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    1290 McKendrie St., San Jose 95126; sold Sept. 9 for $3.3 million; 3684 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Built in 1912, on half-acre corner lot. Built-in cabinetry and fireside benches, coffered ceilings. Remodeled kitchen with island and double refrigerator. Master suite has balcony. Two-car detached garage with workspace. Large covered side porch. Large flat back lawn with pool, stone fountain, mature trees. Two blocks off The Alameda just east of Interstate 880. Fifteen-minute walk to Bellarmine Prep and College Park Caltrain station. Previous sales $1.35 million in 2000, $62,500 in 1973. Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. Click here to browse previous weeks’ transactions. PDF version at bottom of this file. Aptos 95003 528...
    ‘Be-You-Tiful’ writing contest The Eating Disorders Resource Center is accepting submissions for its 12th annual Be-You-Tiful, Be Free Writing Contest. Bay Area students in grades 6-12 are invited to send in a poem or essay that addresses self-acceptance, mental health, social media and/or body image. The Campbell-based nonprofit hosts this contest to bring awareness to topics that are often stigmatized. Entries will be accepted through March 5, 2021, and winners will be announced in the beginning of April. Middle and high school entries will be judged separately, with the top three poems and essays from each category awarded cash prizes of up to $300. Winning selections will also be featured on the center’s website. Submissions are being accepted at...
    Virtual NAMIWalk Instead of walking a 5K together at Guadalupe Park, participants in Santa Clara County’s fundraiser for the National Alliance on Mental Illness on Oct. 10 will choose an activity and join virtually with 33 other NAMIWalks across the country. Many participants still plan to walk—using their treadmill, going outside in the backyard or strolling through a local park—while taking precautions against the COVID-19 virus. Others plan to hula-hoop, flip pancakes, practice yoga or do another activity they enjoy. They will share their activities on social media and follow NAMI Santa Clara County’s program on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. NAMI Walks Silicon Valley supports those who experience mental illness and those who support them. To join NAMIWalks...
    Preschoolers’ food drive Students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas recently held a virtual food drive to raise funds for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, a local food bank that serves Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Students raised $150 to help provide food and other needed supplies to Second Harvest. ‘Be-You-Tiful’ writing contest The Eating Disorders Resource Center is accepting submissions for its 12th annual Be-You-Tiful, Be Free Writing Contest. Bay Area students in grades 6-12 are invited to send in a poem or essay that addresses self-acceptance, mental health, social media and/or body image. The Campbell-based nonprofit hosts this contest to bring awareness to topics that are often stigmatized. Entries will be accepted through March 5, 2021, and winners will be...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Santa Clara County is stepping up outreach efforts to help small businesses survive the pandemic and the economic downturn. County health workers went door-to-door Wednesday along Alum Rock Avenue spreading the word to struggling small businesses: safe health practices can keep their essential workers on the job and their businesses open. The outreach is part of a massive effort to visit over 3,000 small businesses in person this month. “The safer the business is for the community and for the workers, the better and more successful the business will be,” said Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody. The health workers visited Mariscos Cancun restaurant which has its inside dining rooms closed. By noon...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – Santa Clara County is investing more than $13 million in a program to house people who are in quarantine or isolation due to possible infection with the coronavirus. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a program Tuesday that provides up to $5,000 in financial support and lodging for quarantining. The initiative, in partnership with 15 cities, will allocate more than $13 million, with more than half allotted for financial and rental assistance. “The point of having the isolation and quarantine services available to particularly to address homes that are overcrowded because what we want to do is break the chain of transmission as quickly as possible,” said Santa Clara County Board of...
    Laurie Smith should immediately resign as Santa Clara County Sheriff. Her decision to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when appearing before a grand jury in a pay-to-play concealed weapons investigation involving her own office is unacceptable. County residents have a right to know if the county’s top cop knew about corruption in her office, or worse, was involved in it. Her refusal to answer those questions under oath makes her unfit to hold her office. This cannot be tolerated in Santa Clara County or anywhere in the Bay Area or the rest of California. Law enforcement officials must be held to the highest legal and ethical standards and must be fully cooperative in any criminal investigation. Anything less...
    After more than six months of state and county health mandates that kept students out of classrooms, Santa Clara County schools have the green light starting Wednesday to usher in a phased return to real face-to-face lessons. But the vast majority of school districts across the county are not yet biting at the apple — opting instead to stay the course through the rest of the semester. “Our parents and students need some semblance of structure and consistency during these times,” Cupertino Union School District Superintendent Stacy McAfee-Yao said. “I think that’s a very important part of delivering instruction, and we don’t yet have good reason to disrupt the daily patterns we’ve established. “Although we all have a desire to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As part of a nationwide effort to make voting safer during the novel coronavirus pandemic, sports arenas across the country are stepping up to help.In several major U.S. cities across at least 14 states, well-known sports arenas or convention centers are transforming into vote "super centers."Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara county is one of many on the list, which also includes Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and Staples Center in Los Angeles.2020 ELECTION: Key dates and deadlines to remember in CaliforniaEMBED More News Videos When it comes to casting your ballot, some things are different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what you need to know. The Bay Area's SAP Center and Oakland Coliseum...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- "This is history, this is the first time that Juneteenth has been declared a paid holiday in the state of California," said Supervisor David Cortese, who spearheaded the proposal.Approving the holiday comes just months after Santa Clara County declared racism, a public health crisis. That resolution was led by Cortese and Supervisor Cindy Chavez, who both heard from community leaders that declaring Juneteenth a holiday should be the first step in honoring their commitment to equity and social justice.VIDEO: Juneteenth in the Bay Area: We asked people why they marched in Oakland, San FranciscoEMBED More News Videos "This moment and this time says to the children, to our grandparents, to all people, now is...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved making Juneteenth, which honors the end of slavery in the United States, a paid holiday for county employees. “This historic vote recognizes the legacy of injustice to people of color and the work that still remains to ensure that freedom exists for all,” said Supervisor Dave Cortese, who introduced the proposal. With Tuesday’s vote, Santa Clara becomes the first county in California to declare Juneteenth, shorthand for June 19th, a paid holiday. On June 19th, 1865, after the end of the Civil War, Major General Gordon Granger told slaves in Galveston, Texas that the war was over and they were free, more than two years after...
