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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

San Martin Lions to change lives through play

San Martin will soon get a new community-built playground at 12415 Murphy Ave.
With less than a month until the June election for Santa Clara County Sheriff, the campaign between four-term incumbent Sheriff Laurie Smith and her opponent, retired Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Capt. Kevin Jensen, has reached a boiling point.
Postal workers in Santa Clara County are expressing discontent with a contracted partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples, where USPS products and services are offered at Staples stores across the country.
If you haven’t purchased your ticket for the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley’s Spring Passport Weekend, do it. Early sales are on an all-time record pace for the biannual event, according to one of the organizers.
If Santa Clara County were to purchase Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, some in South County worry that such a transaction might drive privately-insured patients farther away for medical care. County staff said they would be determined to keep healthcare at or above current standards for the region in any facility they run.
Friends and family are mourning the loss of San Martin resident Shannon O’Keefe, who died in a motorcycle accident in South San Jose March 16.
In 21 years as a prosecutor in the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, Stuart Scott has convicted all kinds of offenders – from traffic scofflaws to brutal murderers – but his current post convicting child molesters, rapists and other sex offenders has its own rewards.

County eyes Saint Louise

Santa Clara County officials are in “high level discussions” with Daughters of Charity Health System executives to look into the purchase of Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, according to County Board of Supervisors President Mike Wasserman.
The Santa Clara County Superior Court is now accepting applications from interested volunteers who wish to serve on the 2014/2015 Civil Grand Jury.

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