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              *A-14        The Modesto Bee /                                                        THE BACK PAGE                                                                                                                   SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011

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              BEE                                                                                            PROGRESS REPORT                                                                                                             “Nothing has happened except
              CONNECTED                                   About half of Gerry Kamilos’ major projects have succeeded. He says all remain viable and will proceed when the economy recovers.                                              for community college portable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        trailers and a water tank. I
                                                          Project              Location                          Acres     Homes           Stores         Other                                 Status                                    think the timing was just bad.
              FESTIVE FOURTH?                                                                                                                                                                                                              But Gerry was great to work
                                                          College Park         Mountain House,                                                                                                  Campus, water tanks                       with. Everything we asked, he
              SEND IN YOUR PICS                                                San Joaquin Co.                    815      2,400      140 acres           College campus                        built; no businesses                       did and did it right away. He
              Setting off safe and sane                                                                                                                                                                                                 sounded like someone concerned
              fireworks in your neighborhood?             Mariposa Lakes       Stockton, San Joaquin Co.        3,800     10,500      700 acres           Transit station, schools,             Stalled by lawsuit
                                                                                                                                                          parks, lakes, college                                                            about every single detail, like
              We’d love to see photos! Send
                                                          Metro Air Park       Sacramento International                                                                                                                                     he’s in it for the long haul.
              your digital images for possible
                                                                               Airport, Sacramento Co.          2,000       None                 Yes      Industrial                            Stalled by economy                       He didn’t bring a lot of ego to
              use in The Bee and online. Go to
    , mouse over                                                                                                                                                                                                              the table.”
              to the “Multimedia” tab and click           Woodland Park        Woodland, Yolo Co.                 600       None               None       Industrial                            Stalled by economy                         — Jon Moore, deputy director
              “submit photos/video.”                                                                                                                                                                                                          of community development,
                                                          East Elk Grove       Elk Grove, Sacramento Co.        1,440      4,300        23 acres          Parks, schools                        Complete                                                San Joaquin County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “He was always at the site,
              MOST READ                                   East Franklin        Elk Grove, Sacramento Co.        2,500     10,100        53 acres          Parks, schools                        85 percent done
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          trouble-shooting. He took a
              The most-viewed stories                                                                                                                                                                                                   personal interest, which is rare.
              Saturday on                     Vineyard Springs     South Sacramento Co.             2,650      6,300     Small strips         Public golf course                    70 percent done
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            He’s so quiet that people
              1. Child injured in Modesto                                                                                                                                                                                                misunderstand, but he’s pretty
                 hit-and-run; suspect arrested            Plumas Lake          Yuba Co.                         5,300      6,000      475 acres           Parks, schools                        Complete (Kamilos'
                                                                                                                                                                                                1,400-acre portion)                       passionate when it comes to
              2. Hot times ahead for valley               Sacramento                                                                                      State fair, NBA arena,                                                         education. Kamilos delivered,
              3. Modesto, Stanislaus                      Convergence          Sacramento (Kings-Cal Expo)        565      8,500               None       12,000 jobs                           Rejected                                     every step of the way.”
                 neighborhoods end lawsuit                                                                                                                                                                                              — Jesse Garza-Roderick, dean,
              4. Hiker tried saving fellow hiker          West Park            Crows Landing,                                                             Industrial-business                   Environmental                                 San Joaquin Delta College
                 on Yosemite bridge                                            Stanislaus Co.                   2,800       None               None       park, inland port                     studies ongoing                                            South Campus
              5. Modesto area Fourth of July              Sources: The Kamilos Cos.; Bee research                                                                                                                                                     at Mountain House
                 activities guide                                                                                                                                                                                                             MARIPOSA LAKES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            THE BEE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “The project was just pie in the
              COMING UP                                 KAMILOS                               apart when Cal Expo didn’t
