Cindy Chavez

Silicon Valley Community Leaders Question Disproportionate Numbers Of Ethnic Minority Kids In Juvenile Justice System Community leaders in Santa Clara County have kicked off a two-day public forum on what they call a disproportionately high number of kids from an ethnic-minority background in the child welfare and juvenile justice system.
Santa Clara County Discusses Hosting Border ChildrenAs many as 1,500 unaccompanied children who have come across the southern border from Central America could soon be welcomed in Santa Clara County as a proposal for “host families” will go before the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.
Candidates Crowd the Field in San Jose Mayoral RaceFundraising and campaigning in the race to replace San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed kicked off with a crowded field of candidates, mostly city council members who support the termed-out mayor’s pension reform policies.
Chavez Defeats Alvarado For Santa Clara Supervisor SeatChavez defeated Teresa Alvarado in a runoff election after the two received the most votes but fell short of a majority in June's special election to replace disgraced former Supervisor George Shirakawa.
Runoff Needed In Race To Replace South Bay Supervisor ShirakawaThe two top candidates in a race for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors appear to be heading for a runoff election.
Mother of Slain San Jose Teenager Urges Witnesses To Come ForwardThe mother of a San Jose teenager stabbed to death near San Jose High School appealed Thursday for witnesses of the unsolved murder to come forward.
Former San Jose Councilwoman Questions Legality Of Pension Reform PlanThe legality of the city of San Jose's pension reform plan is coming into question from several parties.