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Election security on the front lines
Santa Clara County, Elections, Elections and voting, Education, Video

Election security on the front lines

 Counties put heads together ahead of 2020 Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian recently convened up to 150 people from around the state to talk about the many 21st-century election security challenges California’s 58 counties confront with less than a year before the state’s 2020 presidential election primary. Reports of Russian interference in the 2016…

County opens nation’s second LGBTQ shelter
Santa Clara County, LGBTQ, Video

County opens nation’s second LGBTQ shelter

Yeager: About 30% of homeless people identify as LGBTQ Santa Clara County has opened the nation’s second homeless shelter that focuses on serving the needs of the LGBTQ population. The New Haven Inn located in central San Jose, just south of downtown, has housing and services for up to 20 adults. The first LGBTQ-focused homeless…

County youth fight vaping, nicotine
Santa Clara County, Youth, 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
Santa Clara County, Vietnamese, Health, Mental Health, Public Health, Video

Health center to honor Vietnamese culture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2IIUD3umBI 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…

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,…

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