A group aiming to slow Tracy’s growth rate has collected 600 signatures in its effort to qualify a measure for the March 2000 ballot. Members of Tracy Region Alliance for a Quality Community (TRAQC) collected signatures in front of Lucky and Safeway markets.
Paula Marsh, coordinator of the 1999 California Dry Bean Festival, is making final plans for this year’s festival, scheduled Aug. 7 and 8.
Bodies of two Tracy youths, Samuel Salinas and Jason Bowen, were found on the side of a canyon road near Hayward. They had been fatally shot.
Bob Edwards, manager of the Tracy Little League Junior All-Stars, is leading his team in the division tournament. The team defeated Woodland, 3-1, in its opening game.
25 years ago — 1984
Tracyites’ eyes were glued to television sets as the 1984 Olympic Summer Games opened in Los Angeles.
Leonor Arnaudo has been awarded the Mattie Heywwod Award by Soroptimist International of Tracy for her service to the club and community.
Kerry Yasui limited the Tracy Angels to three hits to lead the Mi Ranchito Saints to a 6-2 win over their local rivals. Tom Avila and Brad Kelley hit home runs for the winners.
At long last, the new community swimming pool is ready to be opened in Dr. Powers Park. Construction setbacks and wrangling among contractors caused a one-year delay in completing the project.
Services have been conducted for Pauline Napoleon, 70, a longtime Tracy resident.
50 years ago — 1959
George Wadsworth, Tracy city attorney for the past 26 years, has resigned his post. The City Council will appoint a successor.
A surprise event at Oak Island honored Paul Lenox, district chairman for the Boy Scouts.
Tomato growers and processors have settled on a price of $21.50 per ton for canning tomatoes.
Auto dealer Guy Stewart is showing the new 1960 Cadillac with giant tail fins.
Foster’s Flying A upset the Banta Signal Oilers, 6-5, to gain a share of the City “A” League softball lead. Ken Vollbrecht hit a triple for the winners.
75 years ago — 1934
Trustees of the Tracy Elementary School District have decided to purchase the Tracy Plunge for $6,000. The pool, located on Holly Drive, cost a private contractor $23,000 to build in 1931.
Albert Schlitter, a fireman from Tracy, was one of three persons killed when a Southern Pacific freight train plunged off the tracks near Manteca.
Sam McLain, a former barber, is seeking a new term as justice of the peace of Tulare Township. He has held the post for the past 20 years.
100 years ago — 1909
A tramp was found dead near the grain warehouse in Bethany.
The dental office of Dr. Turner was gutted by fire.
Mrs. H.L. Niedert nearly lost a finger when her ring caught on the railing of a railroad car as she was getting off the train in Stockton.
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