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 [...]
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, [...]
Supervisors Carlos Villapudua and Larry Ruhstaller have joined outgoing Supervisor Leroy Ornellas in endorsing City Councilman Bob Elliott in his bid for Ornellas’ seat on the county Board of Supervisors. Elliott is running against Tracy Planning Commissioner Rhodesia Ransom. The endorsements were in a release from the Elliott campaign noting that the candidate had accepted [...]
Record columnist Michael Fitzgerald wrote today about a new brewery in Sacramento that’s brought back an old beer from the region. Ruhstaller Beer is following in the footsteps of Capt. Frank Ruhstaller, a Swiss immigrant who became a prominent brewer in Sacramento in the 19th Century. Prohibition killed the old brewery, but the family lived [...]
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Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller endorsed Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, R-Stockton, in the race for a seat representing San Joaquin County in the state Senate. Berryhill is running against Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton. Supervisor Leroy Ornellas ran for the seat in the June primary, but only the two Assembly members made it to the November runoff. Ornellas endorsed [...]
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed its anticipated ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated county. It came up there were at least two dispensaries operating in the county without permission to do so. There was more to the discussion surrounding the vote in the story that ran today. Discussion ranged from practical problem [...]
At the tail end of this morning’s board meeting, Supervisor Leroy Ornellas noted county officials have been looking everywhere to find cost savings in the county budget. He said seven counties in the state don’t have Public Defender departments, and this is something the county should do some research into. He asked staff to report [...]
The county Board of Supervisors today held a ceremony honoring local veterans and their families. Part of it included a display of photos from county folks who served. Among them were snaps of Chairman Larry Ruhstaller, Supervisor Ken Vogel and County Administrator Manuel Lopez. Here are most of them:
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Opponents to a proposal to outsource operations of all or part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library came to Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The city runs the system, in part, with money from the county for branches outside of Stockton. Responding to a request from the county, private company L.S.S.I. had submitted a proposal in summer to take over operations of the library.
Neither the city nor the county has taken action on the proposal, but resistance to the idea formed.
Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller’s Alder Bistro & Catering Co. was named as small business of the year for state Assembly District 17 at a lunch put on by the California Small Business Association last week. The Stockton business was nominated by Cathleen Galgiani, D-Merced, who represents the district. Supervisor Ken Vogel mentioned the recognition at the [...]
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