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Transforming domestic violence services
domestic violence, law enforcement, violence, women, Video

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…

Rehabilitation Center at VMC helps rebuild lives
Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara County, VMC, Health, Video

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…

Mosquitoes: lab abuzz with disease detectives
Environment, Parks, Public Health

Mosquitoes: lab abuzz with disease detectives

Santa Clara County Vector Control lab: the scientists behind eradicating mosquitoes Ideally, summer is about freedom from homework, weekends at the lake and hanging out into the night, not mosquitoes. That’s why it’s also the season when Santa Clara County is most active protecting residents from the threat of the West Nile virus-carrying insects. The…

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