Remembering Annamarie: Sailing left rehabilitation patient ‘floating’ for days
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Remembering Annamarie: Sailing left rehabilitation patient ‘floating’ for days

Day of boating left rehabilitation patient floating on air, too June 2 was a big day for rehabilitation patient Annamarie Moreno. Until that day, the 33-year-old mother of two had never been sailing. Easing up to the dock at Vasona Lake County Park after her voyage, her smile shined like the hot sun. The experience…

In the truck of a park ranger, gear hints at duties
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In the truck of a park ranger, gear hints at duties

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWRncKtw5W8&t=1s Park rangers have a range of duties Santa Clara County Park ranger Ali Famalett covers more than 10,000 acres in popular Calero and Almaden Quicksilver county parks. Although she has seasonal tasks that must be completed, she never knows what any given day will bring. “That’s one of the things I love about my job,”…

Transforming domestic violence services
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Transforming domestic violence services

Striking a blow against domestic violence After years of stagnant annual funding of less than $1 million, the Board of Supervisors recently pumped $5 million into combatting intimate partner violence. Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Ken Yeager, who spearheaded the 400 percent increase, say that level of support, if sustained, could change everything. Advocates agree.“How unique…

Rehabilitation Center at VMC helps rebuild lives
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Rehabilitation Center at VMC helps rebuild lives

The Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has built a reputation as a national leader in care for patients who’ve suffered a stroke, spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injury. Based in innovation-driven Silicon Valley, the center pioneered an interdisciplinary team approach to care that has since become the standard. The care team…

Mental Health, Video

Suicide Prevention Programs Save Lives

Suicide accounts for 22% of the deaths caused by injury in Santa Clara County but counselors at the Behavioral Health Services Suicide Prevention Program and at those at the county’s suicide prevention hotline are there to provide help for those who are feeling depressed, hopeless or lonely. These counselors work to prevent suicide by starting with reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health issues.

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DA Announces “Justice for All” Contest Winners

Piedmont High graduate Nidhi Naroth won the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s annual “Justice for All” contest with her poem, “A Murderer at Large.” The theme of year’s competition was “Race and Law Enforcement — Let’s Work Together to Make it Better.” Three students won a total of $1,000 in scholarship money, funded through the District Attorney’s Asset Forfeiture program.

Health Justice, Video

County Helps Unveil New Tattoo Removal Laser

A new PicoWay tattoo removal laser has given new hope to former gang members with unwanted tattoos and those who were branded in human trafficking cases, thanks to The Clean Slate Program, a partnership between the County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. This new laser, which removes tattoos three times faster than previous technologies, was purchased by the help of the Valley Medical Foundation.

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