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June 12, 2024

Study: Employers fail to keep farmworkers safe from Covid

Although farm and food production workers were considered essential workers during the pandemic, many of California's food employers endangered those workers, violating Cal/OSHA's Covid-19 guidelines more often than most industries, a new report said. The California Institute for Rural Studies’ report said farm and food...

State to lift indoor mask requirements for unvaccinated, schools, child care

California will lift its indoor mask requirements Tuesday for unvaccinated people and March 12 for schools and child care facilities, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Feb. 28. The changes will mark the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began that both unvaccinated people and students will...

Police urge caution during Bicycle Safety Month

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and Gilroy Police are encouraging everyone to participate safely and reminding drivers to be extra alert for more people pedaling and walking on the roads.  “Everyone deserves to reach their destination safely,” Gilroy Police Sgt. Michael McMahon said. “Unfortunately,...

Developer scales back Sargent Mine plans 

In an effort to minimize impacts on wildlife and tribal resources, as well as to satisfy critics of the proposed Sargent Mine in southern Santa Clara County, the project’s applicant recently offered to scale back their original plans for the property. However, some of those...

Santa Clara County Parks open for free on July 29

Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation will host a special Free Entrance Day on July 29 “as a token of gratitude to the community for entrusting the department with the stewardship and recreation of over 52,000 acres of beautiful parkland and 28 adventurous and...

Covid increases in county sewersheds

While transmission of respiratory syncytial virus has begun to plateau in Santa Clara County, the county's top health official said Tuesday that Covid-19 and flu transmission continue to rise. Covid virus concentration in each of the county's sewersheds in San Jose, Palo Alto, Gilroy and...

Local Scene: Fundraiser supports One Step Closer

Fundraiser supports therapeutic riding One Step Closer’s 2024 fundraiser gala will take place 5-9pm June 23 at Coyote Ranch Event Center, featuring line dancing instruction, live auction, BBQ dinner, raffle, open bar and more. Line dancing lessons will be taught by Janet Goddard, to live music...

Driver dies in accident on Highway 101 in San Martin

One person died and another suffered major injuries in a crash on Highway 101 in San Martin in Santa Clara County on Thursday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said. The crash was reported shortly before noon April 6 on southbound Highway 101 south of...

Santa Clara County issues evacuation warning near 101, Bolsa Road

Several areas southeast of Gilroy are under an evacuation warning in Santa Clara County in the areas of Highway 101 and Bolsa Road, the County Office of Emergency Management announced on Monday at 4pm. The areas include: -South of Highway 152, East of Highway 101 -South of...

Nurses go on strike at Saint Louise, county hospitals

Hundreds of nurses who work at Saint Louise Regional Hospital are on strike, joining the picket line with their colleagues represented by the Registered Nurses Professional Association. The healthcare workers are protesting alleged unfair labor practices exhibited by their employer, Santa Clara County.  More than...

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