Jan 07
Leading by Example: Griselda Barajas

Griselda Barajas’ plate is full. Very full! A single-mother with four children, she owns and operates Griselda’s Catering, has served and serves on many boards including the California Restaurant Association, Cristo Rey High School and Metro and Sacramento Hispanic chambers of commerce, volunteers throughout the community, and is Stockton Boulevard Partnership’s new Board Chair. In 1992, Griselda moved from […]

Jan 07
Stockton Boulevard Memories

Susan Hausmann Dick Fisher, my husband, started Fruitridge Printing in 1965. While Dick taught me a lot about printing, he taught me more about how to treat our customers, employees, and vendors. At Fruitridge Printing, our goal goes beyond putting ink on paper. We want everyone to feel working with us and for us is […]

Jan 07
Emerging Murals

Along with many other neighborhoods, Stockton Boulevard is coming into its own – steadily rising from a long sleep. With this evolution, Emerging Murals are bringing new life and color and a visual cornucopia of art in public places. Not the usual sort of government-commissioned art, but 21st-century murals showcasing the cultural and natural diversity of the region. […]

Jan 04
New Beginnings

Life along Stockton Boulevard is changing.  Neighborhoods and business communities are getting a fresh start and making steady advances all the way from Little Saigon to the UC Davis Medical Center campus.  Present-day and future improvements are changing the way we live, grow and play. Revitalization is here. Aggie Square Still very much in the […]

Oct 05
Take Me to the Fair: Then and Now

The very first California State Fair was held in San Francisco on October 4, 1854, drawing more than 5,000 visitors. The fair was held in a different city each year, with Sacramento hosting in 1855. When the fair returned to Sacramento in 1859, it was decided that a permanent site should be found. By 1860, […]

Oct 05
HISTORIC HIGHWAY 99: Sacramento to Stockton

More than 100 years ago Stockton Boulevard was a thriving transportation corridor linking the cities of Sacramento and Stockton. This function ended in 1961 when State Highway 99 replaced Stockton Boulevard as the regional transportation artery. Although the lengths of the new freeway and the former street route of Stockton Boulevard were almost identical, eight […]