Twice-Told Tales: Plans to pave city streets go nowhere
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10 years ago — 2004

A meeting of the Tracy General Plan Update Committee discussed long-range growth goals.

Kenneth and Claudia Moore have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a trip to Hawaii. The Moores were married in 1953 in Tracy.

Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews, D-Tracy, is among a group of legislators calling for a review of state government operations to determine where there is waste of public funds.

A new City of Tracy fund will finance towing away of junk cars parked in Tracy neighborhoods.

Arleen Johnson has been named Ambassador of the Year by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce. She is branch manager for Union Safe Deposit Bank (now Bank of the West) in Tracy.

25 years ago — 1989

Residential construction continued to increase in 1988, when 703 building permits for single-family homes were issued by the city of Tracy.

Yellow Freight Systems has selected Tracy as the location of its new regional hub.

Mid-year kindergarten classes have been launched at McKinley School.

C.R. “Red” Cathey, a retired service station operator active in veterans’ organizations, has died at the age of 72.

Sharpshooting junior Nick Marcopulous is leading the Tracy High basketball team in meshing 3-pointers.

Trustees of the Tracy Elementary School District have voted to require that eighth-graders wear gowns at their graduation ceremonies. The rule, approved 3-2, is aimed at students wearing inappropriate attire

The campaign to build a Tracy War Memorial has reached 70 percent of its $85,000 goal, according to John Gomes, drive chairman.

50 years ago — 1964

Tracy Community Players’ production of “All My Sons” is opening at the Little Theatre on West Ninth Street.

Howard Goodman has been installed president of the Tracy Wildlife Association.

A survey of parents of students at Senior Elementary School has narrowly shown approval of continuing dances for students. Those opposed said SES students are too young for dancing.

Sheldon Schoenfeld of Pleasanton and Darlene Killgrove of Tracy were married in ceremonies at the Pleasanton Hotel. The newlyweds will live in Pleasanton.

New scoreboards provided by the Tracy Breakfast Lions Club have been installed in the Tracy High gym.

75 years ago — 1939

A burglar took cash and merchandise from the Raspo Store and Post Office in Banta.

A man from Southern California was taken into custody at gunpoint by sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers at the Riverside Inn at Mossdale.

A drainage pump was stolen from Pumphouse No. 1 of the Banta Carbona Irrigation District.

Loretta Young and Tyrone Power are starring in “Suez” at the Grand Theatre.

Work shirts are selling for 49 cents at the J.C. Penney Co. store at the corner of 10th and Central.

100 years ago — 1914

Purchase of the McLaughlin Ranch north of town by Louis Titus has been completed. The agricultural enterprise (later called Whitehall Estates) was on the south side of Old River.

Southern Pacific Yardmaster William Rupp has died in a San Francisco hospital after being stricken with internal problems.

Plans for paving streets and laying sidewalks have occupied city trustees. No decisions have been made, however.
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