- In other action
On Tuesday, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors
proclaimed Saturday as Rosa Parks Day in the county. Parks, an
African-American, made her mark on Dec. 1, 1955 when she refused to
sit in the back of a bus in Montgomery, Ala. Her action was the
catalyst for 42,000 African-Americans boycotting the Montgomery bus
system for 381 days, leading the U.S. Supreme Court to declare the
law segregating Alabama buses as unconstitutional in 1956.
A Rosa Parks Day reception featuring chocolate, wine, roses and
music by Ola Murchison will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday
at 701 E. Weber Ave., Stockton.
Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:02 am, Wed Feb 1, 2012.
Within the next year, a hazardous portion of Lower Sacramento
Road in Acampo will be widened and get some extra lighting to make
the road safer.
Thanks to a federal grant of almost $600,000, Lower Sacramento
Road will be widened from 600 feet north of Collier Road to 1,000
feet south of the Union Pacific Railroad crossing. A left-turn lane
will be installed along with lighting and flashing beacons,
according to Pete Martin, engineering services manager for the San
Joaquin County Public Works Department.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:02 am.