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Where can you find at-home COVID-19 tests in Santa Clara County?

With the widespread outbreak of the omicron variant, at-home COVID-19 tests are vital but hard to locate. To help meet this need, Santa Clara County will start distributing 60,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits Saturday at four drive-through locations: Hellyer County Park, Martial Cottle Park, Vasona County Park and Foothill College. Dr. Jennifer Tong, associate...

San Jose-Evergreen Community College District names interim chancellor

The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) has appointed an interim chancellor after Byron D. Clift Breland’s sudden departure for a job in Southern California. Raul Rodriguez, who most recently served as interim president of Hartnell College in Salinas, started his new role this week. The district’s board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Rodriguez to the...

Santa Clara County plans Major League cricket stadium at fairgrounds

Santa Clara County is moving forward with plans to build a cricket stadium at the county fairgrounds. The county and Major League Cricket (MLC) announced an exclusive negotiating agreement Wednesday to move forward with lease negotiations and design approvals for a 15,000-person stadium planned to sit on 14-acres of the fairgrounds. A statement from the...

Santa Clara County sheriff faces state investigation over alleged civil rights violations

The California attorney general is investigating possible civil rights violations committed by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. Citing concerning allegations about the management of the jail system, Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Wednesday his office is seeking information on whether the sheriff’s office engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct. “These concerns...

Business PAC announces San Jose mayor, City Council endorsements

The 2022 races for San Jose City Council are heating up, with seven candidates scoring endorsements from a local business-backed political action committee. On Wednesday, the Silicon Valley Biz PAC, one of several local PACs representing business interests, announced its support for both Councilmembers Dev Davis and Matt Mahan in the contested San Jose mayoral race. It also...