After five years of talks to merge airports, Stockton ticked off Modesto in 1983 by putting up a sign claiming to be the regional airport. Dispute ensued, and passenger carriers have continued to come and go from both ever since.
The meeting of the Judicial Council of California’s facilities committee Thursday in San Francisco pitted representatives of 16 counties against each other as they pleaded for funding for their new courthouse projects even though they all knew going in that the money simply does not exist.
Criminal charges against Stockton’s mayor mark the latest in a string of races marred by accusations of bad behavior by candidates. Prosecutors say evidence drives the timing of the process, but defendants claim political motivations.
Modestans have long history of protesting businesses that exploit sex and women, as officials with the Beverly Hills company wanting to bring an erotic dancing club to downtown are likely to experience.
The late George House, who represented the 25th Assembly District from 1994-2000, impressed friends and foes as a man who framed life through the Bible and Constitution and never wavered in his belief in either. He died July 14 at age 86.
If you think Stanislaus County could be getting jilted if the state can’t fund its new $267 million courthouse downtown, then consider sparsely populated Siskiyou County, where work on its $66 million facility is supposed to begin next week but could be a no-go as well.
Glen and Mary Mount helped bring the only flying B-29 to Modesto in 2014. Now the Modesto residents are part of a crew that flies Fifi – the same type plane as the ones that dropped atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 – on tours all over the United States. And Glenn Mount will be aboard when another B-29, Doc, flies Sunday for the first time since 1955.