    Santa Clara County has officially declared Juneteenth a paid holiday for county workers. Following months of renewed scrutiny of systemic racism in the Bay Area and nationwide, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to deem June 19th as “Juneteenth Day” to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, honor African American history and allow workers to take the day off. “This holiday is really an important reminder that America must never forget how enslaved African Americans and their descendants have shaped, and continue to shape, the contributions to this nation,” said President Cindy Chavez before the vote. “Commemorating Juneteenth in the county as a holiday will urge us to have further conversations and actions to address the...
    SAN JOSE — The four men indicted for allegedly brokering the exchange of a sizable political donation for coveted concealed-gun permits from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office all pleaded not guilty Monday and set course for a speedy trial. Sheriff’s Capt. James Jensen, South Bay attorneys Christopher Schumb and Harpaul Nahal, and local gun-maker Michael Nichols entered their not-guilty pleas in a San Jose courtroom before Judge Eric Geffon. Their attorneys all opted to begin trial as soon as possible, which Geffon set for Nov. 2. All four defendants were indicted Aug. 6 and were arraigned Aug. 31, which started the clock for their speedy-trial rights that compel a trial to start within 60 days of arraignment. Jensen, Schumb,...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. County Counsel James Williams and Public Information Officer David Campos discuss the Enhanced Testing Accountability Order. This new order enhances testing access by expanding the number of essential workers entitled to testing, makes sure access to testing is easy and quick, and ensures that healthcare providers inform their patients about how to access testing. Related Articles Coronavirus: Is it safe to dine indoors? Bay Area restaurants say their survival depends on it COVID-19 then and now: Six reasons why death rates are improving Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air Hundreds of Catholics gather in San Francisco to decry COVID-19 limits...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- As the months go on, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Bay Area. Santa Clara County has now passed 20,000 cases."It's a very big deal. It's a number that is very sobering," said Betty Duong with the Santa Clara County Emergency Operations Center.Duong says Santa Clara County may have reached a milestone, but adds that those numbers need more context, such as, "the size of our county, the way the numbers have gone up and gone down, the way our numbers are trending."TIMELINE: Tracking major moments of COVID-19 pandemic in San Francisco Bay AreaOverall, Doung said the number of cases is trending downward. Santa Clara County currently has a seven-day...
    CUHSD candidate forum The League of Women Voters-Southwest Santa Clara Valley is hosting a Sept. 30 online forum for candidates for the Campbell Union High School District board. District 4 incumbent Linda Goytia is running against Basil Saleh, an alumnus of the high school district, in the Nov. 3 elections. Board president Kalen Gallagher, the district 5 representative, is running unopposed for re-election. The forum begins at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Audience members will have audio access only and will be muted during the forum, but can submit one question for the candidates when they register at https://tinyurl.com/LWVCandidateForum0930. BIPOC stories sought The Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House Foundation wants your help with an ongoing project are asking Campbell-area residents of...
    New at NUMU Face coverings are mandatory for visitors to New Museum Los Gatos, but they don’t have to be as ornate as those created by San Francisco artist Lauryl Gaumer, whose work will be featured at NUMU Sept. 25-Jan. 24. Gaumer’s “In the Artist’s Studio” exhibit will feature works from her (Un)Wearable series, which includes a face mask made of glass, brass and respirator components titled “Although the Weight Pulled at Her, the Air Was Safe Again.” The exhibit will also provide a glimpse into the artist’s workspace. NUMU is located at 106 E. Main St. Museum hours are Wednesday, 1-5 p.m., and Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $6-$10. In addition to face masks, NUMU is following...
    Candidate forums The League of Women Voters-Southwest Santa Clara Valley is hosting online forums for candidates for Saratoga City Council and the Saratoga Union School District board. The council forum is set for Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Six candidates are running for two seats on the council, being vacated by Mayor Howard Miller and Vice Mayor Mary-Lynne Bernald. Candidates include Traffic Commission Chair Belal Aftab, educator Renee Paquier, public interest attorney John Fitzpatrick, health science specialist Kookie Fitzsimmons, retired business executive Doug Case and Planning Commissioner Tina Walia. Register for the forum at https://tinyurl.com/LWVCandidateForum0928. The SUSD forum is set for Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Five candidates are running for two seats on the board, being vacated by Sophia...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — For the first time in since movie theaters were shuttered by the COVID pandemic six months ago, Mildred Otis got a chance Saturday to buy container of popcorn and enjoy a film. Across Marin County, movie theaters began reopening as local COVID restrictions were eased. “You’re pretty much sitting in your own little space, so it was myself and then there were two empty seats and then the next people and then no one was in front of me, no one was behind me,” said Mildred Otis. “So I felt okay, I got popcorn and everything.” Among those opening their doors was Century Theaters at Northgate Mall in San Rafeal. “It’s good I mean...
    The meet-up went down in the parking lot of a San Jose Starbucks, as customers streamed through the front door and the faint hiss of an espresso machine offered a soundtrack.  David Sanders, the CEO of a Santa Clara computer services firm and a campaign contributor to Sheriff Laurie Smith, opened the trunk of his car and pointed to his handgun. Smith’s close aide, Capt. James Jensen, took a glance. A short time later, the sheriff’s office gave Sanders a valuable privilege under California’s tough firearms laws: the right to carry it as a concealed weapon.  “Did you feel a little awkward pulling out a gun at Starbucks and showing it to Captain Jensen?” Deputy District Attorney John Chase asked...
    101 18th Ave., Santa Cruz 95062; sold Sept. 4 for $3.95 million; 2480 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Wood-shingled Cape Cod built 1926, renovated 1971; designed by architect Clarence Tantau. End of cul-de-sac; 0.18 acres on limestone bluff overlooking Sunny Cove. High-ceilinged living room and dining room with picture windows onto ocean. Large farmhouse kitchen. Master suite has fireplace, soaking tub, balcony. Brick patio and wooden deck at cliff’s edge, plus courtyard patio. Double garage. Twin Lakes, Black’s Beach, Sunny Cove, Corcoran Beach, Two-Six Beach and Moran Lake Beach all within a mile. Previous sales: $950,000 in 1993, $403,000 in 1982, $185,000 in 1977, $60,500 in 1971. Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz...
