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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 | 9730 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 | 2604 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 | 703 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 | 885 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 | 28686 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 | 5643 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 | 4058 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 | 4062 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 | 4463 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 | 12419 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 | 28910 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 | 8980 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 | 22210 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 | 12223 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 | 4250 Views

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Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy dies at 88 of COVID-19

Former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy died at 88 years old of the coronavirus on Tuesday, university officials...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2020 at 11:33 am | 20 comments | 23175 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Quandary , on Apr 20, 2020 at 8:11 pm | 40 comments | 56742 Views

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Guest Opinion: Six ideas for helping local businesses during COVID-19 crisis

Our local businesses -- mom-and-pop businesses, family businesses, vibrant and OPEN businesses -- are vital to our community. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 19, 2020 at 4:35 pm | 3 comments | 5183 Views

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Stanford made COVID-19 tests available for health care workers. Now, it's considering wider distribution

As the scientific community races to create tests for COVID-19 and end the shutdown, Stanford University is trying to speed...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jay T, on Apr 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 22 comments | 27553 Views

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NO on Caltrain tax

While everyone was preoccupied with the virus scare, I was horrified to read that Caltrain, the agency with an overpaid CEO,...

Original post made by Bill on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm | 18 comments | 1015 Views
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