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As San Jose schools begin reopening, legislators push to help families recover

As students across the South Bay begin returning to the classroom, lawmakers and education leaders are pushing legislation to make classrooms safer, more supportive and equitable. The Santa Clara County Office of Education recently introduced its legislative package, which includes bills to increase mental health care access, guarantee additional funding for early childcare and incentivize...

Elder abuse rose in Santa Clara County as county staffing dropped

Incidents of elder and dependent adult abuse have been climbing in Santa Clara County since 2013, but the biggest spike occurred last year while residents were sheltering inside their homes. Meanwhile, the county’s adult protective services struggled with understaffing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The county’s department in 2018 and 2019 received about 5,900 abuse complaints,...

South Bay health leaders skeptical about Newsom expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Santa Clara County health officials greeted the announcement that all Californians will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by mid-April with caution and skepticism. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday all residents 50 years and older can get the shot starting April 1.Two weeks later, anyone over age 16 can get a COVID-19 vaccine beginning April...

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