Twice-Told Tales: Charter school plan scrapped
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

Trustees of the Tracy Unified School District have voted to abandon plans to build a new campus west of town for the district-sponsored charter school. (The school, Tracy Learning Center, remains at its original location at Holly Drive and Beverly Place.)

Services have been held in Sunnyvale for Helen Stevenson, 87, a former Southern Pacific wartime employee and widow of longtime SP employee Ed Stevenson.

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce hosted a State of the City program in the Tracy Community Center. Andrew Malik, the city’s economic development director, was principal speaker.

The Tracy High baseball team dumped Ceres, 8-2, to give coach Vic Alkire his 99th career win.

A budget crunch has forced the Tracy Unified School District to withdraw from participation in the D.A.R.E. program that guides students away from drug and alcohol abuse.

25 years ago — 1988

Tracy’s newest school, Villalovoz Elementary School, has been officially opened with dedication ceremonies.

Lyle Lindeman, a founding partner in Kaiser & Lindeman Farms, received the Tracy Farmer of the Year award at the annual Agribusiness Luncheon sponsored by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.

Single-family homes are selling in Arnaudo Village for prices between $121,900 and $152,000.

Tracy High wrestler Eric Miklusicak captured the 158-pound championship in the Sac-Joaquin Section Wrestling Tournament.

A career day program has given Clover Middle School students an idea of what occupation fields could be in their future.

50 years ago — 1963

Tracy voters have approved school override tax measures for both the Tracy High and Tracy Elementary school districts.

City champs at the Tracy Bowl are Frank Fillipini and Yvonne Borges. Jane Paul was women’s all-around champion, and Hank Hanson won the same award for men’s keglers.

The Tracy High Bulldogs edged the Manteca Buffaloes, 61-58, in overtime to win the Tracy Lions Club Basketball Tournament title. Tracy’s Paul Fiack was named to the all-tourney team.

Tracy Dodge-Plymouth dealer John Geringer, 58, has died after an extended illness.

75 years ago — 1938

The City Council has gone on record favoring developing a proposed municipal golf course at the city-owned airport south of town.

Farmers in low-lying land east of town are keeping their eyes on the rising level of the San Joaquin River and other waterways.

Southern Pacific conductor Chester Wampler is building a $5,000 home on East Highland Avenue.

The Montgomery Ward store on 11th Street is selling men’s bib overalls for 87 cents.

100 years ago — 1913

A program featuring stereo photos of old and new Tracy attracted a large crowd to the Arlington Theatre on Sixth Street.

The Southern Pacific is improving and enlarging the railroad’s depot at the foot of Central Avenue.

The city is paying $2.50 to the first volunteer fireman to carry hoses to a fire and a similar sum to the volunteer bringing the first hook and ladder to the blaze.

— Tracy Press archives
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