Twice-Told Tales: Airport advisers look over master plan
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10 years ago — 2002

The city’s airport advisory committee is looking over the airport’s 1999 master plan with an eye to developing a hub for business travelers.

Tracy’ Babe Ruth youth baseball teams have kicked off the 2002 season with opening ceremonies and competitions.

It’s “gras” season in the Delta. The 2002 asparagus harvest is under way north of Tracy. Poor weather and good prices mark the opening of the season.

Tracy High School staff prevented a student walkout to protest the school’s deteriorating physical condition.

Tracyites of Iranian descent are celebrating the Persian New Year with a program at Tracy Branch Library.

Some 400 people attended the annual Tracy Family Concert of the Stockton Symphony at Tracy Community Church. The concert was sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Stockton Symphony.

Local motorists are alarmed that gasoline prices have climbed; regular unleaded is going for $1.45 per gallon.



25 years ago — 1987

The Brook-Hill Restaurant has opened in the Lincoln Plaza North shopping center at West 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard. (Perko’s now occupies the building.)

Willie Serrato has been named one of the “Athletes of the Month” for his play on the Tracy High basketball team.

Janine Bonin of Tracy High has been named to the all-San Joaquin Athletic Association’s girls basketball team.

Top winners of the annual Bank of America Achievement Awards are Gary Alegre, science and math; Elizabeth McGettrick, liberal arts; Donna Willis, fine arts; and Vauna Allen, applied arts.

Newcomers to Tracy took part in a “Welcome to Tracy” program at Tracy Community Center. Ways of getting involved in the community were stressed.



50 years ago — 1962

The new Southern Pacific switching yard on the east side of Tracy has been dedicated by city, chamber and S.P. representatives. The new yard replaces the original yard location established when Tracy was founded in 1878.

Honorary life memberships have been awarded by the Tracy High PTA to Recreation Director Joe Wilson and W.W. Crow, who is retiring after 27 years as superintendent of the Tracy Joint Union High School District.

Alex Cardiel has been installed as president of the Tracy chapter of the Community Service Organization.

Sue Rainey, Tracy’s eighth-grade spelling champion, is entering county-wide competition in Stockton.



75 years ago — 1937

Tracy City Council member J. Frank Doughty is the new president of the Central Valley Unit of the League of California Municipalities.

Kermit “Slim” Thornton, operator of Globe Cleaners on Central Avenue, has installed new automatic dry-cleaning equipment.

Blaz Miatovich of Tracy is playing third base and has the top batting average on University of San Francisco’s baseball team.



100 years ago — 1912

Backers of the proposed high school district have pointed out that there is space on the second floor of the new Tracy School building on Central Avenue for high school classes.

John Sulman, who has operated a furniture store in Stockton, is opening a branch store at the corner of Eighth Street and Central Avenue.

— Tracy Press archives
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