30Apr

April 30, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Attorneys for Silva, Simas says resolution to embezzlement case is possible Stockton Record Attorneys for former Mayor Anthony Silva and longtime associate Sharon Simas say a resolution to the embezzlement case against their clients is possible, maybe even near. Central SJ Valley: Andrew Janz files papers for Fresno mayoral […]

29Apr

April 29, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Valley’s new Democratic congressman thanks his volunteers. He’s in San Francisco Fresno Bee First-term Democratic congressman Rep. Josh Harder held a “volunteer thank you reception” co-hosted by some of San Francisco’s most prominent party activists and donors. Modesto mayor uses Facebook to throw shade at colleagues after contentious meeting […]

26Apr

April 26, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS Trump fracking plan targets over 1 million acres in California (Many in Valley) Los Angeles Times The Trump administration on Thursday detailed its plan to open more than a million acres of public and private land in California to fracking, raising environmental concerns at a time when opposition to oil and gas drilling in the […]

25Apr

April 24, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS Report: Valley Cities Worst in Nation for polluted air, receive failing ‘F’ grades Fresno Bee Fresno and surrounding central San Joaquin Valley cities are at the top of a U.S. ranking for being the most polluted American cities, according to an annual report released Tuesday night by the American Lung Association. See also: […]

25Apr

April 25, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS ‘No reason that boy should’ve died’: More people than ever are dying in California jails (focus on Valley County Jails) Modesto Bee Inmate deaths at California county jails increased after the US Supreme Court ordered reforms because of overcrowding, an investigation, OverCorrection: Crisis in California Jails, by McClatchy and ProPublica found. In Fresno […]

23Apr

April 23, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: What do we like, dislike about Modesto? Many opinions – and chance to let mayor know Modesto Bee Residents can tell Mayor Ted Brandvold and other city officials what direction they want the city to go in during a Thursday meeting at Modesto Centre Plaza. Central SJ Valley: Fresno […]

22Apr

April 22, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Who’s raised more than AOC? This Central Valley Democrat (Answer: Josh Harder) San Francisco Chronicle Five of California’s seven Democratic congressional freshmen are among the nation’s top rookie fundraisers, according to Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports. They are led by Rep. Josh Harder of Turlock (Stanislaus County). See also: […]

12Apr

April 12, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS Central Valley Tops List Of U.S. Ag Counties Business Journal California once again led the nation in agricultural sales in 2017, with six Valley counties — along with one along the state’s Central Coast — topping ag sales across the nation. Valley Olive Oil Makers Judged Among Best In The State Business […]

11Apr

April 11, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Rep. Harder questions Education Secretary DeVos’ plan to cut literacy programs Modesto Bee California representative Josh Harder challenged Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at a hearing on April 10, 2019. Harder, who is a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, questioned DeVos’ motives about cutting literacy programming. […]

10Apr

April 10, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Modesto district to spend millions on school upgrades. Where your money is going Modesto Bee Modesto City Schools is poised in May to issue the first $26 million in bonds for renovations and improvements for elementary schools and junior high campuses. GM will retire from one of Stanislaus County’s […]