Michael Fitzgerald weighed in today on the Stockton mayoral race, newly reconfigured with Michael Tubbs’ announcement that he is running. As he tends to do, Fitz delicately opined on Mayor Anthony Silva: “Silva is a spectacular failure of Stockton populism. The meteor that struck Arizona did not make such a crater.” Earlier this week on his [...]
As reported today, City Councilman Michael Tubbs has decided to run for mayor in 2016 against incumbent Mayor Anthony Silva as well as Supervisor Carlos Villapudua and resident Gary Malloy. I sought comment this morning from Silva. Late this afternoon, saying he has a packed schedule and is in a workshop and unable to call, [...]
As reported today, the city last week filed lawsuits against two medical marijuana dispensaries. Click on the links to read the complaints against Elevate Wellness and Collective 1950.
There’s a public workshop Aug. 27.
After what we heard last night, there’s going to be a lot more discussion if and before home-builders’ public-facilities fees are slashed. On the other hand, a long-time-coming streamlining and cut to permit fees was approved. Included in last night’s agenda packet was a table showing sample scenarios of fee reductions for various potential projects. [...]
In the aftermath of the release of the report released this week on the Bank of the West shootings, several critics of the police spoke at tonight’s City Council meeting. One was Carey Downs, whose 16-year-old son, James Rivera, was shot and killed by police in 2010. Downs said, “These officers need better training and [...]
Supervisor Steve Bestolarides still has not announced whether he will run for mayor against incumbent Anthony Silva in 2016, even though he formally began to explore the possibility nearly two years ago. And he probably isn’t going to make any announcements until at least Sept. 16, based on his bid to be the county assessor. [...]
If you’ve been following the ongoing debate over reopening Fair Oaks Library vs. placing library services at the Stribley Community Center, here’s some tangible action. Stribley is holding a grand opening next week, details of which are here. As for Fair Oaks, its future remains uncertain.
Misty Holt-Singh’s older sister, Dawn Holt, died today after a four-year battle with cancer. She was 44. Here’s a story on Dawn from an interview about six months ago, given at a moment when she realized her time was running short. Here’s a quote from the transcript of the interview, something that did not get [...]
If you bring your dog(s) to the city’s Barkleyville Dog Park on Feather River Drive, you may have noticed that the water fountain is not working, which might not seem too big a deal except that the forecast calls for temperatures ranging from 275 to 432 degrees in the next few days. According to the [...]