Tag Archives: Ralph Lee White

Ralph going back to court

Ralph Lee White has received a hearing before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein to make a case for releasing his fight with Mayor Ann Johnston  from a stay. The city froze White’s case, arguing Johnston has termed out, under a provision of the Chapter 9, but White argues he shouldn’t be included. White will go […]

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Not clearly erroneous

Mayor Ann Johnston and the city await the signature of San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Lesley Holland denying Ralph White’s attempt to have Johnston removed from the race for mayor over term limits. Holland ruled from the bench and attorney Manuela Albuquerque fashioned this order putting it all down in writing. It paraphrases the […]

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More on the ticket issue

A year later, the ticket-taking saga still lingers. Though I was able to fit Mayor Ann Johnston and others into the story, I had very limited space to fit both sufficient background and context into the article, so many comments, including those from some council members, did not make it into the story. So here are some of […]

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Fire at the Travo-tel

Firefighters this afternoon are responding to a fire at the Travo-tel Motel. Former City Councilman Ralph Lee White renovated the circa-1937 building in 1996. It is on El Dorado Street, across from McKinley Park.

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More from City Hall: Ford appointment measure appears dead

7:57 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston is addressing the matter of appointing Johnny Ford to a special job. She said, “Frankly, I do not support the idea of forming another position.” She said, “I believe that it in fact is a violation of the charter, and it certainly is something that goes against the spirit and […]

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More from City Hall: Lights out

7:41 p.m.: William Childress said subpoenas are not sinister. He said for the city to fund outside lawyers to represent employees in the Johnny Ford matter would suggest the city is involved in a cover up. 7:44 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston is asking why the Office of the City Attorney did not represent the employees. […]

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More from City Hall: Patrick, Hailey and White

6:17 p.m.: Public comment continues. Lester Patrick, who has called Johnny Ford’s firing a lynching, is a the podium. He said he is here to make “several additional points.” Patrick said the City Charter has no policy to prohibiting discrimination based on race, age, etc. He is finished, and Cynthia Gayle Boyd stood to applaud. […]

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More from City Hall: White will speak later

6:25 p.m.: Former Councilman Ralph Lee White has been called to the podium. He said he would like to go later. “I’m still writing my speech,” he said. White also said he would prefer not to follow gadfly Tocan Nguyen. Mayor Ann Johnston said she would be happy to call him later.

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More from City Hall: White “rapping the hell out of it”

Former City Councilman Ralph Lee White is at the podium. He said, “What happened to Johnny Ford, when you offend one of my people you have offended me.” In his experience at City Hall, he said, “I have never seen this many black people come out.” Now White is going after City Manager Gordon Palmer. Mayor […]

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