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April 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
In a crackdown on street racing, police cited 180 people Saturday and impounded eight cars. About 50 officers from the California Highway Patrol, Tracy Police Department and San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office participated in the operation, part of a countywide crackdown on illegal races.
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May 23, 2009 | Associated Press
The Tracy Sunday school teacher accused of slaying an 8-year-old girl has been charged with slipping harmful substances to a 7-year-old girl and a man earlier this year. Melissa Huckaby, 28, was in court Friday to enter a plea to charges that she raped, kidnapped and murdered Sandra Cantu on March 27.
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April 9, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The city of Tracy and local irrigation officials are urging a judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to stop two water transfers that would supply water to thousands of future Tracy residents. Attorneys for the city of Tracy and the West Side and Banta-Carbona irrigation districts asked for the dismissal on Monday, claiming the Sierra Club had no proof the water sale would hurt the environment.
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April 8, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
A surveillance camera caught the bubbly, 8-year-old girl skipping down a street in Tracy, Calif., after a play date on the afternoon of March 27. She never made it home. After a 10-day search that saw law enforcement officers pour into the small Central Valley city, investigators Monday pulled a suitcase that held Sandra Cantu's body from an irrigation pond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2009 | Associated Press
The Tracy Sunday school teacher accused of slaying an 8-year-old girl has been charged with slipping harmful substances to a 7-year-old girl and a man earlier this year. Melissa Huckaby, 28, was in court Friday to enter a plea to charges that she raped, kidnapped and murdered Sandra Cantu on March 27.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
A surveillance camera caught the bubbly, 8-year-old girl skipping down a street in Tracy, Calif., after a play date on the afternoon of March 27. She never made it home. After a 10-day search that saw law enforcement officers pour into the small Central Valley city, investigators Monday pulled a suitcase that held Sandra Cantu's body from an irrigation pond.
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July 25, 2004 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
As a toddler, Jesse Jack Martinez earned his nickname "Toad" because of the way he asked for soda. "He couldn't say 'soda,' so he said he wanted some 'toda,' " his mother, Jan Martinez, 49, recalled. "His godfather gave him that nickname." Such memories bring a smile to her face, and she shares them with friends and strangers as she talks about her youngest son, who died July 14 in Iraq. But when she is driving, alone with her thoughts, the resolve crumbles.
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December 4, 2008 | Maria L. LaGanga, LaGanga is a Times staff writer.
The boy was naked except for a pair of gray boxer shorts. He was covered with soot and gashes and shackled with a heavy chain when he flopped over the 8-foot-high backyard fence and landed in a health club parking lot, free. Alarmed, a member of In-Shape Sports Club raced to see if the youth had been injured when he hit the cold pavement in this Bay Area bedroom community.
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December 1, 1999 | DAVID KARP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2008 | Maria L. LaGanga, LaGanga is a Times staff writer.
The boy was naked except for a pair of gray boxer shorts. He was covered with soot and gashes and shackled with a heavy chain when he flopped over the 8-foot-high backyard fence and landed in a health club parking lot, free. Alarmed, a member of In-Shape Sports Club raced to see if the youth had been injured when he hit the cold pavement in this Bay Area bedroom community.
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July 25, 2004 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
As a toddler, Jesse Jack Martinez earned his nickname "Toad" because of the way he asked for soda. "He couldn't say 'soda,' so he said he wanted some 'toda,' " his mother, Jan Martinez, 49, recalled. "His godfather gave him that nickname." Such memories bring a smile to her face, and she shares them with friends and strangers as she talks about her youngest son, who died July 14 in Iraq. But when she is driving, alone with her thoughts, the resolve crumbles.
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April 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
In a crackdown on street racing, police cited 180 people Saturday and impounded eight cars. About 50 officers from the California Highway Patrol, Tracy Police Department and San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office participated in the operation, part of a countywide crackdown on illegal races.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The city of Tracy and local irrigation officials are urging a judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to stop two water transfers that would supply water to thousands of future Tracy residents. Attorneys for the city of Tracy and the West Side and Banta-Carbona irrigation districts asked for the dismissal on Monday, claiming the Sierra Club had no proof the water sale would hurt the environment.
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