Author: David Alexander (David Alexander)

South Bay nurses unions file complaint, allege unsafe conditions at nursing homes

Two local unions are accusing Santa Clara County of endangering nurses by failing to inform them of coronavirus-infected patients or provide them with the required protective equipment. The Santa Clara Registered Nurses Professional Association (RNPA) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have joined forces in leveling a slew of charges against the county. The...

San Jose: Lawsuit over violent Donald Trump rally settled

When they were ushered outside a campaign rally, supporters of then-candidate Donald Trump didn’t expect the rally to erupt into violence. They expected their police department to protect them. But they said that’s not what happened. And now four years later, the lawsuit, filed in July 2016, was quietly settled last week. The 20 plaintiffs...

Report: Minorities in Santa Clara County are overrepresented in homeless population

Nearly 61 percent of Santa Clara County’s homeless population is Latino or black, a new report found, a figure that’s dramatically higher than the general population of those minorities in our county. The report, prepared by Destination: Home in partnership with Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities Initiative, detailed racial trends in the county’s homeless population....

Santa Clara County supervisors approve new homeless task force

Last year, 161 homeless people died on Santa Clara County streets but some immediate solutions might be on the horizon. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved creating a new task force to help alleviate homelessness countywide by focusing on providing shelter and transitional housing options. In 2015, a similar task...

San Jose charter school to remain open after public outcry, board decides

A San Jose charter school accused of not catering to Latinos and disabled students will remain open after the Santa Clara County Board of Education voted to overturn a district ruling rejecting the school’s charter renewal. The board’s decision — a 5-2 vote — Wednesday came roughly three months after the Franklin-McKinley School District rejected Cornerstone Academy’s...

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