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Former City Inspector Sentenced to 35 Years for Bribery, Extortion and Child Molesting

William Gerry, a former San Jose city inspector, was convicted of extorting bribes and molesting children.


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University of California Promises to Look for Ways to Ease Students’ Expenses

By officially prioritizing part-time work as a way for students to pay for college, the University of California moved closer this week to its goal of students avoiding burdensome loans by 2030.


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California Legislators Quietly, Secretly Kill Hundreds of Bills

On what they call Suspense File Day, legislators killed about 220 California bills on issues including education, health care, housing and workers.


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Two Charged with San Jose Smoke Shop Robbery Spree

In less than a month, the suspects held up at least seven San Jose small businesses – mostly smoke shops – stealing cash, cell phones and cigars, at gunpoint, according to prosecutors.


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CFO of Education Nonprofit Charged with Embezzling Funds for Six Years

James Ahrens was charged with two felony counts of embezzling over $150,000 from Partners in Innovation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that serves schools and educators across the U.S.


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San Jose Piano Teacher Arrested in Los Altos for Fondling Student

James Robert Cannon, 63, of San Jose, faces charges that he touched a teenage piano student in an appropriate sexual manner.


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Santa Clara County Judge Strikes Down Morgan Hill Council District Map

Judge Julie A. Emede, ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought against the city of Morgan Hill by former Mayor Steve Tate and three other residents, said the redistricting map approved by the council in March violates …


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Retired Santa Clara County Sheriff Pens His First Novel

Former Sheriff Robert Earl Winter drew on his family history for his novel set in the Civil War.


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Some CSU Students Who Have Lived in California for Years Pay Non-resident Tuition

California exempts many undocumented students from paying non-resident tuition at public colleges and universities, but gaps in the law deny exemptions to some undocumented and international students — even if they’ve lived in the state for more than a decade.


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San José Pledges $205M for New Affordable Housing

Mayor Sam Liccardo’s stated goal is to have 1,000 units of interim housing planned, under construction, or completed by the end of 2022.


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California’s Progressive Laws Take a Tumble in The Courts

A controversial law requiring all publicly held companies headquartered in the Golden State to have at least one woman on their board of directors has been ruled unconstitutional by a Superior Court judge..


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Palo Alto Police Seek Woman Who Attempted to Steal Elderly Victim’s Wedding Ring

The female suspect got out of a car and told the elerly pedestrian that she reminded her of her mother and asked if she could give her a piece of her mother's jewelry.