Twice-Told Tales: Emma Baumgardner teaches
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

Plans that could be included in Tracy’s new general plan call for developing “village centers” as a model for future growth in the city.

A study for the California High Speed Rail Commission has found that bullet trains between the Bay Area and the Los Angeles Basin should take the Pacheco Pass between Gilroy and Los Banos, not the Altamont Pass through Tracy.

25 years ago — 1989

Tracy Community Church has been given the green light by city planners to build a 16,692-square-foot sanctuary to augment its multiuse building on the the west side of town.

Senior Hillary Huber is leading the Tracy High girls basketball team in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game.

Former Tracy High offensive tackle Scott McAdams has been named to the North team of the annual Shrine North-South Football Classic to be played July 29 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

50 years ago — 1964

Members of the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Association learned of an $800,000 expansion program during an annual meeting. A fundraising campaign will provide half the financing for the project. Federal funds and hospital reserves will provide the balance.

Jack Post, an inspector with the San Joaquin Local Health District, is working with property owners to fix up or tear down substandard houses in the Larch-Clover area north of town.

75 years ago — 1939

Emma Baumgardner is teaching a night-school class in English.

The Rev. John O’Malley has spoken in Tracy on the impact of Hitler’s Nazi regime on Catholics in Germany. His talk was a part of a series of community forums at the First Methodist Church.

100 years ago — 1914

The Tracy Press has published a special edition on the benefits of irrigation. An irrigation district around Tracy (later West Side Irrigation District) has been proposed, but there is opposition.

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