                                                                                              bite.                                 Gerry Kamilos has developments under way in several counties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sky from end to end. Stockton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           was so hungry for developer
              IN THE BEE                                CONTINUED FROM A-1
                                                                                                Of 10 Kamilos projects re-
                                                                                              viewed by The Bee, the are-
                                                                                                                                    in Northern California. Some include industrial or business park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           money that the City Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        voted in favor, not knowing what
                                                          People familiar with Ka-            na proposal represents his                                       Metro Air Park:                                                          they were getting. Kamilos came
                                                        milos use words such as               most spectacular failure.                                        A 2,000-acre office and industrial                                         in with promise after promise
                                                        “patient” and “persistent”            Yet he says it’s not a dead             Yolo                     park adjacent to Sacramento
                                                                                                                                    County                                                                                                and could deliver none of it.”
                                                        when describing his ap-               deal and hints at some sort                                      International Airport. Proposed
                                                        proach. He can’t decide               of variation he’s still pursu-                                                                                                               — Richard Shaffer, president,
                                                                                                                                       Woodland                24 million square feet of buildings.                                             Morada Area Association
                                                        which quality is more im-             ing.
                                                        portant.                                Among the other eight,                                                                                                                       “The developer has not
                                                          “It’s like pushing Jello up-        not counting West Park,                                                                                                                   proceeded with the annexation.
                                                        hill,” he said. “If you push          half are mostly done and the                                                                                                              It’s not the city holding it up.”
                                                        too hard, your arm goes               other half in limbo. All are                                                                     Sacramento                                    — Gregg Meissner, deputy
              MONDAY                                    right through it. If too soft-        solid and viable and will pro-
                                                                                                                                     Woodland Park:                                              County
              In the year it’s been open, the                                                                                        A 600-acre                                                                                                    director of community
                                                        ly, you won’t move it.”               ceed when the economy re-                                                    Sacramento                                                             development, Stockton
              Orlando, Fla., attraction The                                                   covers, he says, predicting            office and                                                       STOCKTON
              Wizarding World of Harry Potter           Railroad lawsuit                      his investors will spend far           industrial park                                                                                          WOODLAND PARK
                                                                                                                                                                                                    99               4
              has gained quite a following of             For more than four years,           more than $1 billion on in-            in Woodland.
              superfans. In Fun Stuff                                                                                                                                             99                                                    “Gerry is an excellent developer,
                                                        Kamilos, 51, has been the             frastructure alone in the              Proposed
                                                                                                                                     6 million square                                                                                   a very big thinker. He meets his
                                                        developer genius that Stani-          next uptick.                                                                                                 E.
                                                                                                                                     feet of buildings.                                                         Ma                       commitments and works well
              TUESDAY                                   slaus County’s West Side                “It’s a cycle. Ultimately,                                             5                                             ripo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sa R        with local government. There is
                                                        loves to hate. His vision of a        the markets always come                                                                                                           d   .
              Piloxing is the latest group cardio                                                                                                                                                                                       no doubt in my mind Gerry will
                                                        railroad linking a huge in-           back,” Kamilos said.
              exercise craze. It combines the                                                                                                                                                     Mariposa Lakes:                        follow through on his plans.”
                                                        dustrial complex in Crows             “You’ve got to realize, I look
              sculpting and flexibility of Pilates                                                                                                                                                A 3,800-acre                            — Mark Deven, city manager,
                                                        Landing to Asia-bound                 at projects with the perspec-
