10 years ago — 1996
Tracy Chevrolet-Buick-Geo-Olds has moved into its new facility on Naglee Road. It is the first dealership to move into the new Tracy Auto Plaza, said Stephen Kraut, co-owner.
Kelly Ryan, anchor of the morning and noon newscasts on KCRA-TV, was mistress of ceremonies for the Tracy Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees in Arnaudo Plaza off Tracy Boulevard.
25 years ago — 1981
George Hernandez, newest member of the Tracy Planning Commission, says he favors orderly growth for Tracy. “I don’t want to see something like San Jose,” he said.
Jaime Cordova, a Tracy High senior, has been named most valuable soccer player in the San Joaquin Athletic Association. He was league-leading scorer with 26 goals.
50 years ago — 1956
The last steam locomotive has pulled out of the Tracy yard and headed to Oakland. Only diesel-powered engines remain in service in the Southern Pacific operations here.
Janice Marks reigned as homecoming queen at Tracy High. Her maids were Carolyn Miller and Mary Garcia.
75 years ago — 1931
Cecil Hedrick, a center on the Tracy High football team, has been named winner of the Peter B. Kyne Trophy as the most valuable player on the team.
The Tracy Community Council has started distributing funds to families of the unemployed. Tracy service clubs are donating money to the council.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is appearing in “I Like Your Nerve” at the Grand Theatre on Central Avenue.