Ken Carlson

Coverage of Board of Supervisors meeting

Good morning. The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a consultant contract for the Focus on Prevention campaign to deal with quality of life issues such as homelessness, families and juvenile crime. Supervisors also will hear the annual report on public health.


Stanislaus to weigh hiring center to help address homelessness

Stanislaus County leaders could approve a contract Tuesday with the Center for Collective Wisdom to guide the first phase of a long-term prevention initiative, which will start with trying to address the root causes of homelessness. The county’s “Focus on Prevention” is a 10-year effort to tackle social problems including homelessness, the disintegration of families, gangs and repeat criminal offenders.


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Kevin Valine

City committees by other names? Not so sweet

The City Council adopted Modesto’s latest strategic plan this week. The plan covers important issues, but offers unintentional comedic relief in renaming three of the council’s four subcommittees. The new names are vague, a mouthful to say, and raise the wrong kinds of questions for the city.