STOCKTO, CA- In celebration of mother’s day —one of the major holidays in the Latino culture— a group of women gathered at Kennedy Park on Thursday, May 10th. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA — “We lost 30 thousand workers in the schools both teachers and schools employees. 170,000 school workers across the state have taken furlough days, unpaid days, in order to help with this budget crisis, we rank at the bottom of all 50 states in staff students ratio,” said Rose Roach, Field Director of the River Delta California School Employees Association discussed education and the tax initiatives on the November 2012 ballot. Continue reading
Stockton, CA — In an effort to give free financial literacy courses and personal finance development programs to impoverished minorities in San Joaquin; Leandro Vicuña elaborated a Free Financial Literacy Workshop at the Stockton Civic Auditorium — a program offered by Sus Finanzas. “100 to 150 persons attended the workshop during its peak,” explained Vicuña. Continue reading
Stockton, CA- “A city without poetry is a city that does not exist,” said Spanish Literature Professor Martin Camps, while teaching a workshop to a group of people at the Haggin Museum. The workshop is part of the National Poetry Month Celebration held on Saturday April, 7th. Continue reading
Stockton, CA- Family and friends of James Rivera Jr. and Luther Brown, a man shot by Stockton police officers on Friday, April 6th, came together with members of the Occupy Oakland Movement in a protest on Tuesday, April 10 across the street from the Stockton Police Department headquarters in a demand for justice and a stop to police violence. Continue reading
San Joaquin County — The Coalition of Mexican-American Organizations (known for its acronym in Spanish COMA) announced that the 2012 Cinco de Mayo Parade will be held May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Stockton’s downtown. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA— “Is not just a building… It’s about a home, a safe place for our community,” said Fathers & Families of San Joaquin Executive Director, Samuel Nuñez as he welcomed the community to the organization`s new location on Wednesday, April 5th. Continue reading
Stockton, CA- Wednesday, March 28, in addition to the traditional Women’s Center’s Annual Luncheon; the community received a surprise announcement at the conclusion of the event; the Women’s Center announced a new partnership with Family and Youth Services of San Joaquin. Continue reading
(Stockton, CA) - On February 28, 2012, the Stockton City Council approved moving forward with a confidential neutral evaluation process recently adopted through state legislation, AB 506. The process gives municipalities that are in fiscal distress an opportunity for financial restructuring, not unlike what goes on in the private sector. The City has not declared bankruptcy.
The City’s total annual budget is $600 million including all funds and operations; the financial restructuring involves only a small portion of the City’s total budget – the General Fund – which represents approximately $165 million of the larger budget.
The AB 506 process allows municipalities to enter into a period of confidential mediation with creditors or “interested parties” with $5 million or more in obligations or debt. The City and interested parties will select a mediator with the goal of reaching an agreement on how to manage these City debt obligations.
AB 506 process requires that the mediation process remain confidential; however, the participants in Stockton’s AB 506 process have all agreed to identify the names of the organizations that will be participating, which is allowable under the legislation. The participating parties include:
- Association of Retired Employees of the City Of Stockton
- Assured Guaranty
- California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
- Dexia Credit Local, New York Branch
- Franklin Advisers, Inc.
- Jarvis/MUD case
- Mid-Management/Supervisory Level Unit (Management B&C Employees)
- National Public Finance Guarantee Corp.
- Operating Engineers’ Local 3
- Price case
- Stockton City Employees’ Association (SCEA)
- Stockton Firefighters’ Local 456
- Stockton Fire Management Unit
- Stockton Police Management Association
- Stockton Police Officers’ Association (SPOA)
- Union Bank, NA
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as indenture trustee for the following bonds: Redevelopment Authority of the City of Stockton Revenue Bonds, Series 2004 (Stockton Events Center Arena Project); Stockton Public Financing Authority Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2004 (Parking and Capital Projects); Stockton Public Financing Authority 2006 Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series A; Stockton Public Financing Authority Variable Rate Demand Lease Revenue Bonds, 2007 Series A and 2007 Series B (Taxable) (Building Acquisition Financing Project); City of Stockton 2007 Taxable Pension Obligations Bonds, Series A and Series B; Stockton Public Financing Authority Lease Revenue Bonds, 2009 Series A (Capital Improvement Projects); Stockton Public Financing Authority Variable Rate Demand Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2010A (Delta Water Supply Project)
In addition, the participants have all agreed to provide the name of the mediator, once the mediator has been selected.
For additional information or questions, please visit www.stocktongov.com or call (209) 937-8827.
Stockton- CA, As part of the Women`s History Month activities at the University of the Pacific, acclaimed writer and producer of the documentary “Miss Representation”, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, led a discussion after the screening of her film at the Janet Leigh Theatre on Tuesday, March 13. Continue reading
Stockton, CA — On March 31st, the state of California will celebrate the birthday of César Estrada Chávez as a State holiday. Continue reading
San Joaquin County — “We are slaves in the U.S.” said Jose Garcia, a resident of Stockton, during a general meeting with United Farm Workers Union (UFW) at the Comisión Honorifica Mexicana (Honorific Mexican Commission) on Wednesday, March 7th.
Stockton, Ca – After fifteen years, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) once again visited Stockton to provide recommendations for the city to revitalize its downtown. Continue reading