Los Altos developer approved for major housing projects facing multiple lawsuits

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The status of the 5150 El Camino Real property in Los Altos is unclear following lawsuits filed against the developer.

A Los Altos-based luxury real estate developer recently approved by the city to build two housing complexes faces multiple lawsuits alleging breach of contract on construction projects and a failure to return payments to investors.

County reopens in-store retail, outdoor dining and more sectors Friday

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Outdoor dining is one of several activities allowed to resume under the county's amended order, which will take effect Friday (June 5). The easing of the shelter-in-place restrictions are credited to progress made in containing and preventing cases of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.

Effective Friday (June 5), in-store retail, outdoor dining, all manufacturing, small service businesses, child care and summer programs, and religious, cultural and civic activities will be allowed to resume operating under an amended version of Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order.

Latest order allows retail curbside pickup, car parades, more outdoor activities to resume

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A sign in the window of Eco-Fash notifies customers of the downtown Los Altos thrift shop’s temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Friday, retail businesses will be allowed to offer curbside pickup.

Santa Clara County’s fourth round of changes to its shelter-in-place order allows several businesses and activities to make a comeback, with limitations, county leaders announced today (May 18).

Confusion, disappointment follow orders impacting local retailers

Note: This story has been updated to correct errors in the original story related to Yamagami's Nursery.

Conflicting shelter-in-place orders between Santa Clara County and the state have left local businesses confused over how – or if – they can operate.

COVID-19 updates for May and June: testing and preparing for summer


Monday, June 15: covid-19 and the 2020 census 

COVID-19: 2020 Census:Why Being Counted Matters | 2020-06-15

Today, the County’s 2020 Census program talks about the importance of census, how to participate, how to assist and how your participation is beneficial in assisting the County prepare for future emergencies. Join us Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on Facebook Live at 10AM PST for the latest information on COVID-19. Full transcripts will be provided and linked here later in the day. *Our panel participants take off their face coverings to allow ASL translators to better follow the conversation. The public is encouraged to keep on their face coverings when conducting essential activity outside of the home

Posted by County of Santa Clara Public Health Department on Monday, June 15, 2020

During today’s Facebook Live briefing, Monica Tong of the Santa Clara County 2020 census program and public information officer Marianna Moles highlighted the importance of this year’s census count and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected it.

Santa Clara County set to open COVID-19 test sites in San Jose, Gilroy

Santa Clara County plans to open two COVID-19 testing sites this week in underserved areas – one at James Lick High School in San Jose and the other at Christopher High School in Gilroy.

“As much as we’ve had a bottleneck throughout the nation on testing, this is a big day,” said county Supervisor David Cortese. “This is a sign of things to come.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s drive to open 80 testing sites statewide reached the county with the introduction of the sites. Operated by OptumServe, the sites will provide tests to residents of the surrounding neighborhoods with COVID-19 symptoms. The service is free to all, including those without insurance or permanent citizenship status.


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