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September 30, 2020

Health officials hope to increase Covid-19 testing numbers

The more people who get tested for Covid-19, the more accurately county health officials can track the spread of the virus. Perhaps more important to the average citizen, the increase in testing means a better chance more businesses and...

County releases guide to safe Halloween, Dia de Los Muertos celebrations

The public health offices of Santa Clara County and other Bay Area jurisdictions released a lengthy guide to safe and healthy Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

VTA proposes cuts to South County service

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is requesting public feedback on its 2021 Transit Service Plan, which proposes various scenarios for service changes and reductions due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Youth Alliance distributing thousands of masks

Youth Alliance has partnered with MedShare in an effort to distribute Disney masks throughout the underserved regions of San Benito and South Santa Clara counties.  The cloth face coverings will be prioritized for distribution with children and families and...

County, organizations form Covid-19 outreach team

County officials announced the formation of a team that is going door-to-door in areas hit hardest by Covid-19 to inform them on safety practices and other resources. The Community Health & Business Engagement Team began canvassing in September and...

Eight-vehicle crash shuts down Sixth Street

A block of Sixth Street was shut down for a couple hours early Thursday afternoon after a driver who is believed to have sped through a downtown intersection and smashed into multiple vehicles, flying through the air before coming to rest.

Rivas promotes more Covid-19 help for farmworkers

California Assemblymember Robert Rivas is leading an effort to provide more healthcare services, support and information to the state’s farmworkers—a sector that has suffered more than others from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gilroy casino reopens outdoors

Gilroy gamblers will once again have a place to test their skills and luck. Garlic City Casino has moved many of its games into a 2,000-square-foot tent in its parking lot at 8630 San Ysidro Ave., and the colorful...

Local Scene: Virtual election forum set, rental assistance applications available

Gilroy City Council and mayoral candidates will participate in a forum on Sept. 26 from 10am to noon, sponsored by the Gilroy branch of the American Association of University Women and the Gilroy Library.   There are two ways the...

Report: Coe Park ecology will thrive due to SCU Fire

The SCU Lightning Complex Fire burned about 56,000 acres of Henry W. Coe State Park—about two-thirds of the park’s territory—but authorities say the blaze was good for the long-term health of the vast wilderness ecosystem.