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‘Silver Tsunami’ of Houseless Elders Overwhelm Affordable Housing

San Jose has provided 4,000 low-cost units, and more than 800 new units will be made available for seniors by next spring. But what’s needed is tens of thousands of apartments, says Geoffrey Morgan, president and CEO of First Community Housing.

(Sept. 19, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report
SMART On-Demand Transit Begins in Milpitas

Milpitas just got SMART. The acronym stands for Simple Mobile Access to Reliable Transit, which will provide app-based mini-van transit on weekdays. Milpitas mayor Rich Tran says, “By moving more people in fewer but more productive vehicles, we are catalyzing a generational shift in how people get around Milpitas.”

(Sept. 16, 2022) → Read the full Milpitas Beat report

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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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After 11th Hour Tweaks, Contentious Senior Living Project Nearly Wins Over Council

Despite the Planning Commission’s 7-0 push for the denial of Covia Communities’ Los Gatos Meadows senior living project, the developer’s initial reluctance to heed calls to include affordable units and Town staff’s own recommendation that Council reject the proposal, elected …

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Library bookstore renamed in honor of longtime volunteer

In every community there are unsung heroes, individuals that offer their service, commitment and dedication, time and again. The many roles Isabel Jewell has held with the Friends of the Gilroy Library over her four decades of service to the …

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Town wants feedback on senior programs

The town is looking to revitalize senior programs, which is why the Los Gatos Senior Services Committee is conducting a survey that asks residents who are over 60 what types of programs should be offered in town. “We lost a …

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Nonprofit donates $50K to Morgan Hill Senior Center

The City of Morgan Hill this week accepted a $50,000 donation to the Morgan Hill Senior Center—funds that will go a long way toward improving service at the local center, city staff said.  The donation was made by the nonprofit …

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California’s Biggest Nursing Home Owner Faces Lawsuit over 24 COVID-related Deaths

Shlomo Rechnitz is the Los Angeles-based, multi-billionaire owner of Brius, which owns two nursing homes in Santa Clara County, Cupertino Healthcare & Wellness Center and San Jose Healthcare & Wellness Center, plus five in Alameda County and one in Contra …

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