Twice Told Tales
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 1999

The city of Tracy has launched a series of public forums to discuss growth issues and what they mean for Tracy residents and institutions. The first forum focused on schools.

Trustees of the Tracy Unified School District have formed two districts for the bond election they have scheduled for next year

Bob Wasserman, Tracy’s interim chief of police, is now back on the job after recovering from triple-bypass heart surgery. He has taken the top-cop job after Tim Neal left to become chief in Pleasanton. (Wasserman is now mayor of Fremont.)

Services have been conducted for Harry Yip, 84, retired owner of the Golden Eagle Café on Central Avenue.

Dorothea McCrory, a member of Tracy High’s second graduating class in 1916, has died in Lafayette at the age of 99.

25 years ago — 1984

Gloria Heinemann, a teacher at Clover Middle School, has been named San Joaquin County Teacher of the Year.

Tracy High students “took over” City Hall during youth-in-government day. Scott Haslam served as Tracy’s mayor.

The Tracy High Bulldogs blanked the Tokay Flames, 42-0, at the Lodi Grape Bowl. Tracy defenders sacked Tokay quarterbacks eight times. Tracy junior quarterback Mark Stroup hit 10 of 19 pass attempts for 13 yards and two touchdowns.

John Gonzalez of Tracy is starting defensive end for the Oregon State Beavers. Earlier, he had been a nose guard.

Sen. John Garamendi is a heavy favorite to defeat Republican challenger John Saunders III for a new term.

50 years ago — 1959

Craft Construction Co. of Stockton submitted the low bid of $171,755 to win the contract to build the new West Park School.

The Tracy High soils judging team won first place in regional competition in Brentwood. Team members are Wayne Woodhams, Harold Peterson and Marc Marchini.

A new Tracy Island Road bridge over Grant Line Canal has been opened. Supervisor Ed Heinbockel cut the ribbon during opening ceremonies.

Tracy Community Players are presenting their version of “The Male Animal” in the Tracy High auditorium. George Hook plays the male lead.

75 years ago — 1934

Property at the corner of 12th and Adam streets has been purchased by the U.S. Postal Service for a new Tracy Post Office. The property now is occupied by the home of Dr. and Mrs. A.P. Griffin.

Harry L. Hill has come to Tracy from Riverside to be the new manager of the Tracy Inn.

Tracy veterans’ organizations are planning Armistice Day ceremonies in the Tracy High auditorium.

Republican Gov. Frank Merriman nosed out Democrat Upton Sinclair — 1,189 to 1,001 — in Tracy voting for governor. Merriman won re-election.

100 years ago — 1909

Rumors that the Southern Pacific plans to buy property along Front (Sixth) Street for a new depot have proved to be untrue.

A grand ball has been held to celebrate the establishment of the West Side Union High School District. (The celebration proved to be premature.)

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