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Santa Clara County submits Covid-19 vaccine plan as hospitals near capacity

Santa Clara County officials announced Dec. 2 that they have submitted a Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan to the state, as the first batch of the vaccine is expected to be available in the coming weeks. According to national news reports, an advisory committee will meet...

County issued $115K-plus in fines for Covid-19 guideline compliance

Santa Clara County issued more than $115,000 in fines over the weekend to businesses failing to comply with local COVID-19 health guidelines, county officials said.

Demand for food assistance soars in county

As a result of Covid-19 and the subsequent economic downturn, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is now providing food assistance to an average of 500,000 people every month—twice as many people as it served pre-pandemic.

Auto parts store eyed for former OSH parking lot

An O’Reilly Auto Parts store is planned to take over a portion of the former Orchard Supply Hardware parking lot at the corner of East Tenth and Alexander streets. The Gilroy Planning Commission will consider recommending a split of the property Dec. 3 that will...

Editorial: Small businesses should not be taken for granted

We thought we would’ve had more time to lace up the slippery shoes, choose the perfect-sized and weighted ball, and hit the lanes for a few final frames. But as the closure of Gilroy Bowl and Scotty’s Restaurant showed, time is elusive during life under...

Travel quarantine, capacity limits among new Covid-19 guidelines

Santa Clara County officials announced a number of new restrictions Nov. 28 that they hope will rein in the record-setting Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Beginning Nov. 30, stores and other facilities open to the public will be limited to 10 percent capacity indoors. Grocery stores,...

Richmond man arrested in Gilroy stabbing incident

A Richmond man was arrested Nov. 27 after stabbing a person in downtown Gilroy. According to Gilroy Police, at about 6:30pm, an employee of a business on the 7300 block of Monterey Street confronted a group of people who were causing a disturbance outside. After...

Enforcement officers issue fines on Black Friday

Santa Clara County’s Covid-19 safety enforcement officers are actively inspecting businesses on Black Friday, officials said Nov. 27. “Overall, our team has noted few large crowds thus far. However, we have issued 76 Notices of Violation as of noon on Friday, November 27,” said Michael...

Congregations to host online, drive-in Hanukkah celebrations

Two local Jewish congregations will host online and socially distant celebrations of Hanukkah, which begins Dec. 10 and continues through Dec. 18.

Santa Clara County hits record number of Covid-19 cases

County health officials are concerned with the rise of “pandemic fatigue,” where residents, tired of staying indoors and wearing face coverings in public, follow that human instinct and gather with others. However, health officials say there is a correlation between people letting their guard down...