The 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.
A former Santa Clara County supervisor who pleaded guilty to blowing taxpayer funds at casinos may have returned to his gambling ways.
Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to a host of criminal charges, including the misuse of tens of thousands of dollars of campaign and taxpayer funds.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold a special election on June 4 to fill the seat of former District 2 Supervisor George Shirakawa.
In the wake of alleged inappropriate spending and charges by the board president, The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to beef up its oversight of county issued credit cards.
Pressure is mounting for the president of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors to resign over questionable charges he made to a government-issued credit card.
A scathing Santa Clara County internal audit shows Supervisor George Shirakawa used his taxpayer-funded credit card for prohibited personal expenses such as hotel rooms, meals, car rentals and golf games.
George Shirakawa, Jr., the already-embattled president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, is being asked to explain a “confusing trail of receipts” on his county-issued credit card.
Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa has responded to allegations of improper charges to a county issued credit card, which include a $90,000 a year bodyguard.
Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith and her office are defending assigning a deputy to protect the president of the Board of Supervisors, even after canceling that deputy’s planned three-day training course in Las Vegas.