    Santa Clara County passed 20,000 COVID-19 cases on Friday, joining Alameda County as the second Bay Area county to reach that somber milestone, while new cases and hospitalizations continued to decrease throughout California. Santa Clara County reported 238 cases and no new deaths on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 20,129 cases and 295 deaths. The number of new cases and deaths is based on this news organization’s analysis of new cases reported on individual counties’ COVID-19 data portals and is not indicative of when specific positive cases or deaths occurred. Statewide, California counties reported 4,391 cases and 99 deaths on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 779,778 cases and 14,910 deaths. That was led largely by Southern California and...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Tomorrow at 10am, David Putney from the Santa Clara County Office of Education will be joining us to share information about school reopening plans. Watch it on our Public Health Facebook: https://t.co/UuDiEGSzS1 pic.twitter.com/btAR46xTso — Healthy SCC (@HealthySCC) September 18, 2020 David Putney from the Santa Clara County Office of Education shares information about school reopening plans at 10 a.m. PT. Related Articles How California’s Coastal Cleanup Day is different this year Could coronavirus cause a better flu season? Maybe. Here’s why. Disneyland could allow for social distancing at 50% capacity, data shows Why are California unemployment checks months late? State audit aims...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Starting this Saturday, Santa Clara County will be offering free flu shots to residents and will offer them every Saturday in front of the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. “We are officially in the countdown to flu season,” county Board of Supervisors president Cindy Chavez said. “We are also in the middle of a worldwide coronavirus pandemic, which makes it even more important that everyone gets their flu shot.” Earlier this week, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department advised residents to get vaccinated against the flu in addition to preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus. The county has always offered free flu shots in clinics, but this is the first time it is having...
    As summer comes to an end, both public and private health care systems are gearing up for the potential double whammy of influenza and COVID-19. To keep hospital beds free for those sickened by coronavirus, health officials say, Bay Area residents should be sure to get a flu shot — and get it early. Some counties are opening up their own free testing sites; Santa Clara County, for example, will provide free vaccinations at the County Fairgrounds starting this Saturday. All those over the age of 6 months should get a shot, particularly those at higher risk such as seniors, pregnant women and those with preexisting conditions. “What flu vaccine will do is prevent you from ending up in the...
    SAN JOSE — A judge Thursday morning began hearing a bid to disqualify Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen’s office from prosecuting a pay-to-play corruption case involving concealed-gun permits issued by the sheriff’s office, after defense attorneys claimed Rosen’s past friendship with one of the defendants posed an insurmountable conflict of interest. Attorneys for the two sides gathered in a San Jose courtroom before Judge Eric Geffon, who will decide the matter. SAN JOSE, CA – AUGUST 31: Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is photographed outside of the San Jose Hall of Justice on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)  Joe Wall, attorney for veteran South Bay litigator and political...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KPIX 5) – A group of business owners and at least a half dozen chambers of commerce across Santa Clara County are coming together to urge county leaders to relax COVID-19 restrictions or put the economy further at risk. The group is asking county supervisors and Dr. Sara Cody, the county’s health officer, to follow the state’s “red tier” guidelines in reopening the economy. Santa Clara County entered the red tier last week, but announced it would continue following more restrictive guidelines. “Did they forget about us,” said esthetician Maya Mansour, who owns The Original Facial Bar in Willow Glen. Esthetician Maya Mansour of Facial Bar enters her business which has been shutdown by the COVID-19 pandemic. (CBS)...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Santa Clara County officials are calling out private health care companies for not stepping up their COVID-19 testing. In June, the Public Health Department ordered private health care providers to greatly expand their COVID-19 testing back in June as one of the best ways of slowing down the pandemic. Today, health department officials are frustrated that those private companies are still lagging behind. “This is our eyes, this is what enables us to see what is going on,” said county Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody. On Wednesday, Cody re-issued a revised order because the companies are still not testing enough. “There really is no excuse for large health care systems to not have stepped up...
    Santa Clara County has yet again called on private health care providers to provide coronavirus tests to a wider range of people, beefing up a previous mandate that they say failed to adequately increase testing and threatening private providers with fines for the first time. The new mandate will tighten regulations on local systems like Kaiser Permanente and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, requiring that they test all essential workers who seek it out, post information about testing in waiting rooms and websites, and return results to patients within three days, county health officials said Wednesday. “There really is no excuse for large healthcare systems not to have stepped up,” said Supervisor Joe Simitian. Back in June, the county mandated...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara County Public Health Department advised residents Monday to get vaccinated against the flu in addition to preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus. The annual flu affects many of the same demographics as the coronavirus, according to SCCPHD public health expert Rodrigo Garcia-Reyes, including those over the age of 65 and people with chronic medical conditions. Getting vaccinated for the flu will be even more important this year, Garcia-Reyes said, because the symptoms of the flu and the coronavirus are very similar and the two illnesses could be mistaken for each other if someone has not been vaccinated or tested for the virus. Many of the same public health practices that help...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials discuss how to prepare for flu season during the pandemic at 10 a.m. PT. Rodrigo Garcia-Reyes talks about free flu shots and other preventative measures. Related Articles Pregnant women with COVID-19 at higher risk for severe illness, health experts say The science behind the rapid-response antigen tests that could save the Pac-12’s season Defying Nevada’s governor, Trump holds indoor rally Some Bay Area homeless sweeps continue, despite coronavirus moratorium New Silicon Valley office building designed for COVID era
    501 Cornell Ave., San Mateo 94402; sold Aug. 13 for $3,665,000; 2977 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Remodeled 1930 home on 0.16-acre lot in Baywood neighborhood. Master suite and guest room on main floor, two large dormer bedrooms upstairs. Kitchen with Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator, breakfast nook. Family room on main floor, plus 510-square-foot finished basement rec room with storage, half bath, access to yard. Small backyard with deck, outdoor kitchen, bar. Two-car garage. Ten-minute walk to Baywood Elementary and Aragon High; one mile to downtown San Mateo. Previous sales: $95,000 in 1975, $625,000 in 1004, $1,757,100 in 2007. Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. Click here to browse previous weeks’ transactions. PDF version...
    The Bay Area had its deadliest day in the pandemic on Friday, reporting 34 new COVID-19 fatalities, a number lead by double-digit death counts in Alameda and Santa Clara counties. The new deaths bring the total of fatalities in the nine-county Bay Area, plus Santa Cruz County, to 1,278, and break a record for most deaths reported in one day set a little more than a week ago, when the counties reported 30 deaths on Sept. 3, according to data compiled by this news organization. The 34 deaths include 16 fatalities reported in Alameda County, the third-most ever in that county, and 13 in Santa Clara County, the most ever there. Statewide, California reported 165 COVID-19 deaths on Friday, led...
