June 10, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS Preparing the Way for a Central Valley Renaissance CAFWD Commentary: Governor’s inland California initiative is welcome news in the region rich in agriculture and working to close economic gaps. Only 11% of the population ages 25+ in one college district possess an associate’s degree or higher. Newsom’s Biz Adviser Visits, Earns Praise […]


June 7, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Grand jury: Bad behavior, infighting keep Tracy City Council from working together Stockton Record Multiple complaints of bad behavior and infighting between Tracy City Council members prompted a second investigation by the San Joaquin County civil grand jury aimed at bringing peace and stability to city administrators and staff. […]


June 6, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: How will Merced spend $225 million? Here’s a look Merced Sun-Star The Merced City Council appears to be on its way to approving a $255 million spending plan, which could include a new recreation center, welcome signs and other new programs. Central Valley Regional Airport? Could happen, Stockton Metro […]


June 5, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Ralph Lee White, who is planning town hall on violence, says he’s running for mayor Stockton Record Septuagenarian Ralph Lee White, a participant in Stockton politics for nearly one-half century either as a council member or a thorn in the side of officeholders, said Tuesday afternoon he will challenge […]


June 4, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS California’s long-overlooked Central Valley holds new allure for 2020 candidates Los Angeles Times California’s interior is a destination, not a pass-through. Three Democrats — Buttigieg, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and former U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro — have campaigned in the valley so far, leaving some residents giddy at the unusual attention. North SJ Valley: Should […]


June 3, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: AOC and Ted Cruz working together? Cong. Josh Harder wants to help Sacramento Bee You can’t get much further apart on the political spectrum than ultra-progressive New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and ultra-conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but they’ve found something they want to work on together. And new […]


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 […]