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Santa Clara County

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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

Dr. German Baldeon (Gilroy Police Dept.)

Gilroy Doctor Suspected Of Killing Wife Arrested, Second Suspect At Large

Gilroy police have arrested a man suspected of killing his wife in April and are looking for the second suspect in the murder.

06/06/2014

Alviso Marina County Park (http://www.sccgov.org)

CHP ID’s Body Spotted By Kayaker Near Alviso Marina As Missing Caltrans Employee

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office identified the body as 54-year-old James Allan Collier, of Clearlake.

05/31/2014

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

South Bay Pot Proponents Planning To Offer Free ‘Weed For Votes’ During Upcoming Election

A coalition of pro-marijuana activists think they have sparked an idea that could help get like-minded local politicians in office. They say they will offer discounts or giveaways of pot to people who can prove they vote during next week’s primary election.

05/30/2014

Downtown San Jose with City Hall in the foreground. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Close To Framing ‘Living-Wage’ Ordinance

With the framework close to being finished, Santa Clara County is moving forward with work on a living-wage ordinance, with a first step due in June.

05/27/2014

George Shirakawa

Fmr. Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa Released From Jail

George Shirakawa Jr., is out of custody from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He served 7 months after pleading guilty to 12 charges, including gambling with public funds, in November.

05/17/2014

Police arrested Maria Garate, an 18-year-old transient from the San Jose area, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. (Source: SJPD)

Woman Allegedly Targeted Asians During San Jose Walmart Attack On 4-Year-Old

The young woman accused of attacking a toddler with a crowbar at a San Jose Walmart Wednesday will be charged with a hate crime, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed.

05/15/2014

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South Bay Cooling Centers Open With Potential For Triple-Digit Heat

Cooling centers have been set up throughout Santa Clara County during this week’s heat wave.

05/14/2014

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