03Sep

September 3, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Coronavirus update, Sept. 2: Stanislaus deaths reach 262 after announcement of 4 more Modesto Bee San Joaquin Co selected for pilot program to help house Ag workers with COVID Stockton Record San Joaquin County has been selected to take part in a program to help house agricultural employees with […]

02Sep

September 2, 2020

TOP STORIES North SJ Valley: What happens to vacant Stanislaus Co Supervisor seat after Tom Berryhill’s death? Modesto Bee The late Tom Berryhill’s Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors seat may remain vacant until November, County Counsel Thomas Boze said, leaving the governing body without a measure to break tie votes during the coronavirus pandemic. See […]

01Sep

September 1, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: California Governor to appoint Stanislaus supervisor after death Modesto Bee The late Tom Berryhill’s Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors seat may remain vacant until November, County Counsel Thomas Boze said, leaving the governing body without a measure to break tie votes during the coronavirus pandemic. Want to get to […]

31Aug

August 31, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Coronavirus update: As summer surge continues, hospital bed use declines Modesto Bee In the last 37 days, Stanislaus County has recorded 7,000 new COVID-19 cases after announcing Saturday that 225 more residents had become infected. It took 136 days – and with a greater number test results – to […]

28Aug

August 28, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Foster Farms processing plant in Calif ordered to shut down over COVID-19 outbreak Fresno Bee The Merced County Health Department ordered the Foster Farms Livingston Facility to shut down over the largest and most severe COVID-19 outbreak in Merced County, according to a statement released on Thursday by the […]

27Aug

August 27, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Modesto mayoral candidate, who is subject of city investigation, ends campaign Modesto Bee Bert Lippert, who also is the city’s building safety program coordinator, said Wednesday he was no longer a candidate because he is the subject of a city investigation. Can south Merced get a grocery store? Mayoral […]

26Aug

August 26, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Still too many COVID-19 cases in county for schools to reopen Turlock Journal Stanislaus County still has some progress to go before getting off the state’s county monitoring list and begin re-opening businesses and schools. See also: Coronavirus update: Stanislaus deaths reach 232. Positive rate drops again Modesto Bee […]

25Aug

August 25, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Marijuana dispensary gives councilwoman $100K in her campaign to become Modesto mayor Modesto Bee Councilwoman Kristi Ah You has accepted a $100,000 contribution from one of the owners of a cannabis dispensary for her campaign to become Modesto’s next mayor in the November election. The Aug. 17 donation from […]

24Aug

August 24, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Marijuana dispensary gives councilwoman $100K in her campaign to become Modesto mayor Modesto Bee Councilwoman Kristi Ah You has accepted a $100,000 contribution from one of the owners of a cannabis dispensary for her campaign to become Modesto’s next mayor in the November election. EDITORIAL: Stanislaus County leaders must […]

21Aug

August 21, 2020

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Merced City Council nixes proposed Black Lives Matter mural San Joaquin Valley Sun A proposed Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Merced was voted down by the city council. The proposition failed as the council voted 5-2 against the mural that would have been located on Canal Street south […]