Twice-Told Tales: Pombo, Mathews elected to new terms
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10 years ago — 2002

Challenger Leroy Ornellas has defeated incumbent Lynn Bedford for the fifth supervisorial district seat.

Elected to the Tracy City Council were Evelyn Tolbert and Suzanne Tucker.

Voters elected Tom Hawkins, Gerry Machado, Gregg Crandall, Joan Feller and Bill Swenson to four-year terms on the Tracy Unified School District’s board of trustees.

Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, and Assembly member Barbara Mathews, D-Tracy, were elected to new terms.

Services have been held for Paul Peter Vlandis, 45, manager of Pete’s Liquors, a business founded by his father, Peter Vlandis.

Tracy High’s football Bulldogs lost a close one to Tokay of Lodi, 24-20, on Peter B. Kyne Field. Bulldog quarterback Garrett Hicks tossed a 53-yard touchdown pass to Angelo Cuellar.

The City Council has awarded a $1.8 million contract for engineering studies leading to the restoration of the Grand Theatre.

25 years ago — 1987

C.W. “Pete” Peterson, founder of the Peterson Ice Cream Co., has died at the age of 94. He came to Tracy from Iowa in 1923.

Clover Middle School eighth-graders Michael Wichman and Amy Rudolph have been named “Students of the Month” by the Kiwanis Club of Tracy.

After whipping St. Mary’s, 48-11, the Tracy High Bulldogs stand alone atop San Joaquin Athletic Association football standings. The Bulldogs are No. 5 in Northern California high school football rankings.

Builders have filed for 1,432 allotments to build homes during the next year as the city’s new Residential Specific Plan is being implemented.

Safeway has announced it is closing its store at 12th Street and Tracy Boulevard after 27 years in that location. (Safeway later reopened at 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road.)

50 years ago — 1962

Former Tracy Mayor Bob Monagan has been elected to a second two-year term in the California Assembly.

Edmund G. “Pat” Brown defeated former Vice President Richard Nixon for governor.

Hundreds of costumed Tracy youngsters filled the Tracy High gym to take part in the annual Halloween party sponsored by the Tracy Optimist Club.

W.T. “Bill” Jordan has been elected to be president of the Tracy Board of Realtors.

Dona Lewis reigned as queen of Tracy High homecoming. Her maids were Sandi Gentry and Katy Redmond. The Bulldogs upset Oakdale, 14-6, in the homecoming football game.

75 years ago — 1937

The Tracy City Council has abandoned plans for a pedestrian underpass at 11th Street and Central Avenue. (Eleventh Street was part of heavily traveled Highway 50.)

A transient was killed while attempting to climb aboard a moving freight train in the Southern Pacific yard.

Tracy will host Ceres in an Armistice Day football game on Peter B. Kyne Field. The game will follow a parade.

100 years ago — 1912

James Ansbro has been elected to fill the fifth district seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

A.M. Poutre, a Southern Pacific conductor, was killed when he fell between moving freight cars in the Tracy yard.

Attendance at the Tracy Grammar School on Central Avenue has hit 153 students, enough for trustees to hire another teacher.

— Tracy Press archives

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