Delta's Field of Dreams

San Joaquin farming town hedges future on theme park and European villages despite warnings that plan is doomed.
July 19, 2000, 6am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A decade ago, South African architect Norman Jarrett came to this town off of Interstate 5 and dazzled residents with a plan for for "Califia" -- an grand entertainment Mecca on their own Delta island. Plans include four world-class theme parks, three golf courses, 8,500 homes in European-style villages, a sports arena, cultural arts center, shopping malls and offices. The Sierra Club has already sued, and other critics are preparing similar actions.

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Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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