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September 26, 2021

U.S. Census: Asian population now dominant group in Santa Clara County

New U.S. Census Bureau data released Aug. 12 show that the percentage of White residents — in both Santa Clara County, in California and across the U.S.— declined for the first time in history. The numbers released by the Census Bureau also revealed continuing increases...

County opens grant program for small businesses

Santa Clara County this week launched a program that offers grants of up to $5,000 for local small businesses that have taken or plan to take steps to protect their workforce and customers from Covid-19. The county is partnering with the Silicon Valley and Hispanic...

County reports ‘surge’ in fentanyl overdoses

Law enforcement authorities are warning the public about the dangers of fentanyl after a surge of overdoses on the powerful opioid drug in recent weeks. That surge includes seven deaths among homeless residents in San Jose in the last three weeks, and a fatal Aug....

State to require all K-12 teachers to get vaccinated or test weekly

K-12 teachers across California will be required to prove their full vaccination status against Covid-19 by mid-October or be subject to weekly testing, state officials announced Wednesday.  The requirement via public health order from the California Department of Public Health will take effect Thursday, according...

County hosts ‘Let’s Talk Housing’ virtual meetings

Two virtual meetings are taking place this week on housing issues in Santa Clara County. The first meeting on Monday will include the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Saratoga and Monte Sereno, while the second on Wednesday includes Gilroy, Morgan Hill and unincorporated parts of...

Ella Rodriguez continues to amaze

When Ella Rodriguez got to the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Trials in Minneapolis last month, she and her coach Andrew Dela Cruz received news they were entirely unprepared for: Rodriguez was entered in the long jump competition.  “I went into the Trials training for...

Gavilan College football team looks to buck history

From a numbers standpoint, Covid was not kind to the Gavilan College football team. Rams coach John Lango said the team lost several players from March 2020 to now, putting Gavilan’s roster number at 44 through the end of July. However, Lango expects the...

Santa Clara County: Covid case rate jumps among unvaccinated

The rate of positive Covid-19 cases among the unvaccinated in Santa Clara County is about 25.3 per 100,000 residents, according to a new data dashboard released this week by county officials. By contrast, fully vaccinated residents are testing positive at a rate of 6.8 cases...

Indoor mask mandate returns to Santa Clara County

Health officials in seven Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley issued a new indoor mask mandate Monday as the region faces a wave of new Covid-19 cases due to the more infectious delta variant and the remaining swath of unvaccinated residents. The mandate...

Woman dies in Highway 152 traffic collision

A 60-year-old woman died in a traffic collision on Highway 152 east of Gilroy July 31, according to authorities. About 11:15am, the California Highway Patrol received a call reporting a collision on State Route 152 just west of the intersection of Lover’s Lane in Santa...