Category Archives: Bestolarides

Old investigation into Supes still open

In the past month of brouhaha surrounding the chairmanship of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, there’s been a lot of talk — and some action – about calling for an investigation into whether or not the state’s open meeting laws had been violated at the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. It’s not [...]

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More ice buckets, challenges

City Councilwoman and San Joaquin County Supervisor-elect Kathy Miller joined the steady stream of local folks taking, then passing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. So did Paul Canepa, the city of Stockton’s vice mayor. Last week, county Supervisors Carlos Villapudua,  took the lead on the Board of Supervisors, dousing himself and challenging his colleagues [...]

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Supervisor’s ice-bucket challenge

Supervisor Carlos Villapudua donated $100 to fight ALS and was doused in ice water, and he challenged his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors to do the same. He challenged all of the politicians in San Joaquin County, actually. Here’s the video he posted on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=626327100821993&fref=nf. Here’s a video I shot: I’m [...]

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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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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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Councilwoman considering run for supes

City Hall reporter Scott Smith reported today that Councilwoman Kathy Miller is exploring a run for the District 2 seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. Former council members do often run for the board.  The seat is currently held by Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller, himself a former City Council member, elected in 1996 [...]

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Blasts from the past

Five former members of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors turned out to today’s meeting, joining four current members present to honor retiring Clerk of the Board Lois Sahyoun. Here’s a picture: Sahyoun is in the middle. The rest, from left to right, are Steve Gutierrez, Steve Bestolarides, Ken Vogel, Dario Marenco, Bob Elliott, [...]

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Change of venue?

Stockton City Hall reporter Scott Smith posts on his blog today that incoming Mayor Anthony Silva wants to move the swearing-in ceremony for the City Council to the Sixth Floor of the County Administration Building. There’s more room in the room where the Board of Supervisors hold its regular meetings. The individual supervisors have their [...]

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Wine cartoon

San Joaquin County is considering a title text amendment intended to act as a moratorium on adding new marketing events at wineries while the county drafts a brand new wine ordinance. It’s drawn opposition and shown a rift in both the agricultural community and on the Board of Supervisors. This cartoon has been circulating for [...]

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Bestolarides files papers

Board Chairman Steve Bestolarides formally declared he was running for a second term on the Board of Supervisors. It’s the first day that people can declare their intent to run at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Office. And today Bestolarides’ campaign sent out an announcement, which reads, in part: “Steve’s leadership on the [...]

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