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Second Thoughts: Tracy has corners with character
A blooming cactus amid a beautiful desert garden tops the list of quirky local intersections.
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 821 821 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second Thoughts: Slow-growth battle is back
Sooner or later, Tracy was going to have another debate about whether or not to roll back its slow-growth law.
Apr 19, 2013 | 9 9 comments | 832 832 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second Thoughts: Too much grist for the rumor mill
Just as flu season begins to wane, Tracy gets bitten by a gossip bug — a nasty one, too. The symptoms were full-blown Wednesday, March 13, when the Tracy Police Department mobile command center set...
Mar 15, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 825 825 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second Thoughts: Competition pool might be a stroke too far
Thanks to a unanimous City Council vote on Jan. 22, The Surland Cos. will give the city $10 million and 16 acres of land for an aquatics center in exchange for rights to build up to 2,250 homes, as...
Feb 01, 2013 | 6 6 comments | 827 827 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second Thoughts: Filling seat a tricky issue for council
Random thoughts about the Tracy City Council's Dec. 4 deadlock about how to fill a soon-to-be-vacated council position.
Dec 14, 2012 | 9 9 comments | 830 830 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second Thoughts: Great need reveals great fortune
A community that rallies proves its wealth amid need; A former City Council candidate takes a stand on principle.
Nov 23, 2012 | 6 6 comments | 834 834 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second Thoughts: Lost and found integrity
by Jon Mendelson
Nov 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 828 828 recommendations | email to a friend
Integrity starts young. It’s instilled through simple but surprisingly profound lessons: tell the truth, be kind, do unto others. Matthew Cooper grew up with those ideas ringing in his ears. So it ...
Second Thoughts: Sensible hope for city’s pot ban
by Jon Mendelson/Tracy Press
Jun 21, 2012 | 41 41 comments | 838 838 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone who expected a quiet final approval for an ordinance to ban growing medical marijuana in Tracy was proven wrong Tuesday.
SECOND THOUGHTS: City sees pub replacing market
by Jon Mendelson/Tracy Press
Feb 24, 2012 | 14 14 comments | 855 855 recommendations | email to a friend
The city of Tracy appears on the brink of settling on a tenant for the old Westside Market and injecting new energy into the downtown scene.
Second Thoughts: With or without ‘Project X,’ diversity is key
by Jon Mendelson/Tracy Press
Jan 13, 2012 | 5 5 comments | 838 838 recommendations | email to a friend
The city of Tracy needs to diversify its economy, whether or not it lands a massive in-the-works mystery project.
Second Thoughts: Tutoring program needs helping hand
by Jon Mendelson / Tracy Press
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 832 832 recommendations | email to a friend
For the past few years, Give Every Child A Chance has helped Tracy-area students turn failing grades into passing marks. In just the 2010-11 school year, 177 kids at Traina, Hawkins and Jacobson sc...
Second Thoughts: How to overcome an allergy to empathy
by Jon Mendelson / Tracy Press
Dec 16, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 841 841 recommendations | email to a friend
Small changes to classroom parties could make a big difference for young students with food allergies.
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