Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County

UPDATE: Fund for Santa Clara County nurses raises nearly $600K as more first responders fall sick with coronavirus

One day after Santa Clara County nurses put out a plea for donations of medical safety supplies to protect themselves from the coronavirus pandemic, a powerful group of allies came together to answer the need. On Friday, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group announced it had launched a drive to collect money and supplies for the...

What does California’s ‘stay at home’ order mean for Silicon Valley?

Want to do your part in fighting coronavirus? Then stay home. That was the message California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered Thursday night to all 40 million Californians as he announced an official “stay at home” order. So far, 675 people have tested positive for the virus statewide and 16 people have died from coronavirus, known as COVID-19....

Santa Clara County lawmakers to approve $137.4M for affordable housing

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is expected to approve $137.4 million in funding for seven new supportive and affordable housing developments, Supervisor Cindy Chavez announced during a news conference Monday. That means another 865 units added to the affordable housing market, which could shelter up to 2,059 of the county’s most vulnerable people....

Amid spiking gun violence, Santa Clara County announces new gun team

Given an increase in gun violence in Santa Clara County, officials on Monday announced a new law enforcement team tasked with removing firearms from people with domestic violence and temporary restraining orders. The county’s Board of Supervisors is expected to approve funding for two members of the special 5-member team at its meeting on Tuesday. Officials held a news conference...