    Post Street in downtown San Jose is a block with a colorful and historic past. Once known as El Dorado Street, its watering holes are where the first California state legislature boozed up in 1851. It’s where downtown’s Mardi Gras celebrations started small before they got too big. And, more recently, it’s been the unofficial home for San Jose’s LGBTQ community during celebrations like Silicon Valley Pride. Consider that designation official now. The stretch of Post Street between Market and First streets was rebranded Thursday as the QMunity District, as San Jose joined the roster of big cities across the country that have an established, historic area catering to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community, like Lavender Heights...
    SANTA CLARA — A South Bay church has stopped hosting illegal indoor services after the threat of an injunction from the county, ending a weeks-long standoff that captured national attention and ultimately cost the church more than $100,000 in fines. North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, which has racked up $112,750 for defying the local public health order with indoor gatherings, brought its Wednesday church service outside this week once Santa Clara County officials said they planned to file a temporary restraining order against the church, confirmed county counsel James Williams. “The fact that we were absolutely going to pursue this made very clear that this is not optional,” Williams said. “It’s essential to our community’s safety.” The 3,000-person...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the coronavirus response at 10 a.m. PT. Kia Xiong from County of Santa Clara OEM shares resources and discusses the importance of always being prepared from emergencies like coronavirus or wildfires. Related Articles Coronavirus: California crosses 14,000 deaths, 750,000 cases, but they’re coming in smaller numbers NFL player charged with fraud in coronavirus relief scheme Study: Adults with Covid-19 about ‘twice as likely’ to say they have dined at a restaurant Judge grants injunction prohibiting California church from holding indoor services Coronavirus: S.F. outlines new reopening plans to begin next week ...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — With the 2020 Census deadline only three weeks away, the Santa Cruz County Census Complete Count Committee is ramping up efforts to ensure all county residents are counted. Those efforts include in-person assistance centers, canvassing in locations with a lot of foot traffic, and other programs. “Responding to the Census is more important than ever for Santa Cruz County because having a full and accurate count of residents is critical for emergency response and recovery,” said Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors chair Greg Caput. “Data from the 2020 Census will provide baseline numbers not only for funding of federal disaster relief, but also support for preparation, rescue coordination and where resources are deployed over...
    SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Traffic hearings at the Santa Clara County Courthouse are on pause until Jan. 4, 2021 because of public health orders and significant budget reductions, court officials announced Wednesday. Those who have a scheduled traffic court date for the remainder of 2020 will not be required to appear. The rescheduled date for a hearing will be on the county’s public information site at https://portal.scscourt.org/traffic. Those who have tickets can resolve them online through the e-payment portal at https://portal.scscourt.org/traffic. The court also offers an optional online tool to request a fine reduction in cases of financial need. It can be found at https://mycitations.courts.ca.gov. The traffic unit is still open for assistance by telephone with limited in-person office...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the coronavirus response at 10 a.m. PT. Betty Duong discusses what operating in the red risk level means to local businesses and organizations. Related Articles Time for round two in your Bay Area Victory Garden Coronavirus: A region-by-region breakdown of California’s near-flattened curve COVID Sports Daily: Big Ten faces more political pressure to play; Oklahoma stops sharing data Another reason for that mask: You’ll get less sick Trick-or-treating is banned in LA County this Halloween because of coronavirus risk
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties are two of five across California that have moved on the state's color-tiered coronavirus tracker.The change from the purple to the less restrictive red tier means indoor personal care services and gyms can reopen with modifications.RELATED: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier systemThe owner of Blossom Nail Spa in Campbell told ABC7 News, her employees are now tough as nails, as they've had to maneuver constantly changing reopening plans.It's one reason Linda Do admitted to feeling some reluctance when her employees and customers told her the county was allowing her to finally move operations indoors."I'm like, 'you know what, I will believe it...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Santa Clara County and the local nonprofit Public Rights Project filed an amicus curiae brief on Friday opposing recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service and subsequent delays in mail delivery. “The attacks on the U.S. Postal Service are not just attacks on whether or not we have companies that want to privatize it … it’s much bigger than that,” county Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez said at a news conference Tuesday. “Our democracy literally rests on the health and vitality of the post office.” The brief, filed on behalf of a national coalition of 32 different local and tribal governments, is in support of lawsuits filed in courts in Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY (CBS SF) — County health officials in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties on Tuesday confirmed that both regions have moved into the state’s Red Tier for COVID-19 spread risk according to California’s new four-tier coronavirus system. While counties assigned to the Red Tier are still experiencing “substantial spread” of COVID-19, the state’s framework allows counties moving from the Purple to Red Tier to reopen indoor operations at some additional businesses and allows certain activities to resume, as long as appropriate protocols and protective measures are in place and strictly followed. The following businesses and activities are now allowed to resume under the state’s framework as well as the county’s Risk Reduction Order: Personal care...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County answers questions about what businesses will be allowed to open if the county moves to California’s red tier risk level at 1:15 PT. Related Articles Krugman: America’s gross domestic misery is on the rise Watch: California Gov. Gavin Newsom on state’s response to wildfires and coronavirus pandemic, Sep. 8 Coronavirus: California has cut three key metrics by half or more COVID Sports Daily: College football kicks off but faces postponements; NBA to allow coaches’ bubble guests When it comes to Covid-19 test results, some Pac-12 teams prefer the ‘Cone of Silence’
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    A Baptist church in California that is meeting despite coronavirus lockdown restrictions is pleading with their county government to relent after the fines leveled against them have racked up to nearly $60,000. North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, California, made headlines two weeks ago when senior pastor Jack Trieber released a viral video on Facebook asking Santa Clara County to “back off.” The video, which garnered millions of views, explained that his church was fined $5,000 for holding a morning service and $5,000 for an evening service during which congregants sang. As The Daily Wire reported, Santa Clara County public health officials, who had slipped into one of their services to observe them, described the singing as “unlawful activity.” According to...
