Sunnyvale community briefs for the week of June 3 – The Mercury News

Lee staffer honored

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) named Wendy Ho, chief of staff for Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee, one of four community heroes during Asian American Month in May.

Ho and others were honored for their dedication and service to the local community. She is a community advocate and civic leader with more than 15 years of experience working on public policy at the local, state and federal level. Her experience includes policy roles with United Way Silicon Valley, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and US Congress. Ho has served on the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees since 2012.

AACI President and CEO Sarita Kohli praised the honorees in a statement, saying, “Their commitment to building a safe, welcoming community inspires all of us to follow in their lead.”

Gun buyback

More than 400 guns were purchased May 22 in a buyback program offered by Santa Clara County.

County officials offered up to $100 for handguns, rifles and shotguns and up to $200 for ghost guns and assault weapons. They also offered free gun locks at the event.

The event was a collaborative effort by Supervisor Otto Lee, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, Milpitas Police Department and city of Milpitas, and included law enforcement support from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

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