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Anthony Silva joins race for Stockton

Boys and Girls Club Executive Director to Challenge Stockton’s Mayor

STOCKTON — “I am standing before you tonight to officially announce my intentions to become the next mayor of the City of Stockton,” said CEO and president of the Boys and Girls Cub, Anthony Silva, as he stood before an audience of more than 200 at Variety`s Banquet Hall on Wednesday, February 29th .

Anthony Silva,CEO and president of the Boys and Girls Cub, announces that he is running for mayor.

Silva is a former Stockton Parks and Recreations commissioner and a former Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) board president. He currently serves on the board of directors for Silver Lake Camp and the Miss San Joaquin County scholarship program. Additionally, Silva works at the San Joaquin County`s human Service Agency as the Aquatic program Director,where he teaches children swimming and water polo.

“I am not afraid to make tough and right decisions, to take on gangs, to address the homeless situation or to challenge special interest groups,” expressed Silva. “I am especially not afraid to roll up my sleeves and work to clean up the city by taking it back one street at a time.”

In addition to his anti-crime agenda and the City’s budget, Silva explained that one of his priorities is creating jobs. “I will implement an aggressive plan to market our city in good light and help bring new industries and new opportunities to Stockton.”

“If elected Mayor, I will not take the 80,000 per year stipend until the city can get approved a balanced budget,” declared Silva in his speech. Silva acknowledged that Stockton is in one of the worst economic periods in our history, with record-breaking crime statistics: “it is not what I want people to think of when they think about our city.”

“Imagine a city with enough jobs for graduates, where people walk the streets without the fear to of crime, a city where we don’t close public libraries and community centers,” said Silva as she shared his future vision of Stockton to the audience.

Thus far four others have expressed interest in running against Mayor Ann Johnston; those interested to lead Stockton’s City Council are: Bar Owner Jimmie Rishwain, Auto Dealer Anthony Stevens, Plant Maintenance Supervisor James Butler, and former council member Ralph Lee White.

Carl Toliver: between fiscal balance and academic performace

When Carl Toliver was called back to lead Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) last year as he faced more than one large and looming problem after another. A diminishing administration battered by politics and ineffective leadership, distrustful labor unions working under the constant fear of layoffs, continually reducing budgets, and stubbornly low student academic performance. Continue reading

Varela SUSD president until December

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

According to some odd rules, Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) Trustee David Varela will not only complete departing Board President Colleen Boardman’s term, but also will serve as his own vice-president. Continue reading

SUSD’s Morales served recall papers

Rev. Bob Hailey serves SUSD trustee Jose Morales with the Notice of Intent to recall on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

During the Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) Board meeting —and in a greatly expected move— trustee Jose Morales was presented with a Notice of Intention to recall him from his post —the third he receives in 27 months. Continue reading

Boardman replacement, a new worry for SUSD

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

The delicate and often-controversial balance of power at the Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) Board may be, once again, up for change. Continue reading

SUSD: Boardman quits, surprises most


Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Colleen Boardman, the newly elected President of the Stockton Unified School Board, surprised everyone this past Monday, February 14, 2011, giving up not only her presidency, but her elected post completely.

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Card charges shake Morales

Trustee’s questionable use of SUSD card stir his critics, fellow boardmembers
Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) Trustee Jose Morales has survived an election ballot recount and two recall-attempts in his 26-month tenure, but his demise may not come from outsiders, but from within. Continue reading

SUSD: New trustees, new balance, same deficit

Sara Cazares (photo Sandi Castañon-Ramirez)

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Newly elected Stockton Unified School District trustees Sara Cazares and David Varela were sworn in this Tuesday, December 14, 2010, changing the delicate balance of influences for a second time this year. Continue reading

El Dorado School: two reasons to celebrate


Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Students, parents and staff at El Dorado Elementary celebrated not only the end of the year, but the completion of a year-long refurbishing project that brought them new furniture, kitchen, computers and even a new marquee sign by the school’s entrance! Continue reading

SUSD Magnet Fair

SUSD Magnet Fair

Stockton Unified School District will hold its annual Magnet Schools Fair on Saturday, November 6, 2010 in the Cesar Chavez High School Gymnasium, 2929 Windflower Lane in Stockton. Continue reading

Can SUSD achieve ethnic parity?

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
One of the many factors blamed for Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) students’ low academic achievement is that students do not respond adequately in a system where teachers are overwhelming White. Over 80 percent of the SUSD student population belong to an ethnic or racial minority. Continue reading

SUSD turning to alumni for help

Stockton, Ca / Bilingual Weekly

Plagued by dwindling funds and other financial ills, Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) is turning to its alumni for help. Continue reading

Students work the Mile

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Robert Martinez and Jennifer Corona Torres —part of a SUSD young-adult students' group, get busy on a Miracle Mile planter on Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010.

Currently and in any weekday, there are nearly a hundred Stockton Unified School District students doing odd chores on Stockton sidewalks. Continue reading

SOS clears Ramirez’s residence

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Unified School District (SUSD) Trustee Salvador Ramirez’s residency investigation has met its end… as far as the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS)’s election fraud investigation unit is concerned. Continue reading

S.J. Junior League Offers Back Support

Pittman Charter School students show off their new backpacks at the School Cafeteria on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. PHOTO BY JACQUELINE RATTO / SPECIAL TO BILINGUAL WEEKLY

Pittman Charter School students started the year off right with brand-new backpacks and school materials supplied by the community. Continue reading

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