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Say goodbye to flavored tobacco in San Jose

San Jose has put the kibosh on flavored tobacco to reduce teen vaping. Starting Friday, San Jose’s 600-plus smoke shops can no longer sell flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes, including menthol flavored products. The ban, which the San Jose City Council unanimously passed last September, will apply to any tobacco products with an artificial or natural flavor,...

No more parking incentives for electric cars in San Jose

Despite San Jose’s lofty goal to reduce its carbon footprint, City Hall is eliminating a program that incentivizes people to drive electric vehicles. The city’s clean air parking permit program that provides free parking for electric vehicles at city-owned parking lots and on-street parking meters, is sunsetting at the end of June. The program began in 2001. But...

Should your child get a COVID vaccine? Santa Clara County officials answer FAQs

After years of anxiously awaiting their turn, parents can now give their infants the COVID-19 vaccine — but many questions remain about getting the jab. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week approved vaccinations for children ages six months to 5 years old, but some parents remain unsure. Questions range from side effects to...

Probable monkeypox infection reported in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County is investigating a possible case of monkeypox, a rare disease that has some on edge two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. A resident who recently returned to the area after traveling abroad has preliminarily tested positive for monkeypox virus, county officials said late Thursday. The Stanford Clinical Virology Lab confirmed it tested the case...

San Jose opens cooling centers amid extreme heat

On Friday, San Jose and Santa Clara County opened cooling centers as a major heat wave hit the region. With temperatures reaching highs of 95 degrees, San Jose made three air-conditioned spaces available in its Roosevelt, Mayfair and Camden Community centers. Santa Clara County also opened five cooling centers. In addition to air conditioning, these...

San Jose employees keep COVID masks on as infections rise

San Jose employees must continue wearing masks in city facilities until July 1, with positive COVID-19 infections increasing around Santa Clara County. The city announced the mandate during the first week of May when new variants of the coronavirus were identified and infections began ticking up. Spokesperson Carolina Camarena said the city extended the order again...

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