May 30, 2024
Six restaurants to get outdoor dining structures.

Parklet construction

After a series of delays, construction on the semi-permanent parklets has begun at six locations in downtown Campbell.

Work is in progress on parklets at Katie Bloom’s, Flights and Trattoria 360. Parklets are also planned for Aqui’s, Tessora’s Barra di Vino and A’Bellagio. Each will take upwards of seven weeks to finish, and all six parklets are expected to be completed by the end of September.

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Poet laureate sought

Santa Clara County is looking for its next poet laureate. The Santa Clara County Library District, in partnership with SVCREATES and Poetry Center San José, have opened the application process for the honorary post for 2024-25.

The poet laureate acts as an advocate for poetry, literature, and the arts and contributes to Santa Clara County’s poetry and literacy legacy through public readings and participation in civic events.

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The county’s eighth poet laureate will serve from January 2024 to December 2025 and will receive a stipend of $6,000 per year, a budget of $1,000 per year for reimbursable expenses related to their activities and the opportunity to publish a chapbook through Poetry Center San José.

Applications are being accepted Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. at, where eligibility criteria and other information is also available.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of literary professionals from the Greater Bay Area. Interviews with finalists will be conducted in November. The recommended poet laureate will be announced at a meeting of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in January or February of 2024.