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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Jerry Brown Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Bay Delta Plan





By Lucy Ma | California, Energy and Water, Headline, Issues, States

Today, Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar formally announced the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The BDCP is a controversial multi-billion dollar project aimed at fixing California’s ongoing “water war” over the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta.

The proposal includes constructing a pair of underground tunnels designed to move water through the Delta at 9,000 cubic ft. per second to the south toward cities and millions of acres of farmland. It also includes plans for extensive habitat restoration as an effort to balance the needs of water users against eco preservation.

In a joint release issued earlier today:

“A healthy Delta ecosystem and a reliable water supply are profoundly important to California’s future,” said Governor Brown. “This proposal balances the concerns of those who live and work in the Delta, those who rely on it for water and those who appreciate its beauty, fish, waterfowl and wildlife.”

“As broken and outdated as California’s water system is, we are also closer than ever to forging a lasting and sustainable solution that strengthens California’s water security and restores the health of the Delta,” said Secretary Salazar. “Through our joint federal-state partnership, and with science as our guide, we are a taking a comprehensive approach to tackling California’s water problems when it comes to increasing efficiency and improving conservation. Today marks an important step forward in transforming a shared vision into a practical, effective solution. With California’s water system at constant risk of failure, nobody can afford the dangers or costs of inaction.”

More information on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is available here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Why the Delta Pipeline project should be a big N-O!





How can we sit back while witnessing Treason, across the aisle. I mean just look at what they did to Ron Paul, the front-runner in 2012, that the media spoke rarely on his behalf. Plus clear voter fraud in nearly every state, makes many stumble around senseless, wondering.

When will Americans come to terms with the fact that we got the 2012 election completely Wrong, except Stockton, where Anthony Silva unseated Ann Johnston for Mayor? Popular to what many are aware of is there is a war going on for our water, and some are willing to rid our only clean water source from the region, which is what we are currently using for our drinking supply. What ABOUT our WATER?


The Gospel of Jesus' Wife: Textuality, Sexuality, and the Latest Controversy in Religion


Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00pm
Vereschagin Alumni House 1022 Dave Brubeck Way, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95204, USA




Dan Brown’s 2008 novel “The Da Vinci Code” had a controversial premise – that Christian savior Jesus married and had children. The fictional book sold more than 80 million copies and was turned into a hit movie. It also was widely condemned by many religious institutions.

Two months ago the issue of Jesus’ marital status was raised again. A researcher from Harvard announced she had identified and translated a piece of papyrus with Coptic writing that suggests Jesus had a wife.

When that announcement was made at a scholarly conference in Rome, University of the Pacific early Christianity Professor Caroline Schroeder just happened to be there. And she also happens to read Coptic.

Schroeder will be joined by professor George Randels and Anthony Le Donne as well as Pacific chaplain Joel Lohr to discuss the Harvard announcement, the controversy surrounding the writing on the papyrus, and the opinions about speculation of a Mrs. Jesus. The discussion, titled “The Gospel of Jesus' Wife: Textuality, Sexuality, and the Latest Controversy in Religion,” will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Vereschagin Alumni House on Pacific’s Stockton campus. The event is free and open to the public.

“The announcement made international news, but also was quickly denounced by many scholars, some who claim the papyrus was a forgery, or at least not a fourth century document,” Schroeder said. “Meanwhile, other scholars have argued that the text, even if authentic, tells us nothing about Jesus himself and only about the beliefs of Christians living in the second through fourth centuries. So this should be a lively discussion.”

Schroeder and Randels are professors in Pacific’s Department of Religious and Classical Studies, where Le Donne is also a visiting scholar and professor this semester. Schroeder and Le Donne have penned articles and books on early Christianity while Randels has written on theological ethics. University Multifaith Chaplain Joel Lohr, who has written books and articles on the Bible and theology, will act as moderator for the panel.

The controversy about Jesus’ Wife started in September. Harvard professor Karen King revealed simultaneously at a scholarly conference in Rome and in interviews with the New York Times and other news outlets that she identified a new papyrus fragment containing the earliest known statement saying that Jesus was married. Since this discovery was announced, some scholars and religious leaders have denounced the so-called "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" as a likely modern forgery, with some claiming there are hints the handwriting reflected modern techniques not available when the words were penned.

Schroeder said that some of the topics the panel will attempt to approach include:

• What is the Gospel of Jesus' Wife?
• What does a fourth-century reference to Jesus and his wife mean about early Christianity?
• Is this papyrus a forgery, and if so, why would someone forge an ancient manuscript?
• Could Jesus have been married?
• Why does a text suggesting that Jesus might have had a wife cause so much controversy?
• What does it mean to sexualize Jesus?

The event is sponsored by Pacific’s Department of Religious and Classical Studies, the Pacific Alumni Association, the Humanities Center, Women's Resource Center at Pacific, Religious and Spiritual Life at Pacific, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Homeland Security Busts Meth Ring in Stockton





STOCKTON-

Four people were arrested in a Department of Homeland Security-led drug investigation Thursday in San Joaquin County.

The four men are believed to be involved in the distribution of high-grade meth.

The investigation started in March after Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security agents got a tip about a drug ring operating out of Stockton and Lodi. Homeleand Security say undercover agents bought drugs from the suspects two separate times.

