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Mayor sets town hall meeting on city budget

Mayor sets town hall meeting on city budget

Mayor Ann Johnston will hold a Budget Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 6:30p at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate in the budget process.

Stockton City Councilmembers held Budget Town Hall Meetings in each of the six Council districts throughout the month of April. The Mayor will hold also hold a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the City’s budget and community impacts.

Governor pushes tax plan in Stockton

STOCKTON, CA - Gov. Brown met with a room full of Stockton school administrators and teachers Thursday to promote his plan to get a tax increase on an upcoming ballot.

Hundreds of people listened at Van Buren Elementary School, and many of them told the governor how they've suffered through budget cuts to their schools.

"We all have a role here and you are exercising that role of a citizen by participating," said Brown.

He pointed out repeatedly his frustration in not being able to persuade the required number of legislators to approve a tax plan for voters.

"That is a decision, not for the few, but for all of us.  We're all affected by what happens in our schools and universities," said Brown.

Outside Van Buren, a handful of protesters held sign portraying the governor's plan as "spacey."

by tdaly@news10.net

'We Are One' march to highlight attacks on workers' rights

'We Are One' march to highlight attacks on workers' rights

STOCKTON - On Monday, April 4, workers, community allies, civil rights activists, faith leaders and others in San Joaquin County will participate in a solidarity action in response to the unprecedented attacks on workers' rights that are happening in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and all around the nation. The Solidarity Action will begin at 4 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Library, 605 North El Dorado Street, and walk to the steps of City Hall. Participants will be bringing "shoes" to the event to donate but to also show that we stand in solidarity with workers across the nation.

The action will take place on the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was killed in Memphis while supporting striking sanitation workers.

UOP hosts 'teach-in' on political unrest in Egypt

UOP hosts 'teach-in' on political unrest in Egypt

STOCKTON - On Thursday, Feb. 10, two University of the Pacific professors will host a "teach-in" to discuss recent political unrest events in Egypt.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the George Wilson Hall on campus.

Professors Arturo Giraldez and Ahmed Kanna will discuss economic contexts, cultural symbolism and political ramifications. Refreshments will be served.

Congressman Cardoza secures new location for Stockton office

Congressman Cardoza secures new location for Stockton office

STOCKTON - Congressman Dennis Cardoza, CA-18, announced Thursday he secured a new location for his Stockton District Office at 401 North San Joaquin Street, Suite 109. The new office will be located in a building owned by San Joaquin County.

Cardoza's Modesto and Merced had previously been moved to government-owned buildings in order to provide better service and a higher level of security to constituents. The Stockton office was the last of Cardoza's three district offices to relocate into a government building.

"Just as soon as we can get our computers up and running, we will be reopening our doors and welcoming all Stockton residents to stop by," said Cardoza.

The Congressman expects to to open the office in February. The exact date will be announced soon.

UOP to host "Civility in Politics" roundtable discussion

STOCKTON - The University of the Pacific will host a panel discussion about "Civility in Politics" on Monday, Jan. 31 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Janet Leigh Theatre in the middle of the university's Stockton campus and is free and open to the public.

The event, titled "Democracy and Civility: What level of civility is required for citizens to participate freely in politics?" will focus on whether politicians, pundits and their supporters should scale back their harsh rhetoric amidst recent discussion about the language used by politicians during the past two years:

· Last year, Senate candidate Sharon Angle said voters will have to "express their second amendment rights" in order to deal with members of Congress.

· Last year, Congressional candidate Jesse Kelly, running against Democrat Gabby Giffords, held a fund-raiser where supporters could shoot M-16 rifles at targets. She called it a "Help Remove Giffords from Office" party.

Congressman Cardoza closes, relocates Stockton office

Congressman Cardoza closes, relocates Stockton office

 

STOCKTON - Congressman Dennis Cardoza, CA-18, announced Monday he will be moving his Stockton District office, currently located at 137 East Weber Avenue, into a government-owned building in order to better provide better service and a higher level of security to constituents. The Stockton office will temporarily close during the transition.

Cardoza didn't disclose the address of the new location just yet.

Constituents who need assistance from the congressman can still call the Stockton office at (209) 946-0361 or visit his Modesto office located at 1010 10th Street, Suite 5800, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

"Relocating to a government building will provide better security for Central Valley residents visiting my office of assistance," said Cardoza. "Over the past few years, I have moved both my Merced and Modesto offices to government buildings.