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Nov 23, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County undersheriff indicted in corruption scandal involving gun permits

Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung has now been indicted in a long-running corruption scandal allegedly involving dirty campaign money in exchange for concealed-carry gun permits. Read More

Nov 19, 2020
San Jose

State tells Palo Alto to add 10,000 housing units, City Council continues to protest

The City of Palo Alto has decided to protest a sprawling plan for future Bay Area housing that was recently announced by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), which would require Palo Alto to build 10,000 new housing units in the next decade. Read More

Nov 11, 2020
San Jose

Silicon Valley Organization vows to stay intact, releases initial racist-ad investigation

The largest South Bay business group, Silicon Valley Organization (SVO), says it's not going anywhere and plans to continue to fight calls to dissolve after the group posted a racist and disturbing political ad leading up to the November 3rd election. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Jose

Political shuffle on Santa Clara City Council means tough road ahead for mayor

The 49ers may not be winning on the field this season but last week marked a huge victory for the team’s owner Jed York, who basically placed a massive bet that he could shift the power of the Santa Clara City Council, and won.  Read More

Nov 06, 2020
San Jose

From his mom’s house in San Jose to Sacramento: Alex Lee becomes youngest state lawmaker

Move over veteran California legislators, Alex Lee, who just became California’s youngest state assemblymember to be elected in 80 years, is promising to make some pretty big changes once he starts his term. Read More

Nov 04, 2020
San Jose

San Jose residents vote to expand police oversight, gambling

The city of San Jose will expand oversight of its police department and increase gaming at its casinos, while also raising taxes on casinos, after voters resoundingly approved Measures G and H. Read More

Nov 02, 2020
San Jose

San Jose church fined $350,000 for holding large services in violation of health orders

A San Jose Church that has been slapped with repeat violations of coronavirus health orders has now been issued a court order by Santa Clara County. Read More

Nov 02, 2020
San Jose

Expanding gambling to raise revenue — a San Jose ballot measure creates a moral dilemma

Measure H, also known as the Cardroom Tax, would increase the gross revenue tax for Bay 101 Casino and Casino Matrix from 15% to 16.5% while expanding the number of gaming tables. Read More

Oct 28, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County law enforcement vows to keep the vote safe from possible election crimes

Polling sites and drop boxes are popping up across the state ahead of Election Day, and Santa Clara County officials are taking steps to ensure safety from things like fraud and voter intimidation with vows from law enforcement. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
San Jose

Milpitas, County Clash Over Plan to House Homeless in Area Hotel

With homeless populations growing during COVID-19 and no end in sight, state and local leaders have been scrambling to find ways to get – and keep – vulnerable residents off the streets. Read More

Oct 20, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County steps up to help hard-hit businesses survive pandemic downturn

Thanks to a new round of Coronavirus aid, struggling businesses across the South Bay may soon get access to new support to stay afloat. Some business owners fear taking on more debt. Read More

Nov 05, 2019