Lab tests revealed the drugs to be 99 percent pure D-methamphetamine-hydrochloride, the department said.

In Thursday’s bust, agents recovered three handguns, two of which had been stolen, about $15,000 and a quarter-pound of meth. Agents also seized small amounts of marijuana and cocaine.

The four suspects appeared in court Friday.







By Jason Anderson
Record Staff Writer
December 01, 2012 12:00 AM
STOCKTON - Three Stockton men and one Lodi man were arrested Thursday in a series of raids targeting a suspected drug distribution ring.

Federal and local investigators executed the raids in San Joaquin County and the San Jose area Thursday morning, serving nine search warrants that led to the four arrests and thousands of dollars in cash, drug and weapons seizures, officials said. Authorities said they arrested Thomas Orozco, 31, of Stockton, the alleged ringleader of the organization; Vincent Camarillo, 25, of Stockton; Theodore Ohagen, 21, of Stockton; and Jeffrey Lamendola, 50, of Lodi.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security investigators executed the raids with assistance from the Lodi Police Department, the Manteca Police Department and the San Joaquin County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force. Authorities said they seized $15,000 in cash, more than a quarter-pound of methamphetamine, small quantities of cocaine and marijuana, and three pistols, two of which were stolen.

According to an unsealed criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, the search locations included Orozco's residence on Old Ranch Circle in Stockton; Lamendola's residence on North Thornton Road in Lodi; and Ohagen's residence on Estate Drive in Stockton. Additional searches were carried out at homes on East 9th Street in Stockton, East Hogan Lane in Lodi, North School Street in Lodi and two residences on Highway 99 in Acampo.

Delta plan to get cost benefit analysis





By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer



December 01, 2012 12:00 AM
State water officials announced this week that they intend to undertake a cost-benefit study of a controversial, multibillion-dollar plan to transport water from Sierra Nevada snowmelt around the Delta and send it south.

This appears to be an about-face for state officials, who have long opposed the study. A spokesman for California's Natural Resources Agency on Friday downplayed the shifting position as an effort to be responsive to the project's critics.

"I wish I could say this is a huge step," agency spokesman Richard Stapler said. "This is a step in the process."

In January, the state expects to lay out the scope of the analysis, which might be completed at the earliest in the spring.

Gov. Jerry Brown backs the proposed $14 billion project - called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan - which would siphon water past the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and down to farmers in the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California residents.

Johnston Reacts to Dropping Numbers in Stockton Mayoral Race


11/06/12
by Sonseeahray Tonsall
Reporter

2012 Stockton Mayoral Race

Sonseeahray Tonsall talks to Stockton’s incumbent mayor Ann Johnston and asks, with the city’s record crime rates and bankruptcy, what needs to happen?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What will council's seat change mean for the Delta?





By Alex Breitler
Record Staff Writer

November 18, 2012 12:00 AM
STOCKTON - Just before the election, the Stockton City Council endured a two-hour presentation on a damnably complex subject: the Delta.

Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build twin tunnels and siphon off Delta water had reached a "critical juncture," council members were told; they needed a crash course right away.

A week later, three council members, including Mayor Ann Johnston, were voted out of office. A fourth, Susan Eggman, will move on to the state Assembly.

Most of the council members who had in-depth knowledge of the Delta - the acronyms, the power players, the bureaucracy - will soon be gone.

What then?

"Believe me, I'm a little nervous about it," said Vice Mayor Kathy Miller, the lone remaining council member with in-depth involvement in the Delta. "The lack of institutional knowledge now in certain areas on the council - it's not that I think it's insurmountable, but it is an area of concern."

The city had been mostly silent on the subject of the Delta before Johnston elevated it to a major priority the past year.

At first, her concern was not so much with the proposed tunnels, but with other elements of the plan that officials worried would hinder Stockton's future growth.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mayor Silva: A letter from concerned citizen




Dear Mayor-Elect Anthony Silva,

Let me first and foremost introduce myself. My name is Rufo Tabayoyong and I am a resident of Stockton and Weston Ranch to be more particular. I do not have a job, I do not go to school, and all I do every day as of recently is stay home watch over my dad and try not to let the sickness of this city get the best of me. The downward economy has a major influence over the people of any community. When there is less and less money going around in a city it is inevitable crime rate will soar and employment will decrease, cause it to be a not so comfortable place to live. That is the situation you are being given and asked to deal with, and to be honest to change this city around I believe will spark the whole nation, and country as one to eventually move toward progress and prosperity.

I do not think a lot of people in our country or city most importantly know that what we are going through here in Stockton is the first in most of the United States. I believe we were hit the hardest of our own bad judgment and misfortunes. We know that Weston Ranch had the highest foreclosure rate across the country. I have been told before that homes where I live were being sold quickly at around 450k and now they have drop down to a average mean of maybe 140k. Not only that we have a high crime rate in Stockton, high unemployment, and overall a bad negative thought of Stockton in general from outsiders looking in.

I know of many people who have a negative mindset due to the none existence of money around this city. I feel like there is less and less help and positive people in Stockton each day. One thing I do know is that the fall to any community is power, money, and greed.

