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Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

San Francisco, Santa Clara County Moves Forward With E-Cigarette Restrictions

Smoking e-cigarettes is getting harder to do in parts of the Bay Area after the San Francisco and Santa Clara County boards of supervisors approved restrictions on the devices Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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HIV On The Rise In San Jose Homeless Encampment Known As ‘The Jungle’

“The Jungle” has been described as one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation. Santa Clara County health officials say it’s become a breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases.

03/25/2014

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Former Santa Clara Supervisor Jailed For Year Over Misuse Of Funds

Disgraced former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa was sentenced to a year in county jail and three years of probation Friday for the 12 criminal counts he plead guilty to involving misuse of campaign and taxpayer funds.

11/08/2013

George Shirakawa

Ex-South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa Charged With Impersonation

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa has been indicted by a criminal grand jury on one felony count of false personation, prosecutors announced Monday.

10/28/2013

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County To Offer Rental Help For Newly Released 3-Strike Inmates

The plan calls for the county to pay as much as $1,000 a month to help pay the rent for the first year after release for inmates who were once destined for life in prison.

10/07/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-Southbay Supervisor Pleads Not Guilty In Fake Mailer Case

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Friday pleaded not guilty to allegedly impersonating a political candidate in an unusual hearing in which the judge said he himself might be a potential witness and have to recuse himself.

06/07/2013

George Shirakawa

Disgraced Ex-South Bay Supervisor Now Accused Of Dirty Campaign Trick

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged former Supervisor George Shirakawa with allegedly impersonating a San Jose City Council candidate in 2010 by sending out a fake campaign mailer meant to discredit her.

06/05/2013

Cindy Chavez and Teresa Alvarado, candidates for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. (CBS)

Runoff Needed In Race To Replace South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa

The 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.

06/05/2013

George Shirakawa

Replacement For Convicted Santa Clara County Supervisor To Be Elected Tuesday

Voters in Santa Clara County will cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to replace former District 2 supervisor George Shirakawa.

06/03/2013

George Shirakawa

Ex-South Bay Supervisor Reportedly Gambled After Guilty Pleas

A former Santa Clara County supervisor who pleaded guilty to blowing taxpayer funds at casinos may have returned to his gambling ways.

04/12/2013

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