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Santa Clara, Santa Cruz counties report measles exposure

Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties may have been exposed to measles in recent days after an infected person from outside the region visited,...

CHP: Big rig crash shuts down Hecker Pass Highway

A big rig carrying 40,000 pounds of printer paper toppled into a ravine on Highway 152 (Hecker Pass) just after 9am May 6.  The California...

Visit Aromas for May 11 Garden Tour

Winter’s gone and sunny spring days prompt us to step outside and work in our gardens. Don’t worry, expert advice is near. Seven private...

Housing wins as Rivas shuffles Legislature leadership deck

Who’s up and who’s down? When the news broke late Nov. 21 that new Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas picked new committee chairpersons and canned...

Edward Boss Prado Foundation is District 28 Nonprofit of the Year

The Edward Boss Prado Foundation was honored as the Nonprofit of the Year for the 28th Assembly District, according to an announcement by Assemblymember...

Report identifies ‘significant’ impacts from proposed Sargent Mine

Santa Clara County planning officials have released the draft Environmental Impact Report for the 403-acre Sargent Ranch quarry project that is proposed south of...

Santa Clara County moves into Yellow Tier

Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties moved into the yellow tier of the state's pandemic reopening system Tuesday, becoming the third and fourth counties...

Farm bureau hires new director

Jess Brown is the new executive director of the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau, the agricultural organization announced Monday.Brown lives in Santa Cruz and is the head of the Santa Cruz Farm Bureau. He will continue in that role while serving in his new post, the Farm Bureau said in a press release.Brown said he’s excited to help promote area agriculture for the nonprofit that promotes agriculture in Santa Clara County.“I look forward to being a part of the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau; I've admired the organization for many years,” Brown said. “I already know and respect a number of local growers and am excited about working with them to promote and protect the illustrious history of agriculture in Santa Clara County,” the new executive director said.“We feel fortunate to have someone with Brown's experience and familiarity with local agricultural issues as our executive director,” Farm Bureau President Erin Gil said.Previously, Brown worked on the development of a map that lists the locations and products of all farms in Santa Clara, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties that sell directly to the public, the press release states.Brown has served in leadership roles on boards of multiple local nonprofits, according to the press release. He is taking over from former executive director Elizabeth Gabrio, who started with the bureau in August 2014.

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