Category Archives: Elbert Holman Jr.

He is not Alan Greenspan

The most interesting Stockton race headed into November is for District 6 – Dale Fritchen v. Michael Tubbs. Reporter Roger Phillips explored the city races in this story. And this 2009 story explains Fritchen’s history with the B-word and his uttering of it in a budget meeting derailing a bond sale (allegedly). Fritchen’s response at [...]

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A response to Marshals story

Councilman Elbert Holman said he felt obligated to comment on a story about deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service coming to town. His comments came at the close of last night’s City Council meeting: As a law enforcement officer … for 34 yrs of my life, I want to applaud the Stockton Police Department for [...]

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Worth reading

Here are a couple of Sunday columns in The Record worth chewing on. Columnist Michael Fitzgerald considers assertions that the SPOA at heart really wants nothing more than to send the city into bankruptcy. The union denies this. The column follows a Saturday story aptly titled Police vs. Stockton, Round 1. Editor Mike Klocke in [...]

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No council meeting tonight

Here’s the agenda.

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Holman featured in must-read (updated)

Record colleague Scott Smith has a compelling story about a big arrest made three decades after a double homicide. Yes, there is a City Hall connection: Councilman Elbert Holman, Jr., a retired sheriff’s detective, led the initial investigation. Parts 2 and 3 of Scott’s series about the case will be published Saturday and Sunday. UPDATE: [...]

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Other council comments

For our full story this week about the Stockton City Council’s vote to impose a variety of pay and benefit reductions on employees and retirees, we only had the space to include comments from the mayor. But several other council members made remarks before the vote, and I thought I would post excerpts of them [...]

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Swearing in

It was a packed, standing-room-only crowd in the City Council chambers tonight for the swearing-in ceremony. Incumbents Susan Eggman and Elbert Holman, Jr. and new Councilman Paul Canepa each took the oath. • Former San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge William J. Murray (now an appellate judge) swore Holman in, who had his wife Marcia, [...]

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Groundbreaking

City and regional transportation officials this morning kicked off construction of an elaborate and massive set of north Stockton bridge crossings. When finished in 2013, drivers will be able to cross over and under Union Pacific Railroad tracks unimpeded at Eight Mile and Lower Sacramento roads. The $48 million project is funded  in part through [...]

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Campaign finances

Campaign finance reports, covering the period of Oct. 1-16, were due last week. Here’s a quick roundup of the filings that the City Clerk’s office has on hand. •Yes on Measure H, according to its most recent filing, posted a small surge in fund-raising over the roughly two-week period, reporting $13,293 in cash contributions. The [...]

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Villapudua for Holman

Didn’t make it into last month’s story, but Carlos Villapudua, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, told me at the time he was not officially supporting either candidate in the Elbert Holman-Xochitl Paderes race in City Council District 1. “I decided to stay out of the race, period,” he said at the time. The [...]

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