Volume 2 • Issue 9
May 4, 2020
Conservation Grazing on the San Mateo Coast
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People Who Give Us Hope: Trina Hineser
Aerial view of Toto Ranch looking south. Dry Creek and Tunitas Creek riparian corridors comprise much of the northern border of the ranch. Photo credit: POST
Commendations to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) Board members for their unanimous approval of a five-year conservation grazing lease with the Markegard family on the
953-acre Toto Ranch, just south of Tunitas Creek on the San Mateo coast. Conservation grazing is distinguished from conventional ranching in that its primary purpose is to carry out conservation goals of protecting and
increasing grassland habitat biodiversity. MROSD has adopted conservation grazing goals on coastal Open Space Preserves that (1) maintain and enhance the biodiversity of threatened grassland habitat, (2) manage vegetation fuel for fire protection, and (3) support local coastal agricultural uses. [Continued on Page 9]
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On March 1, Trina Hineser became the new Executive Director of the Land Trust of Santa Clara Valley, a nonprofit that protects natural habitat and agricultural lands in Santa Clara County through conservation easements and land acquisition. We are very pleased to see Trina, who graduated from Green Foothills’ Community
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Advocates Leadership Academy in 2018, step into this leadership role. While the Land Trust has faced some very challenging times over its 22 year history, Trina is equal to the task and excited by the opportunity to elevate the organization’s work and impact. [Continued on Page 9]
May 4, 2020
From Crisis to Recovory
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To our Stanford Live family, Like all of you, our team is living in uncertain times. May and June are traditionally allocated to winding down one season and launching the next. Instead, our days are currently spent sheltering in place, social distancing, and finding remnants of human connection in daily Zoom meetings and virtual happy hours with co-workers, friends, and family. We continue to be cultural omnivores, albeit through other mediums. Recorded music, livestreams, film, and literature are providing the escapism required to keep us sane. The question that we’re all grappling with is this: What will Stanford
Live and the arts and entertainment industries look like in the coming months and years? At the moment, no one has an answer. The best we can do is map out a number of potential scenarios that enable us to pivot as external environmental factors continue to shift around us. With that in mind, please know that we are still planning to move forward with our 2020–21 season launch on May 27. We’ll be planning a virtual event where you can hear directly from our team about the exciting performances we have in store next year, with your drink and snack of choice in hand! Stay tuned for more details. While there will
certainly be a number of caveats as we continue our journey, it is of utmost importance that we strive to support both Stanford’s academic mission and our beloved artists, while keeping our audiences and staff safe. As we move from crisis to recovery, we firmly believe that the arts will play a central role in making society whole again. We thank you—our Stanford Live family—for going on this journey with us and hope that we can all be together again soon.
For ongoing live performance curated especially for you, be sure to visit our digital season and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Stay well and take care— we miss you! Sincerely, Chris Lorway, Executive Director, Stanford Live
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Happy APA Heritage Month and Welcome to the Virtual Celebration! In the United States, the month of May each year is celebrated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This annual celebration came about in 1978 when President Jimmy Carter signed into law a Joint Resolution of the Congress of the United States designating the month of May for the celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders culture and heritage. In 2005, a new community tradition was born in San Francisco when Mayor Gavin Newsom embraced the proposal by former OCA National President Claudine Cheng, to launch an annual official celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in San Francisco. The Mayorâ€™s APA Heritage Celebration Committee, comprising of a diverse group of APA community representatives, was established to coordinate this community celebration. In 2010, the
APA Heritage Foundation was incorporated as a nonprofit organization to help secure sponsorships and resources needed to carry on the annual festivities. Over the years, this annual community celebration has been made possible through the generous support of businesses and community sponsors as well as professional services. This year is a little different due to the current situtaion of COVID-19. With the social distancing ordanance in place, during the month of May this year, we welcome you to post stories and share events relevant to the recognition and celebration of APA Heritage Month in our Facebook Group. Go to https://www.facebook. com/groups/apaheritage/ amd join our group to begin sharing! Be healthy and safe, and enjoy all the art and cultural programs from your home, brought to
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Celebrate Asian American films, music and performances have been an important part in the nationâ€™s
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New Public Health Order Changes Rules for Some Businesses
We want you to be aware of several changes to the Santa Clara County Public Health Order that might affect your business. The new Public Health Order goes into effect May 4. It replaces the previous order, and will extend through May 31. The changes include: • Construction is now allowed to proceed, as long as projects comply with new safety protocols. • Several types of “outdoor businesses,” such as landscaping and plant nurseries,
may also resume operations with enhanced safety protocols. • Childcare establishments, summer camps, schools, and other educational and recreational programs can operate under limited circumstances to serve essential workers. • In their Social Distancing Protocols, essential businesses must now ensure that personnel and
customers wear face coverings when entering their facilities (except those customers for whom face coverings are not recommended, like very young children). The new Order is available at the County website: https://www. sccgov.org/sites/covid19/ Pages/order-healthofficer-050420.aspx With best wishes for your health and the success of your business, Office of Economic Development Team.
