10 years ago — 2009

A new downtown business district, if approved by property owners, would expand efforts to continue development of Tracy’s central core.

Time for taxes?

Bridgett Luther, director of the California Department of Conservation, was principal speaker at the 11th annual Women’s Forum Conference at Tracy Community Center.

Embracing change

Amateur hill-climb competition was held at the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area in Corral Hollow Canyon.

No hill too high

Trustees of the Jefferson Elementary School District have voted to eliminate their summer school session this year.

No summer school at Jefferson

Tracy real estate firms are selling foreclosed homes at prices starting at $79,000.

Tracy High girls basketball standout Marlene MacMillan has been named to the San Joaquin Athletic Association all-league first team for the third year in a row.

25 years ago — 1994

Sean McCartney poured in 44 points to lead the Tracy High Bulldogs to a 79-68 win over the Stagg High Delta Kings in Stockton.

Ground has been broken to start construction of the Tracy Outlet Center at MacArthur Drive and Interstate 205. The center plans to have 40 stores in its 150,000 square feet of retail space.

Mayor Clyde Bland has announced he will not seek a third two-year term, but Mayor Pro Tem Dan Bilbrey said he will be a candidate for mayor.

Tracy High Future Farmers are celebrating National FFA Week under the leadership of Misty Ender, chapter president.

A Galt man was arrested for threatening the life of Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy. The man made the threat when he visited the congressman’s District 11 office in Stockton.

After two years of debate, the City Council has approved a noise ordinance aimed at controlling industrial sounds for nearby residents.

50 years ago — 1969

Tracy voters helped approve San Joaquin Delta College construction bonds, which received a 78.8 percent yes vote.

City Council members were told that the city’s sewage treatment plant is reaching capacity and that millions of dollars will need to be spent to increase its operating efficiency.

Tracy High’s Scott Stringer added All-Valley Oak League basketball honors to his all-league football selection.

The Jefferson School Band won elementary school sweepstakes honors at the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival parade.

Southern Pacific operating brotherhoods are considering consolidating into a single union, the United Transportation Union.

A new four-bedroom, two-bath home in Cabrillo Park is selling for $23,300.

75 years ago — 1969

A goal of $16,000 has been set for the Red Cross campaign that has been launched in Tracy.

Skipper Hudson, a well-known Tracy resident and father of Fire Chief Roxy Hudson, has died at the age of 85.

The Roberts-Union Farm Center has celebrated its 15th anniversary at the center’s hall on Roberts Island.

Marine Pfc. Fred Toal has taken part in the heavy fighting in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific.

100 years ago — 1919

After many delays, City Trustees (City Council) have decided to improve the pavement on Fourth Street.

Army Pfc. John Schlueter of Banta is serving as a military policeman with a U.S. Army unit in Siberia, Russia.

— Tracy Press archives

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