Friday, September 28, 2012
Paynter: My look inside Stockton gang life
Stockton, CA - Sept 2012
Real hip-hop is only found in Stockton. The rawest talent, writers and musicians, as well as several artists. Come sign us, lift this City up, and shed light on the American Spirit.
This is the Solution for Stockton residents, simply becoming involved will spread around the world like an infection of a positive result for everyone. This is Stockton's moment of glory, and it seems as if it is I that has to rise up for the rest to follow. Mistakes are the only lessons in life, don't be afraid to make mistakes, otherwise you'll never learn.
"RISE-UP! LET'S LEND A HAND TO ALL NEIGHBORS IN NEED!"
"Elevate the game, instead of placing the blame, It's like life'll neva' change, its always staying the same."
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
By The Record
September 18, 2012 12:28 PM
SACRAMENTO – Onetime mayoral candidate Ralph Lee White learned today that he may proceed with his lawsuit challenging Mayor Ann Johnston’s right to seek reelection in a dispute over term limits.
The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein comes seven weeks before the Nov. 6 election, when Johnston and candidate Anthony Silva square off on the ballot.
The city did not oppose White, but asked that he not be allowed to collect attorney’s fees if he is victorious. Klein agreed.
White sued the city, arguing that the charter allows only two terms in city government. Johnston served two terms on the City Council and seeks a second term as mayor.
Read Wednesday’s Record for more on this story by staff writer Scott Smith.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I was laughing so hard when I heard this clip, because of the Correspondent saying "please excuse the vulgarity, it is very graphic." LOL
Monday, September 17, 2012
Submitted by Paul Janes, News 10 Web Producer
STOCKTON, CA - Many Stockton residents have questions they want answered and are seeking solutions to the challenges facing their city.
On Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. ABC News10 will host "Stockton in Crisis, Searching for Solutions," a free town hall forum held at University of Pacific's Long Theatre.
The event will present a five-party panel featuring, Mayor Ann Johnston, District Attorney James Willett, Deputy Chief of Police Rick Salsedo, Eberhardt School of Business Professor and Director of University of the Pacific's Business Forecasting Center, Jeff Michaels, as well as Pastor Glenn R. Shields, a community representative and religious advocate. These individuals will comment on the issues facing the City of Stockton, and provide feedback to questions posed by the audience.
"We want to use News10's strong voice to reach beyond coverage of crime and bankruptcy. Our journalists who live and work in Stockton are advocates for strengthening the community. This event will allow us to discuss problems, but more importantly it will bring the community together to find solutions," said News10 News Director, Jerome Parra
"Higher education institutions have a responsibility to their students and community to provide forums of discussion," said Ted Leland, University of the Pacific Vice President of External Relations. "This type of event allows the University to join the dialogue and establish a neutral setting for a constructive conversation about the city's weaknesses."
News10 will be integrating audience and online questions throughout the town hall, allowing community members an opportunity to have their comments and concerns addressed directly by participants.
News10's very own Cristina Mendonsa, Dale Schornack and Stockton Reporter, Tim Daly will moderate the discussion. A live stream of the event will be available on News10.net. Reporter, Leigh Paynter will moderate the online conversation fielding questions and comments from News10 viewers.
Tickets are available via the Eventbrite order form on the Stockton in Crisis web page or you can RSVP by phone at
*Must be at least 16 years old to attend
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
STOCKTON (CBS13) – Families in Stockton are desperate to keep their children safe as violent crime continues to spike in the city.
This weekend, one community will come together and take matters into their own hands.
Ginger Maloney lives in one of the most dangerous parts of Stockton.
“At night you hear the shooting and yeah, it’s scary,” said Maloney.
But moving out of Sierra Vista subsidized housing isn’t an option.
“I couldn’t afford anything else. You just try and make the best of it,” said Maloney.
That’s why the single mother of three teens, along with other neighbors, is on a mission to improve the community.
