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Children lead environmental project in Plaza Park

A few months back, neighbors Maggie Contro, an 8-year-old third-grader at Daves Avenue Elementary, and Arlo Britz, a 7-year-old boy a grade below, were sweeping her home’s porch, when they realized they were doing something worth scaling. Contro had been …

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Santa Clara County Announces $1B ‘Children’s Budget’ for 2022-23

In the spending plan, the county reaffirms its commitment to the safety, health and success of children by unveiling new programs.

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Santa Clara County Parks’ Junior Ranger program adds online events

The Santa Clara County Parks Junior Ranger program is ushering in the fall season with a series of free, interactive and virtual after-school sessions geared toward children ages 7-12.  The newly expanded hybrid model—including both online and in-person sessions—features guest …

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Owner of Foster Care Business Admits She Pocketed Money Meant for Children

Annie Corbett was charged in October 2020 with wire fraud in connection with a company that provided foster care for kids in group homes.

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Tech donation supports youth

With the help of a Silicon Valley tech employer, local underserved children have improved access to the latest digital tools at the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan Hill. On Aug. 24, the local club celebrated a donation of $100,000 …

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Therapy Dogs Pay Visit to High School

Emotional support dogs from the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department and the nonprofit Canine Companions joined high schoolers for lunch on Los Gatos High School’s front lawn, Aug. 24. Organizer Esha Bagora, a junior at the school, said the idea …

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Rotarians Organize Supply Drive as School Year Begins

Shortly after lunch during their weekly meeting on Aug. 16, members of the Rotary Club of Gilroy got in a line, grabbed a backpack and stuffed it with notebooks, erasers, pencils and more school necessities that were laid out across …

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Santa Clara County Supervisors OK Cash Payments to Needy High School Seniors

The plan is a local version of a statewide bill proposed by Sen. Dave Cortese that failed to win legislative approval. Senate Bill 1341 would have financially supported homeless teenagers in their last five months of high school.

Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.

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Digital Nest Helps Silicon Valley Youth Fly in the Digital Age

What do you think of when you think of Silicon Valley? Something sleek? Google, keycards and lanyards? You probably don’t think of furrowed fields of strawberries, and you certainly don’t think of the old post office in Watsonville. But here, …

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Nonprofit to test heart health of student athletes

A Los Gatos nonprofit started by the family of a teenager who died unexpectedly has launched a partnership with the Campbell Union High School District to test the hearts of some students. On June 16, the District voted to require …

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Pumpkin Patch Will Reopen in Coyote Valley

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has entered a three-year lease to allow Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fruit Stand to reopen at a new location at Laguna Avenue and Santa Teresa Boulevard in Coyote Valley. The 60 acres …

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County Health Prepares to Vaccinate Children Under Five

Santa Clara County health officials said June 17 that they are ready to open Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to the county’s youngest children once they are federally authorized as expected next week.  Federal regulators are on track to approve the Moderna …

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Mount Madonna School Celebrates Graduates

Mount Madonna School announced Grace Timan as its Class of 2022 valedictorian and Ben Pearson as salutatorian.  Timan, who started attending MMS as a preschool student, and Pearson in kindergarten, earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging …

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Extremists Threaten Violence at LGTBQ Children’s Story Hour

Men made homophobic and transphobic remarks against a member of the LGTBQ+ community who was hosting the June 11 event at the San Lorenzo Library.

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Gilroy’s Infinity Sports Club makes history in Cal Cup

Three days after the Infinity U14 field hockey team made history by winning its division in the prestigious California Cup tournament, assistant coach Ted Thomas was still on Cloud Nine and trying to process it all.  After all, the Gilroy-based …

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Gilroy Assistance League Awards $21K in Grants

The Gilroy Assistance League (GALs) awarded more than $21,000 in funds to eight local organizations during its annual Grants Luncheon on April 27 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Gilroy. During the event, grant recipients were officially announced and recognized …

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Students at Charter School Serve Their Unhoused Neighbors

As homeless numbers continue to rise in Santa Clara County, 7th grade students at Charter School of Morgan Hill used project-based learning to help their community better understand this crisis. They created Project MERCY to assist unhoused neighbors, and help …

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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.

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Walking the El Camino

I have just returned from walking the El Camino, an 80-mile pilgrimage of seven days from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. , along with Jerusalem and Rome. The route is a UNESCO world heritage site; over 200,000 …

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