Twice-Told Tales: Levee break floods delta farms
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Matt Tonnies, 22, has given a portion of his liver to save the life of his 10-month-old sister, Eliza. (She will celebrate her 10th birthday in July and start sixth grade this fall in northern Utah, where the family moved several years ago.)

Former West High baseball players Andy Sansaver and Jaziel Mendoza are both members of the University of Hawaii baseball team playing the Pacific Tigers in Stockton.

For the 10th year in a row, the Tracy African-American Association is hosting its Juneteenth celebration in Lincoln Park.

Dominique Carter, Lauren Langry and Nick Marshall have been named outstanding athletes for the year at West High School.

A levee break on Bacon Island north of Tracy has flooded 11,000 acres of Delta farmland.

Shannon Eddington is the new worthy adviser of Tracy Rainbow Girls.

25 years ago — 1989

The Tracy Angels collected 19 hits as they blasted Modesto 17-4 in Mexican-American Baseball League action. Kenny Serrano paced the Angels’ attack with three hits, including a double.

The city of Tracy has reached an agreement with Chevron Pipe Line Co. for a cleanup of oil-contaminated soil at Arden Park in southwest Tracy.

Tom Hawkins, who took over in January as coordinator of the California Bean Festival, Aug. 5-6, is optimistic that this year’s festival — Tracy’s third— will be the best to date. (The festival is transitioning this year to the Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival, Sept. 6-7).

Tracy resident Angel Cruz has received a Community Service Medal from the city of Tracy for saving a Tracy man and his 3-year-old son in May 21 trailer fire.

Richie Alkire and Hillary Huber have been named winners of the Blanket Awards as outstanding athletes in Tracy High’s Class of 1989.

50 years ago — 1964

Rich Salles, hard-hitting outfielder, topped hitters on the Tracy High baseball team with a .426 batting average.

Earle E. Williams, manager of PCA Aggregates, a member of the City Council and Tracy historian, has been named “Mr. Tracy” at the annual dinner of the Tracy District Chamber of Commerce.

Alfred Pombo is the new president of the Tracy High FFA Chapter.

Gerry Pope, who earned seven varsity letters in four years at Tracy High, has been awarded the Block T Blanket as the outstanding athlete in the school’s Class of 1964.

History teacher and dean of boys Lea B. Moore and auto shop instructor Charles Chapman are retiring at Tracy High School.

Supervisor Frank Hoyt and Judge Arthur Affonso have been elected to new terms.

75 years ago — 1939

Diplomas were awarded to 123 seniors at the annual Tracy High graduation program in the school auditorium.

James McDermott Post, American Legion, dedicated its new hall on West 10th Street on June 10. (The hall, still in use today, was moved to Tracy Boulevard in the 1950s.)

Josephine Silva is reigning as queen over the annual IPFES Holy Ghost “festa” at the Portuguese Hall.

100 years ago — 1914

The Rosedale subdivision on the north side of 11th Street will be hooked into the city water system, city trustees have decided.

The Brentwood Hotel has been erected in downtown Brentwood as subdividing of farm land by Brentwood Irrigated Farms begins.

— Tracy Press archives

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