- In other action
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved making the
Dustin-Jahant road intersection a four-way stop. Currently, there
are stop signs on Dustin Road only.
Although there isn’t enough traffic in the area to warrant a
four-way stop sign, county officials made an exception because of
four right-angle collisions within the past year, according to
Public Works Director Tom Gau. One of the collisions was fatal, and
a second one resulted in major injuries, Gau said.
“... Motorists on Dustin Road, after stopping momentarily at the
intersection, tend to proceed through the intersection with the
anticipation that the motorist on Jahant Road will also stop and
yield the right-of-way,” Gau said in a staff report.
The board approved purchasing seven pieces of land totaling 5.8
acres to widen Lower Sacramento Road south of the Harney Lane curve
to Pixley Creek. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2013.
Plans call for two lanes in each direction, left-turn lanes at
all intersections, a modified traffic signal at Armstrong Road, a
new signal at Mettler Road and paved shoulders for bicyclists on
both sides of the road.
Supervisors heard report on Interstate 5 improvements between
Hammer Lane and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Stockton. Plans
call for I-5 to be widened from six lanes to eight between Hammer
Lane and Country Club Boulevard, auxiliary lanes, sound walls and
the first high-occupancy vehicle lane in San Joaquin County.
Construction began in August and will continue until 2015.
The board appointed Marlene Corbitt to the New Hope Recreation
Commission, designed to maintain recreation programs for Thornton
residents and visitors. The commission consists of one member of
the Board of Supervisors, one New Hope School board member, a New
Hope School employee and two members of the public. Terms are for
— Source: San Joaquin County
Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:29 pm
Updated: 8:30 am, Thu Sep 1, 2011.
The San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum received
glowing reports as it was reaccredited for 10 years by the American
Association of Museums.
The museum at Micke Grove Park in south Lodi was praised for
having a good collection of documents, active volunteers and a
board of trustees with business, marketing and fiscal management
knowledge as well as having “a deep understanding of the
The two-member American Association of Museums team reported
that extensive research on the history of agriculture and heavy
equipment in San Joaquin County are nearing completion. There will
eventually be new exhibits in these two areas.
The museum has four full-time, four part-time and one temporary
employee, along with 150 volunteers, Executive Director Dave Stuart
told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Only two other regional history museums in Northern California —
in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties — are accredited by the
association, Stuart said.
The San Joaquin museum has eight exhibition buildings and four
historic buildings on 18.5 acres.
The accreditation team that evaluated the San Joaquin museum
consisted of Lawrence Sommer, former director of Nebraska
Historical Society, and John Baule, director of Yakima Valley
Museum in Washington state.
Contact reporter Ross Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:29 pm.
Updated: 8:30 am.