21Sep

September 21, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Pastor, ex-councilwoman, promoter offer Modesto District 3 voters clear-cut choice Modesto Bee The voters in City Council District 3 — which encompasses central Modesto — will have a clear-cut choice among the three candidates seeking to replace Councilwoman Kristi Ah You in the November election. Garth Stapley: How to […]

18Sep

September 18, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Modesto City Council District 6 candidates discuss issue Modesto Bee Jessica Gonzalez, Kelsten Obert, Hunter Sauls and David Wright, vying for a seat on the Modesto City Council, answered questions from The Modesto Bee’s Editorial Board on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Opinion: The Modesto Bee’s 2020 election candidate forum […]

16Sep

September 16, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Pastor, ex-councilwoman, promoter offer Modesto District 3 voters clear-cut choice Modesto Bee The voters in City Council District 3 — which encompasses central Modesto — will have a clear-cut choice among the three candidates seeking to replace Councilwoman Kristi Ah You in the November election. Garth Stapley: How to […]

15Sep

September 15, 2020

Quest for Digital Equity in Closing the Digital Divide — 2020 Progress Report Calif Emerging Technology Fund The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the Digital Divide and laid bare the widespread inequities that demand immediate action to accelerate the deployment and adoption of broadband. See also: ·       Commentary: Here’s a bold plan for Calif to provide internet access […]

14Sep

September 14, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Modesto mayoral, supervisor candidates square off in South Modesto Partnerships forums Modesto Bee The 2020 election focus will turn to south Modesto and its surrounding neighborhoods on Thursday as candidates vying to become the city’s next mayor and the supervisor to represent the area square off in back-to-back debates. […]

11Sep

September 11, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Latest on Modesto City Schools reopening. Deaths at 299 Modesto Bee Stanislaus County announced four more deaths to the virus Wednesday but also had its lowest daily infection rate since June. A total of 299 residents have died since the first was announced April 10, the Health Services Agency […]

10Sep

September 10, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Merced County COVID-19 deaths hit 125. More aid for small businesses coming Merced Sun-Star Two additional Merced County residents died after contracting the novel coronavirus, the Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Wednesday. Total local fatalities now tally 125 since the coronavirus pandemic’s beginning. Merced County meets […]

09Sep

September 9, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Modesto looks to spend $7.5M from CARES Act to pay for cops and firefighters Modesto Bee Modesto expects to spend $7.5 million from the CARES Act — the roughly $2 trillion federal stimulus meant to help the unemployed, businesses, government and others cope with the new coronavirus pandemic — […]

08Sep

September 8, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Modesto among nation’s top financially stressed cities, assessment finds Modesto Bee Modesto is one of the cities experiencing the most financial stress nationwide, according to a new analysis by a NY-based financial technology company. The assessment, released by SmartAsset, ranks Modesto 17th in the nation for financial stress, and second-highest […]

04Sep

September 4, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Stan State Ranked No. 5 ‘Most Transformative’ by MONEY Magazine CSU Stan Stanislaus State continues to amass national recognition for its academic excellence, affordability and preparing scholars for their future careers as MONEY Magazine announced today the University earned the No. 5 ranking on its “Most Transformative Colleges” list.  […]