Winco Co. is making plans to open a food market in the Pavilion shopping center in northwest Tracy. At the same time, Walmart is gearing up to add a full line of groceries to its Tracy store.
Gary Barlow, a 1985 graduate of Tracy High, is starting his third year as head football coach at San Joaquin Delta College. On his 2003 roster, he has 10 players from Tracy — five from Tracy High and five from West High.
Fernando Arias of Tracy is broadcasting Oakland Raiders games on a Spanish-language network.
Vincent Mut-Tracy, a great-great-great-grandnephew of Lathrop J. Tracy, the Ohio grain merchant for whom Tracy was named, has been living in Tracy and working in Pleasanton.
The Tracy City Council has authorized the expenditure of $83,000 to study the structural integrity of the 11th Street overpass.
Since January, 239 cars have been stolen in Tracy, according to Tracy police.
25 years ago — 1988
Tracy neighbors gathered in several Tracy residential areas for the annual National Night Out. Sgt. Jim Hanson, of the Tracy Police Department, coordinated local efforts.
Eighteen students from Japan are making Tracy their home for four weeks while they hone their English-language skills and learn about American culture.
City officials and local developers have worked out changes in the city’s growth-management ordinance to provide more flexibility in approving development plans.
Jill Jess, 19, of Tracy, has been named a princess of the 1988 Miss Grand National Contest at the San Francisco Cow Palace.
“Hercules” Tsirelas, owner of The Horseshoe restaurant on 11th Street, is tearing down the old restaurant building and moving the business next door to a new two-story structure.
50 years ago — 1963
Richard “Rick” Pearce is the new executive for the Mount Oso Boy Scout District.
Reeve Dairy dumped the Star Café, 12-4, to win the Tracy “A” Softball League championship. Leon Wroten is Reeve team manager.
Kenneth Squire, local Pacific Telephone manager, has been named Tracy-area chairman of the United Way campaign.
Haberdasher Angelo “Pete” Davanis has resigned from the city planning commission.
Tracy’s CSO baseball team blew an early lead and lost to Club Mercedes of Merced, 14-12. Rich Sanchez had three hits, all doubles, for CSO.
The first load of tomatoes has arrived at the H.J. Heinz Co. factory, signaling the start of the tomato-processing season. Tony Gamino of Heinz checked in an Arnaudo Bros. truck driven by Frank Vaca.
75 years ago — 1938
The three-day Tracy Fair has broken even, according to Walter Worman, commander of the sponsoring James McDermott Post, American Legion.
Elzie Borden, a 13-year-old Tracy youth, drowned while swimming in Paradise Cut at Twin Bridges.
A San Francisco man who faked being hit by a bus on the Tracy overpass has been sentenced to six months in the county jail.
100 years ago — 1913
Fire destroyed the stately Ludwig home on Seventh Street. The house had been there for 25 years.
City trustees (City Council) are seeking lower electric power rates from the Sierra and San Francisco Power Co.
A two-reel motion picture, “The Wrong Road to Happiness — a Good Moral Lesson” — is playing at the Arlington Airdome, formerly known as the Arlington Theatre.