Author: Lloyd Alaban (Lloyd Alaban)

BART funding pulled from stimulus bill

Congress pulled a $141 million grant for a Bay Area Rapid Transit extension into Silicon Valley from their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill Tuesday. The grant would have eased the burden that the project places on local funds—revenues that have tumbled in the face of COVID-19-related closures. But local officials noted they didn’t expect losing...

Biden’s stimulus plan would give $140M to new BART stations

BART could get a $140 million grant to begin the second phase of construction on a South Bay transit project — more than four decades in the making — from the latest COVID-19 stimulus package, if Congress passes the Biden-backed bill. The latest COVID-19 stimulus package passed the House early Saturday morning in Washington along...

Debate heats up over teaching ethnic studies in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County’s landmark resolution supporting ethnic studies is being challenged by some who claim it is un-American, prompting supporters to launch a petition to save the school board’s efforts to bring race-related education to classrooms. Eight months after the Board of Education passed the resolution, supporters believe it has come under fire from what...

Teachers, food industry workers to start receiving COVID-19 vaccine in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County announced Wednesday it will start vaccinating teachers as well as childcare, food, agricultural and emergency services workers starting Feb. 28. “This expansion of eligibility will help ensure that many of our essential workers — particularly those essential workers who are living in communities that have been hardest hit — will have access...