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Community Service Agency is a social service organization for residents in Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. The group focuses on independence and self-sufficiency through its programs and events.

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We Must Take Better Care of Our Home-Based Child Care Providers


These professionals provide essential services, but their pay and working conditions do not reflect their value, and their health suffers.

California’s Chief Plan for Seniors Overlooks the Realities Rural Families Face


California’s latest Master Plan for Aging underscores the need for policies to address the challenges aging populations face. But it fails to portray the realities for older adults in rural areas, who are at greater risk of poverty.

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Image caption: Second Harvest CEO Erica Padilla-Chavez (at right) with a group of local Rotary members who helped wrap Holiday Food & Fund Drive barrels.
Setting the Table for Social Change

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CEO Erica Padilla-Chavez looks at food insecurity as a symptom of an underlying disorder‚ÄĒone that can be cured.

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Group springs to life to support build-out of senior services

The doldrums of the pandemic, as millions of older adults were killed by the coronavirus across the country, were a wake-up call to local leaders who watched seniors too-often suffering in isolation. And now, as the novel coronavirus fades from …

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‚Äč‚ÄčMemory care facility survives appeal by neighbors

An approved Swenson Builders memory care and assisted living facility, planned for Los Gatos, survived a challenge that featured two mayoral voices from neighboring Monte Sereno, during the Sept. 19 Town Council meeting. Former mayor and recent State Assembly candidate …

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County boosts senior services for Los Gatos

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved a County effort to support the Town of Los Gatos in its efforts to increase services for older adults. The $125,000 grant from the County, proposed by Supervisor Joe Simitian, will …

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City honors late Gilroyan with room dedication

The Gilroy City Council agreed Feb. 27 to name a classroom in the Gilroy Senior Center after Theodore ‚ÄúTed‚ÄĚ Carpenetti, an active participant of the center who died in July 2022 at the age of 105. Carpenetti lived in Gilroy ‚Ķ

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Seniors, Bicyclists, Veterans to Benefit from New DMV Laws in 2023

Starting Jan. 1, California law will again require drivers 70 and older to renew their license in person at a DMV office.

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Transportation Service Expands to More Seniors

RYDE is expanding to three new San Jose ZIP codes, 95118, 95119, and 95122, which were chosen based on their lack of transportation options as well as larger senior populations, expanding from Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Morgan …

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Computer Retailing Pioneer Don Wolf Dies At 92

Computer retailing pioneer Don Wolf died May 30 at the age of 92, after recovering from a bout of Covid-19 earlier in the month, family members announced. Wolf opened Idea Computer on N. Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Los Gatos …

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