The Tracy Unified School District has hired 146 new teachers to keep up with growing enrollment and staff turnover. Some 30 more teachers need to be hired before the start of classes.
Tracy resident Troy Dayak, a defenseman with the San Jose Earthquakes, has been named to the Major League Soccer all-star squad.
Dow Chemical Co. has purchased the Celotex insulation plant in southern Tracy. There are 40 workers at the facility on Gandy Dancer Drive.
Two years after their sons were murdered in Hayward, the families of Samuel Salinas and Jason Bowen are still campaigning to find the killers.
25 years ago — 1986
The city of Tracy is planning to spend $28 million in 1986-87 on capital-improvement projects.
The Tracy Angels defeated hometown rival Mi Ranchito Saints, two games to one, to win the Northern Division of the Mexican-American Baseball League.
Former Tracyite Dave Eddington is retiring as Holly Sugar Corp. director of byproduct sales in Colorado Springs after 43 years with the sugar firm.
Dr. Erwin J. Henning is retiring from practice with the Tracy Medical Group after 36 years.
New railroad technology is spelling an end to the caboose, a familiar sight at the end of Southern Pacific freight trains, according to Vernon Rowland, a veteran conductor.
50 years ago — 1961
A private-plane pilot crashed his aircraft in an apricot orchard near Tracy Municipal Airport, but he escaped without a scratch.
Tracy is marking the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Tracy Pumping Plant and Delta-Mendota Canal of the Central Valley Project.
Some 200 model-plane enthusiasts descended on the Tracy Ballpark for the U-control meet sponsored by Tracy Skyliners, reported Bob Anderson, meet director.
Tom Costa of the Banta Signal Oilers captured the second-half “A” Softball League batting title with a .572 average. The Tracy Merchants downed the Oilers, 6-2, to win the league title.
75 years ago — 1936
The Southern Pacific has called back all Tracy men laid off because of the economic depression. The railroad also is hiring additional new employees.
The American Legion is planning a community fair in September.
Truckloads of peaches are being shipped from the 4,500-acre El Solyo Ranch near Vernalis.
100 years ago — 1911
A Southern Pacific passenger train piled into a string of freight cars in the local SP yard, demolishing several cars and damaging the engine. No crewmen were seriously injured.
Tracyites are flocking to Santa Cruz for summer vacations in cooler climes.