02Jul

July 2, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Coronavirus update: Stanislaus has first under-50 death; Tips for safe Fourth Modesto Bee Stanislaus County reported two deaths Tuesday, raising its total to 44. One of them was someone 18 to 49 years old, the first time a county resident under 50 has died. His or her exact age was […]

01Jul

July 1, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Stanislaus Co not closing bars to curb spread of coronavirus. Will the state do it? Modesto Bee Stanislaus County leaders didn’t take any steps Monday to follow through with a state recommendation Sunday to close bars as a way to reduce the spread of coronavirus. See also: ●      New restrictions […]

30Jun

June 30, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Manteca appointing millennial committee Manteca Bulletin Manteca’s elected leaders — in a bid to build a community that’s appealing to young professionals expected to shape the bulk of economic growth in the next 20 years — are asking millennials for advice. As pandemic causes budget to crater, Modesto looks […]

29Jun

June 29, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: As pandemic causes budget to crater, Modesto looks to cut 30 open police jobs  Modesto Bee Police chief says that could mean roughly 10 fewer cops on the street. Department’s civilians will help pick up the slack. Stanislaus County records its highest case total in a day  Modesto Bee […]

26Jun

June 26, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: More COVID-19 patients are filling hospital beds in Stanislaus Co. Will it get worse? Modesto Bee Hospitals are holding up as the coronavirus becomes more widespread in Stanislaus Co, said representatives, who are concerned about a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Coronavirus claims first closure at Modesto’s Vintage Faire […]

25Jun

June 25, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Atwater passes balanced budget, no job cuts despite COVID-19’s impact to Valley economies Merced Sun-Star Congratulations all around were given at Atwater City Council this week, as the city passed a balanced budget for just the second time in a row in recent years — despite economic loss due […]

24Jun

June 24, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Stanislaus County is now one of coronavirus ‘hot spots’ in Calif, officials say Modesto Bee Stanislaus County’s top officials have come to the conclusion the county is one of the hot spots for coronavirus infections in California. If the trend is not turned around, it could lead to closure […]

23Jun

June 23, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: New cases, hospitalizations on rise in Stanislaus County Modesto Bee Stanislaus County deaths to the coronavirus remained at 35 on Monday morning. Positive tests are at 1599, according to the county Health Services Agency. Another 22,111 residents have tested negative. Stanislaus won’t have its own face mask rules. Will the […]

22Jun

June 22, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: State watches rising coronavirus numbers in Stanislaus County  Modesto Bee Stanislaus County won’t have its own face-covering order to combat the local spread of coronavirus disease and a sharp rise in hospitalizations. What would defunding police in Stanislaus County do? Activists, chiefs answer  Modesto Bee “It’s not a matter […]

19Jun

June 19, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: State makes face coverings mandatory Turlock Journal As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the state and in the county, health officiaLA are issuing new orders that mandate wearing face coverings when out in public. See also: ●     EDITORIAL: Quit bellyaching and wear a mask. It’s mandatory, […]