Category Archives: Labor

Ulring’s bid in Az

The Stockton police union officers who served under former Chief Blair Ulring have blasted him to the Flagstaff, Arizona, newspaper, where here is one of two finalists for the chief’s job there. The story’s top says: Letters sent by members of the police union in Stockton, Calif., to Flagstaff officials have painted their former chief, [...]

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Stockton in The Times

Word is that an LA Times reporter came through Stockton this last week for a story on Housegate. The sometimes sensational feud between City Manager Bob Deis and the police union recently hit the Sac Bee. That got picked up all over the place. A Fox News national crew was in court filming Friday’s hearing. [...]

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Close to home

Today’s Page D6 of The Record in the far-right column lists the foreclosure of a home owned by Stephen Leonesio, president of the SPOA. Leonesio said it is a rental home of his and not his family’s residence. This is the result of a $3,000-a-month hit he’s taking due to cuts. Just today, Leonesio was [...]

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The rift

David Siders, The Record’s former city hall reporter, dipped into his old beat from his perch at The Sacramento Bee, where he now covers Gov. Jerry Brown. He banged out this story detailing the fight between City Manager Bob Deis and the  Stockton Police Officers’ Association, which Siders says is “approaching an all-out war.” The [...]

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Randy Hatch is a definite maybe

In an effort to suss our who might run for Stockton City Council, Randy Hatch said to put him down as a definite maybe. The Stockton planning commissioner laid his cards out on the table. The conclusion, he said, is that he’s totally up in the air. But he admitted thinking it over. Thinking through [...]

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Unfair coverage

A reader wrote in today after seeing the story today about firefighters approving a contract that cuts their income by 15 percent. We’ve written about this considerably lately. This writer says she is the wife of a Stockton cop and feels, as you’ll read, that police a’re not getting enough ink considering the hits they’re [...]

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Blansett on French

Retired San Joaquin County prosecutor Eual Blansett wrote to chime in on the story about David French. Blansett worked closely with French back in the day on the case of Eckhard Schmitz, a wealthy developer and child molester. The city has accused French, 69, of orchestrating the purchase of a home next door to City [...]

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The numbers

The official count approving the city’s contract with fire are here. The Stockton Professional Firefighters Association Local 456 voted: Yes 97     No 54 That is a 64 percent approval. This comes as  a follow-up to this story.

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The addresses

As for redacting other names in the document, that’s not the same.

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The link

PublicCEO.com picked up the “spat’ between City Manager Bob Deis and the Stockton Police Officers’ Association.

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