Prop 57 Would Give Power To Try Juveniles As Adults To Judges, Not ProsecutorsProposition 57 which would take the power of charging minors as adults -- a practice known as "direct filing" -- away from district attorneys and give it to judges.
Solitary Confinement At Forefront Of Santa Clara County Jail Hunger StrikeAn alleged South Bay gang leader known as 'the rabbit' is opening up about spending over 1,500 days in solitary confinement and a hunger strike that he hoped would cultivate change.
Over 300 Inmates On Hunger Strike Demanding Changes In Jail OperationsMore than 300 Santa Clara County inmates on their fourth day of a two-week hunger strike Thursday demanded sweeping changes to remedy numerous operational deficiencies at the Main Jail in San Jose.
Santa Clara County Cuts Wells Fargo Ties, San Francisco May FollowAfter doing business with Wells Fargo Bank for more than 25 years, Santa Clara County supervisors unanimously voted to cut ties over the bank’s fake account scandal.
Santa Clara County Sheriff Installs Gun Lock Boxes In Patrol CarsA Bay Area sheriff isn't waiting for a new state law to take effect to keep her deputies' guns away from thieves.
Bail Reform Proposed To Help Poor Defendants In Santa Clara CountyReforms to the bail system could soon open jail cells in Santa Clara County, allowing hundreds of people waiting for their day in court to walk free.
Brown Signs Sex Crime Bill Tied To Stanford Brock Turner Case Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills that emerged after a former Stanford University swimmer was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin.
Loma Fire Burns 1,000 Acres In Santa Cruz MountainsCal Fire crews responded to a massive fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Clara County on Monday, fire agency officials said.
Santa Clara Co. Mailing First Presidential Election Ballots This WeekSanta Clara County mailed the first ballots of the Nov. 8 presidential election on Saturday, a Registrar of Voters’ Office spokesman said.
Santa Clara County Deputy In Officer-Involved Shooting In SaratogaAn officer-involved shooting occurred Monday night in Saratoga, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
New Evidence Goes Public After Brock Turner ReleaseThe release of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner following three months in jail for his conviction on sexual assault charges has allowed the public its first look inside his jail cell and some of the evidence that put him there.
Brock Turner Released, Served 3 Months For Sexual AssaultUnder heavy security and the glare of media cameras, a former Stanford University swimmer whose sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus triggered a national debate was released from jail early Friday after serving just three months.

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