Tracy, California, United States

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🇺🇸 Tracy is the second most populated city in San Joaquin County, California, United States. Tracy is located inside a geographic triangle formed by Interstate 205 on the north side of the city, Interstate 5 to the east, and Interstate 580 to the south-west.

History Until the 1760s, the area that is now the city of Tracy was long populated by the Yokuts ethnic group of loosely associated bands of Native Americans and their ancestors. They lived on hunting and gathering foods, game and fish from the area, including its local rivers and creeks. After encountering the Spanish colonists, the Yokuts suffered from new infectious diseases, which caused social disruption, as did the Spanish efforts to impress them for labor at missions, specifically Mission San Jose. Mexican and American explorers later came into the area, pushing the Yokuts out. The Yokuts people are still around to this day and live in small groups with a total of about 2,600 people identifying under the Yokuts name. Along with the Yokuts, another language group of Native Americans found near the Tracy area are referred to as the Mono. Today the Mono peoples numbers are around 1,800 people.

Tracy is a railroad town that came from the mid-19th century construction, mainly by Chinese laborers, of Central Pacific Railroad rail lines running from Sacramento through Stockton to the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning 1868 and ending September 1878 with the opening of a new branch and junction. A number of small communities sprang up along these lines at designated station sites, including one at the junction named for railroad director J. J. Tracy.

Incorporated in 1911, Tracy grew rapidly and prospered as the centre of an agricultural area, even when larger railroad operations began to decline in the 1950s. Competition with trucking and automobiles resulted in widespread railroad restructuring. Tracy is part of the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area, an extension of the Bay Area.

In December 1969, the town of Tracy was the host of the Altamont Free Concert, held at the (now closed) Altamont Raceway Park. An estimated 300,000 people gathered at the speedway infield in an event that was plagued by violence among attendees, many of whom were drunk or drugged. Artists featured included the internationally known Rolling Stones and the California bands Santana, Jefferson Airplane, the Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Tracy was the headquarters of a branch of the American Nazi Party. Increased activity was reported by the media in 1972, with the appearance of graffiti spray-painted Nazi swastikas and the words "White Power". A surplus army 2½-ton 6×6 truck with swastika symbols was seen carrying neo-Nazi recruits around town. Members handed out flyers printed with "Join the National Socialist White People’s Party" and a Tracy-based post office box mailing address. The television program 60 Minutes aired a report in 1978 titled "The California Reich" which contained an interview of a Tracy resident who was a neo-Nazi leader. After about a decade, most of the city's neo-Nazis moved to Oroville, California.

Geography Located in the Central Valley, Tracy is near both fertile and (due to a region of hills west of Tracy) infertile agricultural lands. Tracy has a Mediterranean climate.

Some of this land (in the east and mostly north of Tracy because of the moist Delta river system) has come under increasing development pressure. The San Francisco Bay Area's vigorous population growth has spilled over into the Tracy area as well as other locations, such as the new town of Mountain House. Tracy passed Measure A in 1990 in an attempt to contain and limit development.

In an effort to reduce environmental impacts of the city, it launched the Emerald Tracy Project in September 2009. City spokesman Matt Robinson said that if it succeeds, Tracy will be the second city after Riverside, California to satisfy the state's goal for sustainable communities.

Media Tracy's daily newspaper is the Tracy Press, a once-weekly newspaper. Bilingual Weekly News covers Tracy in English and Spanish.

Public transportation Tracy is served by several bus services: locally, Tracer runs seven lines that serve as circulators between major transit hubs, shopping, school, residential, and downtown areas. San Joaquin Regional Transit District (SJRTD) runs two county hopper routes that connect the city with other San Joaquin County communities and one commuter route that run to Dublin/Pleasanton BART station. Greyhound, Tracer, and SJRTD all connect with taxis, bike stations, and parking at the Tracy Transit Center, a transit station built in 2010.

Amtrak Thruway buses connect serve the city's bus station to the area with six daily trips to the South Bay and two to San Francisco, all of which stop at BART and job centres in Livermore.

To meet the future transportation needs, which will connect San Joaquin Valley with the Bay Area, there are two Transit Stations in Tracy. One is located downtown and is designated for bus service, but is being considered as a possible site for California High-Speed Rail.

South Tracy offers the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) service at Tracy (ACE station), which provides commuter rail transportation to the Bay Area and connects with VTA in San Jose, BART via shuttle in Pleasanton and Fremont, in addition to Amtrak train in Santa Clara and San Jose.

Major highways Interstate 205 passes along the north side of the city and connects the nearby Interstates 580 to the west and 5 on the east, with the three Interstates forming a triangle around much of the city. Business Loop 205 runs through the centre of Tracy along 11th Street, formerly a portion of U.S. Highway 50. In addition, the northern terminus of State Highway 33 is located at South Bird Road and Interstate 5 south-east of Tracy.

Aviation Tracy is served by Tracy Municipal Airport, located south of the city. It serves general aviation; there is no scheduled airline service from the airport.

Tracy, California, United States 
<b>Tracy, California, United States</b>
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Tracy was ranked #638 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Tracy has a population of over 91,800 people. Tracy also forms one of the centres of the wider San Joaquin County which has a population of over 762,148 people.

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🇺🇸 Stockton -121.301

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🇺🇸 Rocklin -121.233

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West of: -121.421

🇺🇸 Sacramento -121.495

🇺🇸 West Sacramento -121.517

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🇺🇸 Davis -121.733

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Antipodal to Tracy is: 58.579,-37.739

Locations Near: Tracy -121.421,37.7385

🇺🇸 Manteca -121.216,37.796 d: 19.1  

🇺🇸 Stockton -121.301,37.976 d: 28.4  

🇺🇸 Brentwood -121.693,37.934 d: 32.3  

🇺🇸 Livermore -121.757,37.675 d: 30.4  

🇺🇸 Lodi -121.335,38.131 d: 44.3  

🇺🇸 Modesto -121,37.642 d: 38.6  

🇺🇸 Pleasanton -121.867,37.65 d: 40.5  

🇺🇸 Antioch -121.797,38.009 d: 44.6  

🇺🇸 Ceres -120.95,37.6 d: 44.2  

🇺🇸 Dublin -121.927,37.71 d: 44.6  

Antipodal to: Tracy 58.579,-37.739

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🇫🇷 Le Tampon 55.515,-21.278 d: 18161.2  

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🇫🇷 Saint-Benoît 55.713,-21.034 d: 18137.3  

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🇫🇷 Saint-Paul 55.279,-21 d: 18126.9  

🇫🇷 Saint-Denis 55.457,-20.867 d: 18115.2  

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