This week in Tracy history:

10 years ago — 2009

The man responsible for the defunct Mountain House Golf Course has been charged with 40 counts of securities fraud and 37 counts of alleged burglaries in relation to an alleged $200 million Ponzi scheme.

A Tracy substitute teacher faces nine felony counts of lewd behavior with girl students, ages 11 and 12.

Tracy police officers donned aprons to take part in a “Tip-the-Cop” program to raise funds for the Special Olympics.

The death of actor David Carradine has caused a number of Tracyites to recall when he was in the Tracy area in September 1975 shooting outdoor scenes for the movie “Bound for Glory.”

Members of Tracy High’s class of 1969 will gather at the Tracy Inn for their 40th anniversary reunion.

Students in third through 12th grades are taking part in a basketball camp conducted by West High’s basketball coach, Derek Sprecksel.

25 years ago — 1994

Boards of the Tracy High and Tracy Elementary school districts are backing plans to unify the two districts.

Housing developments in Mountain House won’t be allowed to dump sewage across Old River onto land in Fabian Tract.

Tracy bean trader Ken Yasui has been elected chairman of the San Joaquin County Fair’s board of directors.

World War II prisoner of war Melvin Routt of Tracy is the new president of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor.

Proposed commuter rail service between San Joaquin and Santa Clara counties was discussed at a public meeting held in Tracy Community Center.

Larsen Park on South Central Avenue has been completed. The 5-acre park was named for William “Bill” Larsen, Tracy’s mayor between 1948 and 1952.

50 years ago — 1969

Frank Foster, a former City Council member and truck stop founder, has been named “Mr. Tracy” at the annual dinner of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.

The Tracy City Council has voted, 3-2, not to prohibit trucks weighing 16,000 pounds from using Tracy Boulevard. The trucks are carrying earth fill for construction of the North Tracy Bypass (Interstate 205).

Tracy haberdasher Milton Alvarez has been installed as president of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.

Ed Kaiser, a former all-league guard for the Fresno State Bulldogs, is the new president of the Tracy Civic Athletic Club.

Tracy High’s Emery Celestine ran a 9.9-second 100-yard dash to win the Valley Oak League championship.

Tracy dairyman Frank Beffa and his daughter, Vivian Beffa, were killed in a head-on crash near Winnemucca, Nevada.

Sharon Chaney and Pete Anzaldo were named winners of the Efficiency Awards as outstanding graduates of the Tracy High class of 1969.

75 years ago — 1944

James R. Lynch, a 1938 graduate of Tracy High, has graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Navy Storekeeper 1st Class Robert Nyren has returned home after 30 months of duty in the South Pacific. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Johnnie Weismuller and Nancy Kelly are starring in “Tarzan’s Desert Mystery” at the Grand Theatre.

100 years ago — 1919

Tracy Girl Scouts presented “A Golden Gift,” an operetta, at the Arlington Theatre on Sixth Street.

Residents of a new rural postal route near Tracy must install mailboxes to begin service.

— Tracy Press archives

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