In the News

April 21, 2020

I don't consider myself an anxious person, but after a day of COVID-19 information, and watching the news, it's been very distressing for me to see the sickness, loss and sadness that so many of our communities are struggling through.  If you or your loved ones are having these feelings too, there are some things you can do to be proactive:

Things to do if you are struggling   

Handling Isolation and Distancing  

Remember our Elderly

April 03, 2020

Senator Galgiani Calls for Personal Protective Equipment Donations

The North Valley Labor Federation (NVLF) in partnership with Representative Josh Harder, Senator Cathleen Galgiani and a bi-partisan group of Central Valley legislators has launched the Central Valley Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Initiative, a centralized relief effort to collect and deliver much-needed medical supplies to first responders and frontline health care workers in coordination with three North Valley counties. The effort encourages individuals and businesses, dental and veterinary offices, schools, colleges and construction companies - to donate essential supplies. These include masks, protective eyewear, surgical gowns and gloves. 

March 20, 2020

Coronavirus - Sheltering at Home & State Services

Dear Neighbor,

March 19, 2020

Unemployment Insurance & Tax Filings - Coronavirus (COVID-19) 3.18.2020 UPDATE

It goes without saying that we are living in unusual and difficult times. Over the last few days, I have heard from and spoken with many of you regarding resources available to assist with financial pressures. Below are several resources that I encourage you to share with friends, family, and loved ones throughout California.


February 13, 2019

Modesto Bee & Merced Sun-Star

Newsom isn’t backing away from high-speed rail, after all

By Garth Stapley

February 13, 2019 11:53 AM

Some supporters of high-speed rail were encouraged by remarks in the governor’s first State of the State address Tuesday, despite what others saw as an admission of defeat for the controversial project.

November 19, 2018

May 07, 2018

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday denied parole for one of four men convicted in the 1979 killing of a Modesto couple.

A parole panel recommended in December that Ronald Ray Anderson, 57, be freed nearly four decades after the slayings of Phillip and Kathryn Ranzo.

Anderson cannot be safely released back into society, Brown said.