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Posted: Monday, September 8, 2008 10:00 pm

The San Joaquin Delta College Board of Trustees is expected to hear a report on options for a Lodi satellite campus at its regular meeting tonight.

Lee Belarmino, the college's vice president of information services, and consultant Kathy Roach will submit a report to the board on their work reviewing options for college centers in Mountain House, Manteca and Lodi.

In the board's closed session, they will also discuss development agreement negotiations with Capital Avenue Development Inc., or CADI. Delta College and CADI had been working on developing a campus off Victor Road in Lodi but that project has stalled - if not abandoned - because of rising costs and dwindling bond monies.

Belarmino, Roach and other members of the college's bond team have then been reviewing other options in Lodi.

The closed session begins at 5:15 p.m. today with the open session starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the college's board room, located in room 103 of the administration building at the main campus, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton.

Lodi mayor picks up two endorsements

A local union and labor council will support Lodi Mayor JoAnne Mounce in her bid for reelection to the Lodi City Council this fall.

Stockton-based Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, District 30 and the San Joaquin-Calaveras County Central Labor Council each endorsed Mounce. The moves were announced by the mayor last Friday.

Representatives from the union and council confirmed the news Monday morning.

The labor council represents more than 10,000 union workers in San Joaquin and Calaveras counties. They range from firefighters, to mechanics to masons to food and commercial workers.

Operating Engineers Local 3 represents heavy equipment operators and construction workers. It also represents public employees, such as maintenance workers and police officers. It has 41,000 members statewide.

Congressional hearing held on foreclosures

Four members of Congress visited neighborhoods in Stockton to examine the effects of the foreclosure crisis in California's Central Valley.

Democratic Reps. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Dennis Cardoza of Merced, Jerry McNerney of Pleasanton and Jackie Speier of Hillsborough toured the city - considered "ground zero" in the mortgage crisis - on Saturday. They also held a congressional field hearing.

Officials said one in 26 homes is in foreclosure in Stockton.

As property values decline, Speier said the resulting reduction in taxes will negatively affect schools.

The Congress members are on the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services.

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4 comments:

  • posted at 10:53 am on Tue, Sep 9, 2008.

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    I grew up and later worked near Hillsborough. It is VERY swanky - similar to Atherton. Lots of the great 49ers still live there (or at least own a home there. Barry Bonds has a home there too.

     
  • posted at 4:40 am on Tue, Sep 9, 2008.

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    Now compare that with Stockton. Make sure to read the Demographics section where some of the tidbits are:The per capita income for the city was $15,405. About 18.9% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line.[7]In 2005, Forbes magazine listed it as having 6,570 crimes per 100,000 residents[8] the highest listed;[9] and 0.8% of engineers within total employment[10] the lowest listed.[9] The city had the 7th lowest (of 150) educational attainment...Central Connecticut State University surveys from 2005 and 2006 ranked the city as the most illiterate of all U.S. cities with a population of more than 250,000.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton,_California#Demographics

     
  • posted at 4:34 am on Tue, Sep 9, 2008.

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    The foreclosure piece above had this item of interest for me: Jackie Speier of Hillsborough.Hillsborough, hmmmmm....My great uncle lived in Hillsborough, across the street from Bing Crosby (who my uncle liked to gossip about) and his daughter, my second cousin, was married to Ed Scripps of the Scripps newspaper empire (they didn't like her ;).....anyway, someone from Hillsborough "investigating" Stockton seems almost like an oxymoron to me.Don't believe me? Look at the second sentence in this link.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough,_California

     
  • posted at 4:26 am on Tue, Sep 9, 2008.

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    Congratulations, JoAnne! You deserve the endorsements and many more.

     

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