December 20, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: New Merced City Council members look at ahead at swearing-in ceremony Merced Sun-Star Two new Merced city council members took their seats Monday after their predecessors were honored for their service during tough times after the recession. Central SJ Valley: Costa Says Dem Takeover of Congress Good for High-Speed […]


December 21, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: He lost his reelection bid in California. Now, Jeff Denham could be joining the Trump administration Los Angeles Times California Rep. Jeff Denham, a Republican who lost his bid for reelection, has spoken with White House officials about being nominated as Interior secretary, he confirmed Thursday. Merced Irrigation District […]


December 19, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS Caltrans report looks at how climate change may impact highways in the SJV Bakersfield Californian In some places, climate change may seem like a taboo topic to be avoided. But Caltrans is facing it head-on. The California Department of Transportation has released two new reports on the impacts of climate change on […]


December 18, 2018

POLICY & POLITICSA North SJ Valley: New council takes the dais in Merced, approves youth pilot program Merced Sun-Star Merced has three new faces and a new mayor at the dais following Monday’s meeting.  Councilman Mike Murphy was sworn in as mayor during Monday’s regular meeting at City Hall.  Teacher Anthony Martinez (District 1), nurse […]


December 17, 2018

POLICY & POLITICS Remnants Of Dust Bowl Migration Linger In Central Valley Politics, Says Researcher Adam Ramey Valley Public Radio While some valley congressional districts flipped from red to blue, much of the state’s remaining republican strongholds are still in the San Joaquin Valley — particularly Kern, Madera and Tulare Counties. North SJ Valley: Modesto […]