    SAN JOSE — Gary Quan and his wife Emily drove to Earthquakes Stadium on Saturday, as they normally do for Quakes home games. But this time they never got out of the car, even after arriving. Theirs was one of about 50 vehicles stationed just outside the playing field while the Earthquakes played the first professional sporting event in Santa Clara County since March. With the ban on crowds still in force, the Quakes developed a drive-in viewing party that allowed season-ticket holders to watch the game on the stadium’s giant video board. Quan and the others paid $50 to be part of  the unique cheering section, and expressed themselves by honking their horns and beaming their headlights at various...
    13164 La Cresta Drive, Los Altos Hills 94022; sold Aug. 20 for $7.5 million; 5873 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Built in 2000; 1.3-acre lot. Sweeping views toward the bay. Master suite has sauna and soaking tub. Chef’s kitchen with 6-burner Viking range, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators. Twenty-seat home theater. Workout room/office opens onto back lawn. Large terrace with outdoor kitchen. Pool, hot tub, play area. One-bedroom poolhouse with kitchen. Garage, plus extra parking in gated paver courtyard. Off Arastradero Road just east of Interstate 280. In boundaries for Gunn High School, 1½ miles away. First sale since construction. Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. Click here to browse previous weeks’ transactions. PDF version...
    Jonathan Rhys Williams, who took over as executive artistic director of Tabard Theatre Company in July, was certain he had figured out a way to bring the company’s season to audiences while also complying with Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 restrictions. Over the summer, Williams and his staff converted Tabard’s 150-seat venue in downtown San Jose into a livestream studio, installing a remote-controlled multi-camera system and removing seats to add appropriately distanced tech stations. Over three weeks in July and August, Tabard used the new set-up to produce 11 live-streamed performances of “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder,” a one-man show starring James Creer that had only one performance in March before the shelter-in-place order shut everything down. The success encouraged Williams...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the coronavirus response at 10 a.m. PT. Today they will discuss the new criteria and answer questions regarding the county’s status for reopening. They will discuss how to stay safe during the Labor Day weekend. Related Articles Pandemic decisions: Why one Bay Area family fled to Utah for high school football Coronavirus: Most Californians want more restrictions, 1 in 5 know victims of COVID-19, poll says University of California campus weighs axing sports to balance coronavirus-battered budget Why you can’t get an at-home COVID-19 test EDD acknowledges fraud woes, faces audit, will...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — While the wildfires have raged in Northern California, the coronavirus outbreak, reopenings and school classes starting has continued. To keep you updated on the COVID-19 news you need to know here’s a roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories. Good News — Neighbors Helping Neighbors SONOMA COUNTY — Since the wildfires started over two weeks ago, firefighters have been stretched thin all across Northern California. “Long, long work shifts! Some of these guys,” International Association of Fire Fighters Union Rep, Thomas Moran said. “We normally start out with a 24, sometimes 48-hour work cycle. What happened this year is we were getting 72, 96-hour shifts, even longer.” To show his appreciation for their hard work,...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — The Bay Area’s largest county may be on the verge of getting the green light from the state to reopen its economy a little more. On Thursday, county leaders confirmed that Santa Clara County had moved from the purple tier of widespread COVID-19 transmission into the red tier of substantial transmission two weeks ago and that the governor could announce as soon as Tuesday that the county could reopen its economy, including indoor personal-care services, restaurants, movie theaters, churches, gyms and fitness studios with modifications. The list in the red tier also includes schools. County leaders also said they would continue to keep its restrictions in place, because of the increase in COVID-19 cases. “There should...
    An elementary school teacher in Los Gatos was arrested after reports of inappropriate behavior on the web-conferencing app Zoom led investigators to track down a trove of alarming videos at his home, and eventually unearthed an allegation of years-old abuse. The case began in mid-May, when the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint from a 13-year-old boy who claimed that the director of the Los Gatos Youth Theater had made him uncomfortable during a one-on-one call, said Sgt. Michael Low. The director, identified as 50-year-old Joseph Houg of San Jose, allegedly kept asking the boy to see his abdomen muscles until the boy complied, Low said. Another 13-year-old boy reported a similar incident in which Houg asked to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    Even if Santa Clara County jumps into the next rung of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening system next week — paving the way for a host of indoor businesses like restaurants and movie theaters to potentially welcome back customers — the county plans to maintain its current restrictions for most indoor activities, a top official said Thursday. Newsom’s new color-coded framework tracks counties’ positivity rate and cases per 100,000 residents. Counties may move from purple (widespread transmission) to red (substantial) to orange (moderate) to yellow (minimal) after spending a minimum of three weeks in each category. State officials have informed Santa Clara that it’s likely to jump from the “purple” zone into the “red” zone starting next Tuesday based off its...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Despite having some of the most acreage burned and evacuees from the SCU Lightning Complex fires, Santa Clara County is one of the few Bay Area counties that has not been approved for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration that would provide federal assistance to residents. Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese sent an urgent request to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday asking for his help to get his county on the list to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency help. “Santa Clara County must be added to the list,” Cortese said.  “Although the SCU area is not as populated as other fire areas, there are residents and cattle ranchers and others who were burned out of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Santa Clara County officials advised business owners Wednesday to seek legal counsel rather than appealing to the county for help on what to do if customers are not respecting local and state public health guidelines to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. As businesses reopen in the county amid the pandemic, residents are required to follow the state’s face covering mandate when indoors or in close proximity to someone who does not live in their household. State and local public health officials also continue to advise people to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between each other and stay home when feeling sick. County spokesman Todd Naffziger said a business attorney would be...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the coronavirus response at 10 a.m. PT. Today they will discuss the new criteria and answer questions regarding the county’s status for reopening. Related Articles COVID Sports Daily: Kirk Cousins does not care if he gets coronavirus; Trump pressures Big Ten San Jose allows casinos to operate in parking lots, expands its Al Fresco program Coronavirus symptoms can last much longer than initially thought, experts say Meals on heels: San Francisco drag queens deliver food and entertainment amid coronavirus pandemic Renters vs. landlords vs. banks: Who won California’s eviction compromise?
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — While the wildfires have raged in Northern California, the coronavirus outbreak, reopenings and school classes starting has continued. To keep you updated on the COVID-19 news you need to know here’s a roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories. Guns, Ammo Seized At Alleged Boogaloo Sympathizer’s Gilroy Home Who Threatened Dr. Sara Cody GILROY — Authorities arrested a California community college instructor, Alan Viarengo, with ties to the far-right, anti-government “Boogaloo” movement last week for allegedly sending more than two dozen threatening letters to Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody. “To the effect of, ‘It’s over,’ ‘You’re done,’ ‘Goodbye,’ ‘Eat (expletive) and die,'” said Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brendan Omori....
