The law firm of Winson & Strawn has been kicked out of San Bernardino’s bankruptcy case for poaching attorneys from CalPERS. Could this be coming to a theater near us here in Stockton? Very likely because CalPERS also filed papers in Stockton’s bankruptcy making the same argument.
Stockton has known it was eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy relief since April 1, but this week U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein issued his formal, written ruling.
Gregory Basso called back after deadline to add one more thought to the Sousa Pool story and explain in greater depth why he got involved. His comments came too late to get into print, but they’re worth posting. He said: When I was a kid growing up in Stockton, there was about a third less [...]
Attorney and one-time councilman Howard Seligman isn’t shy about criticizing those in charge at City Hall and the influence of power brokers who run Stockton behind the scenes. “I don’t like what’s going on in this community,” he said. “What I see now are individuals who don’t want to listen to each other, don’t want [...]
Backers of two crime-fighting initiatives took the stage Wednesday night in an exercise of comparing and contrasting the merits of their plans. It was the city’s Marshall Plan on crime squaring off against the Stockton Safe Streets half-cent sales tax initiative in front of 100 or so residents. (more) News10 covered the debate.
A law firm representing a Stockton creditor in bankruptcy is accused of playing dirty by raiding attorneys from an opposing firm that represents the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. CalPERS, with which the city contracts to manage employee pensions, wants the judge overseeing Stockton’s bankruptcy to kick Winston & Strawn, LLP, off the case in [...]
Today’s story previewed Mayor Antony Silva’s State of the City address to come next week, entitled: “Leaving All of Our Egos at the Door – Change is Inevitable.” Provocative? Judge for yourself. Here are the titles of speeches the Stockton mayors gave over the last eight years: 2012: “Moving Stockton Forward,” Mayor Ann Johnston 2011: [...]
Jay Leno is on a tear at Stockton’s expense. Here’s a recent bit sent to me by Mayor Anthony Silva, who found it amusing: