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Former Santa Clara County sheriff loses another appeal

The California Supreme Court won’t hear former Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith’s appeal of a case that...

San Jose wage theft policy compromises with developers

San Jose could withhold certifications from big developers who use contractors with unpaid wage theft judgments in California...

Silicon Valley voters won’t see anti-tax measure on November ballot

The California Supreme Court has blocked an anti-tax ballot measure that faced fierce opposition from local officials, unions...

Santa Clara County approves ‘less invasive’ house arrest monitors

Santa Clara County courthouses are trading in ankle monitors for less conspicuous surveillance of people who are on...

Santa Clara County stops budget bleed, not future woes

Santa Clara County leaders have managed to approve a $12.5 billion budget that closes a massive deficit. But...

Popular Cupertino farmers market up for grabs a second time

A popular farmers market in Cupertino is up for grabs in a battle over who can provide the West Valley city...

The Podlight

The future of the beloved Pruneyard Cinemas

The future of the popular Pruneyard Cinemas in Campbell, an anchor for the nearby shopping center, is at risk amid a dispute over its lease. West Valley reporter Annalise Freimarck talked to business leaders, moviegoers and local businesses to understand what's next.

Latest Opinion

Op-ed: San Jose stands together for fair construction practices

Op-ed: San Jose stands together for fair construction practices

A thriving economy relies upon the rule of law, the assurance that fairness, equity and justice will prevail. It drives investment decisions around the globe and here at home. And for the tens of thousands of victims of wage theft who are still waiting to be paid, it is well past time for San Jose to reclaim its position as a legal and moral authority. Wage theft affects every aspect of our economy, none more than the workers that directly feel its effects, most often low-wage earners, disproportionately women, immigrants and people of color. The crime takes many forms: not...