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Why can’t San Jose solve its homelessness crisis?

Despite decades of robust efforts and hundreds of millions of dollars spent, San Jose’s homelessness crisis continues to grow—leaving residents, officials and advocates frustrated. For some unhoused residents in Columbus Park, the largest encampment in San Jose, the solution to their problem is simple: Give them housing. “Everybody out here...
SAN JOSE, CA
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These houses are for sale in Salinas

(SALINAS, CA) A house offers an unmatched value proposition: Not only a place to call home, but an investment that lasts. From stately grounds to bedrooms for the whole family, there’s something for everyone in this mix of units.
SALINAS, CA
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Harriette Cole: How do I help my neighbor without making her feel like a pity case?

DEAR HARRIETTE: My neighbor is an elderly woman who lives alone because her husband passed away a few years ago and her children live in a different state. We’ve never been close — perhaps because my block isn’t the friendliest. Nonetheless, I want to reach out to her and let her know that we are here if she wants to come over for dinner or needs a favor.
SAN JOSE, CA

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in San Jose

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in San Jose: 1. 3130 Alum Rock Ave 408-929-2210; 2. 1097 Leigh Ave (408) 294-2240; 3. 3475 McKee Rd (408) 272-9156; 4. 5170 Moorpark Ave (408) 257-9918; 5. 6910 Almaden Expy (408) 927-7310; 6. 525 W Capitol Expy (408) 448-9224;
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San Jose events coming up

1. Historic Orchard Workday at Guadalupe River Park; 2. Live Wholesale Dealer Only Bid Sales in San Jose; 3. Alastair Greene Band; 4. Veggielution Farm Box Packing; 5. Language Exchange Portuguese Speaking Anfitriãs| Foreign Tongue;
SAN JOSE, CA
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Substitute teacher shortage places pressure on Monterey County school districts

On any given school day, French teacher Evan Foster gets to his classroom at Monterey High School no later than 7:30 a.m., just enough time to get his bearings before seven hours of work begin. 90 minutes of French II, French III and International Baccalaureate classes come and go, leaving only an hour and a half to prepare for the next day’s slate of lesson plans.
MONTEREY, CA
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Salinas COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Salinas: 1. 323 N Sanborn Rd STE A (831) 759-8184; 2. 331 Main St (831) 424-8053; 3. 662 E Boronda Rd (831) 443-0891; 4. 17579 Vierra Canyon Rd (831) 663-3861; 5. 110 E Laurel Dr (831) 754-1551; 6. 347
SALINAS, CA
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Barn owl boxes installed near San Benito River

Three local organizations are partnering to install two barn owl nesting boxes as part of the San Benito River habitat restoration project. Representatives met on Sept. 14 to decide where to place the boxes the following day. Graniterock’s Biological Resources Project Manager Rachel Reed, along with Herman Garcia, head of...
HOLLISTER, CA
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Sunnyvale community briefs for the week of Sept. 24

The new rotating exhibit at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum focuses on traditions surrounding birth and early childhood. The arrival of a child is celebrated with special rituals and gifts, and the museum collections contain myriad items connected with babies, many of which are seeing the light of day in this exhibit of paraphernalia commemorating birth and documenting child rearing.
SUNNYVALE, CA

Where’s the most expensive gas in Salinas?

(SALINAS, CA) If you’re paying more than $4.28 for gas in the Salinas area, you could be getting a better deal. If you choose the most expensive station in the area, you could be paying as much as an extra $0.95 per gallon, according to an analysis by GasBuddy Sunday.
SALINAS, CA
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New center offers Mandarin cultural programs for adults

As someone who speaks both languages, Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul believes that providing opportunities for the city’s English-speaking population to learn Mandarin is a beneficial step for future collaborations and economic growth not just between various nations, but also within the local communities. “With Cupertino having such a significant population...
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