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Roger Phillips

Roger Phillips covers Stockton City Hall for The Record. He has been at The Record since 2006. After spending most of his time at The Record writing about education, he has moved into the city government beat.

Ralph Lee White loses another court appeal

The latest and apparently final twist in Ralph Lee White’s ongoing lawsuit against Stockton came today when the California Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in favor of the city. White, 72, said the appeals court is wrong but he will not pursue further legal action in the case, which centers around a [...]

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VIDEO: The city and chloramines

The city has produced a video on the use of chloramines to treat Stockton’s drinking water. It features City Manager Kurt Wilson and Municipal Utilities Director Mel Lytle. You can view it by going to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKi7T6WOAE

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Tubbs ailing (oral surgery) but sends message asking for study session on chloramines

Councilman and candidate for mayor Michael Tubbs is recovering from oral surgery and is not at tonight’s City Council meeting. But he sent the following notice our way, and it also was read publicly at the start of tonight’s meeting. Colleagues and Public, Apologies for not being able to join you in person for the [...]

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Sawyer: City still welcome at Brockovich event

N. Allen Sawyer, organizer of next week’s chloramines public forum at Delta College, said today he still would welcome a City Hall representative to sit on the panel at the Monday night event featuring Erin Brockovich. City Manager Kurt Wilson has said the city will not participate in what he views as a “political event.” [...]

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Erin Brockovich coming to Stockton

Activist Erin Brockovich, whose life became a 2000 movie of the same name featuring Julia Roberts, will be coming to Stockton next week for a panel discussion on water and chloramines. Mayor Anthony Silva confirmed her visit this afternoon. The panel discussion will be held in Building 3 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at [...]

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Franklin Templeton cries uncle

Franklin Templeton, the lone remaining creditor in the Stockton bankruptcy, will not pursue its appeal to the next level. Here’s Franklin’s official statement this morning: “We are of course disappointed by Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s ruling on December 12 and have decided against pursuing another appeal.  This case was widely followed by municipal investors, and we feel this [...]

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Reader: ‘Blatant example of police misconduct’ (with an update at the end)

A reader left the following voice message this morning regarding today’s article on the aftermath of the recent ticketing of activist Motecuzoma Sanchez’s car: “My opinion is it’s a complete, blatant example of police misconduct. I used to be very pro-law enforcement and that’s changing rapidly. Just for the record there’s no race card to [...]

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Zapien’s replacement

District 4 City Councilman Moses Zapien was appointed to the Board of Supervisors by Gov. Jerry Brown last week and today became the chairman. By this time next week, he may be king. Where does this leave the City Council? Well, aside from obviously being one shy of its seven-member full complement, the council now [...]

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Best holiday card ever

Created by courtroom sketch artist Vicki Behringer (and you can view a little more about her here).

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Know your legal rights: Guides in English and Spanish with info specifically for those under 18

Stockton Poet Laureate Tama Brisbane, executive director of With Our Words, will be leading the first in a series of “Street Smart” forums tomorrow night aimed at informing young people of their rights when encountering law officers or going through the court system. Among those scheduled to appear are Police Chief Eric Jones and District [...]

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