I think that a reason to why crime rate is high and why people are plague with negative minds are because if one were to look around Stockton there is not so much to do around here. I almost lost myself if it was not for basketball, and my love for basketball help me do things and keep me positive about myself and kept my time in use for progress. That in turn helped me to feel better about myself and for everything around me. Basketball also help me reflect on myself and help me confront my problems, and thus I am so grateful that I can say for myself that I am mentally not affected by the economic downfall that is the primary reason for our city problems.

All of us as people are not bad evil people we just do bad things that most of the time we regret and could take back. I know of people who come out of prison totally opposite of what they once were and that time and reflection help them see and realize their personal flaws. If we want change for ourselves, for our city then we have to start within.

An idea I have to help us toward progress prosperity is to promote more community things to do. I use to live in the bay area and a good idea they had in the city of Oakland to prevent the crime and violence to rise was to create more community activity. More events to spend time with each other for common interest funded by mostly time for willing people who want better for us. They put together a community basketball league that people can come and watch as well as play in different parks around the city each Friday night.

So instead of our minors, youth, and young adults who are misguided causing trouble around the city they can use their time in something positive with involvement of the community as a whole. This represented more closeness in the people around us, granted more relations, and more people to actually know more about thy neighbor. It was more than basketball it was an event that reminded the community that we are all on the same team, and we can be happy if we stick together and do whats right instead of promoting acts of selfishness.

I believe you know what I am talking about working with the boys and girls club and this is where I see your strengths. You might know the fundamentals for keeping misguided minds together and achieving goals on the same pace. If we were to lean toward this idea and it does not have to be basketball but other events sports, talent shows, concerts, that are all funded by people just wanting to be together then it would benefit us more than maybe more police officers. We could sell food and have it known that the money made will be use to help better our city by paving our streets, paying for more officers, or whatever we need to run this city.

I have more ideas on how we can help our city but help starts within. We can never really truly do things for each other, but the best help is helping someone help themselves. Inspire and motivate instead of just paying for someone’s misfortunes. You know the term you can catch a fish for someone and they will eat for a day, or you can teach someone how to catch a fish and they will eat forever. This is what I want to promote for our city that if we teach our people how to think more positive and have more happiness in their life even at the start of Friday community nights then this will cause a domino effect and they will be more positive and have confidence to do what is morally right. Lets teach people how to be more responsible positive and to remind them that they are not alone.

Mr Mayor I support you and everything you want to do. I know that you want better for the people of Stockton and that is your true intentions and not for money greed or power. So if you agree or have any input or would like to know more about my ideas then let me know thank you and keep leading Stockton for a better tomorrow.

Inspired Stockton Resident,
Rufo Tabayoyong

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

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What we rarely notice is the foundation of our Freedom


What we rarely notice is the foundation of our Freedom


I am a 27 year old conservative that knows AMERICA is on the hook, and we the people are solely responsible for everything our Government does. An example would be them spending Trillions that does not exist! All the while, luring us in, then demand that we need to pay more!!!

All of the Politicians use these three keys to keeping us uninformed:

- never mention the revenue
- leave a majority of statements open-ended
- Say Something Stupid, while smiling!

Why is it that they haven't tried to help give us taxpayer's a break? If we want to take our Country back, we must first, END THE FED!!

Nearly half of this country is on Government Aid, sucking down our resources without ever paying a dime! They get free health care, ours goes up!!! They want an equal opportunity because they didn't attend or graduate from a University.

We should let them live life broke, and give them free food, thats it. No public Housing, No Cell phones, Internet, tuition, and all the other handouts the government will hand to them!

We need to put a stop to this monetary madness going on in Washington D.C !



That's what a conservative does, cuts unnecessary spending! I had to turn off my cell, my Directv, give up two cars, still paying on both, had to buy another one to go to work, gas went up to $5.69/gal. I have since lost everything but my home, and my family, everything else is unnecessary.

Mitt Romney: $2 Billion on Campaign
Barack Obama: $4 Billion on Campaign

FREEDOM: Priceless,



Some things money can't buy, but for everything else there's the FEDERAL RESERVE

The total cost of the election is close to $6 Billion, how much of that is for schools?....0
Or, feeding the poor?....0
So tell me that you really believe that the government has your best interest at heart? Even though they have never met you? We are the government, so why do we not have access to the same money they get to spend? Or do we??

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Stockton's Challanger Defeats Incumbent



Stockton mayoral candidate Anthony Silva, center under sign, stands with supporters Tuesday night at the University Hotel in Stockton.
CRAIG SANDERS/The Record


SILVA IS ELECTED MAYOR OF STOCKTON
- Challenger Anthony Silva has won the race for Stockton mayor over incumbent Ann Johnston late Tuesday, signaling that residents could be hungry for change in a city beset by a record number of murders and bankruptcy.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Silva had taken 58 percent of the votes over Johnston's 42 percent.

"Ann has always been a good cheerleader," Silva said. "It's about who voters think will put more police on the streets and address the crime issue. We are optimistic, but until more votes are counted, I am not able to declare victory."

At 11:30 p.m., the incumbent mayor still was not giving up.

"Oh no, absolutely not. Never give up," Johnston said. "We'll wait until the last ballot is counted."

Silva, 38, will have work ahead of him.

In his campaign, Silva, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stockton, vowed not to take a paycheck until he balanced the city budget and restored a police presence large enough to calm the violence.

