- What was once a packed newsroom is now a sea of empty cubicles. Like the rest of the newspaper industry, the Tracy Press has been struggling.
But when an 8-year-old girl went missing at a local mobile home park, the paper went into action.
Although the discovery of Sandra Cantu's remains in a suitcase pulled from an irrigation pond would bring all the major TV networks and several big-city papers to the Central Valley city, it was the Tracy Press that would get the interview that investigators credit with breaking open the case and leading to an arrest.
"We're just a scrappy little newspaper," said Editor Cheri Matthews, who is married to the paper's publisher, Bob Matthews. "We know the people who live here, we know this town, and sometimes we get things that nobody else can." [More]