Category Archives: Supervisors

SJC Board Chairman endorses Munson in race for District 4

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Elliott endorsed candidate Russ Munson in race for the District 4 seat on the board. He’s running against Ripon Mayor Chuck Winn and retired County Administrator Manuel Lopez. Here’s the press release. San Joaquin County Board Chairman Bob Elliott Endorses Russ Munson for County Supervisor LODI, CA, May 29, [...]

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SJC Supervisors endorse Moore

Four of the five current members of the Board of Supervisors endorsed Sheriff Steve Moore in his run to stay in office. He’s running against Sgt. Pat Withrow. Supervisor Carlos Villapudua endorsed Withrow. The rest aligned with Moore. Here’s the release the Moore campaign put out today: Sheriff Moore Receives Support From a Majority of the [...]

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Jail crowding and a letter to the Board

Capacity and crowding at the San Joaquin County Jail came up several times at  last night’s candidate forum with Sheriff Steve Moore and Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Pat Withrow, who have different ideas about what should be done. Withrow has been pushing for adding modular facilities and more-immediate changes to bring more inmates at the minimum [...]

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(Video) County farming advocates to celebrate 100 years

The San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation posted on Facebook that it’s getting ready to celebrate its 100-years anniversary. The organization lobbies on behalf of the county’s $2.9 billion agricultural industry. The group posted a video with a succession of clips of farmers talking about the industry, its past and its future. Among them is county [...]

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More jail on the campaign trail

Pat Withrow highlighted the high recidivism rate for parolees at a press conference yesterday in Lodi. Withrow, a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Sergeant is running against incumbent Sheriff Steve Moore. Parolees are some of the inmates at the jail who get released early because of overcrowding. The full jail as been an issue in the [...]

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(Video) A look forward at the rest of 2014

Here’s some more video, a couple of unedited clips of Bob Elliott, who is chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Here’s the story that ran. And here’s the video: and

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(Video) A look back at 2013

Here are a couple of raw video clips I took while putting together this story about  county Board of Supervisors outgoing Chairman Ken Vogel and the year that was. and

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Supervisors react to drought news

Following this morning’s news that Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California, San Joaquin County sent out a release with statements from each member of the Board of Supervisors. Chairman Bob Elliott: “The effects of California’s drought will deeply impact communities throughout our County and across the State and Nation. California’s water supply [...]

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Some blips from 2014 race for Board of Supervisors

A couple of campaign videos from Stockton Vice Mayor Paul Canepa have flickered on the inerwebs in the past weeks, just a couple of blips on the campaign radar for the race to replace Supervisors Larry Ruhstaller when he terms out after next year. Canepa is running against fellow City Council member Kathy Miller for [...]

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Young folk sample county government

Today, about 60 students from 10 schools around San Joaquin County shadowed county government workers in offices, courtrooms, boardrooms and hospital rooms. At the end of the day, they left with some new insight and a certificate. Here’s the students gathering for a group photo at the end of the day. With county officials and [...]

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