Twice-Told Tales: Tracy Gateway gains unanimous OK
by Sam Matthews
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10 years ago — 2002

The Tracy Gateway Business Park, 11th Street and Lammers Road, has been given unanimous approval from the Tracy City Council.

Five City Council candidates are making their last pleas for votes in the November election. Candidates are Mary Jones, Ray Morelos, Evelyn Tolbert, Irene Sundberg and Suzanne Tucker.

Bobby Kuks and Jessica Wyant reigned as king and queen of West High’s homecoming celebration. The West football team downed Bear Creek, 40-15, in the homecoming game.

A gathering at Clyde Bland Park on West Lowell Avenue marked the second anniversary of the Our Town section in the Tracy Press.

Former Miss California Rita Ng of Tracy spoke at a meeting of the Tracy Rotary Club, reporting her experiences as a second-year medical student at UC San Francisco.

Candidates for the fifth supervisorial district have filled war chests to finance their campaigns. Challenger Leroy Ornellas has raised $167,700, which is about $56,000 more than incumbent Lynn Bedford.

25 years ago — 1987

Atlantic Pacific Technologies, which produces computer boards, has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of dumping hazardous waste into the Tracy sewer system.

In their most important win of the 1987 season, the Tracy High Bulldogs thumped the Lodi Flames, 21-8, in the Lodi Grape Bowl. Danly Daniel rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs.

Heritage Place, Tracy’s new $6 million, three-story senior citizen housing complex on Grant Line Road, has held its grand opening.

A number of Tracyites voiced concerns about the impact of a proposed biomass-burning plant on Schulte Road.

After a series of delays, Villalovoz Elementary School in southwest Tracy has opened its doors.

50 years ago — 1962

After rain has stopped, harvesting of sugar beets has resumed in Tracy area fields. Several growers are reporting yields between 28 and 30 tons per acre.

Cathy Hengst of Tracy and Nicholas Mascitelli Jr. of Concord were married at the First United Methodist Church. The newlyweds met at Chico State College.

A number of Tracy children trick-or-treated for UNICEF on Halloween night.

The Tracy High Bulldogs blanked Atwater, 26-0, in Valley Oak League football action. Ends Mike Monagan and Leroy Rickman caught touchdown passes tossed by quarterback Paul Fiack.

Homes in the Linda Link residential subdivision on Tracy’s west side are selling at prices between $16,600 and $17,320.

75 years ago — 1937

Tracy cardrooms are no longer featuring roundtable blackjack and gambling other than California poker, following a crackdown by the state attorney general.

Work is going full steam to construct the four-lane divided highway over the Altamont Pass west of Tracy. The project is expected to be completed in 1938.

Stockton architect Elmore Ernest has started preparing plans for the new Central School building at Parker and Eaton avenues.

Services have been held for Mary Payne, 72, wife of David Payne, an original member of the City Council in 1910 and Tracy’s second mayor.

H.F. Matthews, who has come to Tracy from Ontario, San Bernardino County, has announced he will open a clothing store on Central Avenue on Nov. 6.

100 years ago — 1912

Joseph Tally, a Southern Pacific switchman from Tracy, was killed when he fell under a train while working in Stockton.

A new cylinder press has arrived for installation at the Tracy Press, co-publisher Henry Hull has announced.

There are 2,862 registered voters in the fifth supervisorial district, which includes Tracy, reported the county registrar of voters.

— Tracy Press archives

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