    SAN JOSE – A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash on a San Jose freeway on-ramp early Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash was reported about 6:25 a.m. on the Old Bayshore Highway on-ramp to southbound Interstate 880, said CHP Officer Ross Lee. The victim, described as a man in his 50s, was hit by two vehicles. Lee said the driver of the first vehicle did not stop but the driver of the second vehicle did. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office will release his identity once it has been confirmed and his next of kin is notified. The left lane of the Old Bayshore Highway on-ramp...
    A suspected “Boogaloo boy” in California has been arrested for sending dozens of threatening letters to a Santa Clara well being official and the widow of a sheriff killed within the line of responsibility. Alan Viarengo, 55, of Gilroy, California, was arrested final week over the letters after the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Workplace seized a large assortment of firearms and explosives from his household’s house, the native NBC affiliate reported. Viarengo, a math teacher at a local people school, allegedly crammed his nameless letters with phrases and imagery tied to the Bogaloo motion, a far-right anti-government ideology touted usually by closely armed males who imagine they’re making ready for a second civil battle. Viarengo is accused of sending...
    SAN JOSE — Attorneys for a quartet of defendants indicted on conspiracy and bribery charges for an alleged scheme to trade concealed-gun permits in for political donations supporting Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith are trying to bulldoze the foundation of the corruption probe by getting the district attorney’s office thrown off the case. It’s not an uncommon tactic, especially in high-profile cases where defense lawyers have been known to cite pretrial publicity or prosecutor statements in arguing for a gag order, change of venue, or getting outside prosecutors like the state Attorney General’s office to take over. But in the case of one defendant, veteran South Bay litigator and political fundraiser Christopher Schumb, his central argument is that his...
    A Gilroy resident man who police say is linked to the far-right, anti-government Boogaloo Movement, was arrested last week in connection with 24 threatening letters, some with slogans and revealing images of Boogaloo, sent to Dr. Sara. Cody, a Santa Clara County health officer for the past five months, according to police and court records reviewed by NBC Bay Area. Officers with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alan Viarengo, 55, last week, seizing a large cache of firearms and explosives from his family’s home, according to a motion for bail filed by state prosecutors. Santa Clara County. Detectives found more than 100 firearms, including possible assault rifles, explosives, thousands of rounds of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- 55-year-old Alan Viarengo is facing felony charges over threats of violence made against Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody, according to court documents.The Gilroy man is accused of making several threats of violence against the top doctor in the South Bay since March.Court documents show the series of letters included a pornographic image, vulgar profanity, threats of a "bloody revolution ending her" and at least one message said, "you are done, say goodbye."Some of the letters also include phrases like, "let's boogie," leading law enforcement to believe Viarengo may be connected to the extremist Boogaloo movement.On Monday, a gun violence emergency protective order was filed against Viarengo. The Santa Clara County Sheriffs Deputies confiscated...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- 55-year-old Alan Viarengo is facing felony charges over threats of violence made against Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody, according to court documents.The Gilroy man is accused of making several threats of violence against the top doctor in the South Bay since March.Court documents show the series of letters included a pornographic image, vulgar profanity, threats of a "bloody revolution ending her" and at least one message said, "you are done, say goodbye."Some of the letters also include phrases like, "let's boogie," leading law enforcement to believe Viarengo may be connected to the extremist Boogaloo movement.On Monday, a gun violence emergency protective order was filed against Viarengo. The Santa Clara County Sheriffs Deputies confiscated...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/AP) — Authorities say they arrested a California community college instructor with ties to the far-right, anti-government “boogaloo” movement last week for allegedly sending more than two dozen threatening letters to a county health officer during the coronavirus pandemic. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alan Viarengo, 55, last week and seized large amounts of firearms and explosives from his family’s home, according to a press release. Court records reviewed by the station show detectives found more than 100 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, tools for making ammunition and confederate flags. Viarengo has been charged with felony counts of stalking and harassing a public official. He has not entered a plea. His bail was...
    A Gilroy resident man who police say is linked to the far-right, anti-government Boogaloo Movement, was arrested last week in connection with 24 threatening letters, some with slogans and revealing images of Boogaloo, sent to Dr. Sara. Cody, a Santa Clara County health officer for the past five months, according to police and court records reviewed by NBC Bay Area. Officers with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alan Viarengo, 55, last week, seizing a large cache of firearms and explosives from his family’s home, according to a motion for bail filed by state prosecutors. Santa Clara County. Detectives found more than 100 firearms, including possible assault rifles, explosives, thousands of rounds of...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The former CEO of a South Bay security firm entered guilty pleas on two counts of felony conspiracy connected to an alleged corruption scheme involving the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. A total of five people were arraigned Monday morning in a San Jose courtroom on charges related to the investigation. Earlier in August, Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced that four people — including a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s captain — had been indicted by a grand jury on felony bribery and conspiracy charges in a scheme tied to Sheriff Laurie Smith’s reelection campaign. A fifth man, former CEO for South Bay security firm AS Solution Christian West, pleaded guilty Monday to two...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — With massive, lightning-sparked wildfires still burning the hills east of San Jose, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is rethinking its fire prevention and firefighting strategy and considering investing millions in new technology and equipment. “We’re going to have to be regional. There’s just no way that any single fire department or cluster of departments is going to be able to handle what’s happening with wildfires,” says Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez. Chavez wants the Board of Supervisors to invest in a system of high-tech cameras that can be used for rapid-fire detection, add more equipment like helicopters and bulldozers and ramp up its inspection program to ensure that homeowners are maintaining defensible...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Hair salons, barbershops and retail stores were allowed to resume indoor operations Monday in Santa Clara County while many other business sectors remain shut down due to the novel coronavirus. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that state health officials gave a green light to hair salons and barbershops to reopen indoors with modifications statewide, regardless of the virus’ rate of spread in certain counties. California’s new simplified, four-tiered COVID-19 guidelines for counties to reopen specific business sectors is based in part on what health officials have learned about the pandemic in recent months. New four-tier COVID risk system (CA.gov) The new system marked the first major change since a surge in coronavirus cases in...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the coronavirus response at 10 a.m. PT. Today Yuliya Vasudev, a member of the hospitality industry — which was hit hard by shutdowns, talks about the impacts of COVID-19 and how industry professionals are planning a comeback. Related Articles With Canada and Mexico borders closed, Americans are trapped in their own health care system Coronavirus: California becomes first state with 700,000 cases, but curve is going down No new positive coronavirus tests for Oakland Athletics, reports say These businesses are making more money because Americans are staying home Bay Area restaurants’ Michelin...
