Julia Prodis Sulek, San Jose Mercury News

Julia Prodis Sulek

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • East Bay Times
Past:
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Whittier Daily News
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Mercury-Register
  • SGV Tribune
  • The Denver Post
  • Daily Breeze
  • Marin IJ
  • and more…

Recent articles by Julia:

At the Bay Area’s hardest-hit coronavirus hospital, frontline workers ask: Is the worst really over? – The Mercury News

No Bay Area hospital was hit harder by the coronavirus crisis than East San Jose’s Regional Medical Center, where a refrigerated truck was once parked outside ready to serve as a makeshift mo… → Read More

George Floyd Bay Area protests are sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent

People from inner cities to suburban neighborhoods are grappling with outrage and frustration brought on by generations of oppression and the recent police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. → Read More

George Floyd protests: sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent. Which is right?

Whether looting is obscuring protester’s message is not easy to answer, but it is forcing people from inner cities to suburban neighborhoods to grapple with the manifestation in the streets o… → Read More

How coronavirus created the Bay Area’s new mile-long breadlines

Over the past 10 weeks, demand for free food across the Bay Area has more than doubled, calls to food banks have increased a thousand-fold, and the number of those in need is only now peaking. → Read More

Windows up, trunks open: How coronavirus created the breadline of 2020

Over the past 10 weeks, demand for free food across the Bay Area has more than doubled, calls to food banks have increased a thousand-fold, and the number of those in need is only now peaking. → Read More

San Jose mother returns home to tragedy — and hope

Claudia Meza’s family celebrated her homecoming, then struggled to tell her how their world had changed → Read More

Surviving coronavirus: After 4 weeks on a ventilator, San Jose mother comes home to tragedy — and hope

Claudia Meza’s family celebrated her homecoming, then struggled to tell her how their world had changed → Read More

Surviving coronavirus: After 4 weeks on a ventilator, San Jose mother comes home to tragedy — and hope

Claudia Meza’s children knew how lucky they were to be celebrating this bedside homecoming. Just weeks ago, their cousins were collapsing into their parents’ open caskets. → Read More

Tale of two Pleasantons: Texas town re-opens — with margaritas! — while its California namesake stays home

Texas, but even the shopkeepers in Pleasanton, birthplace of the cowboy, are dipping a baby toe into the shallow end when it comes to re-opening for business amid the coronavirus pandemic. Could th… → Read More

One family, two deaths, one funeral: Coronavirus took their parents’ lives and their final dignity

Buried Friday in a single grave, Richard and Mercedes Hartwig were one of the first married couples to die of coronavirus in Northern California. Since they died in different hospitals, in differen… → Read More

This reclusive Marin County town is testing everybody for coronavirus

Like the isolated, wealthy communities of Telluride, Colorado, and Fisher Island, Florida, Bolinas has leveraged its wealth and connections — and an enthusiastic cadre of local volunteers &#8… → Read More

How COVID-19 exploded from the chaos within nursing homes

“Residents in skilled nursing facilities need a lot of basic care that requires close physical touch,” said Stanford’s Martin. “That’s a very reliable way to spread the virus.” → Read More

Whistleblower alleges Valley Med nurses sickened with coronavirus while management stayed quiet

Four nurses, including two managers, in the same unit tested positive for coronavirus after another hospital employee died last month suffering from COVID-19 symptoms. → Read More

Coronavirus: Seven deaths at nursing home; crisis deepens with new infections in San Jose

A San Jose outbreak, at Mt. Pleasant Nursing Center, has infected 27 people, including half of its long-term residents and 10 staff members, and forced administrators to appeal for staffing from ot… → Read More

Watch: Steph Curry’s call inspires hope for Oakland coronavirus nurse: ‘I can’t thank God enough for what you’re doing’

A week ago, when the ICU nurse felt particularly drained, she posted a photo on Facebook, pulling open her white coveralls to reveal a bright blue Warriors jersey. Then she got a call from Stephen … → Read More

‘Out of danger?’: They recovered from coronavirus but now worry what’s next

Recovering from COVID-19 is raising a new series of uncertainties for Bay Area residents who wonder when they can move on with their lives without the stigma and stress that other unforeseen health… → Read More

‘Out of danger?’: They recovered from coronavirus but now worry what’s next

Recovering from COVID-19 is raising a new series of uncertainties for Bay Area residents who wonder when they can move on with their lives without the stigma and stress that other unforeseen health… → Read More

Coronavirus: Oakland doc whose Fox News spot goes viral thinks he has COVID-19

The Twittersphere went crazy, with people posting clips of the Fox News interview saying things like “How to ensure you don’t get follow-up questions on Fox, apparently.” → Read More

Coronavirus: Are grocery stores safe as more workers, shoppers get sick?

Bay Area health officials stepped up requirements for grocers and other essential businesses allowed to stay open, banning reusable bags, prohibiting self-service and bulk foods, requiring hand san… → Read More

She shut down the Bay Area to slow the deadly coronavirus; ‘None of us really believed we would do it’

She is the Bay Area’s Anthony Fauci, Santa Clara County’s most “essential” employee, the one who banished us from Sharks hockey games, canceled her own daughter’s high school prom — and eventually … → Read More