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Asparagus Festival loss another setback for downtown revitaliztion

After 29 years, a piece of Stockton’s identity is gone. And with it, a valuable piece of the effort to revitalize the city’s historic downtown district. On Tuesday, the Asparagus Festival’s 12-member board announced that the annual celebration of the Delta region’s famous vegetable would not return for a 30th anniversary. The board cited two […]

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Thursday notes: Lots of news about downtown development

I hadn’t planned on posting anything today, but there was a flurry of news reported today in The Record regarding Downtown Stockton that warranted discussion. Also, data organized by Forbes shows that people are moving into the Stockton region at a higher pace than are leaving. Take a look! Community Development Department considers boosting development […]

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Wednesday notes: new downtown tenants, Aparagus Festival attendance woes, and Detroit

Today’s news and notes includes new tenants for the historic B&M building, the Asparagus Festival’s attendance drop, and another big city that may be forced into the bankruptcy club with Stockton. Happy bike to work week! Downtown block welcomes two new neighbors The block between Dean DeCarli Square and the Ed Coy Garage is becoming […]

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Thursday notes: SPD nationally ranked, Stockton’s population keeps growing, the Asparagus Festival and more

Today’s installment includes a nod to the Stockton Police Department’s social media prowess, Stockton’s population growth, falling rates of home ownership, and an update on SCL’s Asparagus Festival location poll. If Stockton is so miserable, why is our population growing? The State of California released their population updates for 2012, and despite all the bad […]

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Asparagus Festival may leave Downtown Stockton next year

This weekend, over 100,000 people will fill Downtown Stockton to take part in the city’s most cherished tradition: The Asparagus Festival. Patrons will enjoy live bands, various activities, plenty of spirits, and, of course, copious amounts of asparagus prepared in an assortment of ways. Sadly, this may be the last time the festival will be […]

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Friday Notes: Coach Thomason’s last home game, a new Brownfields bill, City Hall search update and more

Here are SCL’s news and notes for Friday, March 8th. Today I discuss Coach Bob Thomason’s final game at the Spanos Center, new Brownfields program legislation, the search for a new City Hall and more. Have a great weekend! Bob Thomason coaching last game in Stockton This Saturday, longtime Pacific men’s basketball coach Bob Thomason […]

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Asparagus gets a bailout, but may also cure your hangovers

While doing research on the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012– better known as the fiscal cliff deal– I came across a curious piece of funding for Stockton’s patron vegetable: asparagus. According to NBC News, the fiscal cliff deal includes “A tax break worth about $15 million a year for asparagus growers hit hard by […]

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