Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Ken Yeager, calls to raise the legal age to buy tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 18 to 21 in unincorporated areas of the county.
HIV On The Rise In San Jose Homeless Encampment Known As ‘The Jungle’ "The Jungle" has been described as one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation. Santa Clara County health officials say it’s become a breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases.
Improving Bay Area Economy Pushing Caltrain Ridership To LimitThanks to the improving employment picture in the Bay Area, many mass transit systems are seeing increased ridership, but Caltrain may be reaching its limits.
Project To Modernize Caltrain Underway In San JoseThe first phase of a major project to modernize Caltrain is underway in San Jose. Crews at the Tamien Station are installing a fiber optic line that will prepare the rail system to go all-electric before the end of the decade.
Same-Sex Marriages Keeping Santa Clara County Officials BusySanta Clara County was gearing up for another week of same-sex marriages days after what is believed to be the county’s busiest day ever for issuing marriage licenses, officials said.
San Jose Planning Natural Gas Station Partially Funded By State GrantSanta Clara County is planning to build a new natural gas refueling station in San Jose that will be open to the public.
Santa Clara County Announces Major Gun Buyback ProgramSanta Clara County has unveiled plans for what officials hope will be the largest gun buyback event held so far in the Bay Area.
Old San Jose City Hall May Be Turned Into A GymA unique idea for San Jose's old city hall building is starting to literally "take shape,” as one county supervisor wants to use the old government headquarters to help government workers stay fit and trim by turning it into a gym.
Caltrain Expected To Approve Fare IncreaseCaltrain plans to raise its one-way cash fare by 25 cents in order to encourage more riders to switch to Clipper Cards, rail officials said.
BART May Connect To San Jose Sooner Than PlannedBART trains could be rolling in San Jose as soon as 2016 after a huge hurdle was cleared Thursday in the form of more than $1 billion in grant money.
Santa Clara Co. Launches New Secondhand Smoke TV Campaign Santa Clara County has launched a new TV ad campaign on the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically aimed at parents who smoke.
Santa Clara County Approves Plastic Bag BanThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning approved an ordinance that bans plastic bags and most single-use paper bags in the county’s unincorporated areas.
Caltrain Board To Vote On Weekend Service ReductionThe Caltrain Board will vote next week to determine the level of train service between San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties.
Group Seeks To Expand South Bay Smoking BansAn anti-smoking group in Silicon Valley is trying to get more cities to enact smoking bans in apartment buildings, condos and townhouses.
Proposed Pit Bull Legislation