Cancer and COVID
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Sunnyvale Public Library is hosting an Oct. 15 talk on “Cancer Prevention and COVID-19 for People Living with Cancer,” with speaker Marcia Stefanick, PhD, of the Stanford School of Medicine.
Stefanick’s talk is set for 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the library’s community room, 665 W. Olive Ave.
The League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale is hosting virtual forums this month for school board and city council candidates.
Candidates for three seats on the Fremont Union High School District board will hold forth on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. Candidates for the District 3 seat on the Sunnyvale City Council are up on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
To register for either of these forums or to watch a video of the Sept. 22 forum with candidates for the District 5 seat on the Sunnyvale City Council, visit https://lwvcs.clubexpress.com.
Second Harvest survey
The results of a new client survey from Second Harvest of Silicon Valley show local families are being hit hard by inflation and the high cost of gas, with 93% of respondents reporting that they have bought less food recently due to these factors. In addition, more than 60% reported having less than $250 in savings, and 73% said they are worried about being able to pay next month’s rent or mortgage, a 25% jump in the number of clients who had that concern last year.
The number of people Second Harvest serves doubled during the pandemic – from 250,000 to 500,000 a month – when the increase in need was mainly due to job loss, and continues to stay extremely high at an average of about 450,000 every month