Mimi Nguyen, economic development director, Downtown Stockton Alliance

Taking a Chance

Stockton businesses invest in the long term

By the mid-1990s, it was fair to question whether downtown Stockton was on the path to decay. Crime and blight were major concerns that kept visitors and businesses away, and there was little to suggest a turnaround was in sight.

Sep 30, 2010 Bill Romanelli
Peter Brundage, executive officer, Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission

Civil Union

Rancho Cordova welcomes annexed land

Rancho Cordova recently celebrated the annexation of a finger of land — Folsom Boulevard east of Sunrise Boulevard and south of Highway 50 — with the rest of the incorporated city.

Aug 31, 2010 JT Long

Power Forward

A Brighton spot for Power Inn’s future

In the late 1800s the township of Brighton, along what is now Folsom Boulevard and Power Inn Road, was bustling with a racetrack, pony express stop and the distinguished (if unrecognized) title of Sacramento’s first suburb.

Jul 31, 2010 Bill Romanelli

Working Lunch with Julia Burrows

Although she can’t recall an aha moment that launched her interest, Julia Burrows says she has been passionate about all things green and sustainable as long as she can remember.

Jul 31, 2010 Douglas Curley

A Greener Park

The history of Depot Park

During World War II, the U.S. Army put Depot Park on the map as a central location to collect and distribute war supplies to troops on the West Coast and across the Pacific. The military moved out in 1995, but government, nonprofits and businesses of all sizes have continued to leverage the site as a hub for green activities and technological innovations.

Jul 31, 2010 JT Long