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County opens door for first-time homebuyers
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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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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 Supervisors described…

Heroes Run 2018 draws about 1,000
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Heroes Run 2018 draws about 1,000

Heroes honor children’s health services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center The 2018 Heroes Run to raise awareness and some money for children’s health services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center drew about 1,000 people to the 5k race and fun run. “It’s kind of an event on high octane,” said VMC Foundation CEO Chris…

Santa Clara County Librarian Wins Intellectual Freedom Award
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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…

County promotes LGBTQ cultural competency in workforce
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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…

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