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Santa Clara County officials continue to discuss Ebola preparation

    A member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors says the second case of a health care worker in Dallas contracting the Ebola virus has generated a lot of concern here in the South Bay.
    Supervisor Ken Yeager told a board committee yesterday that the new case shows a connection to West Africa is no longer the only exposure risk factor, and that Santa Clara County needs to be as prepared as possible.
    County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody says county health officials are stepping up their preparations, but added that the probability of Ebola arriving in the county is still very low.
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is already screening all incoming patients for Ebola and screening will expand to all county clinics and health facilities by the end of the week.  Full Story

New tunnel bringing water from Hetch Hetchy to Silicon Valley and San Francisco

    Water from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park is now getting to San Francisco and Silicon Valley in a new way.
    A new $288 million tunnel underneath San Francisco Bay is now bringing water from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park to San Francisco, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.
    The Hetch Hetchy system provides drinking water for 2 million customers in the Bay Area, including a significant portion of the South Bay, such as large parts of Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale.  Full Story

Clover-shaped building approved in Sunnyvale

    A clover-shaped tech campus has been approved for construction by the Sunnyvale City Council.
    The 740,000 square foot complex is on land owned by real estate firm Landbank.
    There is no tenant in line for the planned campus in the 200 block of Wolfe Road, but Landbank says it will go ahead with construction.
    The building with the curvy, clover leaf shape is expected to be completed as early as March of 2017.  Full Story

Netflix misses subscriber growth goal

    Los Gatos-based Netflix has announced it missed its goal in the number of new subscribers it would add in the third quarter.  
    The disappointing performance is due to the Internet video service's recent price increase of $1 a month that kicked in during May, according to CEO Reed Hastings.
    The increase boosted Netflix's US price to $9 a month.
    The service gained about 3 million subscribers wordwide during the three months ending in September.
    Netflix had predicted it would add about 3.7 million customers in the third quarter.  Full Story

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