Author: Adam F. Hutton (Adam F. Hutton)

Why is it so hard to get tested for coronavirus in Santa Clara County?

Rosa and Marcial Cardenas are both over the age of 65, on Medicare and have underlying health issues that increase their risk of getting sick from the highly-contagious coronavirus that’s torn through Silicon Valley, killing 16 people, infecting 459 others and shuttering the local economy. So when Rosa, a longtime diabetic, developed flu-like symptoms two weeks...

VTA adopts enhanced cleaning practices in response to coronavirus concerns

The Valley Transportation Authority is taking new steps to disinfect buses, light rail cars and stations to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Santa Clara County. The agency’s response to concerns about surface transmission of coronavirus drew praise from regular riders and advocates alike. “They are doing everything they can,” said transit activist...

Kansen Chu is fighting to make a difference in local politics

While most candidates are trying to climb the political ladder, Kansen Chu is doing the opposite — he is leaving the state Legislature to seek a local office in his hometown. Chu, who immigrated to California from Taiwan in the late 1970s to study electrical engineering at Cal State, Northridge, is running against three other...

VTA board approves resolution declaring climate emergency

Two months after a multitude of environmental activists implored Silicon Valley’s mass transit agency to address the global crisis, the VTA board of directors voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency — a resolution whose chief architect says will “force the board to be more mindful” of the environmental impacts of its actions. VTA is...

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