Santa Clara County

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

Stingray, by Harris Corporation. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Officials Pull The Plug On Stingray Cellphone Tracking Technology

Santa Clara County officials couldn’t reach a contract agreement with the manufacturer of the device that mimics a cell tower, allowing authorities to track a phone.

05/07/2015

Downtown San Jose. (CBS)

Silicon Valley Population Reaches Estimated 3 Million People

Silicon Valley reached a population milestone Tuesday, with an estimated 3 million people now inhabiting the area known worldwide for its tech industry.

05/05/2015

A student wears one of the shirts disallowed at Live Oak High School (CBS)

Morgan Hill School Drops American Flag Ban Despite Federal Court Victory

For the second year in a row, American flag waving protesters camped out in front of a Morgan Hill High School Tuesday, this despite a decision by school officials to lift the ban on flag clothing.

05/05/2015

(Getty images)

13-Year-Old Gilroy Girl Accidentally Shoots Herself In Leg With Police Officer’s Gun

A 13-year-old girl accidentally shot herself in the leg Monday afternoon with a handgun owned by her stepfather, who is a Gilroy police officer.

05/05/2015

Giovanna Vargas Hernandez (Palo Alto Police)

Palo Alto Burglary Suspect Who Left Driver License Behind Arrested 30 Minutes Later

Police arrested a burglar Monday morning after she accidentally dropped her driver’s license while struggling with the homeowner to get away.

04/28/2015

San Jose Cop Arraigned

San Jose Police Officer Arraigned On Marijuana Possession Charges With Intent To Sell

A San Jose police officer faces nearly four years in jail if convicted on charges of marijuana possession with intent to sell after being arraigned Friday afternoon.

04/24/2015

Scene of a collision between a tow truck and a VTA bus at Santa Theresa Blvd. and Cottle Road in San Jose, April 24, 2015.

2 Toddlers Injured When Tow Truck Collides With VTA Bus In San Jose

A tow truck with two young children inside ran into the back of a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus in San Jose Friday morning, according to a VTA spokeswoman.

04/24/2015

Students raise glasses of beer in a toast (Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Leads California In Binge Drinking

The Bay Area is hitting the bottle hard. Binge drinking has shot up over the past decade with several counties well above the state average, and the tech boom might have something to do with it.

04/23/2015

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