Author: Mauricio La Plante (Mauricio La Plante)

Coronavirus LIVE BLOG: State health secretary breaks down COVID-19 surge, purple tier curfew

As of Nov. 18, Santa Clara County reported 29,631 confirmed coronavirus cases and 459 deaths. California had 1,059,267 positive cases and 18,466 deaths as of Nov. 18. However, health officials have warned recent figures have been underreported due to issues with the state database to input new test results. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued...

Gardner Health Services and Stanford expand COVID-19 research to East San Jose

After fighting to get testing sites in hard-hit communities, South Bay health nonprofits are now turning their attention to ensure equity in vaccine trials. In East San Jose, Gardner Health Services, a community clinic that serves disenfranchised and vulnerable communities, and Stanford Medicine are collaborating to enroll Latinx people in vaccine trials and research. “We...

Santa Clara County sees surge in COVID-19 cases

Santa Clara County health officials made an urgent plea for people to continue to take precautions after seeing an alarming uptick in COVID-19 cases and an increase in hospitalizations. “What’s significant about the increase in case counts that we’re seeing now is that it’s different than the slow rise that we’ve seen over the month...

Watanabe set to retain Santa Clara City Council seat while Park leads O’Neill

With all precincts reporting in Santa Clara’s District 1 race, Kathy Watanabe appeared to have maintained her City Council seat with 53.9% of the vote, or 1,964 votes, versus challenger Harbir Bhatia’s 46.1%, or 1,681 votes, as of midnight. But challenger Kevin Park was ahead of longtime Santa Clara Councilmember Teresa O’Neill in District 4....

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