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"The Jungle" homeless encampment in San Jose (Colgan/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Welcome To ‘The Jungle,’ San Jose’s Rapidly-Growing Homeless Encampment

While Silicon Valley is known for its high tech entrepreneurs who are making millions of dollars, the latest numbers show that the homeless population in San Jose has grown by about 20 percent since 2011. That increase is visibly evident in an area known as “The Jungle”—arguably the largest homeless encampment in the nation.

07/07/2014

Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies are seeking a man who last week attacked a clerk at a liquor store and fled after stealing liquor and cigarettes.

Suspect Identified In Brazen San Jose Liquor Store Robbery, Attack On Clerk

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who was caught on camera in a brazen attack on a liquor store clerk in unincorporated San Jose earlier this month and is asking for the public’s help to find him.

06/29/2014

Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies are seeking a man who last week attacked a clerk at a liquor store and fled after stealing liquor and cigarettes.

Man Attacks Clerk After Robbing San Jose Liquor Store, Remains At Large

Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies are seeking a man who last week attacked a clerk at a liquor store and fled after stealing liquor and cigarettes, a sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.

06/26/2014

Site where two bodies where found at Hidden Lake Park in Milpitas. (CBS)

Couple Found Dead In Milpitas Park From Possible Murder-Suicide Identified

Medical examiner’s officials said that both died from gunshot wounds to the head, Yim Pruett via suicide and James Pruitt in an as-yet-undetermined manner.

06/25/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Supervisors Enact Moratorium On Marijuana Dispensaries In Unincorporated Areas

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to enact an immediate moratorium on the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Santa Clara County, officials said.

06/25/2014

Dave Armstrong's cannabis operation MediMart is able to stay open because of Sam Jose's "closed loop collective" rule. (CBS SF)

San Jose Man Protects Cannabis Collective During City-Wide Crackdown

MediMarts owner Dave Armstrong will be the last man standing in what might be the only legal outdoor marijuana farm in Santa Clara County thanks to the closed collective system.

06/24/2014

Ryan Paradiso (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

San Jose Burglary Suspect Arrested After Online Purchase Traced To Stolen Computer

A man was arrested last week after Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies determined a stolen Apple computer was used to make an online purchase from his San Jose home.

06/23/2014

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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

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Silicon Valley’s Transportation Tax For Alleviating Traffic Remains Gridlocked

Traffic relief in Silicon Valley will have to wait now that a half cent transportation tax has been delayed until the 2016 election.

06/18/2014

Monta Vista High School, Cupertino (Fremont Union High School District)

Unchecked Anti-Semitic Prank In Yearbook Causes Stir At High School In Cupertino

School officials in Cupertino are scrambling to deal with an anti-Semitic slur that was printed in a high school yearbook. The family of the student slighted by the slur, meanwhile, wants the yearbooks recalled.

06/10/2014

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