Category Archives: Villapudua

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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Iron Mike Tyson and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors

Mike Tyson has been around town, lately, making appearances and doing his show at the Bob Hope Theatre. One of the stops was at Edison High School, where he appeared with Supervisor Carlos Villapudua and Tom Patti, a long-time friend of Tyson’s who is also running for the Board of Supervisors in 2016. A video [...]

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More on Vogel endorsements

The endorsement from Carlos Villapudua wasn’t the only nod from a current county supervisor to a candidate in the race for the District 4 seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. That’s the seat held by Supervisor Ken Vogel, who is terming out at the end of the year. His choice for a [...]

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More on Villapudua endorsement

As we near Election Day, the endorsements from candidates running for office start coming in at a faster and faster clip. This past week, Supervisor Carlos Villapudua endorsed Russ Munson, who is running against Chuck Winn for Ken Vogel’s seat representing District 4. Here’s the full release on the endorsement from the Munson campaign:   [...]

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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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A drought-conscious response to the ice bucket challenge

San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel donated $125 and dumping a cup of ice over his head today, responding from Supervisor Carlos Villapudua’s passing of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday. Villapudua got soaked, then challenged the Board of Supervisors and all the elected officials in San Joaquin County. Vogel is one of the county’s [...]

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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: 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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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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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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