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Stockton bankruptcy reactions

If you didn’t know, Stockton’s bankruptcy exit plan received court approval earlier today. Here are a few things that have popped into my email in the past couple of hours. From Franklin Templeton Investments: “We are disappointed with the decision and we are currently evaluating our options.” Another: “In response to Judge Klein’s opinion approving [...]

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Bankruptcy ruling: One day out

A full story will appear online and in Thursday’s paper, but here’s some of what a few people had to say today on the eve of federal Judge Christopher Klein’s expected ruling in the Stockton bankruptcy. FORMER CITY MANAGER BOB DEIS “I can’t imagine it would be a thumbs-down scenario. I am hopeful that it’s [...]

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Bankruptcy ruling: Two days out

Stockton is now two days away from Thursday’s potentially climactic bankruptcy hearing in Sacramento. If Judge Christopher Klein approves the city’s exit proposal (Plan of Adjustment) at the 10 a.m. hearing, the wheels will be in motion for Stockton to officially exit bankruptcy in the weeks ahead. But if the judge approves Stockton’s plan, it [...]

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Student artists: Your chance to spruce up downtown Stockton

The Downtown Stockton Alliance and the Stockton Mural Art Resource Team (SMART) are sponsoring a contest in which student artists can submit designs to be painted on utility boxes along Weber Avenue. Young artists, you have until Nov. 17, so get to work and email your creations here.  A first round of designs was painted [...]

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Videos: Sawyer plays ‘cricket’ with Holman, Burgos Medina and Miller; Miller fires back

Election Day is 11 days away, and videographers are very busy. Watch for yourself: Political consultant N. Allen Sawyer’s Stockton Safe Streets shares three on Facebook: Miller posted this response today:

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Bidding preference change keeps police-vehicle purchase local

Just about 13 months ago, the city purchased 48 new police cars from an out-of-town dealer rather than one from Stockton because its rules forced it to accept the lowest bid.  The following March, the council adopted a local bidding preference which gives Stockton businesses a 5-percent edge and San Joaquin County businesses a 2-percent [...]

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Clearing up today’s City Council campaign funds story (UPDATE)

An omission by me in today’s article on contributions to the campaigns of Stockton City Council candidates: As was reported, Armoto Partners this month made a $5,000 contribution to Rick Grewal, who is challenging District 1 incumbent Elbert Holman. Armoto Partners’ principal is the Arnaiz development corporation. But it also should have been noted that Holman this [...]

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Upcoming meetings: City Council; pedicabs; Measure A

City Hall is closed Friday, which means agendas for next week have been getting churned out yesterday and today. The City Council meets Tuesday. You can view the agenda here. At noon Wednesday, the legislation/environmental committee (Moses Zapien, Dyane Burgos Medina and Michael Tubbs) is scheduled to take a look at the city’s restrictions on [...]

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Silva on the crime rate: Now and then

Only hours after five people were killed in a four-hour span yesterday in Stockton, Mayor Anthony Silva used his Facebook page as a forum to accuse the current city council of soft-pedaling the city’s crime woes and to urge citizens to cast anti-incumbent votes in the election on Nov. 4:           [...]

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Bizarre moment tonight with anti-gay zealot Vincent Sayles at tonight’s City Council meeting

Here’s an approximation of what just happened at the City Council meeting tonight: SUSD candidate Vincent Sayles, who for years has posted anti-gay religious statements on his pickup truck, got up to make his biweekly comments. He said he chose to run for SUSD not because he thought he could win but because a local [...]

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