San Jose - Politics & Govt
Longtime Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith abruptly resigns as corruption trial continues
Sheriff Laurie Smith has left the building at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, having suddenly submitted her resignation Monday effective immediately. Smith remains on trial over corruption charges relating to concealed-carry gun permits that she reportedly issued in exchange for campaign donations, as well as other charges.
Bitterness still lingers after years-long legal battle is settled between the 49ers and Santa Clara
The 49ers and the city of Santa Clara have settled their lawsuits stemming from management issues at Levi’s Stadium, including fraud allegations and a disagreement about concert noise levels. But it was not without drama.
Scandal continues over Santa Clara County history book that cost taxpayers $1 million
The investigation into a history book written about the Santa Clara County government, much of which was apparently plagiarized from Wikipedia and other sources, has become even more of a debacle after details about the sky-high cost of the book have been revealed.
Long-standing ban on car cruising could soon be lifted in San Jose
Cruising was originally banned as a way to deter crime and traffic-related infractions from gatherings of cars slowly rolling down an urban street, but the Latino community looks at the ban as highly discriminatory, since cruising lowriders on city roads has been a part of the culture since the 1940s.
Santa Clara supervisors take no-confidence vote on sheriff; anti-vaxx effort to recall supervisors takes shape
There is now a request from two Santa Clara County supervisors for a no-confidence vote over Sheriff Laurie Smith’s job performance, as she is accused of rampant mismanagement inside her jails.