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Santa Clara County Approves Body-Worn Cameras

Joseph Simitian Santa Clara County Supervisor, District Five  The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the acquisition and deployment of body-worn cameras for the County Sheriff’s enforcement deputies and correctional officers. County Supervisor Joe Simitian first proposed the use of body-worn cameras in December of 2014 with an eye toward their use in the community by Sheriff’s deputies on patrol. The potential use of body-worn cam..

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David Yost, The Yost Group

SVL: How long in business?DY: I’ve been selling real estate since 2004. It continues to be  an enjoyable business for me.SVL: What geographic  areas and types of homes ?DY: We’ve sold all types of homes in Silicon Valley, from entry level to multi-million dollar luxury properties.  A partial list of  areas where we’ve helped sellers or buyers would include:   Almaden, Blossom Valley, Cambrian, Willow Glen, Campbell, Morgan Hill, the Rose Garden and Los Gat..

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Burke Williams

Diane HibbardVice President of Treatments & DevelopmentBurke WilliamsSVL: What anti-aging technologies are available to consumers?DH: Burke Williams Day Spa is a haven for relaxation and renewal. For anti-aging, our most popular service is the Radiance Facial. This powerful treatment combines products from our exclusive H2V skincare line with revolutionary micro-current technology. Micro-current technology is a lifting and collagen building component of th..

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Santa Clara Valley’s Undiscovered Wine Country

By Mike Wasserman Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 1  Purple and brown road signs have been sprouting up in South County thanks to the new Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route officially adopted by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Until recently, the South Santa Clara Valley Wine Region had been the “undiscovered wine country” of the Bay Area. The new Wine Trail is a 28-mile loop through Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy marked with dire..

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Investing With the Stars

By Scott Budman  I’m hustled down a hallway, for a secretive, exclusive one-on-one. No one can see, and the crowds are kept away. The handler says “You’ll have three minutes.” This, as you might imagine, rarely happens when we reporters talk to Venture Capitalists. This is no ordinary VC, though. It’s Jared Leto, heartthrob thespian and winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (“Dallas Buyer’s Club”), certified rock star (“30 Seconds To Mars”)..

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Steph Curry Is A Gift

By Scott Budman:  If you’re a basketball fan, a Bay Area fan, or just like watching poetry in motion, Steph is your guy.   One MVP notched, a second possibly on the way, and currently taking the court as a world champion.     But, like so many basketball players who are not satisfied with on-court heroics, Curry is also moving in another direction.     Not a memoir.   Not another shoe (although he does have a very successful thing going with sport clothing..

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Protecting Our Pets in Santa Clara County

By Mike Wasserman Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 1   As a dog owner and the elected County Supervisor from Los Gatos (“The Cats”), it’s fitting that I am an animal lover and strong supporter of animal shelters. County residents will be happy to know that all 2,309 healthy animals that came through the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter last year were either adopted, placed with fosters, or reunited with their owners. This is especially impressive ..

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Let Them Play Video Games!

A SCOTT BUDMAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE EVOLVING WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY  I know, the conventional wisdom is that video games are bad. I’ve heard that since I was a little kid, which takes us back to the early days of the Atari 2600, where “Pac-Man” was made of little squares, and “Space Invaders” was cutting edge. Games were evil way back then, just like they supposedly are now.   Here’s the thing: Since I was a kid, and have grown up, lots of engineers have also g..

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Kathy Winter Advances Role of IoT in Automated Driving

Addressing a gathering of automotive experts at the inaugural session of the Automobility conference in Detroit this week, Kathy Winter, the new general manager of the Automated Driving Solutions Division at Intel Corporation, spoke on the role of the internet of things (IoT) in reimagining transportation. She was part of the panel “Design: The Car and the City” that examined the challenges and opportunities in the future of transportation and how it will ..

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Santa Clara County Is First Nationwide to Have Office of LGBTQ Affairs

By Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager I am proud to announce that the two full-time positions for the Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs have been filled. The new staff includes Maribel Martinez for the position of Manager and Ashley Scarborough for the position of Management Analyst. Maribel has more than eight years of experience as Director of the Associated Students at San Jose State University. Ashley comes to us from the California STD..

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Bold Action Needed to Combat the Childhood Obesity Crisis

By Ken Yeager Santa Clara County Supervisor, District Four   Childhood obesity is a topic that is very important to me as a person and as an elected official. It is not just an issue of concern. It is a crisis, and there is no magic bullet that will serve as a solution. It is a multifaceted, complex issue that will require government, businesses, schools, and parents together.   One in four middle school and high school students in Santa Clara County, ages..

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You're Fired

A Commentary About Life in Sports … or Sports in Life By Andy Dolich “You’re Fired” is the signature line from “His Hairness,” and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. It’s also the dreaded theme line for “Black Monday”, the NFL’s season ending house cleaning of coaches, GMs and other team player personnel staff after the last game of the season. By Monday January 4th, 2016 the San Francisco 49ers Jim Tomsula, Philadelphia Eagles Chip Kelly, Cl..

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Join The Fight Against Human Trafficking Here in Santa Clara County!

By Cindy Chavez Santa Clara County Supervisor, District Two  “Out of sight, out of mind” is a sad but fitting way to describe how human trafficking has grown into a multi-billion dollar illicit industry across the globe. Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that transcends gender, age, ethnic, socioeconomic and national boundaries. The most vulnerable of us are susceptible to traffickers’ use of deception, fraud, threats, coercion, violence, d..

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Make Friends with iPal™ at Silicon Valley Airport's New Robot Playground

Singing, Dancing, Maze-Running Robots Entertain and Educate San Jose Travelers through New Partnership with AvatarMind SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In true Silicon Valley fashion, Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is giving travelers a modern way to enjoy the wait at the boarding gate with the debut of the new iPal™ Playground, the first interactive play space featuring the iPal humanoid social robot. The only installation of i..

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History of The Presidio of San Francisco

The Presidio is a former military outpost located in San Francisco. The land the Presidio stands on was inhabited by Native Americans of the Ohlone-Costanoan tribe for thousands of years. In 1776, Spanish forces built a fort made out of adobe here and named it the Presidio. Between 1776 and 1821, the Spanish military used this outpost to guard the harbor and prevent other settlers from using its resources. The soldiers’ families lived there too, and they s..

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Our Private Cooking Lesson With Alex Tishman Regional Head Chef, Big City Chefs

By Rich Borell, Founder & CEO of Bay Area Mags LLC  Perhaps you like to cook. For my wife and I, cooking is the last thing we would ever want to do. Our feeling has been, if you want to eat good food, someone else needs to cook it- Boy was I wrong!  Now, you’re probably thinking I must eat a lot of junk food and be extremely overweight. Thankfully, I don’t indulge in junk food and I enjoy exercise - be it playing tennis or using my home gym. Still, it’s ha..

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