Twice-Told Tales: The horsepower tax on cars
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10 years ago — 2004

Tracy Unified School District has raised developer fees from $2.14 per square foot to $2.24.

The city of Tracy has approved construction of 106 infill housing units under provisions of Measure A, which encourages infill developments.

Services have been held for Alice Tillotson, 78, a longtime Tracy resident who had lived in Stockton the past two years. She had been employed by Helen Walter CPA and Holly Sugar Corp.

Sheriff’s deputies have raised a methamphetamine lab at a farm labor camp on Highway 4 north of Tracy.

The Stockton Symphony performed its annual Tracy Family Concert at Tracy Community Church. A “petting zoo” of musical instruments that students could try was one of the features.

25 years ago — 1989

Residents of Santos Ranch and Los Ranchos Country Estates are seeking to purchase water from the city of Tracy. Well water in the rural subdivisions west of Tracy has had quality problems.

Services have been held for Manuel T. Rocha Sr., 87, a pioneer Tracy-area dairyman and farmer.

“The Queen of What Ifs” has been removed from the Monte Vista Middle School library after several parents described it as being “dirty.”

50 years ago — 1964

American Dairy Princess Ann Godderidge visited the John Mattos Dairy at Grant Line and Paradise roads.

Harold Nawrocki, manager of the local Crocker-Citizens National Bank office, has been named treasurer of the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Association.

75 years ago — 1939

Southern Pacific Agent T.O. Young reports that special trains to the World’s Fair on Treasure Island have become popular with fair-goers.

Blasé Miatovich, who was a standout lineman for the University of San Francisco Dons football team, has been named football coach at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

100 years ago — 1914

Tracy automobile owners have been informed that they and some 100,000 others in California will have to start paying a horsepower tax on their vehicles, ranging from $5 to $20.

Charles Slack, one of the largest owners of commercial property in Tracy, has come out in favor of additional sidewalks and curbs in the downtown.

A late February rain has been welcomed by local farmers, who have seen their winter-grain fields add green color and plant growth.

— Tracy Press archives

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