Twice-Told Tales: Tracy Interfaith looks for new digs
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10 years ago — 2003

Leaders of Tracy Interfaith Ministries are searching for a new home to house operations of the multi-church agency that serves families and individuals in need. The lease on a building owned by the Tracy Unified School District on Holly Drive is expiring June 30 and won’t be renewed

A Hughson ambulance service is planning to begin service in the Tracy area.

Kevin Bland’s 24 points led West High to a 68-45 basketball upset of St. Mary’s of Stockton.

Ten volunteers from True Vine Christian Fellowship recently returned from San Luis, Mexico, where they distributed food, toys and clothes.

A group of parents is urging trustees of the Tracy Unified School District to establish a K-12 charter school.

Mike Lehman is closing his pharmacy on Tracy Boulevard across from Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He plans to join Save Mart Supermarkets as a pharmacist.

The Marlow brothers — Ed, John, Odis and Albert — have been honored with the naming of a new city park for them. The Marlows pioneered African-American sports participation in Tracy.



25 years ago — 1988

Jose Casa of Tracy will participate in the California Lottery’s “Big Spin” television program, giving him a chance to win a million dollars with a lucky spin.

Janet Watkins has become the new superintendent-principal of the Banta School District. She succeeds Dennis Boyer, who has become head of the Salida Unified School District in Stanislaus County.

Scott Howard, a graduate of California State University, Chico, has joined the Tracy Press news staff as City Hall reporter.

The new reception center at Deuel Vocational Institution has been put into operation. It will receive newly sentenced inmates from throughout Northern California and assign them to state correctional facilities.

Active volunteer Jean Wilson is the new president of the West Side Pioneer Association.

Winning Bank of America Achievement Awards trophies were Tracy High seniors Florin Georgescu, science and math; Andy Ronnenberg, liberal arts; David Villa, fine arts; and Veronica Wiltz, applied arts.



50 years ago — 1963

Tracy High students Pat Craig and Gary Rasdall are planning to take a 50-mile hike — indoors, around the halls of Tracy High’s West Building.

The Tracy Press is making plans to publish a Progress Edition, chronicling Tracy history and the area’s growth and development. It will be published in April.

John Mattos, Grant Line Road dairyman, will represent the Tracy area at the annual meeting in Riverside of the American Dairy Association of California.

Services have been held for Julian Esenarro, 66, a longtime Tracy barber.

The abandoned Vernalis Naval Air Station is being seriously considered as the site of a new federal women’s prison, according to Rep. John J. McFall, D-Manteca.

Don Garcia is the new president of the Tracy Civic-Athletic Club.

Services have been held for Ed Hillendahl, 71, founder of the San Joaquin River Club in 1938.



75 years ago — 1938

Nelson Dwelly, a local auto dealer and member of the City Council since 1914, has announced he will not seek re-election. From 1916 to 1922, he served as Tracy’s third mayor.

A revised plan to develop the new park (later named Lincoln Park) has been accepted by the City Council.

Flood waters from the San Joaquin River and Paradise Cut have caused considerable damage east of Tracy.



100 years ago — 1913

The recently formed Tracy Volunteer Fire Department proved its worth for the first time in bringing a fire at the Dick Cockrane home under control.

C.J. Fraler has taken over as owner and manager of the Arlington Hotel and Bar on Sixth Street.

— Tracy Press archives
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