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Chris’s essay in the Mercury News…

In case you missed it (or want to read it again, like the way some of us watch The Breakfast Club over and over), this was published in the Mercury News on March 22: As you may know, the President’s first budget draft eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, and for the […]

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President Dave Cortese (far left) with a crew of us who fought for Measure A last year: Betty Duong, Tom Steyer, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, me, and Supervisor Cindy Chavez

The State of the County 2017

Last night the President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Dave Cortese gave his State of the County Address to a standing-room-only crowd. He spoke for sixty minutes, far longer than his previous SOC address. …because in 2017, I think you’d agree, there’s more to discuss. A reminder: The County owns and operates […]

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Me, my hat (it was cold), Kim Lopez and two excellent volunteers showing the way

Our new Information Kiosk (yes, it really is a big deal…)

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center just got a little easier to visit, and a little more welcoming! We’re so proud of our new information kiosk, purchased through generous donations from VMC Foundation supporters. It’s sturdy, wired for electricity, and expertly constructed. It’s even kinda cute; you can’t see in the photo, but it has a […]

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A great victory…and the future it informs.

There is an adage that goes “success has a thousand parents; failure is an orphan”. This, obviously, speaks to people and organizations who seek credit for a good thing happening. Sometimes that’s unjustified and unfair. But what about when a great success really does come about because so many stood up and stepped up? That’s […]

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Mature Students Sitting Together Working on Computers

Why is VMC so great? Teamwork!

It’s not every day that you get a ringing endorsement from one of Silicon Valley’s most influential companies, but today is the day. Facebook (you’ve heard of them?) has a product manager whose son spent weeks at VMC’s renowned Burn Center earlier this year. That’s a hard place to be, obviously, but the care you […]

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