State Legislature Sends Bill Ending Spousal Rape Distinction To GovernorBay Area legislators authored and passed a bill this week that ends the legal distinction between spousal rape and rape, sending it to the governor's desk to be signed into law.
State Budget Includes $2 Million For Litter Abatement In Santa Clara CountyA state senator succeeded in including $2 million for litter abatement in the 2021 state budget, which the legislature passed this week.
Santa Clara Co. Board Of Supervisors: Former Sunnyvale Mayor Otto Lee Appears To Win Over Asm. Kansen ChuFormer Sunnyvale Mayor Otto Lee is likely heading to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors following a nine-year hiatus from public service.
Santa Clara County Supervisors Push Action Plan for the Mentally Ill HomelessSanta Clara County supervisors Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese want come up with a comprehensive plan for people who are "severely mentally ill, dually diagnosed and unhoused."
Santa Clara Co. Supervisors Declare Climate Crisis, Pledge Resources To Global WarmingThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors declared a climate crisis Tuesday, joining dozens of Bay Area cities and counties that have pledged resources toward mitigating global warming.
Santa Clara County Rethinking ICE Cooperation Following Bambi Larson MurderSanta Clara County officials are shifting their position on contacting federal authorities about inmates convicted of violent crimes after an apparent undocumented felon was arrested in connection with the brutal killing of a South San Jose woman in late February.
Santa Clara Co. Supervisors Push Forward On Equal Pay OrdinanceThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a plan for city staff to prepare a gender and ethnicity pay equity ordinance.
San Jose Mayor Asks Congress To Renew $105 Billion Transportation Bill To Help Fund BART ExtensionSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors president Dave Cortese took part in a rally at San Jose State University Thursday to urge Congress to renew a $105 billion national transportation bill that expires next month.
South Bay Politician Wants To Consider Desalinating Water Despite Environmental ConcernsDespite environmental concerns, the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors says cities and counties should seriously consider using desalination technology to supply desperately needed drinking water.
Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless VeteransSanta Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.
Dave Cortese Concedes To Sam Liccardo In San Jose’s Mayoral RaceAfter a hard fought campaign and race, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese confirmed that he called his opponent Monday evening to concede in his bid for Mayor of San Jose.
Cortese Not Ready To Concede In San Jose Mayoral Race Despite Opponent's Claim To VictorySanta Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese says he is not ready to concede in the San Jose mayor's race, even though his opponent, City Councilman Sam Liccardo, has already declared victory.
Sam Liccardo Takes Slim Lead In San Jose Mayor's RaceIn the early hours of Wednesday morning, with all precincts reporting, Liccardo took home 51 percent of the vote. But the race could be decided by absentee ballots turned in at the polls that will not be counted until later Wednesday and this week.
San Jose Mayor's Race Between Dave Cortese, Sam Liccardo Too Close To CallVoters in the Bay Area’s largest city are deciding between City Councilmember Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Chuck Reed. With 126 of 495 precincts reporting, Liccardo is leading Cortese, 50.85 percent to 49.15 percent.
Phil Matier: California's Election Day Races With Nationwide InterestPhil Matier says educators nationwide are keeping an eye on California's state schools superintendent race because of the candidate the teacher's union has decided to endorse.