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March 3, 2021

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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.

SCC Exec: ‘Vigorous’ statewide quarantine preferred over mere warnings

While the vaccine brought a glimmer of hope to a dark season, California’s coronavirus surge continues its record-shattering onslaught, with more than 45,000 new cases and 260 deaths in just the past day.

Saint Louise medical staff receive new Covid-19 vaccine

Dr. Roger Chiou of Saint Louise Regional Hospital was the first South County recipient of the new Covid-19 vaccine Thursday afternoon.

County plans small business loan program

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Dec. 8 to partner with the state’s “California Rebuilding Fund,” hoping to provide as much as $100 million in loans for county small businesses, and to provide an immediate $6 million for low-interest loans for businesses as a first step in a phased approach to a larger loan program.

Santa Clara County expects more vaccine doses this month

Santa Clara County now expects to get 39,300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in December, in addition to doses of the Pfizer vaccine, public health officials announced Wednesday.