AWARDS: Best and Worst of the Week —  Pat Nikolai and Kaiser Santa Clara

By Robert Haugh

The Good —  The Leg Drop AwardPat Nikolai will be Santa Clara’s next police chief since he’s the only candidate on the March ballot. He put himself in a good position with his strong showing in 2016. He smartly rolled out endorsements in the last few months. That got his only opponent Dan Winter to drop out.

The Bad —  The Jabroni Award: Kaiser Santa Clara for cutting an important chaplain position in a short-sighted move to save a little money. And they’re letting a great No One Dies Alone program deteriorate.

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