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Editorial: We need a real shot in the arm

While talk of ramped-up vaccine distribution is encouraging, it will still take months to get a large swath of the population...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Feb 1, 2021 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 2040 Views

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Is police information ripe for abuse?

While private information might fall into the wrong hands when the public and the press listen to radio transmissions, there...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by Nora S., on Jan 29, 2021 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 1833 Views

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COVID-19 cases are on the rise, but so are failing grades. Here's what the MVLA school board is considering for reopening schools

While COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout Santa Clara County, the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District has...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by AmyGregory, on Jan 29, 2021 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 4942 Views

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Santa Clara County opens COVID-19 vaccines to residents age 65 and up

Santa Clara County residents 65 years and older are now eligible to get vaccinated, county officials announced Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2021
Last comment by Ramone, on Jan 28, 2021 at 11:51 pm | 1 comment | 4491 Views

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Palo Alto banned from bringing back residents-only requirement for Foothills Park

Palo Alto is permanently barred from limiting access to visitors to Foothills Park on the basis of residency under an injunction...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by Golden Catamount, on Jan 27, 2021 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 2662 Views

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Fearing displacement, cities and counties scramble to reinstate eviction protections

For the third time in less than a year, cities and counties across California are passing a flurry of emergency protections...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by addressing systemic racism, on Jan 27, 2021 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 2170 Views

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California health leaders lift regional stay-at-home orders

The California Department of Public Health ended regional stay-at-home orders on Monday morning, effective immediately for...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Jan 25, 2021 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 4225 Views

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Local health care providers reeling from huge spike in demand for vaccine

Health care providers in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are reeling from a massive spike in requests for COVID-19 vaccines...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by LongResident, on Jan 20, 2021 at 10:56 pm | 3 comments | 3983 Views

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Mass-vaccination centers to open, but only for those without primary care physicians

Anyone hoping to be vaccinated at one of the COVID-19 mass-vaccination centers in Santa Clara or San Mateo counties is likely...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Nora S., on Jan 20, 2021 at 9:57 pm | 2 comments | 5264 Views

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Santa Clara County holds back batch of Moderna vaccine that potentially causes allergic reactions

A specific lot of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 potentially caused a "higher-than-usual" number of allergic reactions...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by 7x7native, on Jan 19, 2021 at 3:26 pm | 4 comments | 2649 Views

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California's new goal: Vaccinate a million people in 10 days

Acknowledging that vaccinations have been too slow, state officials aim to ramp up the pace. But many questions remain about...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Jan 18, 2021 at 4:03 pm | 1 comment | 2890 Views

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County inmates report unsafe conditions, go on hunger strike as COVID-19 cases soar

Inmates in Santa Clara County's jails are on a hunger strike as cases of COVID-19 rage through the correctional system amid...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by addressing systemic racism, on Jan 18, 2021 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 2255 Views

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Santa Clara County ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations amid chaotic federal allocations

Santa Clara County leaders are concerned they won't have enough COVID-19 doses to continue building up their vaccination...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jan 18, 2021 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 2806 Views

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Santa Clara County unveils COVID-19 vaccine dashboard

Santa Clara County launched a new online dashboard on Friday that tracks the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses received and...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2021
Last comment by SRB, on Jan 16, 2021 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 6901 Views

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Santa Clara County works to clear hurdles to vaccinations

One month after the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Santa Clara County, county leaders are hurrying to fix shortcomings...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Tal Shaya, on Jan 15, 2021 at 3:56 pm | 5 comments | 3377 Views

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Supervisors to consider requiring health care systems to provide vaccination plans

Seeking to know how many vaccines are being given out, Santa Clara County supervisors will consider requiring large health...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm | 5 comments | 3006 Views

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Santa Clara County opens up COVID-19 vaccines to all residents age 75 and older

All Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine effective immediately, vastly...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Dave Williams, on Jan 14, 2021 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 3113 Views

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Mountain View police arrest two men following child porn investigation

Police arrested two men in Mountain View on Tuesday after one was found allegedly distributing child pornography over Facebook....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by It's abuse, on Jan 13, 2021 at 2:58 pm | 1 comment | 3271 Views

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Under assault: data shows Santa Clara County hospital workers routinely attacked on the job

Each year, hundreds of health care workers in Santa Clara County hospitals are punched, kicked, spat on, slapped or worse,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Drew Neckar, on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:36 am | 2 comments | 8151 Views

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Stanford Shopping Center was a hot spot of violations when public health inspectors came calling

Eighteen stores in the Stanford Shopping Center were fined for violating Santa Clara County COVID-19 health orders over the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 12, 2021 at 3:53 pm | 2 comments | 10383 Views
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