He will take the lead of the largest city in the nation to have declared bankruptcy, even before the city has successfully proved that it is eligible for Chapter 9 protection. Stockton in October surpassed the highest number of homicides in its history.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

STOCKTON MAYOR STATES HER FAILURE


Mayor Of Bankrupt California City Explains Where She Failed

Charles' Murray's Losing Ground was that most incentives in life are negative, in that if you don't do X you will starve or freeze or whatever. Thus, you learn to be thrifty, nice, and hard working to simply get by.
The most common complaint by businesses as to why they fail is that their banker stopped lending or seized their collateral; if they just had more time things would have turned around.


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Nations first poll ends in a tie


4 way Tie for President, in small town of Dixville, NH?

Let's hope it ends in a TIE,

Monday, November 5, 2012

Stockton, This Is Who Deserves Your Vote!



This Is Reality in Stockton, We need new Leaders!


To all Stockton Residents that have yet to vote, please help ensure our safety, and vote for Anthony Silva! He is focused on ridding our streets of the massive increase violence, that have murdered more people in the last two years, than the previous 5 combined. We are in need of a direct turn-around, if we hope to watch our children, once again enjoy the outdoors!

And don't forget about these corruption cases brought forth against Ann Johnston in recent months.

- She Expressed to the council, that she was not in favor of voting to give herself a raise, but then the week after the council unanimously voted in support of the Raise just weeks after filing for bankruptcy.

- Ann Johnston was found receiving illegal retirement benefits which totaled $46,500 through the City, even though our City Charter states that no elected officials shall receive any type of pension. This money was to be returned to the City immediately, and she has yet to follow the courts order.

- She neglectfully voted for the City of Stockton to file for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy in June 2012, opposing the wishes of the people who elected her.

- Was proud of how she was "double dipping," a term used as lingo for someone who works full time, and collects from her retirement.

- Has Chosen to not hire a City Auditor after the former Auditor quit in February of 2012.

- Rejected a Blank Check from an extremely wealthy man from Washington, she didn't even entertain the offer.

- In 2010, Ann Johnston Laid off 25% of the Stockton Police Force which was already severely understaffed.




CHANCES OF BEING A VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME

in Stockton
1 in 70

in California
1 in 226


VIOLENT CRIMES PER 1,000 PEOPLE

Stockton
14.15

California
4.41



Friday, November 2, 2012

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stockton Rail Facility Gets $11 Million Boost From State - HispanicBusiness.com

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Check out the different events throughout the city. Stockton is on the verge of breaking away from the norm. Developers are getting to the basics and rebuilding a new city, that will be mostly solar panel installations downtown.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Stockton teacher fired for porn site wants job back | news10.net


Stockton teacher fired for porn site wants job back | news10.net: "STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - A California teacher fired after being accused of operating pornographic websites from a school-issued laptop is fighting to get her job back.

An attorney for Heidi Kaeslin argued before an administrative law judge in Stockton on Monday that the Lincoln Unified School District crafted disconnected events into a theme about his client that simply didn't happen. 

 Kaeslin was a special education teacher at Lincoln High School in north Stockton when the accusations surfaced last year. 

 The attorney, Tom Driscoll, said Kaeslin's participation in the websites was brief and did not involve pornography although he did acknowledge that she ran a photo shoot that included topless women.  According to the Record of Stockton, Lincoln Unified counters that Kaeslin's laptop contained thousands of pornographic and erotic images and her behavior was unprofessional and immoral. The Associated Press"

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Top Ten Most Dangerous Cities in America Each Led by a Democrat



BY: BARRY SECREST

Detroit for the fourth year in a row, is ranked as the "most dangerous city" in America according to Forbes online.

The statistics indicate that Detroit suffered about 2,137 acts of violent crime per 100,000 residents. However, when we rank the extraordinary crime levels for each of these 'dangerous' cities, we noticed a startling trend in our quick research, and we weren't the only ones who noticed it, apparently.

You see, each of these cities has one commonality being that each is also led by a Democrat Mayor, and these days you know what Democrat actually means....

"Liberal."


The list was printed as follows:

10th- Buffalo, N.Y. (Democrat Mayor )

9th- Cleveland (Democrat Mayor )

8th- Stockton, Calif. (Democrat Mayor )
* Highest Murder rate per capita
7th- Baltimore (Democrat Mayor )

6th- Atlanta (Democrat Mayor )

5th- Birmingham, Ala (Democrat Mayor )

4th- Memphis, Tenn (Democrat Mayor )

3rd- Oakland, Calif (Democrat Mayor )

2nd- St. Louis. [Source] (Democrat Mayor )


Friday, October 19, 2012

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Stockton's Mayor suffers from Amnesia due to her Helium Addiction



Does anyone else feel that Ann Johnston has something serious? She can only work one 40 hour work week. Just imagine how many "hours" aside from her Mayor's duty? The correct answer is none, because being Stockton's Mayor, is actually a full-time position. This is why it doesn't make any sense the way she "runs" her business, instead of "running" our city. Maybe this is truely the reason that our city is in shambles? Nothing personal Mrs. Johnston, but I am fairly certain that your lack of commitment, may be the root cause for our many issues.

We have had enough!

