Youth and teens invited to ‘YAC’ it up at leadership conference

By Khalida Sarwari A conference in Cupertino next week will bring together young people from Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties to learn about issues that are unique to them and offer tools to make their communities better. Presented by California Parks and Recreation Society District 4 and its subcommittee, the Youth and Teen Recreation Services’ “YAC (Youth Advisory Council) Attack” is a biennial teen leadership conference that focuses on empowering and equipping […]

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City makes it clear: no guns or weapons allowed at rental facilities

By Khalida Sarwari Let there be no confusion: guns have no place in Campbell. The city decided as much recently upon agreeing to update a number of policies that outline the rules for using its rental facilities, such as the Ainsley House. According to Campbell City Clerk Wendy Wood, the City Council’s decision at its meeting on Feb. 20 gives Campbell Recreation and Community Services Director Regina Maurantonio the green light to update the policies […]

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Transients push to make Sunnyvale winter shelter permanent

By Khalida Sarwari A group of transients and volunteers at the North County Winter Shelter in Sunnyvale have joined forces to advocate for turning the shelter into a year-round operation. They brought their idea to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and at a recent San Jose community meeting on housing. But it’s not the first time such a plan has been proposed. The idea’s been on the table as far back as 2011 […]

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Sal the (retired) Las Palmas mailman settles into his new life

By Khalida Sarwari Best mailman ever. The mailman of all mailmen. A gem of a human being. One of a kind. Irreplaceable. Those are just a handful of the accolades that residents of the Las Palmas neighborhood in Sunnyvale have poured onto Salvador “Sal” Vasquez, surely in person and definitely in a petition that went around about a year and a half ago. That petition was circulated in protest of Vasquez potentially getting reassigned to […]

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Presentation High School campus to get a major overhaul

By Khalida Sarwari Presentation High School has announced plans for a major overhaul of its campus, a project expected to get underway in 2020. The renovation is to take place in multiple phases, with the first one spanning a year and involving the demolition of several buildings and construction of seven new structures and additional parking areas. The first phase would focus on facilities deemed the most inadequate yet with the highest student use, according […]

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