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San Joaquin County, CA could see record voter registration!

San Joaquin County, CA could see record voter registration!

With the election less than two weeks away, election officials are getting the final count of what might be a record year of voter registration in the state, while many voters have already cast their ballots through the mail.

The number of registered voters in San Joaquin County has already set a record, election officials said, in part because of rules this year allowing voters to register online.

There were 3,000 online applications Monday, alone, Registrar of Voters Austin Erdman said. That was the last day to register to vote, but forms postmarked with that date are still trickling in. As of Friday afternoon, the count was 291,845, but Erdman said he expects that number to increase as his office receives and continues to process final applications.

"I'm looking forward to actually breaking 300,000," he said.

Cultural Heritage Board Accepting Nominations for Awards of Excellence

Cultural Heritage Board Accepting Nominations for Awards of Excellence

The City's Cultural Heritage Board and Planning Commission are soliciting nominations from the public for the 2012 Awards of Excellence Program.  The deadline for nominations is 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 

These awards are bestowed on property owners who have made special efforts in restoring, rehabilitating or improving existing homes and businesses or for the imaginative design of new construction. The award recognizes single-family and multi-family residences, as well as nonresidential buildings and such features as landscaping and art in public places.

Sister City Parma, Italy Delegation Visits Stockton

(Stockton, CA)  - Delegates from Stockton’s Sister City, Parma, Italy will visit Stockton next week.  Several special events have been scheduled highlighting the friendship between Stockton and Parma, including two free events that are open to the public: Dedication of Parma Sister City Park and dedication of the Italian flag at Weber Point.

On Tuesday, August 28, a dedication ceremony for Parma Sister City Park, 9127 Chianti Circle, will take place at 10:30 a.m., where a tree will be planted in honor of the established relations.  At noon, the Italian flag, located on the south side of Weber Point, near Weber Avenue, will be dedicated in honor of Stockton’s Sister City, Parma.

Delta College Seeks Applicants for Measure L Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee

Delta College Seeks Applicants for Measure L Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee

San Joaquin Delta College is seeking applications from qualified citizens to fill “AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE” (2 positions), “TAXPAYER REPRESENTATIVE” (1 position), “FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE” (1 position), “SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE” (1 position), “STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE” (1 position) on the Measure L Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC).

New Stockton Deputy City Manager Appointed

New Stockton Deputy City Manager Appointed

(Stockton, CA) - Stockton's City Manager has announced the appointment of Kurt Wilson as Deputy City Manager, replacing Mike Locke.  Mr. Wilson will join the City of Stockton on September 4, 2012.   His Deputy City Manager position oversees the departments of Community and Economic Development, Public Works and Municipal Utilities.

"I believe that we have appointed excellent new department heads who know their fields well,” said City Manager Bob Deis.  “I have confidence in them; therefore, I was looking for a generalist manager who demonstrated qualities such as leadership, problem solving, accountability and assisting in "closing the deal.” I feel that Kurt fits that bill.”

Riverbank Schools Best Choice: Guzman and Timpone

Riverbank Schools Best Choice: Guzman and Timpone

A quick visit to the Guzman/Timpone campaign Facebook page indicates that there are a lot of Riverbank residents that feel that Michelle Guzman and Angie Timpone are the best choice in the Riverbank School Board race this November. Many of their Facebook fans are education professionals that work in Riverbank Schools; which makes one question why Riverbank Teacher Association Union Leaders chose to back Walker and Mitchell?  As a former school principal who worked in Riverbank Schools for over five years, and someone still actively involved in the community, I can tell you first hand there are a lot of teachers that don’t agree with that endorsement (many of their Facebook fans work in Riverbank Schools).