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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.

Stockton/City Hall calendar: 4/24/14

To submit an item, email me at rphillips@recordnet.com. APRIL 25-27: Asparagus Festival, downtown Stockton, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 26: PACT violence reduction conference, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, 10 a.m. 28: Bankruptcy hearing, Federal Court, Sacramento. MAY 2: City Hall closed. 3: Candidate forums hosted by League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific [...]

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Stockton/City Hall calendar: 4/23/14

To submit an item, email me at rphillips@recordnet.com. APRIL 25-27: Asparagus Festival, downtown Stockton, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 26: PACT violence reduction conference, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, 10 a.m. 28: Bankruptcy hearing, Federal Court, Sacramento. MAY 2: City Hall closed. 3: Candidate forums hosted by League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific [...]

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Stockton/City Hall calendar, 4/22/2014

To submit an item, email me at rphillips@recordnet.com. APRIL 25-27: Asparagus Festival, downtown Stockton, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 26: PACT violence reduction conference, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, 10 a.m. 28: Bankruptcy hearing, Federal Court, Sacramento. MAY 2: City Hall closed. 3: Candidate forums hosted by League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific [...]

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Website explores nagging concerns over Stockton’s pension obligations

Calpensions today posted a piece bearing this headline: “Pensions still cloud Stockton bankruptcy exit.” An excerpt: “Among the problems for Judge Klein if he looks at whether the Stockton exit plan might lead to a second bankruptcy: Future pension costs, varying with investment earnings and other factors, are difficult to predict with much precision. “Federal [...]

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Stockton/City Hall calendar, 4/21/14

To submit an item, email me at rphillips@recordnet.com. APRIL 25-27: Asparagus Festival, downtown Stockton, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 26: PACT violence reduction conference, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, 10 a.m. 28: Bankruptcy hearing, Federal Court, Sacramento. MAY 2: City Hall closed. 3: Candidate forums hosted by League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County, Central [...]

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Bankruptcy agreements to come before City Council at Tuesday meeting

The City Council will consider the agreements the city has reached with almost all of its creditors on Tuesday, 27 days before the scheduled start of the bankruptcy trial on May 12 in Sacramento. Item 15.2 in the Tuesday agenda includes links to all of the agreements. The city has not reached agreements with all of its [...]

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Mayor Silva spoke to The Record yesterday (before the end of his term)

You may remember the following from 15 days ago:                         Two weeks later (yesterday afternoon), Mayor Anthony Silva ended his interview embargo after we offered to do a story, which will appear no later than Monday, to publicize his first town-hall meeting Monday night. [...]

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More ways to help animals and the Stockton Shelter

Today’s story included several suggestions for people who want to help the city’s animals. Read here and watch the video, too. There are two upcoming events to add to what was in today’s paper and we’re always happy to hear about more. The two events: Whirlow’s Tossed and Grilled at 1926 Pacific Avenue will hold a [...]

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(Video) City Council condensed

Last night’s many recognitions, public comments, speed bumps, Boys and Men of Color, and comments from Mayor Anthony Silva and the City Council.

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City Hall Live — Council comments

Mayor Anthony Silva spoke of serving lunch last week to water-district workers and also of the Animal Shelter. He said he recently rescued a cat, put in on Facebook, and it was adopted within minutes. Silva also spoke about a radio station recently giving him a fake badge. “It was great, it was funny,” Silva [...]

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