Category Archives: Ruhstaller

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: 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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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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San Diego hears view from San Joaquin County

Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller was among members of the Delta Protection Commission who spoke to the San Diego Union Tribune’s editorial board about local opposition to a state plan to build a pair of tunnels to bypass the delta to export water to other parts of the state, including San Diego. The U-T asked what the [...]

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Diverted discussion discussed

Today’s story in The Record about the 2012-13  San Joaquin County grand jury’s latest and last reports focused on the jury’s finding that the county Board of Supervisors places a disproportionately-high number of items on the consent agenda when compared to neighboring counties. The report didn’t count the times members of the Board of Supervisors [...]

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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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Campaign notes: Endorsements and no shared stage in county District 5

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 [...]

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Brewing legacy on Board of Supervisors

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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