What to know – January 12

January 12, 2016

 

Good morning, Central Valley,

All eyes will be on President Obama tonight as he delivers his last State of the Union address at 6 p.m. our time. You can watch it on one of the network channels or one of the cable news channels. You can also see it streamed live on the White House’s website.

The president is expected to address “big issues,” which will likely include the nation’s economic recovery, terrorism and his executive orders on gun safety.

On Wednesday, the White House will follow up the address with a town hall meeting on social media in the spirit of openess symbolized by President Andrew Jackson’s Big Block of Cheese. (For more on that, watch the video above from “The West Wing”). That event is at 10 a.m. You can learn more about participating on the White House’s website.

California’s Primary

And speaking of politics, it’s official. California’s primary election will be June 7. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the proclamation Tuesday.

Voters will choose nominees for president from their parties. In addition, State senators from odd-numbered districts of the 40 senatorial districts of the state and members of the Assembly from each of the 80 Assembly districts of the state are up for election.

The last day to register to vote for the primary is May 23. If you want to vote by mail, you need to request your ballot by May 31.

Stockton City Council

The Stockton City Council will decide tonight whether to continue the city’s partnership with the county’s WorkNet to provide $200,000 for a summer youth employment and training program. Last year, the program enrolled 75 young people between 14 and 21 years. Of those, 55 were matched with available jobs and 49 were served with money from the city grant.

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