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Arson Suspected In Mount Hamilton Grass Fire

Fire crews have controlled a grass fire on Mount Hamilton east of San Jose that was sparked by a suspected arson fire set inside one of two stolen cars found near Grant Ranch County Park.


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Santa Clara County Lists Restaurants With Major Food Safety Violations

The city that topped the list with the most major violations per restaurant was Santa Clara.


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Police Believe Woman Found Dead In Palo Alto Park Was Homeless

A woman believed to be homeless was found dead in a Palo Alto park Saturday morning. Her death comes about 3 weeks after 4 homeless people in Santa Clara County succumbed to hypothermia during a cold snap.


Homeless encampment near Mineta San Jose International Airport. (CBS)

4 South Bay Homeless Men Killed In Cold Snap Identified

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office on Monday released the identities of four homeless men who died over a week’s time due to cold weather exposure in San Jose and Saratoga.


Levi's Stadium under construction in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Lack Of Parking Means No Monday Night Football At Levi’s Stadium

There will be no high-profile, prime time weeknight football games – neither Monday nor Thursday night – played at the new Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers inaugural season and possibly beyond.


Homeless encampment near Mineta San Jose International Airport. (CBS)

4 Homeless People Die From Exposure To Cold In South Bay Encampments

Four homeless people have died in Santa Clara County due to exposure to cold weather conditions, the county medical examiner’s office announced Friday.


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Santa Clara County Shelters Open To Help Homeless Keep Warm

A non-profit group began offering 275 shelter beds Monday for the homeless during the cold weather season in Santa Clara County, which has one of the highest homeless populations in the country, a spokeswoman said.


A laboratory technician handles blood samples in a crime lab. (CBS)

Legionnaires’ Bacteria Found In New Santa Clara County Crime Lab

High levels of dangerous bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease were detected in the water system at Santa Clara County’s new crime lab, county officials said.


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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.


Christopher Evans Hubbart has been convicted of raping 40 women throughout California, including 15 in the Bay Area. (CBS)

Bay Area Judge Announces Sex Predator To Be Released In SoCal

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said a Santa Clara County judge has announced that serial rapist Christopher Hubbart potentially could live in the Antelope Valley community of Lake Los Angeles when he’s released from prison.