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New Legislation Would Ease Welfare-to-Work Rules for Single Parents

Assembly Bill 1728, introduced by Assemblymembers Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) and Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), would exempt single parents receiving CalWORKs benefits from “welfare-to-work” requirements for the first three years of their child’s life.

(Jan. 28, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
Zoom Zone Now Open at San Jose Airport

A new children’s play area is now open at Mineta International Airport. It is called the Zoom Zone, thanks to its sponsorship from Zoom, and was designed by the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum.

(Nov. 10, 2021) → Read the full Cupertino Today report

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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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Gilroy Gardens Opens up to Cyclists for Second Year

To celebrate National Bike Month, Gilroy Gardens is opening its park to bicyclists during a free event on May 20 from 4-7pm. Ride the Gardens made its debut in 2021, and its 300-attendee cap was quickly reached.

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Nature Center Reopening at Vasona Lake

The Youth Science Institute Nature Center is set for a grand reopening on May 28 from 11am to 1pm. The public is invited to explore the new nature dioramas depicting the wildlife community living along Los Gatos Creek as it …

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OT Park brings unique therapy to Morgan Hill

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Dr. Hiral Khatri has a passion for helping children of all ages and abilities thrive and become independent in their daily school, social and home lives. This passion, along with her extensive education and experience, led her …

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Local Scene: Poetry contest, Youth Commission seeking applicants

Poetry contest now open Poets of all ages are encouraged to enter the Los Gatos Poetry Contest hosted by Los Gatos Poet Laureate Jen Siraganian.  Individuals who live, work or attend school in Los Gatos are eligible to submit one …

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Summer aquatics program to return

Public swimming programs will return to the Christopher High School pool in the summer, two years after they were canceled due to pandemic restrictions. The Gilroy City Council on Feb. 7 approved a two-year, $358,750 contract with San Diego-based Swimming …

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Mint Condition Fitness supporting Boys & Girls Clubs

When the body burns fat, where does it go? In Los Gatos, those burned calories can be converted into cash for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. Mint Condition Fitness, which has helped Los Gatans and residents from …

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Council approves family center lease at San Ysidro Park

The Gilroy City Council unanimously approved a lease agreement Jan. 24 with the County of Santa Clara, First 5 and Catholic Charities to establish a First 5 Family Resource Center at San Ysidro Park. Under the agreement, the county would …

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Backyard Pirate Paradise

Rich Firato has been known as Morgan Hill’s “benevolent pirate” for many years. He has opened his authentic backyard pirate cove to hundreds of local friends, families, children and community members for charity fundraisers, Halloween parties, private tours and countless …

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FDA expands booster eligibility to ages 12-15

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, allowing children ages 12-15 to get a booster vaccine dose.  The FDA opened booster vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 and up in November, …

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