October 2020 News Listing

Training for Belmont PD gets update.

Action part of larger outreach effort from city officials to public. The Belmont Police Department rolled out updated mental health crisis policies in response to calls from the public for better responses to mental health incidents as part of a Public Safety Subcommittee public outreach meeting Wednesday night. Citizens spoke about the need to reconsider more

Milpitas will sue to stop homeless housing project funded by state, county.

The Milpitas City Council has unanimously voted to sue to stop a hotel in the city from being converted into permanent supportive housing for homeless people. The move ratchets up pressure on Santa Clara County, which is pursuing the project through Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Project Homekey, along with Jamboree Housing, a nonprofit developer. At a more

Experts Say Attack On Hunter Biden’s Addiction Deepens Stigma For Millions.

When President Trump and Joe Biden faced off for the first — and so far, only — presidential debate late last month, Trump attacked his Democratic rival with a false claim about Hunter Biden. “Hunter got thrown out of the military,” Trump said of the former vice president’s son. “He was thrown out, dishonorably discharged, more

South City focuses on student mental health.

South San Francisco Unified School District discusses counseling services for community. As the lingering pandemic amplifies the value of mental health services for those feeling the pressure of uniquely challenging times, South San Francisco Unified School District officials are examining counseling support offered to students. The district Board of Trustees during a community forum Thursday, more

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes some police reform bills: ‘We have a lot more to do’.

Activists hoped for bigger reforms in California after this summer’s protests. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a modest slate of bills meant to overhaul California law enforcement Wednesday, but disappointed many police reform advocates by vetoing other legislation designed to reimagine the role police play in addressing societal problems. Civil liberties groups and many more

Gov. Newsom signs law to grow mental health coverage.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines “medical necessity,” a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments. State and federal laws already require health insurance companies to handle mental health treatments the same more