Back to School: Manteca Unified reopening plans

MANTECA, Calif. — KCRA 3 is preparing families to go back to school by compiling important information from school districts in the greater Sacramento region. Here's what the Manteca Unified School District told KCRA 3 about what students can expect for the beginning of the school year:. Is your district...
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San Joaquin County Supes Approve Funding For Two Homeless Shelters

STOCKTON (CBS SF/BCN) — The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved funding for two projects on Tuesday that will make more beds available and provide more services for homeless people. Wayne Richardson, chief executive officer for the Gospel Center Rescue Mission, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless people, went...
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Where Stanislaus County and its cities stand on requiring COVID-19 vaccines for staff

Unlike the state of California, as of Wednesday no Stanislaus County city or the county has announced plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees. The Bee asked six cities and the county if they plan to mandate vaccines after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approves the vaccines outside of current emergency authorization, but most said they have not decided. (The Bee contacted the six largest among Stanislaus County’s nine cities for this story.)
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Park concerned about surge of COVID cases in S.J. County

In two weeks, the new COVID-19 case rate in San Joaquin County has more than doubled, according to Dr. Maggie Park, the county’s public health officer. The last time she presented a COVID-19 update to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on July 13, the new case rate was 4.7 per 100,000 residents. As of Tuesday, the rate had increased to 11.5 per 100,000 residents.
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Puff-puff, pass it on. Visit Modesto launches cannabis tourism, education campaign

Modesto is going up in smoke, safely and responsibly, thanks to a new cannabis educational campaign from the city’s convention and visitors bureau. Visit Modesto has launched what is believed the first-ever citywide cannabis tourism program in the country. The MoTown CannaPass, much like the visitors bureau’s other tourism campaigns, is aimed at getting people to stop, shop and enjoy what the Central Valley city has to offer.