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District 1 News
VMC Heroes Honored With the lights of a few dozen first responder vehicles lighting the way to work Wednesday, medical staff members at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose were greeted with applause, cheers and signs of support from first responders. Agencies including the San Jose Police Department, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Campbell Police
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Property Tax Relief In order to provide some tax relief for property owners, my colleagues and I approved waiving late penalties and costs related to the Secured Property Tax bills that were due on April 10, 2020. Normally, late payments earn a 10% penalty. If you have
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Serving a Need Martha’s Kitchen has fed the valley’s low-income, families, homeless, and seniors for over 30 years. During this most stressful times, M.K. has been deemed as an “essential service” and are proud to announce they will continue to serve the Bay Area residents with meals-to-go bags. It is the best option to provide meals during the COVID-19 crisis. C.E.O of MK, Bill Lee states, “Martha’s Kitchen’s greatest need besides donations is to fill positions of volunteers to prep and serve our neighbors. We need both morning and
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District 4 News Dear D4 residents, As we approach our seventh week of shelter In in place, I am reaching out today because I want to say on behalf of our Board and our public health officials – thank you. Our community has stepped up and stayed home. That action of staying home, which literally feels like non-action, has saved lives. Yet, this action has also come at an enormous cost to many businesses and lives. We are now in a place where we must balance the continued necessity of protecting life with mitigating the impacts to our social fabric and economy. So many of us are ready to think about how we roll back the strict rules under which we are all living. The number of new cases has flattened, but not yet dramatically
diminished. Our hospitals are managing the number of new admissions and building steadier supplies of personal protective equipment, but skilled nursing facilities continue to be hotbeds of transmission. We need to increase the number of trained field workers who can conduct thorough contact tracing so we can do targeted isolations rather than the current widespread quarantine. We have accomplished a heroic amount of good, but we aren’t ready to breathe a sigh of relief. Over the next five weeks, some businesses will begin to reopen. The majority of us must continue to stay home, stay away from one another and stay healthy. Santa Clara County and our partners led the Country in instituting a shelter in
place order. We can lead again through a phased, carefully thought out re-opening. We can and must prioritize those who have been most negatively impacted by the virus and attendant shut downs: tens of thousands of our neighbors have lost their jobs and are worried about losing their homes, feeding their children, paying their bills and finding new work. While numerous federal and state programs are being stood up to support those who are struggling, the road will still be fraught with challenge and we have to look out for those who might otherwise be forgotten or left behind.
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Many County residents will face significantly greater need at the same time our local expenses are sky rocketing and revenues are being significantly dismissed. Tough times lie ahead. And yet, when we look ahead to recovery, I think about many of the innovations that this public health crisis has in many ways forced upon us and I hope that as we move back into an active economy, we don’t lose those lessons. We have made changes in the way we work, learn, engage with health care providers, approach criminal detention and value our social connections. We have seen what we can and cant live without. We have seen how vital childcare is to a functioning workforce. We have stepped up to deliver food, sew masks, contribute dollars and expand internet access. We have publicly declared that many of our lowest
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In case you missed the announcement in our newsletter last week, here is the first of a series of interviews with our scholars. Our Latinx Scholar Chat is an interview series with our Latinos in Technology Scholarship Recipients and the President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Ron Gonzales. This interview series dives deep into the lives of our
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Conservation Grazing on the San Mateo Coast
[Continued From Page 1] The Markegard family uses what is referred to as regenerative grazing practices. These practices improve soil health, conserve water, enhance the diversity of native plant and animal communities, and help foster appreciation for the coastside’s rural agricultural heritage. We look forward to more ranchers adopting conservation grazing
practices that help achieve MROSD goals in the future. Supportive of MROSD Coastside Mission Statement Green Foothills has been supportive of MROSD’s Coastside Mission Statement that it adopted after expanding its boundaries to include the coast in 2004: “To acquire and preserve in perpetuity open space land and agricultural
land of regional significance, protect and restore the natural environment, preserve rural character, encourage viable agricultural use of land resources, and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education.” We wanted to be sure that the productive farm fields and hillside grazing lands remain in agricultural use, wherever
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small, local farmers and ranchers while preserving open space and providing for public access. We welcome their efforts as it’s more important than ever to have sustainable, viable, local sources of food to increase our resilience to the effects of climate change and help people who live in increasingly urbanized areas feel a connection to our productive farmlands.
