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Dave Cortese

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Santa Clara County Supervisor Urges 25 Percent Reduction In Water Use By Local Governments

Supervisor Dave Cortese said local government departments are not doing enough to restrict water use during the drought.

08/21/2014

A mother and child, 3, from El Salvador await transport to a processing center for undocumented immigrants after they crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on July 24, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Calls For More Legal Representation For Children In Need Of Immigration Services

With so many immigrant children facing deportation and a lack of legal representation, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is calling for not only more lawyers, but for them to do pro-bono work.

08/12/2014

Screenshot of tweets from political consultant Jay Reed, who once worked on Dave Cortese's campaign for San Jose mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayoral Candidate Fires Campaign Advisor Over Inappropriate Tweets

A personal Twitter account is likely to blame for costing a communications expert his job as a consultant for a South Bay politician.

08/06/2014

A mother and child, 3, from El Salvador await transport to a processing center for undocumented immigrants after they crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on July 24, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County Discusses Hosting Border Children

As 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.

08/05/2014

Dave Cortese, candidate for San Jose Mayor. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Official Looks To Invite Undocumented Immigrant Children To Silicon Valley

While some Southwestern communities have seen protests against undocumented immigrant children being placed in their towns, Santa Clara County officials want to invite some of those children to come to the Silicon Valley.

07/27/2014

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Santa Clara County Funds New Human Trafficking Team

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to establish a human trafficking team.

06/19/2014

San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

Liccardo, Cortese Headed For Runoff In San Jose Mayor’s Race

In a low-turnout primary election in Santa Clara County Tuesday, the races for mayor of San Jose and three of five San Jose city councilmembers are headed for runoff elections this fall, Sheriff Laurie Smith was re-elected, and all eight ballot measures passed, according to unofficial results.

06/04/2014

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Voters To Select From Crowded Field Of Mayoral Candidates To Replace Termed-Out Mayor Reed

Tuesday’s primary election will decide the top voter-getters for a new San Jose mayor as Mayor Chuck Reed ends his eight-year tenure.

05/30/2014

San Jose City Hall

KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA Poll Finds 2 Candidates Breaking Away In San Jose Mayor’s Race

With less than a week until the primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found two candidates for San Jose mayor are separating themselves from the crowded field of candidates.

05/29/2014

San Jose Fire Department truck

Slow Response Times Put San Jose Fire Department In Hot Seat

The San Jose Fire Department is in the hot seat over its failure to meet required response times and a breach of contract could be declared as soon as Tuesday.

02/04/2014

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