San Joaquin County’s growing like a weed

A factoid: Between 2010 and 2020, San Joaquin County grew more than twice as fast as the state average, 14% compared to about 6%. When I tweeted this, an East Bay activist named Alfred Twu came back with the following: “It is likely that by 2030, San Joaquin County will have more people than San…

Stockton’s waterfront: lackluster present, promising future

In any self-respecting city, a downtown waterfront such as Stockton’s would boast housing, restaurants, shops, museums, artworks, events and waterborne recreation. And things are happening on the waterfront — no one thing equal to its potential, but all noteworthy — such as negotiation for housing, major construction on the Waterfront Towers and the nearly complete…

Tuesday’s election and the fight against corruption

Photo: Rep. Josh Harder (far right, shaking hands) greets supports at his campaign headquarters on Election night (Vivienne Aguilar) Most of Tuesday’s races in Stockton can be seen as a battle between those who believe government is for the people and those who see government as a cash register. Before we go there, a caveat:…