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County youth fight vaping, nicotine
Youth, Santa Clara County, Health, Video

County youth fight vaping, nicotine

‘Urgent priority’: E-cigarettes erode decades of effort Public health officials have spent millions of dollars over many decades trying to curb tobacco use, much of it designed to discourage kids from ever taking up the nicotine habit. After all, quitting is great, but never starting is even better. In Santa Clara County, as elsewhere, these…

Health center to honor Vietnamese culture
Vietnamese, Santa Clara County, Health, Public Health, Mental Health, Video

Health center to honor Vietnamese culture

Vietnamese-American Service Center’s design packed with meaning Hundreds of people gathered recently in the Board of Supervisors Chamber to revel in an engaging architectural presentation of what will one day open as the Vietnamese-American Service Center. A range of culturally relevant health and human services will be available when the center opens in summer 2021….

Valentine’s Day at County Building
Santa Clara County

Valentine’s Day at County Building

Clerk-Recorder’s civil marriage still popular The most popular service the County of Santa Clara’ Clerk-Recorder’s Office offers is marrying people at the County Government Center in San Jose. So Valentine’s Day is rather busy for the clerks who perform civil marriage. But it used to be more popular than it is now, says Louis Chiaramonte,…

Lunar New Year in the Park
Santa Clara County, Parks, Video

Lunar New Year in the Park

Culture, science and a moonlit hike Parks aim for more cultural relevance When the waxing moon peered through the haze above at Santa Teresa County Park after days of hiding behind rainclouds, a tide of humanity began arriving as if pulled ashore by lunar gravity. Santa Clara County Parks interpreter Kelsi Ju was there to…

County opens door for first-time homebuyers
Santa Clara County, Video

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 other…

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