Pilot Dean Hickman-Smith explains a sighting gauge on wing of his Pitts S2B aerobatic airplane to Kevin Nava before going up for a flight on Oct. 19 at Tracy Municipal Airport. Hickman-Smith, a member of the IAC Northern California Aerobatic Club Chapter 38, said the gauge helps him determine the airplane’s angle relative to the horizon.
Dani Tafoya, an Amazon.com public relations specialist, shows kindergartners from Ripona Elementary School one of the package shipping stations at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Chrisman Road on Jan. 17. The students were the first group of a public tour program launching at the center.
A Tracy police officer, a city code enforcement officer and volunteers approach a person living in a tent on private property near the former H.J. Heinz Co. plant on Jan. 18 during the 2019 Unsheltered Homeless Point-in-Time Count.
Bullfighter Jacobo Botero from Colombia fights a bull in the Campo Pequeno bullring behind the Portuguese Hall as part of the bloodless bullfights on June 28 that ended the annual Holy Ghost celebration. Botero was one of three mounted men to face the bulls.
Millennium High School cheerleaders greet students at the Tracy Learning Center on on Aug. 5 as nearly 1,300 students in Primary Charter, Discovery Charter and Millennium High schools returned to their classrooms.
Trucks, jeeps and cars driven by members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association follow Grant Line Road through Tracy on Sept. 14 as they retrace the cross-country route of a historic convoy in 1919.
Maria Hernandez takes a picture of her children Michael Cazares and Brianna Cazares as they pose for a photo with Sgt. Craig Kootstra ¬during a National Night Out party hosted by the Tracy Family Resource Center on Aug. 6.
Longtime Tracy High educators Don Nicholson (far left) and Jim Franco (far right) were honored at Astoria Senior Living and Memory Care on Oct. 12. Pictured with them, from left, are Don Nicholson’s wife, Arvada Nicholson; Walter Gouveia; and Mercedes Silveira-Gouveia.
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin Police Chief Khalid Ali (left) and installation director Jonathan Mathews lay a wreath as bagpiper Erik Leiken plays “Amazing Grace” at a Peace Officers Memorial Day observance on May 15.
Tracy Police Explorers Jason Ortiz (left) and Ana Olmos look for a gunman as they compete in an “active shooter” scenario at the ninth annual Central Valley Explorer Competition on June 28 at Sierra High School in Manteca.
Cancer survivors Kelly Wilson (left) and Yauna Throne help carry a banner with a handprint for each year a local person has lived since being diagnosed with cancer in the first lap of the relay on May 4 at Lincoln Park.
Hayt Eter teaches a “Barre for Active Aging” fitness class on June 12 in the remodeled and expanded multipurpose room of Lolly Hansen Senior Center. The senior center reopened Monday after eight months of work.
Jeremy Silcox (right) is sworn in as the seventh Tracy Unified School District trustee by Steve Abercrombie, president of the board of education. Silcox was appointed and took his seat at a special meeting Jan. 17.
Tracy High School senior John Palmer (left) gives an incoming freshman a hug while senior Julia Wright squeezes freshman Benjamin Melendez as they join in a game to pop balloons at the Link Crew freshman orientation on July 30.