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Corruption and a Corporate Takeover.
In 1853, a French water company named Compagnie Generale des Eaux was created. In 1854, CGE obtained the right to supply water
to the public. For more than a century, Compagnie Générale des Eaux remained focused on the water sector.
Study Abroad, Kalu Yala, and a Federal Financial Aid Scam?
Over 4,000 miles away in Panama’s Tres Brazos rainforest, construction is underway to build a jungle town. At first glance Kalu
looks like paradise with thatch roofed huts, a farm to table kitchen, a large garden and running water. Jimmy and his father
Sandy Stice are real estate developers from Atlanta Georgia and Kalu Yala is a for profit business designed to make millions
off the $200,000 homes
they plan to build and sell on the 7,000 acres they own of lush green rainforest.
Historical cemetery abandoned.
Is this the best Stanislaus County can do for Waterford’s Founder and his family?
Waterford was first
named Bakersville then its name was changed to Waterford in 1870 after the post office complained the name was too
close to Bakersfield.
The Williams had 7 children. Ida Baker
died when she was 17, in 1891. The inscription on her tombstone
reads “The lovely bud so young and fair called hence by early doom, just came to show how sweet a flower in paradise would bloom”
Along Highway 132 near the historical town of La Grange is the Robert’s Ferry Cemetery. It sits on a hill overlooking the Tuolumne
river. Robert’s Ferry is under the supervision of Stanislaus County’s Parks and Recreation, yet the site appears to be abandoned
with rows of centuries old tombstones cracked and crumbling, others broke off by vandals. The graves are riddled with snakes holes,
although bigger vermin have also burrowed in. Weeds and invasive tree’s grow unchecked. The green grass that once covered the hill
is long gone.