Michael Tubbs, Stockton’s 24-year-old councilman from the south side, confirmed today he will not seek a second term in 2016. Instead, he is running for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. It’s hardly a surprise. Tubbs said last month he was considering a run. Tubbs has established a campaign committee for his bid to [...]
Since elephants are renowned for their good memories, let’s not forget what Ringling Bros. spokesman Stephen Payne told The Record late last year: “The Asian elephant is the treasured symbol of Ringling Bros. and has been for 145 years. It’s a great responsibility that we take very seriously.” Payne made the comment at a moment [...]
Colleen Foster, the retired director of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, sent a letter this week to the mayor, City Council, City Manager Kurt Wilson and several other Stockton officials. It’s the latest in a series of calls by community members to reopen the east Stockton Fair Oaks Library branch, which was shut down [...]
Catherine Kearney was dean of the Teachers College of San Joaquin when it opened its doors six years ago at the San Joaquin County Office of Education. For eight years before that, and for the six years since, Kearney has been juggling jobs in the educational world with the realities of caring for her desperately [...]
Jessica Glynn shared news of her Feb. 13 firing with us Wednesday. Until late Thursday afternoon, the city acted as if she had simply evaporated, dissolved or melted. But in a two-sentence email Thursday to Michael “@stocktonopolis” Fitzgerald, city spokeswoman Connie Cochran confirmed Glynn’s firing. Cochran wrote, “Jessica Glynn has shared with The Record that [...]
The official announcement went out shortly after 12 p.m. today. Stockton exits bankruptcy tomorrow after 32 months. “We have spent the last several weeks finalizing dozens of complicated legal and real estate documents and making preparations for thousands of checks that must be issued for the effective date,” City Manager Kurt Wilson said. “After 2 [...]
Former Councilman Dale Fritchen and resident Richard Smith are leading a movement to have Weston Ranch separate from Stockton. The “Free Weston Ranch” group is planning what it says will be a mass turnout at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting (5:30 faceoff). Secession is a daunting process but Fritchen and Smith insist they are ready [...]
The advocacy group Strong Libraries=Strong Communities is embarking on an effort to raise the profile of the public-library system in Stockton and San Joaquin County. The first step is a poster campaign. You can view all 10 posters here.
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