Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:00 am
Audience members and city officials were split as to whether they heard the answers they wanted at Monday’s town hall meeting with Lodi’s state lawmakers, especially when it came to the city’s pension obligations.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:00 am
A once well-known California home builder owes Galt close to $25,000 in delinquent tax levies, forcing the city council to decide whether to start foreclosure proceedings on the affected property.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:04 am
The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District board pledged on Tuesday to include more detailed information about its finances and other administrative activity, but the board disagrees with portions of a county grand jury report that are critical of some of the district’s operations.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:00 am
Dave Renison admits that taxpayer groups are often seen as ultra-conservative Republicans who oppose most government spending.
Friday, May 17, 2013 12:00 am
A California agency on Thursday unanimously adopted a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Friday, March 22, 2013 12:00 am
Francisco Trujillo, a representative of the Community Partnership for Families, stood before the Lodi City Council on Wednesday and pleaded for funds to provide food, health care and basic services for families on the Eastside, several of whom were seated in the audience at Carnegie Forum.
The council members said their hands were tied, because CPF didn't apply for any money.
The community group was among several nonprofit organizations who are preparing for disappointment.
Friday, March 15, 2013 12:00 am
California water officials released on Thursday the first part of a $23 billion plan to restore and protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and guarantee a stable water supply for millions of Californians.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:00 am
A committee of concerned citizens who have met regularly for 10 years will no longer discuss how to manage the $109 million bond passed by voters in 2002.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:00 am
After a two-hour public hearing on Tuesday afternoon, a decision on whether an Acampo winery should be allowed to operate a deli and large agricultural store was postponed for a month.
Sunday, January 6, 2013 5:20 pm
The San Joaquin Taxpayers Association has asked the Board of Supervisors to postpone a decision on three appointments to the county’s Mosquito & Vector Control District’s board of directors.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 am
San Joaquin County's mosquito abatement board postponed a vote on whether trustees should continue to be eligible for health care benefits at its board meeting Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:00 am
The 11-member board that governs the San Joaquin County agency overseeing mosquito control will take a second look at whether its trustees should continue to receive the same health benefits as their employees.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:00 am
For every month that Galt Mayor Barbara Payne attends a Sacramento Area Council of Governments meeting, she receives $100. She gets the same taxpayer-funded stipend for attending the monthly meetings of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.
Friday, October 12, 2012 1:15 pm
Five candidates square off for the two available seats on the Galt City Council.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:00 am
School board members are technically volunteers, but state law allows for them to get a monthly stipend.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:00 am
Gretchen Talley retired from the San Joaquin County Board of Education in June, but taxpayers could pay for her health care for life.
Saturday, September 8, 2012 12:00 am
A fire tax bill is coming soon to a mailbox near you. It's not fair, it's not constitutional, but thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature, the bills are coming all the same.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:00 am
At $58,052, a 10-year teacher in one of San Joaquin County’s smallest school districts, Oak View, earns more than a 10-year teacher in Elk Grove, which is among the state’s largest districts. That current annual salary is $57,878.
Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:00 am
Below is a sampling of letters received by San Joaquin County staff both in support of and opposing a proposed winery ordinance amendment that would place a moratorium on new winery events.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:00 am
Are Occupy protesters in the East Bay Area tracking down police officers using property records and threatening their families?
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:00 am
Two candidates for the open 5th State Senate District announced endorsements on Monday.
Saturday, March 3, 2012 12:00 am
On Feb. 25, the San Joaquin County Taxpayers Association requested that the State Controller's Office investigate and prepare a full audit on Stockton's general fund and RDA financials by the State Controller's Office.
Monday, February 13, 2012 1:04 pm
Due to unsafe conditions caused by rain on Sunday night and
Monday, investigators decided not to search on Monday for any more
remains of possible murder victims of Wesley Shermantine Jr. and
Friday, January 27, 2012 12:00 am
Leonard Padilla is known throughout the country for his colorful
reputation as a bounty hunter who tracks down fugitives, searches
for the remains of murder victims and enjoys talking all about
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:00 am
A Superior Court judge recently ordered the release of all
pension data for 50,000 Los Angeles County government retirees,
rejecting arguments by the union that the records are confidential.
The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association had, for
two years, resisted turning over even the names of pension