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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…

Eye-catching mini bookmobiles debuted by Santa Clara County Library
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Eye-catching mini bookmobiles debuted by Santa Clara County Library

Saratogans check out local library branch’s all-electric ‘Go Go Biblio’ Santa Clara County Library District recently rolled out a fleet of four miniature bookmobiles that you’ll soon see at various schools and community events. The idea of the all-electric souped-up golf carts is to bring the library to the people and not require everyone to come to…

Urgent: Santa Clara County needs paid poll workers
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Urgent: Santa Clara County needs paid poll workers

Election officers go extra mile for democracy as paid volunteers The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on Friday issued an urgent call for volunteers to work as election officers on Nov. 6. “This is a remarkable opportunity for Santa Clara County residents to observe, promote and facilitate one of our most important civil liberties;…

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