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Stand Up for Racial Justice volunteers staged a protest at the holiday tree-lighting celebration in downtown Mountain View last December.

The latest delay in Santa Clara County’s efforts to build a new jail is attracting attention from local residents.

Although the project may seem removed from the concerns of those who live in cities among the safest in the county, volunteer organizers Rita Giles of Los Altos Hills and Leslie Zeiger of Mountain View argue that the issue is closer to home than it seems.

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