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Wednesday notes: high-speed rail, the Commercial Building, and allergies

Today’s SCL news and notes include a new report on California High Speed Rail estimates, downtown’s Commercial Building preservation efforts, and Stockton’s low-allergy advantage. Stockton City Limits featured in the Central Valley Business Journal I would like to thank the good people at the Central Valley Business Journal for giving me an opportunity to write […]

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Downtown Stockton’s Commercial Building gets a face lift

Last September, SCL profiled architect Christina Frankel’s effort to spruce up the derelict Commercial Building downtown. When last visited, the building was in pretty bad shape: leaky roof, piles of debris, unsecure entryways, and graffiti. Today, the building looks a lot better as Frankel, the city and the Downtown Stockton Alliance worked together to patch […]

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Building a foundation: Downtown AGAIN! takes first steps towards preserving Stockton’s historic buildings

Christina Frankel has an aversion to horror movies, which is ironic, because the shuttered Commercial Building in downtown Stockton comes across as an ideal setting for a slasher film. Rusty bathroom fixtures, plaster and pigeon feathers line the floor– where there still is a floor. There is even the occasional empty Cheetos bag, a reminder […]

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