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Pilot program in Midtown to result in monthly reduction of 270 hours of restricted parking

Pilot program in Midtown to result in monthly reduction of 270 hours of restricted parking

The Midtown Business Association supports the City of Sacramento’s latest efforts to increase the availability of parking by lifting parking restrictions and updating signage on several blocks in Midtown. Based on the new pilot program that goes into effect October 24, 2016, the City plans to update signage restrictions for garbage, yard waste, recycle and collection, monthly street sweeping and claw service (during leaf season) on a block-by-block basis to more accurately reflect current services. The new program will result in a reduction of 270 hours a month for restricted parking for city services in the pilot area.

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks (State Parks) has unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

The design of the plate features California’s official tree, the California redwood. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.

State Parks officials unveiled the specialized plate at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where some of the most extensive restorations since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s are currently underway. Plate sales will support restoration projects like this one and help the department restore and preserve California’s state park system.

Allegiant introduces flights between Stockton & Phoenix

Allegiant introduces flights between Stockton & Phoenix

Amongst art, wine and frivolity, passengers from Allegiant airline's first flight from Phoenix-Mesa were warmly greeted as they arrived at the Stockton Metropolitan Airport last night. According to Airport Director Harry Mavrogenes the inaugural flight had 120 passengers and 153 were booked for the return flight to Phoenix-Mesa. The new non-stop flights will operate twice weekly between the Stockton airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Phoenix becomes the third destination offered to Allegiant travelers flying out of Stockton. The flurry of arrivals and departures took place during ArtExpressions of San Joaquin "Gallery on the Move" with wine tasting, olive oil tasting and more than 20 artists displaying their works through the facility. Even the banners twisting from the ceiling were designed by local photographer Arturo Vera.

Allegiant announces new non-stop between Stockton and Phoenix

Allegiant announces new non-stop between Stockton and Phoenix

Allegiant (NASDQ: ALGT) today announced new non-stop, low-cost service between Stockton, CA and Phoenix, AZ via Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport beginning May 15, 2014. the airline is offering promotional one-way fares for as low as $58 (seats are limited).

"We are pleased to expand our service in Stockton to include low-cost, convenient travel to the sunny destination of Phoenix, " said Andrew C. Levey, Allegiant Travel Company president and COO in a press release. "The community has embraced our long-running service to Las Vegas and our seasonal Honolulu flights, and we are confident that they will appreciate our low-cost flights to Phoenix."

Allegiant began service at Stockton Metropolitan Airport in June 2006 with nonstop service to Las Vegas.

For more information please visit Allegiant.com

ACE commuter rail looks to expand- holding public open houses

ACE commuter rail looks to expand- holding public open houses

  The Altamont Corridor Express passenger train service, which now runs between Stockton in the Central Valley and San Jose in Silicon Valley, is planning to expand.

The project includes improving existing service and extending new ACE rail service to downtown Modesto by as early as 2018 and to Merced by as early as 2022.

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission is holding five public scoping meetings over the next two weeks to get public comment on its plans, which it calls "ACEforward."

The SJRRC and the Federal Rail Administration are jointly preparing an Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the ACEforward program in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. 

The meetings will be open houses and attendees can drop by anytime during the three hour meetings. Public scoping meetings will be held at the following locations:

Rail expansion projects present historic opportunities for Valley businesses

Rail expansion projects present historic opportunities for Valley businesses

Over the next two decades rail improvements and construction are going to present one of the largest opportunities for area businesses.

Nearly $2 billion of rail construction and improvements are coming in the next year alone.

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend

 DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend

Modesto, CA - Officers from the Modesto Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday, February 1, 2013 between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. and Saturday, February 9, 2013 between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

“The City of Modesto takes a very proactive approach toward DUI Enforcement,” said Sergeant Craig Breckenridge of the Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit. “This is a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!”