Author: Stephanie Lam (Stephanie Lam)

San Jose to study creating cannabis equity program

After months of discussion, San Jose officials have a timeline for conducting a report which will document residents’ experiences with cannabis-related crimes and barriers to entering the legal market. The findings could determine how the city will use more than $550,000 from the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control to create a cannabis equity program. Equity programs can...

Santa Clara County first to make Juneteenth a holiday

In light of the recent decision to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, Santa Clara County leaders hope residents will become more aware of African American history. President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Federal employees will observe the holiday on Friday, although this year Juneteenth is on Saturday. Prior to...

Some San Jose churches to keep COVID rules after state reopens

With the state set to lift COVID-19 restrictions next week, some San Jose church leaders say they will continue to require attendees to wear masks and social distance for in-person services. Lorianna Gardere, operations pastor at Bible Way Christian Center, said the center has held weekly virtual services since March 2020. The first in-person service will...

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