    SAN JOSE — A Santa Clara County Sheriff’s captain and four other defendants were arraigned Monday morning on conspiracy and bribery-related charges alleging they schemed to trade political donations from an executive security firm contracted with major Silicon Valley tech companies,  in exchange for concealed-gun permits, in one of the biggest scandals to loom over Sheriff Laurie Smith’s two-decade tenure. Capt. James Jensen, Christopher Schumb, Harpaul Nahal, Michael Nichols and Christian West have been indicted or charged in the alleged pay-to-play plot, in which prosecutors say the four latter men brokered a deal for West’s AS Solution firm to receive up to a dozen concealed-carry weapon permits in exchange for $90,000 in campaign donations to a committee supporting Smith’s 2018...
    SAN JOSE, Calif (KGO) -- On Monday, hair salons, barbershops and indoor malls will be allowed to operate indoors under the state's new system, but only at 25% capacity.The safety guidelines are put in place by the county and state, and Santa Clara County is one of the counties giving the green light to do so. Starting tomorrow, hair salons, barbershops and indoor malls in Santa Clara County can open indoors- at 25% capacity. @abc7newsbayarea Link to CA’s latest guidance: https://t.co/1JMwGf1dVH pic.twitter.com/2VmmiB0XeQ— Lauren Martinez (@LMartinezNews) August 31, 2020Andy Su is a stylist and owner of Supreme Hair Styling and Nails off Camden Avenue in San Jose. He heard of the news form his clients."Clients they called me and I googled...
    CLICK HERE if you’re having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. SANTA CLARA — The South Bay church that has already racked up thousands of dollars in fines for defying public-health orders against indoor gatherings held another service Sunday, garnering a new citation even as parishioners spoke out in defiance. The COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of more sanctions against the church didn’t stop parishioner Priscilla Montes from attending service Sunday morning at North Valley Baptist Church, a controversial Santa Clara ministry that has continued to hold indoor worship in violation of a county public health order. “What the state is doing is unconstitutional and evil,” Montes, 78, said outside the De La Cruz Boulevard house of...
    (CBS SF) – Containment of the massive SCU Lightning Complex fires grew to 50 percent Sunday, two weeks after lightning sparked numerous blazes across several counties. Cal Fire announced in its Sunday morning update that the fires have scorched 377,471 acres (589.8 square miles) in Alameda, Contra Costa, Merced, Santa Clara, San Benito, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. The acreage burned makes the SCU complex the second largest wildfire in California history. Starting off as multiple fires, the fires have merged into one major fire which has broken into two branches, Cal Fire said. “Humidity above 2,000′ showed the nightly drop to the teens, which allowed for the fire to remain active,” the agency said in its update. “Firing teams...
    SAN JOSE — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider stripping away the purse strings of the commission that oversees the Los Altos Hills County Fire District after an audit found it mismanaged funds. If the supervisors take that action, the Santa Clara County Fire Department would take over the commission’s financial responsibilities. Because the Los Altos Hills district already contracts for the services of the county department’s firefighters and equipment — 12 work out of the El Monte Fire Station in four-person crews with 48-hour shifts — the operational impact of a switch in funding oversight is expected to be minimal. A county audit released in May recommended that the county fire department take over the Los...
    285 Grandview Drive, Woodside 94062; sold July 28 for $2.85 million; 3730 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Remodeled 1920 Mediterranean,formerly part of Schilling Estate, on 1.1-acre lot in the redwoods. Living/dining/kitchen in former carriage house, high ceilings, large doors onto courtyard. Entertainment room with bar; wine cellar; workout room; office. One suite in separate wing. On dead-end road half-mile below Skyline Boulevard; 6 miles above Woodside town center. Previous sales: $1,912,500 in 2014, $1,695,000 in 2004. Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. Click here to browse previous weeks’ transactions. PDF version at bottom of this file. Aptos 95003 506 Bayview Dr $1,002,000 08-03-2020 1714 SF 3 BR 2 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 335...
    During a Santa Clara County criminal grand jury probe into alleged pay-to-play corruption in the issuing of concealed permits earlier this month, Sheriff Laurie Smith and Undersheriff Rick Sung both invoked their right against self-incrimination and, and Supervisor Mike Wasserman repeatedly claimed that his bad memory prevented him from remembering whether he knew he was getting an illegal favor with a permit renewal, sources have confirmed. The revelations are contained in grand jury transcripts, excerpts of which were first published in San Jose Inside and the Morgan Hill Times and subsequently corroborated to this news organization by multiple law-enforcement sources, regarding proceedings that took place in late July and the first week of August. The transcripts become officially public Monday,...
    SAN JOSE — During a criminal grand jury probe into alleged pay-to-play corruption in the issuing of concealed weapons permits in Santa Clara County, Sheriff Laurie Smith and Undersheriff Rick Sung both invoked their right against self-incrimination, while Supervisor Mike Wasserman repeatedly claimed that his bad memory prevented him from remembering whether he knew he was getting an illegal favor when his own permit was renewed. The revelations are contained in grand jury transcripts, excerpts of which were first published in San Jose Inside and the Morgan Hill Times and subsequently corroborated to this news organization by multiple law-enforcement sources. Neither Smith, Sung, nor Wasserman has been charged with a crime in the case, which the District Attorney’s Office said...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 28, 20203p.m.SCU Lightning Complex fire updateOfficials give update on SCU Lightning Complex fires which are burning in Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. CAL FIRE says the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 372,971 acres and is 35 percent contained. Forty-eight structures have been destroyed. More than 1,900 firefighters are battling the blaze, but three first responders...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 28, 20203p.m.SCU Lightning Complex fire updateOfficials give update on SCU Lightning Complex fires which are burning in Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. CAL FIRE says the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 372,971 acres and is 35 percent contained. Forty eight structures have been destroyed. More than 1,900 firefighters are battling the blaze, but three first...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 28, 20203p.m.SCU Lightning Complex fire updateOfficials give update on SCU Lightning Complex fires which are burning in Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties.11 a.m.LNU Complex Fire 35% containedCAL FIRE says the The LNU Lightning Complex burning in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yolo and Lake counties are now at 371,249 and 35% contained.9:30 a.m.Woodward Fire remains 8% containedThe Woodward...
    Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device. Tomorrow at 10:00 am, we will talk about the efforts in Santa Clara County to improve the health and well-being of the Latin American immigrant population during the COVID-19 pandemic, through Binational Health Week. LIVE on Facebook: https://t.co/UuDiEGSzS1 pic.twitter.com/0fZaMHqfwu — Healthy SCC (@HealthySCC) August 28, 2020 At 10 a.m. Friday, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department will discuss the efforts “to improve the health and well-being of the Latin American immigrant population during the COVID-19 pandemic, through Binational Health Week.”
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Santa Clara County Superior Court Presiding Judge Deborah Ryan issued an order on Wednesday extending through January an emergency bail schedule intended to force much earlier release of detainees. The order requires bail be set at $0 for most non-violent felonies and misdemeanors. Exceptions include any violation of a restraining order, for example. The emergency bail schedule in Santa Clara County was first issued in April as the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown took hold. An earlier announcement cited concern about transmission of the coronavirus among or by arrestees while they are being held in the county jail. The emergency bail measure comes amid a national movement for lower and more equitable bail amounts. In June, the...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Public health officials in Santa Clara County were quick to express their concerns Wednesday after learning about the new COVID-19 testing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying the abrupt changes could make matters worse across the country."When I first heard about this change in guidelines, I actually didn't believe it," said county health officer Dr. Sara Cody. "It seemed entirely bizarre in that it undercuts our very basic tenets of how we control an infectious disease."The nation's health protection agency now says that as long as a person doesn't show COVID-19 symptoms, then testing may not be necessary. But health experts, such as Cody, say that it's important to identify infections...
    Sixty-two Santa Clara County schools and districts have applied for waivers to bring elementary school students back into the classroom, the county told this news organization on Wednesday. Of those schools, 55 are private schools, three are charter schools and four are public school districts. The applications come after Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all schools in counties on the state’s coronavirus watchlist — including most in the Bay Area — to begin the school year online. Even before Santa Clara County released its waiver process earlier this month, most public school districts — whose teachers unions are largely in opposition to reopening — had already announced they’d start the year in distance learning. So far, Santa Clara County has approved...
    Santa Clara County Superior Court has extended its $0 bail schedule through January 2021 in an effort to give relief for lower-level offenses and keep jail populations low amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the county’s Superior Court Bench voted to extend the current bail schedule through at least January 31, 2021, marking the second extension of the rules countywide since they first applied in April. Bail for most people arrested and in pretrial custody will remain at $0, excepting a variety of offenses like serious and violent felonies. The $0 schedule was introduced on a statewide basis at the start of the pandemic, but California justices rescinded it statewide back in June to instead give lower courts discretion to...
    The North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara has been fined $10,000 for holding indoor services in violation of the Santa Clara County health order. The county issued the church two $5,000 fines for violations during indoor morning and evening services on Sunday, according to a video statement released Monday by the church, which is located in De La Cruz Boulevard. The fines follow “several complaints and several requests to have the church be in compliance,” Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Angela Alvarado told the Mercury News. On Friday, two days before the fines were issued, the county counsel’s office posted a cease-and-desist letter on the church’s door that said that North Valley Baptist was in violation of the...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved another eviction moratorium extension on Tuesday that would end either by Nov. 30 or when the state’s moratorium expires, whichever is earlier. Currently, the statewide eviction moratorium is set to expire on Sept. 30, but county leaders are anticipating an extension on that policy as well. The moratorium comes as the county endures humanitarian crises of homelessness, with more that 43,000 rental units at risk of eviction because of COVID-19-related costs and job loss, according to a 2020 study by the nonprofits Working Partnerships USA and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Representatives from local nonprofits and advocacy groups like Sacred Heart, Silicon Valley at Home,...
    Santa Clara County public health director Sara Cody on Wednesday blasted recent changes to the CDC’s coronavirus guidelines that relaxed testing recommendations for asymptomatic individuals in a press conference. The changes, which appeared Monday on the CDC’s website, say that people who’ve been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient but are asymptomatic “do not necessarily need a test,” unless they are a “vulnerable individual” or are recommended to take one by healthcare providers or public health officials. “I actually didn’t believe it, for it seemed entirely bizarre,” Cody said. “The truth is that if you’ve been in contact with someone who is infected with COVID, you absolutely need to get a test.” Related Articles Gyms, massage studios...
    A Santa Clara County public health officer said Wednesday officials insisted the San Francisco 49ers and San Jose Earthquakes create testing programs that did not drain county resources before approving a plan to return to play. The Earthquakes will play the Portland Timbers tonight in the first professional sports event in the county since the coronavirus pandemic shutdown many activities 5 ½ months ago. The 49ers are scheduled to open the season Sept. 13 at Levi’s Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals. The Quakes and 49ers collaborated on a safety plan to return to play that did not include spectators but emphasized testing. “We insisted that testing not take away from resources in this community,” health officer Dr. Martin Fenstersheib said...
    Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device. Today at 10 am, we will be discussing how county-owned public hospitals and clinics continue to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and what they have learned. LIVE on Facebook: https://t.co/UuDiEGAYtr pic.twitter.com/SpJ6XQuTsh — Healthy SCC (@HealthySCC) August 26, 2020 At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department will offer updates on “how county-owned public hospitals and clinics continue to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and what they have learned.” Related Articles Earthquakes set for for first sports event in Santa Clara County since coronavirus shutdown Cal Performances new fall season moves online in a big way...
    SAN JOSE — The San Jose Earthquakes resume the abbreviated Major League Soccer regular season tonight against the Portland Timbers as a test case. The game at Earthquakes Stadium is the first professional sports event in Santa Clara County since the novel coronavirus pandemic shutdown many activities 5 ½ months ago. The Quakes (2-1-2, eight points) also have home games Sept. 5 and Sept. 13 with more to come when MLS releases the rest of its schedule. All events in San Jose are being held without spectators. Jared Shawlee, the Earthquakes chief operating officer, said team executives collaborated with the 49ers, the Sharks and area colleges to write a 100-plus-page gameday safety manual that county public health officials have approved....