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Daniel Thigpen

Reporter Daniel Thigpen has been with The Record since 2006. A North Carolina native, he’s worked at newspapers in the Tar Heel state, Tacoma, Wash., and Northern California.

Signing off

So today’s my last day at The Record. On Monday I start a new gig as a communications specialist for the San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento. The move is bittersweet. During five years at The Record, people from all walks of life have helped me tell myriad stories about this unique area. I’ve [...]

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‘Hollywood North’

Wes Rhea, head of the Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau, posted on Facebook this week a 40-year-old promotional film that touted Stockton as a movie-making destination. Pretty neat. Check it out here when you have 20 minutes to spare.

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Away

Gone the next three days to volunteer at a workshop for young aspiring journalists.

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Glamorous life of councilman

City Councilman Paul Canepa will be up bright and early Sunday to greet members of the California Cosmetology Association at their 82nd annual convention at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel downtown. “I’ll be welcoming them to our great city,” Canepa said. It’s safe to say Canepa’s not big on primping, though he cleans up well [...]

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Proposed dispensary will appeal denial

The Stockton Planning Commission on Thursday rejected a medical marijuana collective’s bid to open a dispensary on West Fremont Street. Howard Seligman, a lawyer for the Stockton Non-Profit Collective, says the group will appeal the decision to the City Council. They have until July 25 to appeal, and Seligman said “we expect to very quickly.” [...]

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Building re-election funds

With all four Stockton City Council incumbents seeking re-election next year, they’re beginning to raise campaign cash. A couple of notices that came across my desk recently: • Supporters of Councilman Dale Fritchen were asked to pay $100 per person for hors d’oeuvres at a June 29 shindig at the home of developer Bill Filios. [...]

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Stockton farmers’ market gets a shout out

Here’s a magazine ranking Stockton can enjoy: Sunset magazine has rated the San Joaquin Certified Farmers’ Market No. 7 in the top 10 farmers’ markets in the West. What the magazine said: Sprawled across a Central Valley mall parking lot is a world without $5 peaches and customers driving Porsches. Instead, it’s like a refreshing [...]

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Letters of support for proposed dispensary

Follow-up to that revised medical marijuana dispensary application before the Stockton Planning Commission on Thursday: This staff report outlines some of the proposed changes, including to parking. The would-be dispensary – proposed to be operated by two former mortgage brokers who opened a dispensary in Sacramento and who would lease the space from Stockton attorneys [...]

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This week

Looks like I missed some big labor news during my vacation last week. Here’s a little of what’s going on this week at Stockton City Hall. •Tonight’s City Council meeting has a pretty light agenda. Included are items to hire a headhunting firm for $37,800 to find replacements for outgoing Community Services Director Pamela Sloan [...]

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Feeling extra patriotic

The blog will be quiet for the rest of this week because I’ve extended my July 4 weekend into a vacation. See you July 11.

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