              with the power, speed and agility                                                                                       J4                                                          residential,                                                 Woodland
                                                        freighters in the Bay Area            tive of a 10- or 15-year hori-
              of boxing. It also adds a healthy                                                                                                                                                   commercial and
                                                        got neighbors riled up to fe-         zon.”
              dose of dance. In Fitness                                                                                                                                                           industrial                                 VINEYARD SPRINGS
                                                        ver pitch and prompted a                Smart developers build                                 Tracy
                                                        costly lawsuit that took two          when construction is hot                                                                            development on                             “He’s one of the more
                                                                                                                                                   205              San                           the east side of
                                                        years to resolve.                     and hustle for entitlements                                         Joaquin                                                                conscientious developers we’ve
                                                          Yet he insists he isn’t tone-       when it’s not, so they can                                                                          Stockton.
                                                                                                                                                                  County                                                                 worked with. He works hard to
                                                        deaf to concerns. Kamilos re-         start up again as soon as              College Park at                                                                                    make sure the community will be
                                                        cently downsized the West             good times rebound, he                 Mountain House:                                                                                      viable in the long run. He’s
                                                        Park plans by 2,000 acres —           said. That pattern produced
                                                                                                                                     An 815-acre                                                                                             definitely persistent.”
                                                        leaving “only” 2,800 — and            Kamilos’ four most success-                                                                                                N
                                                                                                                                     residential                                                                                              — Ward Winchell, general
                                                        he has traveled 16 times              ful projects, all master-
                                                                                                                                     development and                                                                                                 manager, Southgate
                                                        over the past three months            planned communities with
                                                                                                                                     business park                                                                                         Recreation and Parks District
                                                        from his Sacramento head-             thousands of homes in or                                                                                   Manteca
                                                                                                                                     including 2,400
                                                        quarters to meet privately            near Elk Grove.
                                                                                                                                     residential units, a                                                                               SACRAMENTO CONVERGENCE
                                                        with West Side residents, ex-           That none of his industri-                                                        205
              WEDNESDAY                                                                                                              140-acre business                                                                                  “He’s a visionary. His idea went
                                                        plaining his vision and hear-         al parks has materialized
                                                                                                                                     park and a                                                                                          way beyond what everyone else
              Twice baked is twice as nice.             ing their objections.                 means nothing for Crows                                                       Tracy
                                                                                                                                     110-acre                                                                                            was thinking. He spent a lot of
              The first baking gives biscotti —           “Some people say he ap-             Landing, Kamilos said. He’s
                                                                                                                                     community college
              that dippable, dunkable Italian           pears nervous, like he’s hid-         sitting on thousands of                                                       580                                                            money on consultants and
                                                                                                                                     campus.                                                       132
              biscuit — its shape, the second           ing something,” said Luis             acres of industrial land in                                                                                  Modesto                      financial analyses. The problem
              baking its marvelous crunch.              Molina, elected mayor of              Mountain House near Tra-                                                                                                                    was there just wasn’t enough
              In Taste                                  Patterson after its City              cy, in Woodland and at                                                         Crows Landing                  Stanislaus                    money generated to make the
                                                        Council lost the lawsuit              Metro Air Park next to the                   Patterson                         air base:              33       County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 project work.”
                                                                                                                                                                  g Rd.

