May 31, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Students See ‘Government Is Made Of Real People’ Sierra News Our very own State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow took a day off from his job at the State Capitol in Sacramento recently to visit Minarets High School’s class of 2019 seniors and give them advice as they advance following graduation. […]


May 30, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Atwater attorney charged $715,000 in a year. Here’s why he’s leaving the city Merced Sun-Star Atwater’s city attorney will part ways with the town next month, officials confirmed on Tuesday. Doug White of Churchwell White has been the city attorney in Atwater for more than a year after being […]


May 29, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: EDITORIAL: Quick look at good, not-so-good Modesto Bee Some quick takes as we near the month of June. Central SJ Valley: Chief Dyer to announce candidacy for Fresno Mayor Wednesday abc30 Action News has learned Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer will announce he is running for mayor at a […]


May 28, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Thumbs up, thumbs down: The good – and not so good – around the Modesto area Modesto Bee To all the area college and high school graduates. Job. Well. Done. Now, for your next task. To the college graduates, please look hard for work in Stanislaus County or the […]


May 24, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Merced could add 50% more land to the city. Not everyone is happy about that Fresno Bee The city’s first public meeting on the possible 7,670-acre annexation area north and northeast of Merced revealed many possible issues that could sprout up as city planners and consultants work with neighboring […]


May 22, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Ex-Stockton mayor Silva pleads no contest to conflict charge; embezzlement charge dropped Fresno Bee Former Stockton mayor Anthony Silva pleaded no contest to a single count of conflict of interest Monday connected to money he steered to a youth club while he was mayor. SJ supervisors agree to revisit […]


May 21, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: All but one charge dropped after former Stockton Mayor Silva accepts plea deal Stockton Record Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva pleaded no contest to a single conflict-of-interest charge Monday morning after the prosecution agreed to drop all of the other counts of financial malfeasance he was facing. Bob Elliott […]


May 20, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS California can help provide opportunity for its heartland. Here’s how CALmatters While we aspire to build a #CaliforniaForAll, our state faces serious divides between regions of enormous wealth and regions of deep poverty. See also: ●      Calif governor looking to turn around region with persistent poverty CNBC North SJ Valley: Eliza Garza set to […]