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District 17 News
4th Emergency COVID-19 Response Bill Passes
Last month, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which provided much needed financial support to individuals and businesses struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. One of the programs created by the CARES Act was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provided much-need loans to small businesses, but recently ran out of money. Speaker Pelosi and I co-wrote a letter calling on Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to protect employees working for start-up small businesses
across Silicon Valley. To fix this, Congress just passed a new relief package that provides an additional $310 billion to the loan program in order to help struggling businesses weather the storm and keep employees on payroll. The bill also authorizes $75 billion to support hospitals and other health care providers and $25 billion to expand COVID-19 testing. This crisis is far from over, so we must take the preventative steps necessary to slow the spread while still protecting and stimulating our economy.
District Office Update Our Santa Clara office has received hundreds of requests regarding the repatriation of U.S. Citizens abroad, small business loans, stimulus checks, housing insecurity, and unemployment assistance. When a constituent inquiry is not a federal level issue, our staff provides direct resources and contact information to the pertinent agency that can provide needed services. In addition to the COVID-19 requests that we are handling, our office continues to work on immigration,
Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare, and Internal Revenue Service casework. This pandemic has affected thousands of constituents and it is our privilege and duty to provide support during such a time. Please call my office at (408) 436-2720 between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday if you need assistance. Your call will be promptly answered (remotely) by my staff. You can also contact me online at any time at Khanna.house.gov/ contact. We are ready to help.
Appointment to White House Reopening America Task Force The COVID-19 crisis has had significant negative effects on our economy, health care system, and daily lives. The American people need action, support, and direction from the federal government. I have stayed in touch with Silicon Valley residents to provide information and to hear from so many of you seriously affected by this crisis. The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program is stretched thin and millions of
Americans are filing for unemployment every week. We need a path forward. That’s why I, along with several of my colleagues, accepted President Trump’s invitation to serve on the bipartisan White House Coronavirus Advisory Council. While I have proposed legislation providing recurring cash payments to most Americans for up to one year, the long-term solution for the economy is to get people back to work. However, we must do so in the safest, most
responsible way possible. The task at hand is too important for partisanship, so as a member of the Council, I will continue fighting for people to receive the relief they need now to make it to the other side of COVID-19. I am also calling for massive investment in advanced manufacturing, innovative scientific advancement, and smart technology, so that we can reduce our dependence on China, Germany, and help prevent a global catastrophe like this in the future.
Essential Workers Bill of Rights Essential workers are on the frontlines of this pandemic, and many are working in high-risk conditions without the appropriate equipment, safety standards, or job protections. They aren’t just doctors and nurses, but also grocery and drug store employees, delivery drivers, and many others. These workers have proven themselves integral to keeping this country functioning during the pandemic and they deserve better support and protection,
which is why I joined with Senator Elizabeth Warren to introduce the Essential Workers Bill of Rights, the tenets of which are outlined below. 1. Health and safety protections 2. Robust compensation 3. Protections for collective bargaining 4. Universal paid sick, family, and medical leave 5. Protection for whistleblowers 6. An end to worker
misclassification 7. Health care security 8. Support for childcare 9. Treating workers as experts 10. Holding corporations accountable While many of us shelter-in-place and work from home, these workers risk their health and safety to keep our essential industries going. We count on them to support us, but now we need to make sure they can count on us to support them.
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We care deeply about your health, wellness, and safety. In these unnerving times we want to express our appreciation to our community as we work together to safely navigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). For members wondering if it is safe and or legal to come to SVBC the answer is YES. After reviewing the Order Of The Health Officer and discussing with the Dave Cortese we have concluded that we are EXEMPT from the shut down. We are an essential business as we house Mail Service for all members and small business operations. We are to continue working to assist our members during the crisis. Here are some of the things we are doing in response to the coronavirus: • We have intensified cleaning procedures and are working more deeply to disinfect the entire facility daily to prevent germs from spreading and to ensure your safety. • We are closely monitoring the guidance of local health officials and the CDC and are following all recommendations to provide for our guests safety and comfort in our facilty. • Given the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, if you have a reservation and feel sick or otherwise do not feel up to coming in, please reach out to us and we will provide you with a credit, cancelling, rescheduling and or assist you with any questions you may have. • If you plan on coming to the office, please practice social distancing in our facility. Lets try to stay 6ft apart and please remember to wash your hands frequently.
