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Santa Clara County sheriff faces state investigation over alleged civil rights violations

The California attorney general is investigating possible civil rights violations committed by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. Citing concerning allegations about the management of the jail system, Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Wednesday his office is seeking information on whether the sheriff’s office engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct. “These concerns...

Business PAC announces San Jose mayor, City Council endorsements

The 2022 races for San Jose City Council are heating up, with seven candidates scoring endorsements from a local business-backed political action committee. On Wednesday, the Silicon Valley Biz PAC, one of several local PACs representing business interests, announced its support for both Councilmembers Dev Davis and Matt Mahan in the contested San Jose mayoral race. It also...

Monte Sereno lawmaker claims illegal voting charge part of harassment campaign

A Monte Sereno councilmember convicted of illegal voting claims she is being attacked by current and former lawmakers who want to drive her out of office. Councilmember Rowena Turner was convicted last October in Oregon for voting illegally in the 2018 general election in both Oregon and California. Josephine County Judge Brandon S. Thueson fined...

San Jose libraries halt plans for in-person programs amid COVID surge

Local and regional libraries are halting plans to resume popular in-person programs amid rising COVID-19 infections in Santa Clara County. San Jose libraries hosted programs like the weekly children’s story time, language classes and mock citizenship naturalization interviews in person prior to the pandemic. Things went online in March 2020, and the city planned to...