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May 18, 2024
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Cloud workers take on cancer

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On the morning of Nov. 9, employees of Xactly Corp., a Software-as-a-Service business based in San Jose, strode into Discovery Shop Los Gatos with purpose. The group of cloud-software company workers had arrived on East Main Street in Los Gatos for a unique but important...

County outpacing state in new Covid booster uptake

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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 compared to just 24.3 percent...

Health officer urges residents to get new Covid booster

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Santa Clara County's top health official urged residents Monday to get an updated Covid-19 booster vaccine if they are eligible to do so as the holiday season approaches. According to Health Officer and Public Health Director Dr. Sara Cody, just 11 percent of Santa Clara...

Ecstatic dance company back in-person with Los Gatos events

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A boutique Bay Area "ecstatic dance" company is emerging from the pandemic with a series of in-person events in Los Gatos and the surrounding region. ALIXIR DANCE, an Oakland-based wellness brand focused on using free-form movement to build community, has set Tuesday nights at 7:30pm—beginning...

To ease back-to-school blues, therapy dogs pay visit to high school

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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 was to provide stress relief...

Having a mental health crisis? Try dialing 9-8-8

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People experiencing mental health-related distress can now call 988, the new three-digit dialing code, to access the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. On July 16, the 988 dialing code began routing people in crisis to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline services. The shortened number may make...

Funding secured for Blossom Hill Road office sale

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A pair of Los Gatos medical businesses are making the move from leasing to owning. This morning, Walnut Creek-based Bay Area Development Co. said it had finalized a longterm "SBA 504" loan that will allow Young Naturopathic Center for Wellness and John McCleve D.D.S. to...

Kids can become little archeologists at Anderson Lake County Park on Coyote Creek Habitat Day

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You'll be able to say "Hello," to a California King Snake named Morticia and dig into Earth's history as part of a special event organized by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. That's because the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center and the Santa...

Nonprofit to test heart health of student athletes

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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 heart screenings for 9th and...

Providers ready to ramp up services in wake of ruling

As the news broke on June 24 that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, local healthcare activists and politicians reflected the general sentiment that reverberated across Santa Clara County: anger, sadness and shock. But in the midst of the emotional turmoil, local...