Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County

State lawmakers demand action following attacks on Los Gatos mayor

Two state legislators want to know what is being done to protect the Los Gatos mayor, councilmembers and their families, following reports of racially-charged “bullying, harassment and intimidation” at town meetings. Assemblymember Evan Low and Sen. Dave Cortese sent a letter to Town Manager Laurel Prevetti denouncing the disruption of government meetings and asking the town...

Tracking COVID-19 outbreaks, cases and vaccination rates in San Jose

COVID-19 has killed 1,821 people in Santa Clara County and infected more than 143,000 others since March 2020. The numbers of infections, hospitalizations and deaths declined earlier this year when vaccines became available to the majority of the population. The numbers climbed again as the contagious Delta variant ravaged the country in summer, prompting the...

San Jose redistricting angers downtown residents

The redrawing of city lines has some residents in an affluent downtown neighborhood fired up. And the county’s redistricting process — happening simultaneously — is raising questions in a highly-contested supervisorial race. In the city’s process, a redistricting map being floated by the city’s consulting group would move residents from the historic Naglee Park neighborhood...

Residents speak out against new Santa Clara County jail

Some Santa Clara County residents overwhelmingly oppose a new jail, calling on the county to shift from punitive practices that criminalize poverty and mental illness. After numerous reports about inhumane conditions behind bars, Santa Clara County wrestled with the idea of building a new jail. But now officials are looking to the public for alternative...