Political consultant’s home, vehicles hit by eggs

Sometime over the weekend, political consultant Scott Winn’s home and vehicles in north Stockton were pelted with eggs. Winn says he has absolutely no idea who did it or why, but he has filed a report with the Stockton Police Department.
















No offense to Winn, but the only reason this is interesting at all is that his is one of three home addresses posted on Mayor Anthony Silva’s Facebook page a few weeks ago before the election.

To Silva’s credit, the mayor removed the home addresses from Facebook within a couple of hours of posting them. But before Silva took the addresses down, they were shared on at least one other widely viewed Facebook page.

This past weekend’s Winn egging very well may have been totally coincidental. But at the very least, the timing was interesting.

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An interview with Stockton Mayor-elect Tubbs

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Pizza and politics coming to Weston Ranch

At Mountain Mike’s, 2536 Manthey Road, Stockton, source of this is the Weston Ranch Community Association.



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Envisioning Stockton

A group of residents rode a double-decker bus last week around Stockton, looking at what the city is and thinking about what it could become.

The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall to discuss residents’ thoughts on Stockton’s future. It’s the next phase in the work to create a new General Plan for the city’s growth and future.

Following is a video of the recent bus tour.

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Mayor Anthony Silva: Not only is Dan Wright not a good councilman, neither is Michael Tubbs

As reported today, Mayor Anthony Silva has endorsed District 2 City Council challenger Steve Colangelo over appointed incumbent Dan Wright. The endorsement sparked a District 2 firefight yesterday.

During a phone interview, Silva said of Wright, “I don’t think he’s a warrior for the people or a champion for the people. He’s so busy with his job being principal at Harrison Elementary that that commands all his time.”

Silva also made it clear he does not like that Wright has endorsed his opponent in the mayor’s race, Councilman Michael Tubbs.

“Without Dan Wright ever talking to me I saw him endorsing Michael Tubbs for mayor,” Silva said. “If Dan wants Michael Tubbs to win, why would I stay neutral?”

Of Wright’s performance on the council, Silva said, “I don’t think he’s a bad person. I think he’s a good family man, a good father. I just don’t think he’s a good City Councilman. You can be good at one thing and not be good at another.”

Silva also gave Tubbs low grades for his work on the council.

“I would love to see Michael Tubbs as a guidance counselor, on track to be a principal and then eventually a superintendent,” Silva said. “But I don’t think he’s a good politician.”

Tubbs responded: “I agree. I’m not a good politician. I’m a good leader, which is what Stockton needs right now.”

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Dan Wright: Vote for me because Silva is endorsing my opponent

It’s not every day that a political candidate sends out a press release to announce that a sitting mayor has endorsed his opponent in an upcoming election.

But then again, this is Stockton.

Today, District 2 Councilman Dan Wright put out this release bearing the headline: “People’s Mayor Anthony Silva Endorses Controversial City Council Candidate Steve Colangelo.” Colangelo is Wright’s challenger in the Nov. 8 election.

Wright’s press release responds to a recent Facebook post by Silva, who wrote,  ”Please support Sam Fant and Steve Colangelo for City Council.” The press release from Wright focuses on issues surrounding Colangelo, not on recent controversies that have engulfed Silva.

Fant, incidentally, is running in District 6 against Jesus Andrade. Wright and Andrade share the same political consultant, Jeff Acquistapace.

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Confirmed participants in Wednesday’s Fathers & Families forum

This is information passed along by Fathers & Families. The event is at 5:30 p.m. at 338 East Market Street.

SJ Delta College Board: C. Jennet Stebbins; Carlos Huerta; Claudia Moreno Rabago; Teresa Brown.

SUSD Board: Ramiro Reyes; Minerva Garcia; Bernice Spivey Bass; Tyzel Arroyo; Douglas Vigil; Lange Luntao.

Board of Supervisors: Gustavo Medina; Tom Patti; Moses Zapien.

Mayor: Michael Tubbs. NOTE: Incumbent Anthony Silva indicated today he will not participate and questioned a non-profit that receives city funding hosting a forum.

City Council: Dan Wright; Susan Lenz; Michael Blower; Jesus Andrade.

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Fathers & Families hosting candidate forum Wednesday

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin will host a public forum from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday for candidates for state senate, state assembly, the Board of Supervisors, Delta College, SUSD, Stockton mayor and City Council.

In case you want to pry yourself away from Wednesday’s Trump-Clinton circus, details are here.

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More delays in Manteca Unified election fraud cases

As reported today, Manteca Unified board member Sam Fant, who is running for Stockton City Council, will have his preliminary hearing on an election fraud charge Monday. It originally was to have been held Thursday.

Today, the others involved the case, Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, were supposed to be in court for their own hearings. Drain’s jury trial assignment instead was pushed back to Monday. Bronson’s sentencing in a plea deal was pushed back to January.

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Next week at Delta College: Candidate forums

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