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November 26, 2020

Undersheriff Rick Sung indicted in CCW case

A criminal grand jury has indicted Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung in connection to a suspected pay-to-play scheme involving concealed gun permits.

Gilroy woman accused of stealing more than $1M from law firm

A Gilroy woman and her father are accused of embezzling more than $1 million from a law firm where the woman worked as an office manager, according to authorities.

Fentanyl deaths on the rise in Santa Clara County

Deaths by fentanyl overdose are sharply on the rise in Santa Clara County this year, as the Medical Examiner-Coroner revealed that 53 residents have died from the drug as of Nov. 10, according to county officials.

Governor orders statewide curfew

Residents of Santa Clara County and other counties in California’s “purple” Covid-19 risk tier are subject to a “limited stay at home order” starting Saturday, Nov. 21, Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted Thursday.

Supes support mental health facility over new jail

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors reinforced its commitment to build a new mental health facility instead of a new jail, but the path will not be easy.

Covid-19 testing demand increases

The demand for Covid-19 testing has jumped throughout Santa Clara County in recent weeks—a workload that public health officials welcome as part of a broader strategy to rein in the spread of the coronavirus that has resulted in another wave of indoor and public gathering restrictions all over the Bay Area and beyond.

County moves to most restrictive ‘purple tier’

Under a Nov. 16 directive from Gov. Gavin Newsom, Santa Clara County will revert to the state’s most restrictive reopening tier due to the rapidly increasing rate of Covid-19 cases being transmitted among the community.

South County urges Covid-19 safety during holidays

City officials in Morgan Hill and Gilroy are asking residents to resist the urge to travel and attend large gatherings for the upcoming winter holidays, as South County remains a growing hotspot for the Covid-19 pandemic that is surging once again across the nation.

County to close more business, again

Throughout Santa Clara County, the daily numbers of Covid-19 cases and virus positivity rates have climbed so drastically since Halloween that public health officials on Nov. 13 announced more business closures are coming.

Small businesses have more time to pay back rent

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors extended its eviction protections last week for small businesses, giving tenants more time to pay back rent due to financial losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.