Twice-Told Tales
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

Vanessa Kelly and Alexandra Ruiz have been chosen Junior Miss Tracy North and Junior Miss Tracy South at the conclusion of the annual pageant in the Emma Baumgardner Theater at Tracy High School.

The Rev. David James, vicar of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for the past four years, is leaving Tracy for an Episcopal Church in Olympia, Wash.

Stacy West has received a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University. She is a 1993 graduate of Tracy High School.

Services have been conducted for Wallace E. “Wally” Anderson, 78, a Purple Heart veteran of the D-Day invasion of France and a retired H.J. Heinz Co. business office employee.

Land at the corner of 11th Street and Chrisman Road has been targeted as a site for an affordable housing complex.

West High’s golf team has made the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after fishing third in the San Joaquin Athletic Association tournament.



25 years ago — 1988

Good Samaritan Community Services, Tracy’s emergency food program, has moved into new quarters on Carmelo Drive off Chrisman Road east of town.

Mike Robinson, a senior who holds school records for the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races, will lead Tracy swimmers in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals.

Terry Moss, who has been director of music at Tracy Community Church, has been ordained as a minister in the Assemblies of God.

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Site 300 near Tracy are developing technology for a laser that can intercept missiles.

Candidates for the title of Miss Tracy are Juanita Applebaum, Amy Gamache, Tyna Leva, Sharita Palmer, Laura Skillern and Kristen Souza.

Michael Marchini and Gary Cardoza of the Jefferson 4-H Club won first place for their presentation on bicycle safety at the regional 4-H presentation Day.



50 years ago — 1963

Army Lt. Gen. Andrew McNamara, commander of the new Defense Supply Agency, has visited the Tracy Defense Depot, one of the DSA installations.

Butch Patello has been elected president of the Tracy High Chapter of Future Farmers of America.

Willard “Woody” Souza, a Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Site 33 employee, is the new president of the Tracy Jaycees.

A prolonged period of rain in April has slowed the cutting of hay and the planning of other crops.

Marielena Alvarez and Charles Selna were married at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The newlyweds honeymooned in Southern California and Las Vegas.

Sales of the Tracy-based San Joaquin Valley Hay Growers Association topped $7 million for the first time in 1962. Ted Baskette of Tracy was re-elected board president during the annual meeting at the Waterloo Gun and Bocci Club east of Stockton.



75 years ago — 1938

During April, 138 rail cars of asparagus were shipped from Tracy, making our town the top location in the U.S. for shipping “gras.”

Tommy Rangel is chairman of the upcoming Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Tracy’s town baseball team dropped a 6-5 heartbreaker to Native Sons of Stockton.



100 years ago — 1913

The Titus Ranch north of Tracy (later called Whitehall Estates) has received a shipment of 45 head of brood mare horses from La Perche Valley in France.

The Tracy and West San Joaquin Board of Trade has asked the city trustees (City Council) to remove hitching posts from paved streets.

— Tracy Press archives
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