Twice-Told Tales: One of the largest burglaries in local history
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10 years ago — 2004

Mike Bogetti, a Vernalis area farmer, was a member of the United States team that captured the world Helice championship — similar to clay pigeons — in Ghedi, Italy.

Seven teenage boys from Mississippi stopped overnight in Tracy on their “bust-out” tour after high school graduation.

Tracy High sprinter Breanne Bumanglang is competing in track meets in the Philippines.

A ballot initiative exempting Tracy Hills from Measure A growth restrictions has qualified for the November ballot.

A power plant near Tesla in the Altamont Hills west of Tracy has been given the green light by the California Energy Commission.

Shaun Pyfe, a coach of youth sports teams in Tracy, has been found dead in Iraq, where he was a contractor working for a construction firm.

25 years ago — 1989

A 9-year-old Tracy boy was struck and killed by a car while skateboarding in a south Tracy street.

Banta resident Bill Stricklen has been honored by President Ronald Reagan for his heroism in saving the life of a young boy in 1989 in the San Joaquin River east of Tracy.

The Tracy Police Officers Association has promised to operate a fish pond again at the Tracy July Fourth celebration in Lincoln Park.

Robert Meyer, a history teacher at Tracy High School, and Lorraine Bybee, a primary-grade teacher at North School, have retired.

Tracy real estate agents are disputing a recently approved city ordinance retiring all real estate agents to obtain a city business license.

Too many distractions are causing the erection of walls between classrooms in the open-pod building at North School.

50 years ago — 1964

Patty Alvarez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Alvarez, has been selected to be an American Field Service student living in Brazil for two months this summer.

A Tracy Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard will present the American flag at an upcoming San Francisco Giants game. Color guard members are Lloyd Wheat, Wallace Anderson, Manuel Saenz, John Serpa, Roy Orsolini and Manuel Garcia.

Tracy Jaycees are planning a Fourth of July celebration that includes a July 3 street dance and a July 4 “day in the park” at Lincoln Park.

The first 10-day session of youth Learn-to-Swim classes is beginning at the Tracy Plunge, reported Joe Wilson, recreation director.

A burglar with skills and tools of the trade attacked a safe and made off with diamond rings, jewelry and watches of undetermined value from Jolley’s Jewelry on West 10th Street. It was described as one of the largest burglaries in Tracy history.

Tracy’s American Legion baseball team lost to Manteca 9-5. Scooter Longmire, Greg Welch and Alvin Correia had two hits each for Tracy.

75 years ago — 1939

Peter Reidel, a soaring champion from Germany, launched his 60-foot-long glider from Tracy Municipal Airport. The Tracy stop was during a planned trip between the Bay Area and Southern California.

Herb Hudson, a 1932 graduate of Tracy High School and former San Jose State football standout, has been named head football coach at Campbell High School.

Duane Garrison is playing first base for the Tracy Town Team of the Central California Baseball League.

Harris Fine, who will be a senior in the fall at the College of the Pacific, has received a scholarship to play in the line of the Tiger football team.

Bill Gates is the new student body president at Tracy High School. Albert Gianelli is vice president.

100 years ago — 1914

Harvesting of a bumper crop of barley is underway in the Tracy area and on the West Side as far south as Los Banos. Some fields are yielding 20 sacks per acre.

A fire swept through grain and pasture lands at the mouth of Corral Hollow.

Roy Pike, managing partner of Whitehall Estates, reports that some 300 men will be at work on the major farming operation north of Tracy.

— Tracy Press archives

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