The resident council organized a special violence awareness meeting Saturday with the help of city and church leaders.
The goal is to reach out to the families who live in the complex of almost 400 homes.
“If you are good with your neighbor, you can find a way to communicate, get a long and stop the violence, the robberies, shootings,” said Maloney.
The bankrupt city’s violence problems are no secret as the city is 10 killings away from breaking the record of 58.
Maloney hopes she can help stop that.
“There’s a lot of others like me, we just want to raise our kids right,” said Maloney.
Organizers expect more than 400 people to attend Saturday’s event.
By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer
September 14, 2012 12:00 AM
STOCKTON - City officials announced Thursday that they hired a new chief financial officer from within the ranks, making her the third person to fill that position within a year.
Vanessa Burke, Stockton's assistant director of the Administrative Services Department, will step into her new role overseeing the city's finances effective Sunday.
Burke is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, began working for Stockton on Dec. 1, 2011. Her annual salary as CFO will be $145,704.
Burke served as a key figure in preparing Stockton for its Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing, which was made at the end of June.
"The past eight months have been among the most rewarding of my professional career," Burke said in a news release. "Getting the city's fiscal house in order will help the city to achieve the sustainability necessary for the future and for its citizens."
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they were investigating a 16-year-old suspected hitman who was believed to have participated in at least 50 murders while working for a drug gang.
A spokesman for prosecutors in the northeastern state of Sinaloa said the teenager, identified as Francisco Miguel N., was part of a gang known as Los Mazatlecos, a criminal group attached to the Beltran Leyva drugs cartel.
Police arrested the teen for carrying a loaded gun and drugs. He later confessed to working as a hitman for the group, local prosecutors said in a statement.
The teenager said he had taken part in executions of police, farmers and even a musician since February.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
"I Have a Voice:
Memoirs of our Community"
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 5:30 - 8:00 PM
MEXICAN HERITAGE CENTER & GALLERY
111 S. SUTTER STREET
STOCKTON, CA 95204
Parking just north on South Sutter
Street has been free after 5:00
Celebrating the contributions of community
A celebration event of a 65 week campaign of interviews with an Exhibition of this cover campaign at the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery on September 14, 2012 at 5:30 PM.
There will be an exhibiton of the covers and interviews, entertainment and awards for participants.
There will be a raffle available at this event to nominate someone you believe should be interviewed in the last 10 cover editions in this specific campaign at the event.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION GOES TO:
Agueda De La Torre
Angel and maria Corona
Lleana and Francisco Ortiz
Noe Dr. Mora
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Sunday, September 9, 2012
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The RNC officials wouldn't even mention Ron Paul's name from the podium. We are being lied to and cheated, by these "GOP" pricks, as well as the whole left side of the aisle.
Monday, September 3, 2012
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
VINNIE PAZ -END OF DAYS!
By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer
August 31, 2012 12:00 AM
STOCKTON - Former mayoral candidate Ralph Lee White this month will ask a federal judge overseeing Stockton's bankruptcy to let him pursue his case against Mayor Ann Johnston over term limits.
White said he believes the city inappropriately lumped the suit he initiated among 54 cases the City Attorney's Office froze under a provision of the U.S. bankruptcy code, which gives the debtor temporary relief while it reorganizes finances.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein on Sept. 18 will hear White in person making his plea to lift the stay against on his suit.
"I will have an opportunity to speak," White said Thursday. "And I will quite naturally speak my mind."
White and the Stockton Black Leadership Council in May took Johnston and the city to court, arguing that the mayor had exceeded the number of terms allowed under the city charter.
The case hinged on 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..."
He will ask Judge Klein to allow him to have Superior Court Judge Holland reconsider his ruling and possibly petition the state's Third District Court of Appeal for a review.
Johnston declined to comment for this story. City officials, who have defended her right to run for a second term as mayor, also had no comment.
Contact Reporter Scott Smith at (209) 546-8296 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit his blog
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