Month: May 2014

Fall TV season features show set in Modesto

If you don’t follow TV news, you may not know that this week is when all the networks announce their Fall programming, and launch trailers for each one.

On the ABC schedule, there’s a new show coming out called “American Crime.” What caught my eye, aside from the fact that the trailer makes it seem more like a movie than a TV series, is that it’s set in Modesto. The trailer even shows a fictional “San Joaquin Airlines”

The show is going to play heavily on race relations, especially in the context of illegal immigrants. That’s certainly a subject that fits into the valley story. I also assume there’s going to be some heavy rural play going on. Click to read more!

Mcdonald’s to “enhance” a busy intersection?

The Fresno Bee this weekend provided an update on the endless pursuit to build yet another McDonald’s in Clovis.

Map showing new McDonald’, in context with three other nearby McDonald’s franchises. (yes, A and C are two different locations).

It was over a year ago that I posted about the initial application, and how terrible the design was for a busy intersection.

Aside from being surrounded on all sides by cars, the new store will front Clovis with quite a beautiful facade.

The delay in construction was caused by a private dispute among the tenants of the shopping center, and contracts related to chicken sales. The city had no issues with the design. Click to read more!