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  • South Bay couple becomes 1st in California to say virtual 'I do' in must-watch wedding amid COVID-19 pandemic

    A San Jose couple became the first to ever become husband and wife, virtually, according to the Santa Clara County Clerk's office. Bride and groom, Sarita Biswal and Love Singhal, respectively, were both working Silicon Valley tech jobs when they met, ironically enough, through an Indian matrimonial website in 2016.

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  • San Jose real estate team, local companies provide supply kits to people in need

    ...Veteran real estate developers [Gary Dillabough and Jeff Arrillaga], working with a group of San Jose businesses are distributing free medical, food, and wellness supply kits to local families and workers affected by California’s shelter-in-place mandate.

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  • Bay Area distilleries switch gears to produce much-needed hand sanitizer

    The CEO of the 10th St. Distillery in San Jose halted production of his award-winning whiskey two weeks ago and pivoted to producing an even higher proof product: Hand sanitizer.

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  • San Jose Fairmont Employees Send Message Of Love To Coronavirus-Stricken Community

    Like employees in the hospitality industry across the San Francisco Bay Area the employees at San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel have been hit hard by the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. But that didn’t prevent them from sending a symbol of love to the local community.

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  • San Jose health care workers treated like superstars, celebrated with cheers

    Normally, the San Jose Ultras turn their attention to soccer and their beloved Earthquakes. But today, they've taken their voices and their support to Valley Medical Center... The Ultras started with a fundraiser, collecting $4000 in a matter of hours. When the Earthquakes found out, they decided to match it.

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  • Bay Area costume departments make masks to fight coronavirus

    TheatreWorks Costume Director Jill Bowers projected her team of stitchers could make 150 masks in one week. Opera San Jose Costume Director Alyssa Oania made 70 in the same span.

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  • Showering South Bay healthcare workers with love

    First responders showed their appreciation for healthcare workers outside Valley Medical Center in San Jose... just as the CDC is shedding light on the new risks these workers are taking during the coronavirus pandemic... [P]olice and firefighters from across Santa Clara County lined up their emergency vehicles outside the hospital. Some had signs, others flashed their lights and clapped.

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  • New mural in San Jose is a ‘thank you’ to healthcare workers

    A new mural sprang up on a fence near San Jose State last weekend that is a picture perfect message of gratitude to the doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers battling the coronavirus. The images of a white-coated doctor and two people in scrubs surround Winston Churchill’s famous World War II quote, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”

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  • 3-D printed supplies donated to hospital by San Jose library

    The San Jose Public Library 3D-printed over 500 face shields and nearly 200 masks for healthcare organizations in need of personal protective equipment.

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  • San Jose Museum of Art’s 112-year-old clock doesn’t stop for coronavirus

    Even regular visitors to downtown San Jose may not notice one of the city’s most enduring pieces of history: The 112-year-old “century clock” atop the old wing of the San Jose Museum of Art on Market Street. Its faces still display the time...

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  • California companies jump in to supply ventilators needed in coronavirus fight

    Last week, Bloom Energy Chief Executive KR Sridhar realized his fuel-cell business could help alleviate the state’s critical shortage of ventilators. The San Jose company... would embark on refurbishing the state’s supply of 200 older ventilators. The ventilators are especially crucial now in treating cases of COVID-19... because critically ill patients often suffer severe respiratory symptoms.

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  • Spartan Barber Shop owner looking forward to re-opening after pandemic

    The Spartan Barber Shop has been a staple for San Jose State Students since 1957 when Frank Annino opened his doors. But for the first time in his more than 60 year run, he is closed down for an unforeseen amount of time due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But that hasn't stopped his positive outlook.

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  • Coronavirus lockdown won’t keep San Jose State judo master from his 100th birthday party

    Yoshihiro Uchida, the grandfather of American judo and a San Jose fixture since 1940, plans a new way to celebrate his 100th birthday... Instead of attending a now-canceled gala dinner in his honor Uchida expects to pass the milestone participating in a Zoom video conference call for the first time.

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  • San Jose Families Create Masks for Healthcare Workers

    In San Jose, several families are working to create masks and even started their own assembly line. One family averages producing 100 masks a day.

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  • Moveable Feast feeds thousands of overworked San Jose health care workers

    Hospital workers had a reason to smile... They were picking up donated meals from Moveable Feast, a San Jose-based food truck catering company [who] has redirected its entire fleet of food truck vendors to feed health care workers, government staff and other essential workers amid the coronavirus crisis.

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  • San Jose vegan restaurant providing free meals for K-12 students

    A vegan restaurant in San Jose is helping feed the community by offering free meals to K-12 students as schools continue to be closed. Happy Hooligans in San Jose is giving free meals for K-12 grade students to help feed them during the outbreak.

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  • San Jose pizza company donates, delivers meals to elderly in quarantine

    Everyone needs some people doing good right now with the Coronavirus pandemic running headlines. It's exactly what the owners of Tony & Alba's Pizza & Pasta are doing to give back to their South Bay Community.

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