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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Santa Clara County Superior Court is now accepting applications from interested volunteers who wish to serve on the 2014/2015 Civil Grand Jury.
With the deadline to file for candidacy more than two weeks away, some intending to run for Santa Clara County elected offices in the June primary have already reported growing war chests for the upcoming campaign.
According to the American Heart Association, every day nearly 1,000 Americans are killed by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Once SCA strikes, time is critical.  For every minute that passes without a patient receiving resuscitation, the chances of that person surviving decreases by 10 percent. Unfortunately, 60 percent of SCA victims don't get CPR until professional help arrives and often, it's too late. That is why the City of Morgan Hill has teamed up with Fire Departments within Santa Clara County and El Camino Hospital to launch the PulsePoint mobile app to all of Santa Clara County, according to a press release from the City of Morgan Hill.  PulsePoint is a location-based app that alerts CPR-trained citizen bystanders that a person nearby requires help, allowing them to start CPR before the ambulance arrives, and save valuable time. When 911 is called to report a SCA, the 911 operator sends a PulsePoint alert, which is received by nearby app users who are provided the location of the SCA emergency. The app can also help locate the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to use in resuscitation efforts. PulsePoint, when combined with CPR and AED training, is a powerful combination to potentially saving a life, according to the press release. Today's Good Samaritan laws are designed to protect those who decide to come to the aid of someone in need. If you live in Morgan Hill and have an Apple or Android smartphone, visit the Apple App Store or Android Apps on Google Play to download the PulsePoint app.  If you aren't CPR trained, sign up for training today by visiting the American Heart Association website at www.heart.org or the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org/CPR-trainingFor more information on the PulsePoint mobile app visit www.pulsepoint.org

AIM castle project finally permitted

Contractors for electronics retail magnate John Fry can finally start pouring foundation concrete for the 170,000-square-foot American Institute of Mathematics headquarters, which will eventually serve, too, as the clubhouse for the PGA’s annual Frys.com Open tournament.
Interim Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey has been named Registrar, according to a press release from the Santa Clara County Office of Public Affairs. 

Wasserman delivers State of the County Address

District 1 Supervisor Mike Wasserman, who this month took helm as President of the Board, gave his State of the County Address Tuesday that outlined a “healthy, stable, effective” Santa Clara County that’s “delivering real life to help residents.”
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors on Wednesday took a number of actions to respond to the worsening water supply outlook, according to an official press release.
Five of six influenza-related deaths in Santa Clara County have occurred this month alone, according to County health information officer Amy Cornell whose recent report showed double the number of fatalities .
Gilroy-based South County Housing, an active longtime developer of affordable housing in the South Bay and South County region, announced this week they have partnered with Hayward-based Eden Housing to provide property management, resident and asset management services for SCH’s four-county service area.

Burn ban declared indefinitely

Fire authorities have enacted a burn ban in Santa Clara County due to record-low rainfall, low humidity, dry fuel moisture levels and increased fire activity. “These conditions are expected to continue with no forecast of significant rainfall in sight,” reads a press release from CalFire, which declared the suspension of all open burning not only in Santa Clara but also in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and portions of Stanislaus and western San Joaquin counties. “With recent significant local fire activity in addition to several instances of individuals being cited for violation of this burn ban, CalFire would like to re-emphasize that this ban is necessary for public safety,” the press release continued. Burning for agricultural, land management, fire training and other industrial purposes may proceed only with a CalFire inspection of the burn site and a special permit, authorities said. Camp fires are allowed only in designated campgrounds, or in established facilities on private property with permission of the landowner and jurisdictional authority. Those burning under a special permit must also check with the regional air quality management district for additional regulations and requirements, according to the CalFire press release.