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2020 Census: ‘Trusted messengers’ on front lines
Census, Immigration, Santa Clara County, Video

2020 Census: ‘Trusted messengers’ on front lines

Respected leaders fight fear, mistrust, apathy The Santa Clara County Office of the Census has spent months preparing “trusted messengers” to help hard-to-count populations understand it’s in their communities’ interest to fill out next year’s federal Census 2020 form. With distrust of the federal government soaring among many immigrant groups, the County knows it is…

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
LGBTQ, Santa Clara County, Video

County opens nation’s second LGBTQ shelter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1wV7ImXJkI&feature=youtu.be 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…

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….

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…

Calworks, Santa Clara County, Video

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…

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