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Rank Choice Voting-Should We Adopt?

How many of us are dismayed with our state and federal election processes? Are you tired of the lack of candidate choices,...

Original post made by Harry Oberhelman on May. 15, 2020
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County sets aside $55M from budget for hospitals due to COVID-19

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved over $55 million in emergency funding Tuesday for Santa...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by John Masterman, on May 14, 2020 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 2030 Views

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When will Santa Clara County start to reopen?

The Governor has started reopening California. Many States are starting to reopen. European countries are starting to reopen. Why,...

Original post made by Resident on May. 13, 2020
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Lagging behind, Santa Clara County tries to boost COVID testing

As Los Angeles and Sacramento counties announced coronavirus testing for all of their residents, including those exhibiting...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by John , on May 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 63 comments | 14273 Views

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A lesson from history: How the yellow fever epidemic changed society

Stanford University historian Kathryn Olivarius is seeing parallels between the 19th-century outbreaks of the deadly yellow...

Original post made on May. 6, 2020
Last comment by dianajill, on May 11, 2020 at 10:48 am | 7 comments | 9694 Views

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Hayward and Fremont: Setting the standard for widespread testing

Leaders in two East Bay cities have learned much about testing for the coronavirus through their drive-thru sites and have...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Clax @2020, on May 9, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 9072 Views

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Santa Clara County aims to expand contract tracing with goal of investigating every new case

Contact tracing will become a new focus for Santa Clara County public health officials, according to discussions at the Board...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Non, on May 7, 2020 at 11:13 pm | 16 comments | 2432 Views

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Honoring our Diplomats on "Foreign Service Day"

Today, May 1, is "Foreign Service Day," honoring the service of America's professional diplomats to our country. Few Americans...

Original post made by Scott Kilner on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Scott Kilner, on May 6, 2020 at 2:46 pm | 8 comments | 524 Views

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SCC alerts for non emergency information is counter productive

We do not need to be reminded several days after the extension of the Shelter In Place that it has been extended. The alert...

Original post made by Resident on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by Cry wolf, on May 5, 2020 at 1:39 pm | 9 comments | 771 Views

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Bay Area extends — and loosens — stay-at-home orders

The Bay Area's stay-at-home orders will stretch on until at least the end of May, though construction workers, gardeners...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2020
Last comment by Your Numbers Don't Count, on May 3, 2020 at 9:36 pm | 83 comments | 27662 Views

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Guest Opinion: Leadership in the time of COVID-19

As a history teacher, I frequently consult our past to be inspired by those who led in times of crisis and moved society...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jayme, on May 3, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 41 comments | 5015 Views

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Santa Clara County courts poised to wipe out 11,500 marijuana convictions

Over 11,500 marijuana convictions in the county will be reduced or expunged on Wednesday as part of a mass-scale effort to...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by COVID-Kid, on May 1, 2020 at 8:52 pm | 2 comments | 3867 Views

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Weeks into the pandemic, county public health officials say testing for COVID-19 still falls short

County public health officials say too few people are being tested for the coronavirus, and that it falls on private labs...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Rony, on May 1, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 6 comments | 3804 Views

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Remdesivir drug trials show patients recovering from COVID-19

Patients are recovering from COVID-19 when they are given the experimental drug remdesivir, according to two studies by Gilead...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Apr 30, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 3914 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Nursing homes in Santa Clara and San Mateo County with COVID-19 cases identified

The California Department of Public Health released new county-based data on COVID-19 cases within skilled nursing facilities. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2020
Last comment by roger weiner, on Apr 29, 2020 at 8:34 pm | 9 comments | 11784 Views

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Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 28, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 82 comments | 27980 Views

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From 'maddening' to a 'lifeline': Peninsula restaurant owners pin hopes on federal relief fund with uneven success

Some local restaurant owners have received Paycheck Protection Program loans, enabled in part by applying through small,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2020
Last comment by Banks, on Apr 27, 2020 at 8:19 am | 6 comments | 8549 Views

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First American known to die from COVID-19 grew up in Mountain View

The first known coronavirus death in the U.S. has been identified as a San Jose woman who grew up in Mountain View. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 26, 2020 at 1:51 am | 10 comments | 21526 Views

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As costs mount, small businesses fight to survive

Small businesses throughout the Midpeninsula are facing painful decisions as they seek to weather the increasingly perilous...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Illuminato, on Apr 25, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 50 comments | 11623 Views

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When it comes to COVID-19, experts urge caution in interpreting available data

Stanford epidemiologists and infectious disease experts on Thursday offered perspectives on data related to the spread of...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by @Sophie, on Apr 24, 2020 at 8:16 pm | 6 comments | 3877 Views
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