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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

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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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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

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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

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

2,500 Crime Lab Drug Tests Botched In Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County’s District Attorney’s Office is notifying about 2,500 defendants arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and their attorneys that tests for methamphetamine use, taken two-month period, were conducted improperly.

05/06/2014

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