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Month: October, 2018

County promotes LGBTQ cultural competency in workforce
LGBTQ, Santa Clara County, training

County promotes LGBTQ cultural competency in workforce

LGBTQ cultural competency: County unveils unique workplace tool County workers sign in to view a demonstration of a cultural competency tool designed to help employees learn how to treat LGBTQ co-workers and residents with respect. (Jordan Henderson/Newsbeat) The County of Santa Clara has launched a groundbreaking training program aimed at improving the government workforce’s LGBTQ cultural…

An interview with Tony Bowden, Santa Clara County’s new fire chief
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An interview with Tony Bowden, Santa Clara County’s new fire chief

Goals for New Santa Clara County Fire Chief Tony Bowden Healthy workforce, strong infrastructure and ‘servant leadership’ Santa Clara County’s new fire chief assumed his post recently. One of the main things on Tony Bowden’s mind is reducing the cancer rate among current and former firefighters. By having dozens of firefighters agree to be closely…

Eye-catching mini bookmobiles debuted by Santa Clara County Library
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Eye-catching mini bookmobiles debuted by Santa Clara County Library

Saratogans check out local library branch’s all-electric ‘Go Go Biblio’ Santa Clara County Library District recently rolled out a fleet of four miniature bookmobiles that you’ll soon see at various schools and community events. The idea of the all-electric souped-up golf carts is to bring the library to the people and not require everyone to come to…

Urgent: Santa Clara County needs paid poll workers
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Urgent: Santa Clara County needs paid poll workers

Election officers go extra mile for democracy as paid volunteers The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on Friday issued an urgent call for volunteers to work as election officers on Nov. 6. “This is a remarkable opportunity for Santa Clara County residents to observe, promote and facilitate one of our most important civil liberties;…

Finally, affordable housing for homeless in downtown San Jose
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Finally, affordable housing for homeless in downtown San Jose

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOYw5xW4d_o&t=30s County, partners break affordable housing barriers It practically takes a fistful of permits to open a lemonade stand in Santa Clara County today, let alone build affordable housing for the homeless. Most people probably want to help. But they almost invariably resist affordable housing complexes in their own neighborhood. Undaunted, the County of Santa…

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