No longer can 'We the people' put up with a wrong answer. Recently Ann has said that she was mis-lead, along with the other 6 council members. Her panel of who? Who were on that council? It's supposed to be the citizens! Not the former Senators, Congressmen, nor Big Whigs of the Special Interest groups. Listen to the people that pay your entire public salary, because you must not forget you need our votes to get elected... yet, you've been ignoring the fact, that we are all in danger of being the next victim of these violent crimes that have plagued the city for too long!

No more Balloons, Mrs. Johnston!

Even after you had received an extra +/-$45,000 which to this day has still not been paid back, going against the courts order... But she has experience of what exactly? The only things I've seen since moving here in 2008, was her lack of drive for the city's well being. I can attest to anybody that says anything besides, "It has gotten a lot worse in the last four years!"

If the court rules in favor of Ralph and I in February, at which point we feel, you personally will be responsible for all legal fees, and running for an Office for which you are termed out, Is also known as Tyranny against the public! Knowing you could be ineligible before you officially announced your candidacy, can be considered as attacking the foundation of our democracy, and accepting votes for an office you cannot fill, Is pointless, and borderline shameful.

Ann before it's too late, do the Right-thing, and push back voting to elect our Mayor to Christmas Eve, then withdraw yourself from the race, and allow Jimmie Rishwain to rightfully challange Anthony Silva. These two Men actually converse with the people of Stockton, they ask and they listen!


Big money backs mayor



Businessman helping Johnston, Fritchen campaigns


By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer
October 17, 2012 12:00 AM

STOCKTON - Big money backing incumbent Mayor Ann Johnston and two council candidates has poured in from a wealthy businessman who lives in Nevada and made his fortune in the auto repossession industry.

Patrick K. Willis also bought Stockton's glitzy University Waterfront Plaza Hotel two years ago and turned around the once bankrupt business, giving him a personal interest in the city's vitality.

Anthony Silva for Mayor!



He also supports incumbent Councilman Dale Fritchen and newcomer Randy Hatch in the Nov. 6 election, contributing a total of $67,500, which makes him the largest single contributor, according to the candidates' most recent campaign statements.

Willis contributed $37,500 to Johnston, giving her a campaign fund of $105,235, including $20,000 from Stockton developer Alex Spanos. Willis was not available for comment Tuesday.




Mayoral challenge hearing set for Feb.



Mayoral challenge hearing set for Feb.
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By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer
October 16, 2012 12:00 AM

STOCKTON - A judge on Monday set a Feb. 1 hearing for Ralph Lee White, a former mayoral candidate, to challenge the validity of incumbent Mayor Ann Johnston's quest for a second term.

The hearing date, set by San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Lesley Holland, falls three months after the Nov. 6 election, upending White's attempt to scuttle Johnston's candidacy.

Johnston seeks a second term as mayor against challenger Anthony Silva.

White said he will seek a special election - filing a new suit, if necessary - in the scenario that Johnston is re-elected and then White succeeds in court at invalidating her career in city government.

"I did not write the charter. The people voted on it," White said defending him against critics, such as Johnston, who accuse him of needlessly distracting City Hall from genuine challenges.

"It's like saying, 'There goes Ralph Lee White complaining about his constitutional rights,' " said White, comparing the city charter to Stockton's constitution. "You must uphold the constitution, whether you like it or not."

White, a property investor, bail bondsman and former councilman, launched his charge against Johnston and the city earlier this year based on his interpretation of Section 606 of the city charter, which says:

"No person elected as either Mayor or Councilmember shall be eligible to serve, or serve, as either Mayor or Councilmember for more than two (2) terms ..."

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Romney: Obama ‘running on fumes’ instead of policies | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

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"Romney: Obama ‘running on fumes’ instead of policies By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 7 hrs ago Email 2 Print Comedian Dennis Miller with Mitt Romney on Wednesday (Charles Dharapak/AP)

CHESAPEAKE, Va.—Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama for not offering more details about his second-term agenda in Tuesday night's debate, telling voters here on Wednesday that his opponent has focused on attacking GOP proposals instead of explaining his own policies.

"He can't even explain what he's done in the past four years. He's spent most of his time talking about how my plan won't work. Well, what about his plan?"

Romney said at a rally held on the ground of a local community college here.

"It's clear when it comes to his policies, his answers and his agenda, he's pretty much running on fumes."

Again and again, Romney slammed Obama for not presenting a clearer plan for what he would do if re-elected. Pointing out that next Monday's debate in Boca Raton, Fla., will be their last face-off before Election Day, Romney suggested Obama has only a few more days to present his second-term agenda to the country."

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Looking at the 2012 November 6th Ballot, and what it all means


By Greg Pitsch



As I glanced over this years Ballot, I was noticing the ambiguous language in the case of the new measures for voters to either approve or deny. Based solely on the wording, I advise you to pay attention to what they are saying, not what they are promising. What gets me frustrated is the fact that we are being toyed with by both the Democratic and Republican parties, they have wedged themselves between us (the people) and our tax revenue.

Most people don't understand what the measures, and propositions are for, to be frank, the propositions are giving us options on how "we the people," would like to spend our tax revenues for the next decade or so. What if we always voted no on all propositions? If the American people were smart enough to drop all propositions on every ballot for the last 20 years, we would actually be getting a huge dollar return.

