Home for the holidays

Humane Society Silicon Valley wants its adoptable pets to find a home for the holidays. To that end, all adult dogs 40 pounds and heavier and adult cats six months and older can be adopted for $ 20 until January 2.

The furry friends can be found at the Peter Detkin and Michelle Oates Detkin Animal Community Center, 901 Ames Ave. For hours and more information visit hssv.org/homeforholidays.

Small business grants

On December 7, the Santa Clara County Supervisory Board approved the allocation of $ 20 million for a small business takeover grant program. The funds come from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package.

Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, who represents Campbell and the Cambrian region of San Jose, made the recommendation. Supervisor Otto Lee, who represents Sunnyvale and Milpitas, was his co-sponsor.

The recommendation also includes an extension of a county license fee waiver for small businesses until 2022.

For more information visit bit.ly/2ovAsNz.

Transgender survey

Santa Clara County residents who identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender equal can complete an online survey to help inform county workplace policies and programs. Respondents must be 18 years of age or older and live or work in Santa Clara County.

Qualified respondents can receive a $ 20 electronic gift card for completing the 25-minute survey at tgnbsurvey.org. To complete the survey by email or phone, contact [email protected] or 415-343-4656.