Home prices in the Tracy area increased 3.4 percent from April to June, despite a sour economy in the Bay Area sparked by the dot-com shake out.
The upcoming California Dry Bean Festival will still include a chili cook-off, even though it won’t be sanctioned by the International Chili Society. The reason: Beans are forbidden in ICS competition, and that doesn’t sit well with the organizers of a bean festival.
The Tracy High School campus has been closed since mid-June for repairs to the school’s failing natural gas system and construction of a new parking lot. The school will be open for fall classes.
Services have been conducted for Carl Repetto, 72, a longtime partner of Tracy Delta Disposal.
Tracy auto dealer Stan Morri has been appointed to a new four-year term on the San Joaquin County Planning Commission. He has been a member of the commission for 16 years.
25 years ago — 1987
Alcohol sales at the upcoming inaugural California Dry Bean Festival will be permitted, based on a 3-2 vote by the Tracy City Council.
Tracyite Elroy Cox has been elected vice commander of the California Department of the American Legion. Cox, a retired tire dealer, is a veteran of World War II.
Members of the Tracy War Memorial Association are accepting proposals for a design of the monument to Tracy’s war dead. John Gomes is association president.
Dr. Royal Aaby, a local dentist, was installed as president of the Tracy Rotary Club.
Tracy Angels pitcher Glicerio “Iggy” Yniguez hit a home run and struck out 12 batters to lead the Angels to a 13-9 win over hometown rivals Mi Ranchito Saints at the Tracy Ballpark.
50 years ago — 1962
Four members of the Jefferson 4-H Club have headed for 4-H camp at Lake Tahoe. Making the trip were Marilyn Rodocker, Mike Fitzpatrick, Sandy Brown and Jeanne Ormsby.
Tracy High football standout Nick Eddy has departed for practice for the California North-South All-Star Football Game in the Los Angeles Coliseum on Aug. 1.
The San Francisco consulting firm of Stone & Youngberg has been hired by the city to prepare and execute plans for a sewer bond election in November.
Plans for a redesigned and relocated Tracy Golf & Country Club have been prepared. The present course has been purchased by the California Department of Transportation to make way for construction of Interstate 580.
Homes in the Cabrillo Park development north of Grant Line Road and east of Holly Drive are selling at prices beginning at $13,295. Coffman Realty is the sales agent.
75 years ago — 1937
The West Side Hospital has moved to a new location at 365 W. Emerson Ave. The former law offices of Sam Duker have been remodeled for the hospital.
The Rica Bros. Garage has taken over the building at the northeast corner of 10th Street and Central Avenue that was once home of Jack Casselman’s Garage. (The building is now closed while work begins to shore up roof structures.)
A new stretch of Highway 132 has been completed, connecting Maze Road in Stanislaus County with Highway 33 south of Tracy.
Gene Autry and Judith Allen are starring in “Get Along, Little Dogies” at the Grand Theatre.
Two bandits wearing hoods held up Tony’s Place on 11th Street, getting away with $163.
100 years ago — 1912
Engineers are surveying farmland around Tracy to prepare plans for the possible development of irrigation systems.
Volunteers of the Tracy Fire Department raced hose carts to new fire hydrants in a drill.
Results of the high school formation election showed the measure passed, 188-97. A trustee election is planned Aug. 1.
— Tracy Press archives