                                                        against West Park. Molina             Sacramento International                                                       Negotiating to
              THURSDAY                                                                                                                                                                                          Patterson                   — Gil Albiani, former board
                                                        says he’ll reserve judgment           Airport, having spent hun-                                                     develop 2,800

                                                                                                                                           Marshall Rd.                                                                                               member, Cal Expo

              Teens share their passion for             until Kamilos presents a              dreds of millions of dollars                                                   acres of                            Crows

              fashion in My Favorite Outfit, a          concrete plan in about a              on roads and water and                                                         industrial                                    “The construct he brought

                                                                                                                                                   33                        park, linked to

              regular feature of the section by         year.                                 sewer systems, getting them                                                                                               forward had a lot of merit. It
                                                                                                                                                                     er R

              teens, for teens. In Buzzz                  That’s a few years later            ready for construction.                                                        the Port of                                  was a great concept. I have

                                                        than hoped for by impatient             “Everything is in place,”                      Fink Rd.    Crows             Oakland via a                5            nothing but admiration for the
                                                                                              Kamilos said. “We’ve got to                                  Landing           short-haul rail
                                                        county officials, hungry for                                                                                                                                  caliber of partners he brought to
              FRIDAY                                    gobs of decent-wage jobs. Ka-         be patient.”
                                                                                                                                                                             line.                                          the table (including) an
              The Stanislaus County Fair                milos says he’ll eventually                                                                                                                                   international financier. It ended
              celebrates its centennial expo            produce work for 17,000 peo-          Entrepreneurial roots
              July 15-24. We’ll give you all the                                                                                                                                                              THE BEE up not going forward for a whole
                                                        ple, making West Park the               Master-building was not                                                                                                lot of reasons, but it wasn’t for
              information you need —                    county’s best hope for revers-        on his mind when he deliv-
              including what discounts you can                                                                                     returned to Sacramento, es-                         helped found.                      lack of expertise or effort.”
                                                        ing high unemployment and             ered The Sacramento Bee              tablished a development                               Kamilos drove an old Vol-
              find this year — to join in all the                                                                                                                                                                          — John Dangberg, assistant
                                                        other economic ills.                  as a boy, Kamilos said, or           company and launched sev-                           vo until it died last year,
              fair fun. In Scene                                                                                                                                                                                              city manager, Sacramento
                                                          Both landmark votes by              while bidding projects for a         eral big projects.                                  replacing it with a Jeep. TV
                                                        county supervisors — in               heating, ventilation and air-          Married almost 21 years,                          is mostly restricted to news               WEST PARK
                                                        2007, giving Kamilos exclu-           conditioning company dur-                                                                shows, and recreational “The ball’s in his court. He’s got
                                                                                                                                   Kamilos acknowledges that

                 Lucky                                  sive negotiating rights to
                                                        transform a former naval
                                                        air base and farmland
                                                        around it, and in March, giv-
                                                                                              ing high school. After gradu-
                                                                                              ating from Hiram Johnson
                                                                                              High, he pursued mechani-
                                                                                              cal engineering at Califor-
                                                                                                                                   his wife and daughter proba-
                                                                                                                                   bly would say he doesn’t
                                                                                                                                   spend enough time with
                                                                                                                                                                                       reading tends to focus on en-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         some good PowerPoints and
                                                                                                                                                                                       ergy markets and global eco- presentations, but it’s somewhat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ambiguous. I hope to see a lot