Because the millions and sometimes billions of our taxpayer dollars would be evenly distributed among the tax-payers. This money is OURS, but these politicians jump in front of it and start fighting over how much goes to what causes, and what countries they want to give aid to. When have they ever had the courtesy to ask us what we would like to spend OUR money on? Never! Or if we would like to keep this years tax revenue, and divide it equally, since we are all feeling this down economy? Not Once!

The United States gives up roughly $53 Billion to foreign Aid, to help encourage democracy around the world. Yet the United States itself is a Republic, not a democracy! This is similar to our $650 Stimulus check we received back in 2007. If we take our entire budget and factor out all the unnecessary items being funded, and divide this amount equally among this countries tax-payers, we would probably not see the current financial crisis, nor anything close to what we are facing today!

OUR money is stolen from us, to first pay the theives, then divided up with the rest of the world, all while we suffer. This solely is the reasoning behind my ideology, on why we should always vote NO, on all measures and propositions.

Prop 30. TEMPORARY TAXES TO FUND EDUCATION. GUARANTEED LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
Increases taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years and sales taxes by 1/4 for four years, to fund schools. Guarantees public safety realignment funding. Fiscal Impact: Increased state tax revenues through 2018-19, averaging about $6 billion annually over the next few years. Revenues available for funding state budget. In 2012-13, planned spending reductions, primarily to education programs, would not occur.

Summary: The tax on the rich will not go to fund schools, however the 1/4 raise in everybody's taxes will go to fund schools. (Isn't that what we spend the states lottery winnings on?) They will more than likely use a majority of the money for Re-drawing the boundary between city police, and county sheriff's patrol jurisdiction. That's also the extent of the funds going towards assisting public safety, actually this is the laws only guaratee. It does state that some of this is to cover the deficit of the 2012-13 state budget, if that seems at all acceptable to you, go for it, however I'm going to have to oppose this Initiative.




No on Prop. 30








Saturday, October 13, 2012

With Election time just around the corner, Stockton Citizens ask Johnston to step down!


Stockton charter is clear, Ralph White is right

The Record got it all wrong. As in many cases, The Record's opinion of Ralph Lee White in pursuit of following the city charter is all wrong ("Court decision brings more turmoil," Sept. 23, The Record).

White, who helped write and supervise the charter, has proven again that he is knowledgeable of how the good old boys, and in this case girls, work in our little backward city. The local San Joaquin County judge who rendered the original decision, should be sent back to school for a course in remedial reading.

The charter is very clear, and if White is a thorn in the side of city hall, then city hall should follow the charter. Ann Johnston is ineligible, and White is a citizen, who saw the law being broken and took action.

Frankly, The Record should be doing what White has done, but instead of having a nose for news, The Record has chosen to attack White by calling him a perennial mayoral candidate. Just so the editorial board knows, any citizen has the right to run for any office as often as they choose to do so.

The Record editorial board should spend its time on improving the quality of the newspaper, because the paper is ambiguous on many of its views.

Larry Thomas
Stockton


Thank you Larry for sharing your thoughts. Most seem to have let my name slip out of the story, because I too am listed in this lawsuit against the mayor and the city. We are grateful you see it our way, but doesn't it seem like this case should be decided soon.

The Record never reports the news as we see it, but rather from their own point of view. I have had a few blurbs in the newspaper as of late, and they were all written out of context, and I was mis-quoted a few times!

I think if we have no ruling by Nov. 5th the only right thing for Ann Johnston to do, would be to drop out. I am saying we the people, need to make sure our bylaws, drafted in the Charter don't get manipulated by anyone. Wish us luck, and remember to vote for Anthony Silva for Mayor!

Freedom of Speech has no limitations, nor should we allow any!


Free speech must be used with care
Stockton Record: Letters to Editor 10/9/12


The right to express our views is a vital and valuable element of our society, but it does not allow anyone to falsely shout fire in a theater, make threatening phone calls, or instigate chaos in the U.S. and abroad. Freedom of speech assumes a level of responsibility. It does not imply the right to willfully do harm.

In the current case of the film that is causing violent uprising among followers of Allah, it could be considered as a hate crime or the equivalent of an act of terrorism. Actors in the film had voice-overs added after they had completed their scripted roles. These voice-overs had a specific intent that was magnified when the film was circulated through mass media. This action suggests a use that goes beyond the realm of free speech, and yet the man behind the anti-Islam movie is having his right to free speech protected.

Watch the Video Here!

Such reluctance opens a huge door of opportunity for irresponsible and reckless abuse of a right. It goes beyond protecting that right, and could allow extreme and dangerous misuse of our privilege. Specific responsibilities and limits to this freedom need to become common knowledge to prevent these types of outrageous acts. As a result of the anti-Islamic film, years of international diplomacy and respect are being converted to hate, violence, and destruction. Without restrictions, responsibility and restraint, this right could be used for other incredible and intentional wrongs.

Ruth A. Radmore
Stockton





Ruth,
Thank you for voicing your opinion of the way you feel we should watch what we say, otherwise we have to put limitations on our speech. All responsibility of Free Speech resides on the Listener, whoever it is that is receiving the message. Whether I speak with dignity, or blasphemy, I have the first Amendment right, which allows me to speak my mind, regardless of taste.

Now don't get me wrong, there is a line that one crosses, when the listener has any negativity due to what someone else said, should probably go seek some form of therapy. I was raised being told:

"Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!"

