Santa Clara County

Homeless encampment behind homes in South San Jose. (CBS)

Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A Year

Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.

05/26/2015

Antonio Guzman Lopez was fatally shot by a San Jose State University police officer on February 21, 2014. (CBS)

Body-Camera Evidence In Fatal San Jose Police Shooting Demonstrates What People See Can Still Be Divisive

As more police departments adopt body-worn cameras, many are finding they don’t always produce clear-cut evidence in officer-involved shootings and can actually be divisive.

05/25/2015

27-year-old Edgar Covarrubias. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Accused Of Recklessness In Hiring Alleged Pedophile At San Jose Science Camp

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A claim was filed day against the Santa Clara County Office of Education alleging it hired a person who molested a 10-year-old boy at a science camp earlier this year. […]

05/21/2015

smoking

Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Ken Yeager, calls to raise the legal age to buy tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 18 to 21 in unincorporated areas of the county.

05/19/2015

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Reports Of Child Molestation Brings Private Investigator To Popular Camp For South Bay Kids

School leaders in Santa Clara County have hired an outside investigator to look into reports of child molestation at a local environmental camp for kids.

05/18/2015

Sam Liccardo, candidate for San Jose Mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor Liccardo Calls For Police Accountability After Data Shows Department’s Potential Racial Bias

San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo is calling for increased police accountability in the wake of data that shows the department routinely stops or detains blacks and Latinos at disproportionate rates.

05/12/2015

water faucet

San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly Allotments

San Jose residents face mandatory water rationing with monthly allotments and the possibility of penalties if they go over their allowed amount as soon as mid-June.

05/12/2015

A Magnitude 2.2 earthquake was recorded Monday. (USGS)

Magnitude 2.2 Earthquake Hits East Of San Jose

The quake, with a magnitude of 2.2, hit nine miles east of San Jose and 11 miles southeast of Milpitas.

05/11/2015

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Blacks, Latinos Detained In Disproportionate Numbers By San Jose Police

The City of San Jose’s Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.

05/11/2015

Mohammad Khaliqi

Suspect Arrested In Assault On 13-Year-Old San Jose Girl Caught On Camera

A man seen on security camera video assaulting a 13-year-old girl after forcing his way inside her home has been arrested, according to police.

05/08/2015

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