                Numbers                                 ing him 15 more months to
                                                        produce crucial documents
                                                        — barely slid by on 3-2 votes.
                                                          Kamilos is no stranger to
                                                                                              nia State Polytechnic Uni-
                                                                                              versity, Pomona, working
                                                                                              summers as an oil-field
                                                                                                                                   them and their Boston terri-
                                                                                                                                   er. But he loves to putter
                                                                                                                                   around the yard and walk
                                                                                                                                   along the American River
                                                                                                                                                                                         Those interests drive his more information. But I don’t
                                                                                                                                                                                       vision for Crows Landing
                                                                                                                                                                                       and the valley’s link to Pa-
                                                                                                                                                                                       cific Rim trade partners,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         have a negative impression.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I’m a pretty good judge of
                 SuperLotto Plus                                                                                                                                                                                        character; if he was a weasel,
                                                        high-profile controversy,               Chevron hired him                  near their Fair Oaks home,                          Kamilos said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              we would see that.”
              Estimated jackpot for Saturday, July 2:
                                                        having waded into competi-            straight out of college and          he said.                                              “This is generational
                $45 million, or $27.7 million cash                                                                                                                                     stuff,” he said. “Nobody can               — Luis Molina, mayor,
                                                        tion to build a new arena for         he climbed through the com-            He served eight years on
              Saturday’s winning numbers:                                                                                                                                              afford to screw up.”                                     Patterson
                                                        the Sacramento Kings with             pany, developing two pat-            the Sacramento Metropoli-
                15 4 41 35 6 Mega: 19
                                                        a complex proposal initially          ents, obtaining a finance            tan Arts Commission and is                          Bee staff writer Garth Stapley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “We’re looking for more
              Saturday’s results:                       backed by the NBA that                and human resources MBA              chairman of the board at                                                                               transparency this go-round. I
                                                                                                                                                                                       can be reached at
              5 numbers plus Mega:                      would have produced a new             and positioning for an over-         the nonprofit Metropolitan                                                                            have trust issues with him. We
                 0 won $45 million                                                                                                                                            or
              5 numbers, no Mega: 1 won $80,424         state fair as well. It fell           seas promotion. Instead, he          Arts Partnership, which he                          (209) 578-2390.                                  don’t have a grand definition of
              4 numbers plus Mega: 24 won $1,675                                                                                                                                                                                          what his project has morphed
              4 numbers, no Mega: 812 won $82                                                                                                                                                                                           into and what the impacts might
              3 numbers plus Mega: 1,166 won $51
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           be to Patterson. We’re still
              3 numbers, no Mega: 29,365 won $10
              2 numbers plus Mega: 15,231 won $10                                           CROWS LANDING AIR BASE CHRONOLOGY                                                                                                                waiting for that detail.”
              1 number plus Mega: 73,372 won $2                                                                                                                                                                                                        — Annette Smith,
              Mega only: 107,806 won $1                      1943: The first airplane lands at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               councilwoman, Patterson
                                                          U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station near
                 Fantasy 5                                Crows Landing, even before the base is                                                                                                                                        “The message was real clear that
              Saturday’s winning numbers:                 finished. More than 2,400 people work                                                                                                                                              the Board of Supervisors
                34-21-25-15-39                            here at the height of World War II.                                                                                                                                              expected him to launch an
                 Daily 4                                     1991: Pilots train for combat during                                                                                                                                        aggressive outreach campaign.
              Saturday’s winning numbers:                 the Persian Gulf War.                                                                                                                                                         You can tell (Kamilos) definitely
                9-1-4-8                                                                                                                                                                                                                  got that message. We’re happy
                                                             1993: The Navy pulls out and NASA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to have him more engaged this
                 Daily 3                                  leases part of the base for testing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           time. Dialogue is a healthy
              Saturday’s winning numbers:                    1999: President Bill Clinton signs a bill                                                                                                                                               thing.”
                Midday draw: 3-1-8
                Evening draw: 6-9-6
                                                          that gives the air station to Stanislaus                                                                                                                                          — Rod Butler, city manager,
                                                          County.                                                                                                                                                                                               Patterson
                 Daily Derby                                 2004: Title to the 1,528-acre station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE BEE
              Saturday’s winning numbers:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “The clock is ticking. I don’t
                                                          transfers to the county.                         Kamilos.                                             industrial infrastructure. On a 3-2 vote,                                   know if they can pull it off.
                10 01 09            Time: 1:48.78
                                                             2007: A 3-2 majority of county                   February: Sacramento leaders                      Stanislaus supervisors agree to give him                                They have a huge uphill battle.
                 Mega Millions                            supervisors choose PCCP West Park and            reject Kamilos’ multiprong bid to build a            an additional 15 months to produce                                      I told Kamilos, ‘I’m not opposed
              Estimated jackpot for Tuesday, July 5       Gerry Kamilos to develop a 4,560-acre            new arena for the Kings basketball team              critical environmental documents.                                         to you as a businessman, I’m
                $12 million, or $7.6 million cash         industrial complex around the base.              and a new home for the California State                 May: Supervisors require that Kamilos                                  just opposed to the size of the
              Friday’s winning numbers:                      2010: Appellate justices side against         Fair.                                                pay $169,000 as reimbursement for time                                   project.’ If and when it falls on
                 12 17 30 35 47            Mega: 26       Patterson in a two-year lawsuit                     March: Kamilos downsizes his West                 spent reviewing documents. The county’s                                  its face and the county says to
              Source: California Lottery Commission,      challenging Kamilos’ environmental               Park proposal to 2,800 acres, reduces                chief executive rejects a Sports Car Club                               scrap it, I’m hopeful some other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   people out there will be
                                                          plans. Frustrated at years of inaction,          anticipated train traffic and adds a solar           of America request to resurrect autocross
                                                          county officials demand progress from            farm component to generate revenue for               racing at the air base.                                                             interested.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           — Ed Katen, mayor, Newman

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