Virus rages as new rules challenge California city's mettle
San Joaquin is part of a 12-county region that on Friday had nearly 97% of its intensive care unit beds filled, the highest rate anywhere in California. “It’s been frustrating,” said Chuck Davis, CEO of data science company Bayesiant that tracks virus numbers for the county. On School Street, the city's picturesque retail and restaurant hub, sycamore leaves as big as your hand littered the sidewalk. Gavin Newsom imposed a three-week stay-at-home order for the San Joaquin Valley. He’s a doctor of internal medicine at a Southern California hospital, but once worked in San Joaquin County and still has a house in Lodi.