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January 24, 2021

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New Covid variant increases in Bay Area

The L452R variant of Covid-19—being identified by viral genomic sequencing in San Francisco, Monterey and Santa Clara counties—has been linked to the outbreak at Kaiser Permanente's San Jose Medical Center that led to several dozen infections and possibly one death, as well as other large outbreaks in Santa Clara County.

Pediatric home health org seeks donations

Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, Coastal Kids Home Care—a regional nonprofit that provides specialized home healthcare for children living with illness and disability—has seen demand for its services skyrocket.

Covid-19 deaths surpass 1,000 in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County reached another “sobering milestone” in the fight against the novel coronavirus, as the number of deaths from Covid-19 surpassed 1,000 on Jan. 13.

Science writers answer questions about SCU, CZU fires

Last summer’s wildfires had Silicon Valley glued to its screens to track multiple blazes as they encroached from different directions.

Covid-19: Vaccine now available for locals age 75 and up

Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination through certain healthcare providers, according to county officials.

Sheriff’s office creates right-wing terror task force

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 12 announced it is assembling a “special task force” to investigate and combat right-wing terrorists.

DA’s office cracks down on EDD fraud

Santa Clara County prosecutors are cracking down on people—and particularly inmates—who’ve scammed taxpayers out of a fortune in ill-gotten unemployment benefits.

VTA to increase service on Route 68, other bus lines

The Valley Transportation Authority will increase the frequency of seven key bus routes—including the 68 line that makes dozens of stops in South County—as of Feb. 8.

Food insecurity hits home

Second Harvest Food Bank spokeswoman Suzanne Willis says the struggles of hungry families are often intertwined with housing insecurity, job insecurity and all forms of social, racial and economic injustices.

Santa Clara County: Covid-19 is third leading cause of death

With at least 632 fatalities attributed to Covid-19 so far in 2020, the virus is projected to be the third leading cause of death in Santa Clara County this year, according to public health officials.