'We See The Train Coming Down The Track'; San Joaquin Valley Runs Out Of ICU Beds The number of available intensive care unit beds in California’s San Joaquin Valley plummeted to zero for the first time Saturday, state officials announced as ICU units fill up statewide amid spiking COVID-19 cases.
Trump Administration Opens Auction for Oil, Gas Drilling on California Public LandsOil and gas leases on federal public lands in California were put up for auction for the first time in eight years on Thursday, drawing protests from environmental organizations on grounds including threats to climate, human health and wildlife.
Despite Criticisms, Contra Costa Supervisors Formally Hire New County AdministratorThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a five-year contract for Monica Nino to become the next county administrator despite a barrage of complaints about the choice being a "union buster."
San Joaquin County Administrator To Become Contra Costa's New Top ExecMonica Nino, who for the past seven years has been the San Joaquin County Administrator, will become Contra Costa County's next top executive, with her formal appointment scheduled for Dec. 8.
Northern California Jail Guard Arrested For Alleged Rape, Sex Assault Of 3 InmatesSan Joaquin County correctional officer Zachary Simmons was arrested Monday on rape and other charges for allegedly sexually assaulting three women inmates.
SCU Lightning Complex: All Alameda, San Joaquin County Evacuation Orders Lifted; Fires 65% ContainedContainment on the SCU Lightning Complex fires rose to 65 percent Monday evening, with all evacuation orders and warnings lifted for Alameda and San Joaquin counties, according to fire officials.
SCU Lightning Complex: Firefighters Brace For Tough Afternoon Battle; 229,918 Acres Burned, 20,020 Residents EvacuatedA small army of firefighters watched the marine layer of moist air slowly burn off Friday morning, preparing for another tough day battling with SCU Lightning Fire Complex blazes that have burned 229,968 acres and forced more than 20,000 residents from their homes in a five-county area.
SCU Lightning Complex: New Evacuations In Santa Clara, San Joaquin Counties; Nearly 140K Acres BurnedCal Fire officials announced new evacuation orders for parts of Santa Clara and San Joaquin counties Thursday afternoon due to the SCU Lightning Complex fires
Air Force Mobilizes Medical Team to Hard-Hit Lodi Hospital as COVID-19 Cases SurgeAt the state's request, the U.S. Air Force sent a team of 20 medical personnel to Lodi Memorial Hospital in San Joaquin County on Wednesday to help handle the county's intensive care unit over-capacity crisis.
Lodi Hospital Suspends Admitting Non-Coronavirus Patients as Infection Surges Among StaffThe largest health care facility in Lodi announced it has temporarily suspended admission of non-COVID-19 patients because the hospital has experienced a surge in positive cases among its staff.
San Joaquin County Inmates Who Escaped During San Francisco Day Pass CapturedTwo inmates from the San Joaquin County Jail who escaped from custody in San Francisco on a judge-ordered day pass last week were recaptured Tuesday, authorities said.
Inmates On Judge-Ordered Day Pass Escape In San FranciscoTwo inmates from the San Joaquin County Jail on a judge-ordered day pass escaped from custody in San Francisco Thursday morning, authorities said.
Teens Arrested In Fatal Porterville Library Fire That Killed FiremanTwo teenagers have been arrested in a fatal fire that heavily damaged the Porterville Library and claimed the life of at least one firefighter with another listed as missing, authorities said.
Big-Rig Driver Suspected Of DUI In Fatal Crash On Hwy. 4 Near Discovery BayA man was killed and a child injured Friday morning when a big-rig hit two vehicles on State Route 4 near Discovery Bay in unincorporated San Joaquin County.
Families, Friends Mourn 2 Youths Who Died in Minivan Crash Near StocktonFamily, friends and classmates are remembering two young people who died after a minivan crashed and became submerged in a San Joaquin Delta waterway Friday afternoon.