July 17, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS Central Valley could see more ‘dangerously hot’ days from climate change. Here’s how many Sacramento Bee California’s Central Valley is no stranger to heat, but human-caused climate change could soon see the region hitting boiling temperatures at greater frequency than before. See also: ●      Heat waves likely to become longer, more intense — […]


July 16, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Asm. Gray: California refuses to enlist clean, cheap hydropower in fight against climate change. It makes no sense CALmatters Is the cleanest, greenest electricity in the world green enough for California? The Ahwahnee is back: Yosemite reclaims historic names in trademark settlement Fresno Bee Yosemite National Park will get […]


July 15, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Lofty plans for old City Hall Stockton Record The 93-year-old City Hall on El Dorado Street may be about to take a small first step toward a major transformation as the clock ticks toward Stockton’s eventual move into a new city headquarters on the south side of downtown’s waterfront. […]


July 12, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Mayor says Tracy City Council committed to respect, civility after grand jury report Stockton Record A month after the San Joaquin County civil grand jury released a report that looked into multiple complaints of friction and toxic behavior among Tracy City Council members, officials have reviewed the findings and […]


July 2, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Stanislaus County makes leadership change at troubled Consolidated fire district Modesto Bee Stanislaus County leaders have appointed two new members to the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District board, replacing the former president and a board member whose furniture sales to the district were exposed in 2017. See Also: ●     Why […]


July 1, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Merced legislator moves to legalize gambling in California. Where would the money go? Merced Sun Star Legislation that would allow California to regulate sports betting independent of federal rules moved forward this week thanks to Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced. Called ACA 16, the proposal needs two-thirds approval in the […]


June 28, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Stockton chamber installs new officers, plans to boost outreach Stockton Record The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce installed new officers on Thursday at Brookside Country Club. Central SJ Valley: Fresno annual budget passes, but mayor hints he will drop veto hammer Fresno Bee The Fresno City Council voted 5-1 […]


June 27, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Homelessness a top priority as SJ supervisors OK $1.8B county budget Stockton Record If there was any doubt homelessness is now viewed as San Joaquin County’s most urgent issue, it probably disappeared after two days of hearings that culminated Wednesday with the Board of Supervisors’ unanimous approval of the […]


June 26, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Homelessness is Merced’s biggest problem. Will this new housing make any difference? Merced Sun-Star The 119-unit affordable housing project, which includes 30 for the most vulnerable homeless, is planned for a site of about 5 acres at Childs Avenue and B Street in Merced. A $13.9 million grant will […]


June 25, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center Sierra News District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and […]