A new City Hall is included in plans to develop the 12-acre Tracy Civic Center.
Problems with natural gas lines continue to plague Tracy High School. A new problem caused the school to shut off heat to a number of classrooms.
West High’s mock trial team captured first-place honors in countywide competition. The West win ended nine years of first-place finishes for Tracy High.
The reward for information leading to convictions in the murders of Tracy youths Samuel Salinas and Jason Bowen has been raised to $80,000.
Services have been conducted for Norris B. “Ed” Edmonson, 75, a retired U.S. Bureau of Reclamation employee.
Tracy High’s Matt Eichholz has been named most-valuable basketball player in the Valley Oak League.
25 years ago — 1987
A gyrocopter crashed just north of Tracy Municipal Airport, killing the pilot, a 47-year-old San Francisco man.
Steve Arnuado has been named “Farmer of the Year” for 1987.
Tracy High’s Amber Anastasio has been named to the all-San Joaquin Athletic Association girls soccer team.
Harry L. Johnson, Southern Pacific trainmaster in Tracy for 14 years, has retired, ending a 41-year career with the railroad. His favorite saying, that “every day’s a holiday” on the job, earned him the nickname of “Holiday Harry.”
Eighteen residents of the Tennis Vista subdivision have sued the developer, Renown Enterprises, claiming that the discovery of oil in the soil has reduced home values.
Barney Strong has won the Citizenship Service Award from Division 27 of Kiwanis International.
50 years ago — 1962
Dave Soto of Tracy High has won the state wrestling championship in the 115-pound division. Rudy Blanco won a third-place medal.
The Tracy Chamber of Commerce has established an agri-business committee to support farming and agricultural-related businesses in the Tracy area.
John and Leonie Sousa, retired auto dealers, have embarked on a round-the-world trip.
Mark Huffaker has captured the all-events title in the City Bowling Championships at Tracy Bowl. Dan Given was singles champion.
Jack Swan, retired J.C. Penney Co. store manager, has been elected president of the Tracy Rotary Club.
75 years ago — 1937
Paul Poole of Boy Scout Troop 37 has earned an Eagle Scout award. (He later died in Navy action during World War II.)
A man was arrested for kicking a dog and placed in jail.
100 years ago — 1912
The new Tracy School on Central Avenue was dedicated in a ceremony at the school and an evening program at the Arlington Opera House. School trustees are Abraham Grunauer, Tom Garner and S.A. Schmidt.
With rainfall measuring less than 4 inches so far this season, local grain farmers are not optimistic about this year’s crop of wheat and barley.
— Tracy Press archives