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People Who Give Us Hope: Trina Hineser
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Over 15 Years of Community Service For Trina it’s never been about the size of her role in any given endeavor, it’s about helping to obtain the best outcome. This has been true since her first foray into community advocacy more than 15 years ago. It began with her involvement in a case of horse abuse across from her home in San Martin, in southern Santa Clara County. Along with other neighbors, Trina gathered documentation of violations and brought it to the attention of the County’s District Attorney and helped connect horse rescue organizations with the County’s Animal Services. The owner
of the animals was eventually convicted and sentenced to jail time and strong restrictions were imposed on his owning animals in the future. The incident served as a catalyst to greater commitment to her community and the environment. A strong believer in acting on what you want changed, Trina became involved in the San Martin Neighborhood Alliance (SMNA), a nonprofit working to protect the community’s rural atmosphere through responsible growth and community engagement. First helping with graffiti removal efforts and a scholarship program for various community endeavors, Trina went on to become a SMNA Board
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use matters that affect her community. As a member of SMPAC, she has worked with the County’s Planning Department to increase the committee’s visibility and voice in its advisory role to the County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors and advanced the discussion about the future of this rural community. Lifting Others into Leadership Roles In 2019, Trina stepped down from her role as SMNA Board President and became a Director Emeritus. She credits Green Foothills’ Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) for providing her with the valuable advice of knowing when to take a step back to enable others to step into a leadership role. Implementing this advice helped SMNA transition to new leadership after having Trina be the driving force of the group for more than 6 years. Appreciating the knowledge gained as part of the CALA 2018 cohort, Trina encouraged other Board members to apply for the program. Since then, two other SMNA Board members have graduated from CALA. From Horticulture to Land Conservation Once a political
science major who switched to horticulture, Trina’s journey so far has woven political and environmental issues together in service of her community. From visits to County Supervisors’ offices to champion San Martin land use and code enforcement issues, to writing articles in local newspapers highlighting challenges faced by her community, to bringing neighbors together for Trash Bash events for which she gained support from the County, Trina’s persistent efforts have earned her the respect of San Martin residents. But for Trina, the most gratifying part of her work has been facilitating connections that bring people together to find solutions to issues big and small. We know that this will serve her well in her new Executive Director role, working collaboratively with other agencies and organizations like Green Foothills to protect the natural habitats and agricultural lands of Santa Clara County.
May 4, 2020
City Update 24-hour Friendship Line for Seniors
4th of July All-City Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza Cancelled Cancellation of annual City of Santa Clara event based on latest State and County public health orders Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Santa Clara city leadership has made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s 4th of July All-City Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza. Based on Governor Gavin Newsom’s update this week where he laid out his roadmap for re-opening California with 4 stages, coupled with the revised local order that goes into effect May 4, cancelling the Independence Day celebration was the safest option for Santa Clara, given the seriousness of this public health emergency. “During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are all making sacrifices for the health, safety and well-being of everyone in our community,” said Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor. “Cancelling our 4th of July festivities – one of our city’s most popular events – is in the best interest of all Santa Clarans and was not taken
lightly. I very much look forward to the day when we can all come together again and celebrate our resilient city.” Cancelling the event now also avoids the expenditure of City funds on advanced vendor contracts for the event that typically features live entertainment, carnival games, food and fireworks. The City’s 4th of July All-City Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza is a very popular community event with about 10,000 participants. Per the current Shelter-in-Place orders, the public is advised to stay home and practice social distancing. Mass gatherings are also
not allowed. The last time Santa Clara canceled its 4th of July event was during the Great Recession for economic reasons. About the City of Santa Clara Located at the heart of Silicon Valley about 45 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Santa Clara truly is “The Center of What’s Possible.” Incorporated in 1852, Santa Clara covers an area of 19.3 square miles with an estimated population of 129,498. Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, HewlettPackard, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. The City of Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California’s Great America Theme Park, and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and SB50. For more information, go to SantaClaraCA.gov.
Are you a Senior living alone? Do you have elderly parents or friends who might need some help? The Institute of Aging 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is a crisis line for older adults and adults living with disabilities. Specialists at the Friendship Line offer emotional support, elder abuse reporting, well-being checks, grief support, active suicide prevention, as well as information and referrals for isolated individuals. Call the Friendship Line at 800-971-0016.
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