This week in Tracy history:

10 years ago — 2009

The number of expulsions from schools in the Tracy Unified School District declined to 180 students in the 2007-08 school year, compared with 226 in 2006-07. (Expulsions decline at Tracy Unified)

Veterans from Tracy joined Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, at a rally outside San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp in support of a Veterans Affairs clinic and nursing home promised to be built next door but so far not in the budget. (Tracy vets deserve new French Camp VA facility (op-ed) and A veteran affair)

Old Navy has closed its store in the West Valley Mall. (Old Navy leaves the West Valley Mall)

Tracy High wrestlers kept their lead atop the San Joaquin Athletic Association standings with a 57-33 win over Chavez of Stockton. (Key win for Bulldog wrestlers)

Mountain House Community Services District has laid off eight of its 22 workers to respond to a budget deficit caused by a downturn in home-building fees. (MH service district hit by layoffs)

25 years ago — 1994

Tracy-area hay growers joined others throughout the state to vote in favor of establishing an Alfalfa Forage Research program.

After more than 50 years of service, George Morelos, 67, has retired from the H.J. Heinz Co. He had been a supervisor in the warehouse and shipping department.

City Manager Mike Locke has told the City Council that the city is on its way to ending the fiscal year with an ending balance of $2.2 million.

Chris Ullery and Lisa Anastasio were winners in the 12-and-13-year-old division of the Elks Hoop-shoot.

Tracy Municipal Court Judge Tom Harrington has been elevated by Gov. Pete Wilson to the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

50 years ago — 1969

Three incumbents on Tracy Elementary School District’s board of trustees — Louis Villalovoz, Irwin Lauppe and Robert Haupt — have filed for re-election in the April 15 election.

The Tracy Community Players production of “The Odd Couple” is opening its run at the Little Theatre on West Ninth Street.

The level of the San Joaquin River is dropping from a record high of 31.6 inches at the Durham Ferry Road measuring station.

Notre Dame All-American running back Nick Eddy visited his alma mater, Tracy High, to speak to students. He is now playing for the Detroit Lions.

John Rita is the new president of the Road Deacons automobile club.

75 years ago — 1944

Tracy’s fourth War Bond campaign has been launched. Pledges from major donors are spurring early totals.

Remodeling has started on the old Central School on Central Avenue for the Servicemen’s Club.

Fenwick Jackson is the new president of the Tracy Wildlife Association.

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Martin Sasser Jr. has completed gunnery training at Ardmore, Oklahoma, and has been assigned to a B-17 “Flying Fortress” as a belly-gunner. (He later completed 35 bombing missions over occupied Europe.)

Don Bernal’s 19 points paced the Tracy High basketball team to a 50-44 win over St. Mary’s of Stockton on the home court.

100 years ago — 1919

Pfc. Harry Frerichs is now serving in the post-war Army in Belgium.

The West Side Creamery is selling a quart of milk for 12 cents.

— Tracy Press archives

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