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In the truck of a park ranger, gear hints at duties
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In the truck of a park ranger, gear hints at duties

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWRncKtw5W8&t=1s Park rangers have a range of duties Santa Clara County Park ranger Ali Famalett covers more than 10,000 acres in popular Calero and Almaden Quicksilver county parks. Although she has seasonal tasks that must be completed, she never knows what any given day will bring. “That’s one of the things I love about my job,”…

Transforming domestic violence services
women, violence, law enforcement, domestic violence, Video

Transforming domestic violence services

Striking a blow against domestic violence After years of stagnant annual funding of less than $1 million, the Board of Supervisors recently pumped $5 million into combatting intimate partner violence. Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Ken Yeager, who spearheaded the 400 percent increase, say that level of support, if sustained, could change everything. Advocates agree.“How unique…

law enforcement, violence, public safety, Santa Clara County, Public Health

Santa Clara County community discusses gun violence — with civility!

Wise people learn the lessons of history. And history says gun violence has been somewhat less of a problem in Santa Clara County than in many places in California and beyond. Nor has the County endured spectacular mass slayings. Yet. But history also says that dozens of Santa Clara County die in firearms-related violence every…

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