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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.


January 22, 2020

Eastbound & Westbound State Route 12 Between SR-160 and Interstate 5

Closure Area

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.

April 02, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is supporting a legislation to fight the growing underground economy in the state.

In a statement, AG Becerra said he is sponsoring Senate Bill 1272, which will make the Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force permanent. The TRaCE Task Force will operate under the California Department of Justice.

In addition, the legislation will expand TRaCE Task Force with permanent teams in the Bay Area, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego.