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April 12, 2024

Conservationists buy Tilton Ranch

Conservationists and open space proponents this week completed the purchase of the Tilton Ranch in Morgan Hill, bolstering a continuous linkage of protected land throughout the South Bay that allows wildlife to live in peace and safely cross between mountain ranges on both sides of Santa Clara Valley.

Weeklys family of newspapers purchases Press-Banner

Santa Cruz’s Good Times weekly has purchased the Press-Banner from Tank Town Media just as the Santa Cruz Mountains newspaper prepares to celebrate its 60th year of publishing.

Indoor business could reopen soon

Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody on Monday issued a revised “risk reduction order” that will go into effect when state officials permit the county to open up more business and public gathering spaces.

2020 county assessment roll culminates decade of growth

Santa Clara County’s just-released assessment roll likely marks the apex of a continuous decade of prosperity—the longest economic boom in history.

Newsom vetoes Anderson Dam bill

Valley Water this week began draining Anderson Reservoir in preparation for a seismic retrofit of the body’s dam in east Morgan Hill, but Gov. Gavin Newsom also vetoed a state assembly bill that would have expedited the project that the water district has been planning for more than 10 years.

White House extends FEMA aid to Santa Clara Co.

Cattle ranchers and other residents who lost a combined $26 million in the SCU Lightning Complex fires can now apply for federal aid.

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 activities can resume. But it takes everyone...

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.

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.

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