Santa Clara County Local News


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04/16/2024
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Humpback whales return to our waters just in time for Earth Day and WhaleFest in Pacifica, while whale watchers in Monterey Bay are seeing cetaceans in droves.

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04/16/2024
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San Jose has appointed a new independent police watchdog after months of scandal and instability plagued the office responsible for investigating officer malfeasance.

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04/16/2024
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Santa Clara County residents could see higher water bills in the upcoming year, as one water agency looks for ways to cover costs.

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04/16/2024
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A Caltrain struck a vehicle on the tracks in the unincorporated community of San Martin in Santa Clara County on Monday night, a spokesperson for SamTrans said.

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04/16/2024
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After a national search, a local community college district has selected one of its own as chancellor.

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04/16/2024
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined the probable cause of the August 18, 2022 mid-air fatal collision of two airplanes over Watsonville Municipal Airport as pilot error.

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04/16/2024
Google employees protested outside a company facility in Sunnyvale on April 16 over use of company tech in the Gaza war.

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04/16/2024
In their April 15 meeting, the Palo Alto City Council approved a proposal for a new Housing Element plan to build 6,086 homes by 2031, to be submitted to the state.

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04/15/2024
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While former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s 8,200-vote margin means he is a shoo-in for the top spot on the ballot, the recount could change the unprecedented tie between Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and State Assemblymember Evan Low.

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04/15/2024
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A multimillion-dollar work backlog in San Jose is leaving empty spaces where playground equipment used to be, basketball courts eroded and turf riddled with holes from squirrels and gophers.

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04/14/2024
A coalition of timber businesses filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Co., alleging $225 million in damages caused by the 2021 Dixie Fire.

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04/14/2024
Obstacles are mounting for officials who are attempting to rescue a young gray whale that was discovered entangled in a gillnet off Laguna Beach was recently sighted off the coast of Thornton State Beach in Daly City .

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04/14/2024
Last year, dozens of cities around the Bay Area missed the deadline to come up with a state-approved "housing element" — a plan the state requires cities to submit every eight years showing how they will accommodate their share of the 2.5 million homes that California must build by 2031.

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04/13/2024
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Two men from different counties have pushed for a recount in a highly-scrutinized Silicon Valley congressional race.

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04/12/2024
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Thousands of nurses across Santa Clara County’s strained and overburdened public hospital system may go on strike again — just weeks after taking to the picket line.

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04/12/2024
The San Jose City Council passed laws to ban homeless encampments near schools and placed restrictions on RV and lived-in vehicle parking.

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04/12/2024
Parents raised concerns about the new Kathryn Hughes Elementary School principal at a recent the Santa Clara Unified Board of Trustees meeting during public comments.

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04/12/2024
Caltrains reported on April 12 that transit police are investigating a fatality on the track near the California Avenue station.

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04/12/2024
After being rejected twice by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the Palo Alto City Council is set to consider and vote on a new Housing Element plan.

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04/11/2024
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San Jose is updating its 311 app that tracks resident complaints to more efficiently address thousands of requests about abandoned vehicles.

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04/11/2024
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Authorities in Santa Clara County are trying to eradicate an “aggressive” species of mosquito before it can become established, a spokesperson for the county said April 11.

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04/11/2024
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Cupertino is inches away from securing approval of its state-mandated housing plan more than a year past the deadline — and following a legal battle due to its noncompliance.

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04/11/2024
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Construction began this week on the City of Gilroy’s grant-funded makeover of Gourmet Alley in the downtown, and some business and property owners are concerned about the possible impact the work will have on their operations.

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04/11/2024
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Sunnyvale is in the market for a better way to have residents flag issues in their neighborhoods online.

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04/11/2024
In its annual review of Capital Improvement Projects, the city is considering how to prioritize over 300 planned infrastructure projects in the face of tightening budgets.

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04/11/2024
The Planning Commission considering a 44 unit Palo Alto teacher housing development in the Ventura neighborhood remains unconvinced as to tenant affordability.

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04/11/2024
California's reservoirs are brimming with water, and even Shasta Lake could fill up.

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04/11/2024
A California Republican’s bill would exempt low and middle income wildfire victims from solar panels requirements on rebuilt homes that didn’t have them when they burned down.
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