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Higher water bills coming to San Jose residents

Higher water bills could hit San Jose residents by summer, but water policy reps say it’s for a good cause: Preventing disaster amid the state’s second drought in four years. The Santa Clara Valley Water District, or Valley Water, presented its plans to the City Council Tuesday for rate hikes and an expansion to the region’s...

Santa Clara County receives large COVID vaccine allocation, halts Johnson & Johnson administration

Santa Clara County public health officials announced Tuesday they are receiving tens of thousands of additional COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government. That allocation comes as the county halts administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to extremely rare cases of blood clotting. The recent allocation will allow Santa Clara County to...

Supervisors seek to protect Coyote Valley from development

Santa Clara County lawmakers this week moved to preserve open space, flood plains and wildlife corridors in the Coyote Valley but stopped short of adopting a development ban, despite pleas by environmentalists. Although more than 1,000 acres are protected from development in North Coyote Valley, the middle and southern sections remain threatened. Based on a...

Kaiser cancels thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Silicon Valley amid low supply

Kaiser Permanente canceled more than 5,200 vaccination appointments in Santa Clara County due to a lack of supply, leaving some of the South Bay’s most vulnerable patients confused and frustrated. Janet Gillis, a Kaiser patient, had her vaccination scheduled for Feb. 1 — but it was abruptly canceled. She and her husband both received an...

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