Twice-Told Tales: Crime climbs in Tracy
by TP staff
May 10, 2013 | 2605 views | 1 1 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend | print
10 years ago — 2003

Crime statistics have shown that crime is on the uptick in Tracy. Increases have been reported in robberies, burglaries, simple assaults and aggravated assaults.

Nancy Matthews has been recognized by the Historical Landmark Committee of the West Side Pioneers for her work at promoting, protecting and restoring historical buildings in downtown Tracy.

Trustees of the Tracy Unified School District are considering dropping sports for elementary and middle-school students.

Services have been held for Walter Minges, 100, a longtime active member of the First United Methodist Church.

Tracy resident Troy Dayak has made San Jose Earthquakes history by appearing in 100 games with the professional soccer team.

Three Tracy men have been arrested in Modesto and accused of trying to kill a police officer.

The Tracy High girls softball team dumped Bear Creek of Stockton 5-1, keeping the Bulldogs’ playoff hopes alive.

25 years ago — 1988

Plans for Tracy’s second comprehensive high school, to be called Merrill West High, have been put on display. The school is expected to be completed in 1990. (It was opened in 1993).

Tracy Federal Credit Union, which was organized at Defense Depot Tracy, has opened an office in downtown Tracy at 14 W. 10th St.

Trustees of the Tracy Joint Union High School District have tightened the 2.0 rule, making an F grade sufficient reason to deny a student the ability to take part in sports and other activities.

A residential subdivision planned for Corral Hollow and Byron roads has been put on hold because oily soil was found at the site.

Robert Nieto is the new governor of the Tracy Moose Lodge. Roselyn Field heads Women of the Moose.

Jennifer Solario is queen of the Cinco de Mayo fiesta held May 7.

50 years ago — 1963

“Tracy’s location makes it an ideal site for industry,” C.D. Rafferty, industrial-development consultant and former Southern Pacific industrial manager, has told members of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.

Leo Nomelini, star tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, signed autographs for Tracy fans at the Mayfair Market. Youngsters first in line were Randy Sasser, Russell Kagehiro and Brian Wilkinson.

Steve Cerri has been elected student body president at Tracy High School. Shirley Ybanez is vice president.

Willie Evans and Ernst Taron had starring roles in the Tracy Community Players production of the musical “South Pacific.”

Tracy High’s Jack Gonzales took first in the 120-yard low hurdles in a time of 14 seconds flat at the Sonora Invitational Track Meet.

75 years ago — 1938

A controversy in the city of Tracy’s water department has erupted following the resignation of Mrs. Willam Krohn and the hiring of Mrs. Vera Duffy in her place at a monthly salary of $100. Councilman Fred Herzog opposed the hiring, claiming Duffy was a married woman and a single woman who needed a job should have been given preference.

Earl Warren, district attorney of Alameda County and a candidate for state attorney general, was principal speaker at a recent Boy Scout Court of Honor.

Floyd Hudson of Tracy, a student at San Jose State College, has been selected to begin pilot training at Pensacola, Fla.

The Federated Store on Central Avenue is featuring Mode O’Day frocks for Mother’s Day at prices between $1 and $2.98.

100 years ago — 1913

The Great Panama Pacific Exposition Road Race between Los Angeles and San Francisco will pass through Tracy. Famed racecar driver Barney Oldfield in scheduled to take part.

Attorney L.L. Dennett told a local audience about the steps required to form an irrigation district around the town.

— Tracy Press archives
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May 11, 2013
So wait a minute, I thought crime was supposed to go away with Janet T. gone? What happened?

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