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Looming federal shutdown would cause immediate impacts

Unless Congress passes legislation with a financial package to keep it running, the federal government will shut down beginning at 12:01am Sunday, Oct. 1. Federal workers were put on notice Sept. 27 that a shutdown is imminent and millions of government employees and military...

Santa Clara County seeks Poet Laureate applicants 

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) and the County of Santa Clara, in partnership with SVCreates and Poetry Center San José, announced a call for 2024-2025 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate applications.  The Poet Laureate is an honorary post that acts as an advocate...

DA’s office announces youth ‘Justice for All’ art contest

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is asking Santa Clara County high school students to create and send in original art portraying butterflies for this year’s “Justice for All” Art Contest.  The student art will be used to decorate the DA’s Mariposas Resiliency Center—a...

Housing wins as Rivas shuffles Legislature leadership deck

Who’s up and who’s down? When the news broke late Nov. 21 that new Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas picked new committee chairpersons and canned others, the Sacramento political sphere was immediately abuzz with talk of winners and losers. The winners include Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, the Davis...

Valley Water to expand creek cleanup program

On Aug. 22, the Valley Water Board of Directors allocated additional resources to support greater service and coordination toward cleaning up trash, debris and hazardous pollutants produced by encampments along waterways in Santa Clara County. The board approved two new staff positions, adding to Valley...

One injured in Caltrain collision in San Martin

A Caltrain struck a vehicle on the tracks in the unincorporated community of San Martin in Santa Clara County on Monday night, a spokesperson for SamTrans said.  Caltrain was still responding late April 15 to the emergency on the tracks near San Martin Station.  According to...

101-year-old Holocaust survivor to speak in Morgan Hill

Joseph Alexander, who survived 12 concentration camps during the Holocaust, will speak about his experiences at a rare event in Morgan Hill on Jan. 11.  Born in Poland in 1922, Alexander is one of the few remaining survivors of the Holocaust, and one of the...

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...

A holiday tradition: San Benito Oriana Chorale returns to Mission San Juan Bautista

For many, the San Benito Oriana Chorale’s holiday concerts are the kick-off to the Christmas season. “It sets the tone for a beautiful Christmas season,” said Director Rachel Romina. “This traditionally is the launching pad of Christmas. It’s going to be phenomenal.”  But for the past...

Motorist dies in car crash near Lovers Lane

A motorist died in a collision with another vehicle on Highway 152 near Lovers Lane on Dec. 22, according to authorities. All three people in the other vehicle, including a small child, were transported to a nearby hospital.  California Highway Patrol officers responded to the...

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