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housing, Santa Clara County

County opens door for first-time homebuyers

Full House: First-time homebuyer program draws crowd   The notoriously high price of existing homes in Santa Clara County has made first-time ownership little more than an ever-fading dream for many households. Among them are social workers from community-based organizations, health care professionals, teachers and school employees, and public employees of the County, cities and…

Calworks, Santa Clara County

CalWORKs clients, partners honored

Off of welfare, into the light   County of Santa Clara hails success stories   Five Santa Clara County CalWORKs clients recently stood before family, friends and admirers to soak in congratulations. Each had overcome huge obstacles in 2018, regaining their sense of self-worth and moving toward financial independence. In what all of the County…

Santa Clara County, Libraries

Santa Clara County Librarian wins intellectual freedom award

Santa Clara County Librarian defends patrons’ privacy rights Santa Clara County Librarian Nancy Howe last weekend accepted the Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award from the California Library Association. The award goes to California people, groups and organizations that have made significant contributions to intellectual freedom. In Howe’s case, she turned down grant funding on behalf of the…

County promotes LGBTQ cultural competency in workforce
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
Santa Clara County, public safety, Fire, Health, News, Tech

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…

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