San Joaquin County Local News

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Bill Would Allow Arizona Abortion Providers to Practice in California Temporarily


Newsom-backed bill would allow Arizona abortion providers to practice in California as the Republican-led state restricts access.

California Wants Better Animal Shelter Conditions, Stray Population Curbed


Several bills making their way through the California Legislature seek to address overcrowded animal shelters and streamline how animals receive care.

Newsom Calls Out Republican Abortion Policies in New Ad Running in Alabama


California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new ad blasts GOP efforts to make it harder for people to leave states with abortion bans and seek treatment elsewhere.

As Salmon Are Released Into the Klamath River, Tribal Leaders See a 'Symbol of Hope'


California has released 500,000 salmon into the Klamath River. As dams are removed, the fish will be some of the first to return to a free-flowing river.

Two Reappointed to Planning Commission


A profile of the two commissioners reappointed to the planning commission by the Tracy City Council in its April 16 meeting.

School District Positions for Budget Cuts


While expecting cuts to its budget due to reduced state funds, the Manteca Unified School District is in a resilient position because of policies resulting from the aftermath of the 2008 recession.

Lodi Planning EV Charging Stations


Input from Lodi residents is being sought as the city undertakes development of an Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Master Plan.

After Previously Being Cleared, Three Alameda Police Officers Now Face Manslaughter Charges


The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged three East Bay police officers with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 death of 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez.

A Private Calif. Ranch Holds Important State History — And It Might Be in Danger


Some residents fear development could destroy parts of the historic land.

A Plan to Change Your Utility Rates Is Dividing California Environmentalists. Here’s Why


The California Public Utilities Commission will consider on May 9 a new proposal that would change how Californians pay for electricity.

Kettleman Lane Safety Project Slated


A CalTrans project to improve traffic, bicycle and pedestrian safety on a stretch of Kettleman Lane is set to begin on April 29 and will be completed by June.

The Ripon Consolidated Fire District Has New Chief


At a promotion and induction ceremony on April 29, the The Ripon Consolidated Fire District will be swearing in new fire chief Eric DeHart.

Manteca Unified School District Energy Costs Increase


Energy costs increased by $1.4M during the last school year at Manteca Unified School District.

Paris Hilton Speaks Up for California’s ‘Troubled’ Teens


Heiress Paris Hilton is on a mission to shine a light on the "troubled teen industry," a largely unregulated multibillion-dollar industry that is gaining public scrutiny for alleged abuse of vulnerable youths.

Senate Impeachment Trial Begins for Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas


Alejandro N. Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant who grew up in California, is the first U.S. Cabinet official impeached in nearly 150 years.

California Sets Nation’s First Water Standard for Cancer-Causing Contaminant


Water suppliers say the costs will be massive, with rates increasing for many consumers. Known as the “Erin Brockovich” chemical, hexavalent chromium is found statewide.

In San Francisco’s Chinatown, a CEO Works With the Community to Bolster Hospital


Chinese Hospital, located in the heart of this city's legendary Chinatown, struggles with many of the same financial and demographic challenges that plague small independent hospitals in underserved areas across the country.

Manteca’s Marijuana Dispensary Locations Approved


A report on the locations of three newly approved marijuana dispensaries in the City of Manteca.

New EV Chargers Coming to Manteca


In their April 16 meeting, the Manteca City Council approved a development project at corner of Lathrop and Union roads which will include a gas station, auto part store and new EV chargers.

Freeway Beautification Funded


In their April 9 meeting, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted to allocate $500K for the Freeway Corridor Beautification Plan sponsored by Supervisor Tom Patti for the areas around Stockton.

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