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10 years ago — 2004

A water main burst in downtown Tracy, sending water cascading along Sixth Street at Tracy Boulevard.

A committee backing San Joaquin Delta College’s bond issue is halfway to its goal of funds to be used in support of the ballot measure.

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce is completing plans for its annual Winter Gala, where local citizens are honored. The Jan. 29 event will be in the Portuguese Hall.

Tracy High wrestlers scored a 38-34 win over the Edison Vikings in a crucial San Joaquin Athletic Association match.

The Tracy Voters Alliance is proposing that City Council members have term limits and be elected from districts.

Students of the Tracy High FEAST food service program are serving lunches at their facility.

Tracy resident Liaqot Khan is departing for Saudi Arabia to take part in the traditional Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

25 years ago — 1989

Dr. Bob Baum, superintendent of Tracy Public Schools, is a finalist for the job as superintendent of schools in Vero Beach, Fla.

Tracy schools will receive $250,000 more than anticipated from the California Lottery.

William C. “Wild Bill” Fann, a frequent popular contributor to the Tracy Press Letters to the Editor column, is packing up and moving to Broken Bow, Neb., where he grew up.

Gia LaGrutta and Jose Alfaro, both eighth-graders at Monte Vista Middle School, are Students of the Month in the Kiwanis Club’s monthly program.

W.A. Duckworth is seeking City Council approval to open a cardroom in Duck’s Billiard’s at 11th and A streets.

Durene Katz is the new president of the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Tom Hawkins, retired

superintendent of the Jefferson School District, has been named coordinator of the 1989 California Dry Bean Festival in downtown Tracy.

50 years ago — 1964

Mayor W.E. “Brownie” Brown has announced he will not seek re-election in the April 14 municipal election.

Plans to build a $65,000 office building for Tracy Public School in the southwest corner of the Tracy High campus have been scrapped. Instead, the funds will be used to build five classrooms on the high school campus.

Manuel Chaparro is the new president of the Guadalupe Credit Union.

The Tracy High Bulldogs edged

Sonora 61-60 to remain in the running for the Valley Oak League basketball title. Frankie Anastasio and Greg “Hot Rod” Reed paced the Tracy scoring, Tracy Press sports correspondent Ron “Stub” Raymond reported.

Harvey Van Voorhis, principal of Central School for the past 12 years, has announced he is retiring at the end of the school year. He came to Tracy from Kansas in 1952 to succeed Elsie Salcido as Central principal.

75 years ago — 1939

The City Council has approved initial plans to develop Lincoln Park. The park land was donated to the city in 1937 by the Slack family.

Butchers in Tracy meat markets have asked the City Council to pass an ordinance limiting the sale of fresh meat to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, with Saturday and Sunday closures.

Carbona area farmer Charles Petz, 38, was killed in an auto accident in Los Angeles County. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

100 years ago — 1914

Supporters and opponents of forming an irrigation district around Tracy waged a bitter debate before county supervisors. The board’s decision whether to approve a ballot measure is expected next week.

Proposed additional pavement of downtown streets is being postponed by city trustees (City Council). Some opposition to the project has been heard.

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