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...
Elections and voting, Elections, Santa Clara County, 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...
LGBTQ, Santa Clara County, Video

County opens nation’s second LGBTQ shelter

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 homeless...
Santa Clara County, Youth, 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...
Santa Clara County, Vietnamese, Health, Mental Health, Public 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...
Parks, Santa Clara County, 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...
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...
Santa Clara County, Video

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, Video

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...
Santa Clara County, Libraries, Video

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...
Elections, Elections and voting, Santa Clara County, Voting, News, Video

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;...
housing, Santa Clara County, Video

Finally, affordable housing for homeless in downtown San Jose County, partners break affordable housing barriers It practically takes a fistful of permits to open a lemonade stand in Santa Clara County today, let alone build affordable housing for the homeless. Most people probably want to help. But they almost invariably resist affordable housing complexes in their own neighborhood. Undaunted, the County of Santa...
August 2022
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