We need to stick up for our fellow Americans and our freedom of speech, because we are one of very few country's that protect its citizens speech with law. I would not worry about how a few Muslim cry-babies are rioting and looting because of what was said. The media is using the instability in the middle-east to try to convince us that it would be for our own benefit to get rid of the first Amendment all together.

Ruth, please don't believe everything your little black box tells you. They have a corporate conflict of interest, and its not for our benefit. Down with the Mass Media! Remember, Feelings Don't Exist!

Gregory S. Pitsch
Stockton


Friday, October 12, 2012

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Oh Zee's Words of Wisdom: Braden to stay in Stockton, endorses Silva for mayor

Braden to stay in Stockton, endorses Silva for mayor
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By The Record
October 12, 2012 4:08 PM
STOCKTON – A’s pitcher Dallas Braden said today he’s staying in Stockton, reversing a previous announcement that he planned to move out of frustration for City Hall’s handling of crime.

Braden, 29, made the statement at a campaign event where he announced his support for mayoral candidate Anthony Silva, who seeks to unseat incumbent Mayor Ann Johnston on Nov. 6.

In an anti-violence rally at Victory Park last month, Braden shouted to Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones in front of hundreds of residents and vowed to sell his home and leave town. Before that, he and his grandmother had been crime victims and police were slow to respond, drawing his ire, Braden said.

Read Saturday’s Record for more on this story by staff writer Scott Smith.


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truth be told: Officer in Michigan Thinks he is above the law! B...: No one is above the law, Not even police, they are supposed to enforce the law, not be the law!


2 arrested in connection to 2 Stockton bank robberies





STOCKTON, CA - An anonymous tip lead to the arrest of two men suspected of robbing two Stockton banks a month apart.

Richard Stoeckle, 20, of Stockton, and Christopher, 20, of Manteca, were arrested after Stockton police and SWAT served search warrants at their homes Thursday, Officer Joseph Silva said.

The first robbery happened on Aug. 28, around 11:30 a.m. at the Bank of the West on the 500 block of Carolyn Weston Boulevard. The two suspects were armed with firearms during the robbery.

The second robbery happened on Sept. 25, around 11:15 a.m. at the Premier West Credit Union on the 3200 block of W. Benjamin Holt Drive. During the robbery, one of the suspects shot at a computer monitor, which injured an employee.

Silva said the anonymous tip identified both suspects in the robberies. Police got a search warrant for the homes and then arrested the two without incident.

Stoeckl was arrested for two counts of robbery and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Mitchell was arrested for two counts of robbery.

News10/KXTV



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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

STOCKTON NEEDS TO UNITE, MARTIAL LAW NO LONGER A CONSPIRACY!


REAL RAPPER - THOM STOCKTON

Are you Kidding Me? Thank you for pointing this out, This seemed to get passed my attention. We are about to go to Martial Law. CBS 13 News Station Sacramento, CA.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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RON PAUL YOU HAVE INSPIRED MANY IN MY GENERATION TO STAND UP FOR LIBERTY!!

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

FED RES. missing $16 Trillion




Dear Patriot,

Trillions of dollars have been stolen from U.S. taxpayers.

You and I, right now, are seeing the worst plundering of a country's wealth in the history of civilization, led by an out-of-control Federal Reserve.

But you and I together CAN put a stop to it all.

With your help (including completing the petition to your representative and senators) today, Campaign for Liberty is ready to take the battle straight to the heart of the problem - the Federal Reserve itself.

This Congress, we came close to enacting a full Audit of the Fed.

As you recall Audit the Fed passed the House with a bipartison majority and was only stalled in the Senate after Sen. Harry Reid vowed to not even bring it up for a vote.

Next Congress, with more Fed opponents put in office and the economy still reeling, we have our best chance ever.

But you must act today.

Just think about the scope of the problem.

The massive, outrageous amount of dollars recently committed to the economic bailouts totals:

More than the socialist New Deal...

More than the entire Iraq debacle...

More than the 1980's savings and loan mess... More than the Korean War...

COMBINED.

Where will it all end?

It's time you and I put a stop to an out-of-control Federal Reserve.

And passing Audit the Fed will do just that.




That's why it's vital you fill out your personal "Audit the Fed" petition.

This bill will finally pull the lid off the FED and expose its outrageous power grabs.

Now is the time to make sure your representative and senators feel the heat to support the Audit the Fed bill!

If you and I don't act today, I'm afraid this crisis will end with the economic ruin of every man, woman, and child in the United States.

Today, over 16 TRILLION in taxpayer dollars in bailouts and loans have been agreed to by Congress, the Bush and Obama Treasury Departments, and the out-of-control Fed.

So is it really any wonder more and more folks are starting to realize the Washington, D.C. establishment is hurtling us toward complete economic disaster?

Whether it's watching a phony "stimulus" package get rammed into law or seeing Congress pass a $700 BILLION bank "bailout," the American people are agitated and increasingly angry.

You saw the result of that anger in the Tea Party revolt in 2010 and the momentum has continued to grow.

Statist, pro-Fed politicians have been tossed out of office left and right!

And several more are facing tough opposition back home ahead of November.

That means it's a perfect time to unleash the pressure of MILLIONS of outraged Americans on the out-of-control Fed today!

