Twice-Told Tales: Pombo returns to Washington, D.C.
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10 years ago — 2003

Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, is returning to Washington for the opening of the 108th Congress. He has been named chairman of the powerful House Resources Committee.

Jack Sieglock, county supervisor from Lodi, is the new chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

Matt Winningham scored 14 points to lead the Tracy High Bulldogs to a 49-47 basketball victory over Liberty of Brentwood.

Blanche McCarthy, 90, a former longtime Tracy resident, has died in Oakland.

Tracy resident Debbie Vertar has been promoted from lieutenant to captain and assigned to command the Hayward unit of the California Highway Patrol.

Bill Hopman, a Tracy teacher for the past 26 years, is retiring from teaching. He taught at Central and Poet Christian elementary schools.

Veteran Tracy dairyman Lino Bacchetti, 76, has been named Tracy’s “Agriculturist of the Year.”

Services have been held for Dwight Thiel Jr., 70, a Tracy teacher and assistant principal of the Tracy Adult School.



25 years ago — 1988

Two Deuel Vocational Institution inmates were captured in Manteca after escaping from the medium-security prison east of Tracy. A third escapee is still at large.

Joe Wilson, retiring director of recreation, was honored at a dinner held at the Elks Lodge. Former Assembly Speaker Bob Monagan was master of ceremonies.

Susanne Parker of Tracy is a junior starting forward on the University of the Pacific’s women’s basketball team.

Sisters Mary Ann and Debra Rios are opening a beauty and nail shop at 1023 A St.

Copies of the 1987 edition of El Portal, the Tracy High yearbook, are finally being distributed after being shipped from a printer in Logan, Utah.

Rainfall in the Tracy area has reached 5.71 inches, which is 1.36 inches more than a year earlier and 2.83 inches above normal.



50 years ago — 1962

Harry Hamilton, the city’s director of public works, has resigned to take a new job at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

An armed bandit got away with an estimated $200 from the Grant Line Market and Liquors at Grant Line Road and Bessie Avenue.

Services have been held for Meta Messer, 94, a native of Bremen, Germany, who had lived in San Joaquin County for 75 years.

Tracy High’s basketball Bulldogs thumped Lincoln of Stockton, 64-52. Paul Fiack and Chuck Coffman both had 14 points for the Bulldogs.

Tracy volunteers have met their Single Fund goal of $25,125, according to Jerry Lee, campaign chairman.



75 years ago — 1938

Dr. Tully C. Knoles, president of the College of the Pacific, was guest speaker for the Dads’ Night meeting of the Tracy High Parent-Teacher Association.

Tyrone Power and Loretta Young are starring in “Second Honeymoon” at the Grand Theatre.

The Tracy High Bulldogs dumped Amador of Pleasanton, 39-16. Toby Grove had 14 points for the winners.



100 years ago — 1913

A pair of bold horse thieves drove off with a horse and buggy that had been tied up on Central Avenue by Henry Linne.

Volunteer firemen have discovered some of their equipment was stolen from the firehouse.

— Tracy Press archives
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