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This faith-motivated nonprofit group provides counseling and addiction recovery services to people of all ages and income levels. Since 1985, this team has extended “the love of Christ to our clients while meeting their specific treatment needs.”

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$1M Grant Awarded for Nutrition Education


The El Camino Health and the El Camino Healthcare District donated nearly $1 million during the 2022 calendar year to Santa Clara County community partners in an effort to improve nutrition education.

County’s Low-Cost Drug Program to Expand


Santa Clara County residents can soon receive assistance in paying for various medications under a new initiative.

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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center hopeful feds will reverse Medicare termination

On Aug. 12, 2022, a man arrived at the trauma unit of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his wrist and abdomen. Doctors determined that he had stabbed himself with a …

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Fentanyl Deaths Rise

Vicki Dowell remembers hearing a loud noise on the steps outside her condo, where son Jake, 26, had gone downstairs to help a friend change a tire. It was Dec. 3, and he had just finished putting up holiday lights. …

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Santa Clara County Expands Mental Health Services for All Workers

The countywide benefit was created in response to a 2022 proposal calling for the formation of a program to support employees at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center who had been on the frontlines of the Covid pandemic.

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Explaining California in 2022: Our 10 Best Explainers of the Year

2022 was a year that needed a lot of explaining. And California Local was there. Here are our 10 most important explanatory journalism stories from the year gone by, from immigration to cryptocurrency to wealth inequality and more.

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Cortese introduces bill to tackle youth fentanyl crisis

State Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) recently introduced legislation to prevent opioid and fentanyl overdoses and death among California’s youth. Senate Bill (SB) 10, should it be approved and signed into law, would expand statewide prevention and education efforts to …

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Border Scramble

The Supreme Court is keeping in place, for now, Title 42 — the pandemic policy that OK’d migrant expulsions. California has yet to figure out how to meet the needs of an influx of migrants when it does go away.

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Amoxicillin: Why the Popular Antibiotic is in Short Supply

Amoxicillin, the most widely prescribed antibiotic, is suddenly in short supply just as a wave of respiratory illnesses is sweeping California. What is causing the sudden shortage?

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Covid increases in county sewersheds

While transmission of respiratory syncytial virus has begun to plateau in Santa Clara County, the county's top health official said Tuesday that Covid-19 and flu transmission continue to rise. Covid virus concentration in each of the county's sewersheds in San …

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Flu, Covid, RSV transmission increasing across state

Transmission of the flu, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus is increasing statewide simultaneously and could lead to overwhelmed hospitals this winter, one of the state's top health officials said Thursday. Covid test positivity and case rates have climbed by roughly …

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County outpacing state in new Covid booster uptake

Santa Clara County is outpacing the state in uptake of the omicron-specific Covid-19 booster vaccine across all eligible age groups, the county's top health official said. Roughly one-third of county residents ages 65 and up have received the updated booster …


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