Engagement Announcement

February 16, 2007|Posted in: Uncategorized

Watch for this in the upcoming Alameda Sun…


Alameda residents Patrick Tracey and Julia Park joyfully announce their engagement to be married. Valentine’s Day was the date for the proposal. Julia is the founding editor of the Alameda Sun, a writer, teacher and editor for other local publications. She is currently the co-editor for The East Bay Monthly magazine. Patrick is the director of human resources for Cord Blood Registry Inc. in San Bruno, and has been team manager of The Pack, an Alameda adult-league softball team, for 26 years. Between them they have five children: Mia, Simone, Savanna, Ana and Austin. They live at Alameda Point and look forward to a summer wedding.

The photo was taken at Asilomar, Monterey, when we went in September. It shows us at our favorite place — the beach. And it shows how happy Patrick is nowadays. I love this picture…

Note: I also love the new version of Blogger — it used to be impossible to load photos. Let’s see how well it works now.

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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of six books: three novels, one poetry collection, and two women's history. She was the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, in 2014-17. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. She has a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and MA in Early 20th C. British Literature from Cal State Hayward. Julia's articles have appeared on Salon, Thrillist, Paste, Scary Mommy, Narratively, Yahoo News, Your Tango, and Sweatpants & Coffee. Her articles have also run in Redbook, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Town & Country, the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, Quill, and MadeLocal. She was the founding editor of weekly Alameda Sun and literary zine Red Hills Review. Her poetry has been in The East Bay Literary review, Postcard Poems, Americus Review, Cicada, Tiferet Review, and many others. Julia has been recognized several times by the San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula Press Clubs as well as the California Newspaper Association for her blogging since 2003.


  1. noreply@blogger.com'

    February 17, 2007

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    Um, picture?

  2. noreply@blogger.com'

    February 22, 2007

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    Huge Congrats to the two of you! I’m happy you’re happy. Mike

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