So please agree to complete your petition urging your Representative and Senators to cosponsor and seek roll call votes on Audit the Fed - the first step toward ENDING THE FEDERAL RESERVE once and for all!

As I know you're aware, the Federal Reserve is shrouded in secrecy.

Its meetings are off-limits to the public.

Its inner-workings are off-limits to the public.

Fed leaders know coming clean with Congress and the American people on how they create money out of thin air would result in an anti-Fed firestorm.

So can you imagine the impact of a full-scale audit?

You and I will finally be able to show the American people that the Federal Reserve System leads to:
*** Constant economic crises - the housing crisis and the resulting chaos is just one example of an economic bubble created by centrally-planned interest rates and money manipulation;

*** The destruction of the middle class - as fuel, food, housing, medical care, and education costs soar, everyone who is NOT on the government dole is forced to make do with less as the value of their money slowly decreases;

*** Currency destruction - history shows us that riots, violence, and full-scale police states can result when people finally realize fiat money isn't worth the paper it's printed on and REFUSE to accept it.

And unless you and I do end the madness in Washington, D.C., we may be closer than we'd like to think to learning that history lesson firsthand, right here on the streets of our towns and cities.

That's why your commitment to helping pass the Audit the Fed Bill - and helping Campaign for Liberty fight this battle - is so vital.




Just a few years ago, there was no chance of passing any legislation like Ron Paul's Audit the Fed Bill.

So I guess there has been one "CHANGE."

You see, with the piling up of trillions of dollars in out of control "bailouts" of Wall Street and international bankers, even many politicians in Washington, D.C. want to show you they're "being responsible."

What better way for Congress to do this than by auditing the Federal Reserve to account for the trillions stolen from U.S. taxpayers?

More and more Congressmen are already feeling the pressure and are signing up to support this bill.

There will be many battles you and I must wage over the coming months to take back our country.

But this one is addresses to core of so many of our other problems.

And, it's both a bill we CAN pass and one that is vital to exposing the massive corruption and downright evil at the Federal Reserve.

You see, after regulating, taxing, spending, borrowing, and printing us into what looks like the worst recession in decades, establishment politicians and power brokers are assuring us they're working hard to "fix" our economic woes.

What is their solution?

You guessed it.

More of the same!

I'm convinced that if you and others will insist on Congress passing Audit the Fed, the votes will be there.

Now, we just need to show Congress the American people demand action on Audit the Fed.



Here's how we plan to do that.

First, we're already busy contacting up to seven million activists nationwide through mail, phones, and email to generate petitions to the U.S. Congress demanding action on "Audit the Fed".

But that's just the beginning.

We'll work the talk radio stations and grant local media interviews to further turn up the pressure on Congress.

And a few days before the vote, if we have the resources, we'd also like to run hard-hitting targeted radio, TV, and newspaper ads.

This entire program is designed to send this one, CLEAR message to Congress - any politician who votes against the Federal Reserve Audit should look for another job.

But such a massive effort won't be easy - or cheap.

So, in addition to your signed petitions, I also hope you'll agree to chip in a contribution of $10 to Campaign for Liberty.

If we don't take action, the America we see in just a few years could look far worse than even the one we see today.

Can I count on you to join the fight to AUDIT THE FED by filling out the petition and chipping in a quick $10 contribution right now?

In Liberty,



John Tate
President

P.S. Please complete your petition DEMANDING your Representative and Senators cosponsor and seek roll call votes on the Audit the Fed Bill TODAY!

With federal spending at record levels, and TRILLIONS of new dollars flying off the printing presses, it's never been more important the Federal Reserve's abuses are exposed to the American people once and for all.

So along with your signed petition, please chip in a contribution of $10, $25 or even $50, to Campaign for Liberty TODAY!

How stockton Went Belly-up, and how to get out of financial woes.




Overbuilding
By Eric Schulzke

Stockton pushed for an arena complex, including a 10,000-seat hockey arena, a 5,000-seat baseball diamond and an attached hotel complex. When cost overruns drove up the cost, the city got creative. Johnston recalls the scene in when she was on the city council.

"The mayor was talking about wanting a ballpark on the waterfront. The city manager said, 'There is no money. We can't do this.' And the mayor said, 'Can't we take money from municipal utilities, can't we take it from community development?' 'No, it's not legal to do that,' the manager said," Johnston recalled.

"And so he was stymied," she said, "but he kept trying to figure out how he could do some of these projects."

Eventually, a new city council was elected and a new city manager hired. "The city manager got an opinion from some attorney over in Oakdale, who said, "Oh yeah, you can borrow from municipal utilities," Johnston said.

So to help build the arena, the city raided dedicated sewer and water funds, which were legally segregated and not available for building projects.

But the Oakdale lawyer was wrong. Several years, $145 million and one lawsuit later, the city agreed to pay back to the stolen funds. With interest, it will cost the city $1 million a year over 30 years to pay back the $10.9 million it raided for the arena complex.

Altogether, the new complex cost more than $135 million in bonds. Unlike the parking garages and the office building, both now repossessed, the city has held onto the arena complex and the theater — subsidizing annual operating losses as it struggles with the construction debt.

Did you notice Ann Johnston stating that "they" the city council was responsible for these expenditures, and she she was one of them! And she admits to using funds for other departments for the cost of construction!

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