Long-simmering disputes with hospital employee unions over staffing are reaching crisis points, as almost a third of California hospitals report insufficient numbers of critical workers, including nurses, technicians and janitors.
The next SJSU president will have to deal with lingering legal claims, and manage the wide-ranging reforms in its athletic programs required by the Justice Department settlement, not to mention dealing with issues of trust, reputation and accountability in the broader community.
Student reports of 30 sexual assaults in the first few days of classes at SCU dampened the optimism of a new school year in which the 8,500-student university reported a record number of first-year students.
Total city workforce vaccination has increased from 89% to 92% in recent weeks. The Police Department has increased from 82% vaccinated to 86% vaccinated as of Sept. 24 and the Fire Department reported a 92% vaccination rate.
The ban on flavored tobacco aligns with state and federal regulations so retailers that sell hookah or hookah related products would be exempt from the ban. but more than 650 San Jose tobacco retailers will have to make the shift.
Gov. Newsom and legislators had hoped to lengthen the school year in 2021-22, which they saw as critical to meet the extra emotional needs of students, particularly low-income, foster and homeless children caused by the pandemic.