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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.

Mediation an option in Franklin appeal of Stockton bankruptcy ruling

Earlier this month, Franklin Templeton Investments appealed Judge Christopher Klein’s decision to confirm Stockton’s plan to exit bankruptcy. An option for resolving the case is mediation. The mediator would be Judge Herb Ross, a bankruptcy judge from Alaska with training in mediation and experience in appellate mediation, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the [...]

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Fugazi incident: The aftermath

As you may have read today, City Councilwoman-elect Christina Fugazi had an encounter with the Stockton police on Friday night. Here’s some new follow-up reading material:

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Vote totals updated and the Stockton City Council candidates who were comfortably ahead nine days ago are still comfortably ahead

On the day of the election, it was clear the winners in the City Council races would be District 1 incumbent Elbert Holman over Rick Grewal; District 3 challenger Susan Lofthus over fellow challenger Gene Acevedo; and District 5 challenger Christina Fugazi over incumbent Dyane Burgos Medina. The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters just [...]

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Jessica Glynn: An interview with Stockton’s new Office of Violence Prevention manager

Today’s paper includes this story on Jessica Glynn, the manager of Stockton’s brand-new Office of Violence Prevention. On Monday, The Record spent some time with Glynn, City Manager Kurt Wilson and Chief of Police Eric Jones. Here’s some of what was asked and said: WHAT UNIQUE CHALLENGES DOES STOCKTON FACE? GLYNN: ”I think that getting more [...]

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Library strategic and implementation plans

As reported in today’s paper, a strategic plan for the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library system will be discussed at tonight’s City Council meeting. You can view the plan here.

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For bond wonks: Here’s Moody’s take on the judge’s Stockton ruling

Here’s another reaction to Judge Christopher Klein’s confirmation of Stockton’s bankruptcy exit plan. Following is the email from Moody’s, which indeed is a bit moody about the decision. Moody’s has issued a short report stating the bankruptcy judge’s confirmation of Stockton’s (rated Ca/negative outlook) bankruptcy plan is largely credit negative for investors, although there are [...]

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Stockton bankruptcy reactions

If you didn’t know, Stockton’s bankruptcy exit plan received court approval earlier today. Here are a few things that have popped into my email in the past couple of hours. From Franklin Templeton Investments: “We are disappointed with the decision and we are currently evaluating our options.” Another: “In response to Judge Klein’s opinion approving [...]

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Bankruptcy ruling: One day out

A full story will appear online and in Thursday’s paper, but here’s some of what a few people had to say today on the eve of federal Judge Christopher Klein’s expected ruling in the Stockton bankruptcy. FORMER CITY MANAGER BOB DEIS “I can’t imagine it would be a thumbs-down scenario. I am hopeful that it’s [...]

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Bankruptcy ruling: Two days out

Stockton is now two days away from Thursday’s potentially climactic bankruptcy hearing in Sacramento. If Judge Christopher Klein approves the city’s exit proposal (Plan of Adjustment) at the 10 a.m. hearing, the wheels will be in motion for Stockton to officially exit bankruptcy in the weeks ahead. But if the judge approves Stockton’s plan, it [...]

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Student artists: Your chance to spruce up downtown Stockton

The Downtown Stockton Alliance and the Stockton Mural Art Resource Team (SMART) are sponsoring a contest in which student artists can submit designs to be painted on utility boxes along Weber Avenue. Young artists, you have until Nov. 17, so get to work and email your creations here.  A first round of designs was painted [...]

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