at UC Irvine.)

Tracy Express Network, a women’s business networking organization, is gaining new members in Tracy.

The city of Tracy’s Economic Development Department has started listing available commercial and industrial properties on its website.

A house on Mount Oso Avenue is being demolished after neighbors complained about trash and garbage strewn in the house and about the property.



25 years ago — 1988

Dr. Bob Baum, superintendent of Tracy Public Schools, has been given a 6.7 percent salary increase, boosting his annual pay to $74,071.

A groundbreaking ceremony has marked the beginning of construction of Tracy Community Memorial Hospital’s $14-million expansion and improvement project.

Services have been held for retired service station and tire-shop operator Claude Cox, 67.

Despite Steve Alkire’s 28 points, Monte Vista’s eighth-grade boys basketball team lost to Clover 68-50.

Some 200 people attended a retirement dinner for Postmaster Bob Hedrick at the Portuguese Hall.

Juan Guevera, one of the founders of the Tracy Soccer Club in 1963, has died at the age of 46.



50 years ago — 1963

A major rainstorm has ended fears of drought in the Tracy area.

A.T. “Ted” Ohlendorf has been re-elected president of the board of directors of Tracy Golf and Country Club.

A deputy county counsel has ruled that a proposal to establish trustee areas for the Tracy Joint Union High School District is illegal.

Farmer George Clever has been elected unopposed as the first Tracy-area trustee for the newly formed San Joaquin Delta Community College District.

A party at Casa Garcia has honored Bill Sutton on earning a bachelor’s degree in education from San Francisco State College.

Services have been held for 12-year-old Henry Zimmerman, who died after a long pulmonary illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zimmerman.



75 years ago — 1938

Tracy police captured a would-be burglar at the Canale Grocery Store on Sixth Street.

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce is starting a series of meetings for business operators in hopes of boosting trade, as the impact of the economic depression is still being felt.

A major storm dumped 2.2 inches of rain on Tracy.

Peter Lorre and Jane Regan are starring in “Thank You, Mr. Moto,” at the Grand Theatre.



100 years ago — 1913

A contract has been awarded to a firm to pave Central Avenue north of Eighth Street.

The city’s new water system put $225 into the city’s coffers in the past month.

— Tracy Press archives
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