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Fentanyl Overdoses at Elmwood Jail Prompt Sheriff to Begin Investigation, Add More Searches

To combat the presence of fentanyl in the correctional facility, Jonsen said he has taken “extraordinary” measures, including conducting multiple facility searches, more frequent welfare checks and numerous K-9 searches.

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Supervisors Act on Affordable Housing, Confident of Progress

The board approved more funds for senior housing, a land swap for supportive housing in Cupertino, an investment into rental assistance with seven non-profits, a new housing development in Milpitas and more affordable housing in Mountain View, some specifically for …

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Santa Clara County program aims to prevent massive wildfires

Every year, beginning in March, property owners throughout the county must comply with regulations designed to prevent the spread of wildfires that threaten people, property and the environment. The rules took effect March 1 for three cities—San José, Santa Clara …

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Santa Clara Supervisors Want Sheriff to Increase Gun Buyback Program

In the wake of recent gun violence, Santa Clara County leaders voted Tuesday to improve the county's gun buyback and relinquishment program. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is asking the sheriff's office to hold two regularly scheduled gun …

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County airports to participate in unleaded avgas project

Reid-Hillview and San Martin airports are participating in an FAA project to study best practices for transitioning airports nationwide to unleaded aviation fuel.

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Santa Clara County Promotes Top Assistant to County Counsel Post

Before joining the county, Tony LoPresti practiced environmental, labor, and employment law at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a public interest firm based in San Francisco, and served as a law clerk in two U.S. Courts of Appeal.

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Tax relief may be available for storm-damaged properties in Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Assessor is reminding property owners that they may qualify for property tax relief if their property was damaged by recent storms. California law provides property tax relief for taxpayers whose property was damaged or destroyed. Disaster …

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Supervisors push for emergency services in Loma Prieta

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan aimed at improving emergency response planning and communication in the Loma Prieta area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a community that straddles the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County lines. …

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Santa Clara County Expands Mental Health Services for All Workers

The countywide benefit was created in response to a 2022 proposal calling for the formation of a program to support employees at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center who had been on the frontlines of the Covid pandemic.

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Violations Prompt Supervisors to Press for Revoking Cement Plant Permit

A violations report released this month identified more than 2,135 violations and millions of dollars in fines at the Lehigh Cement Plant's 3,500-acre site between 2012 and 2021.

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County planners face off with mountain pizzeria

Nonno’s Italian Cafe is the sort of mountain hangout where on a chilly Friday night you’ll hear “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock n’ Roll Band)” by the Moody Blues blaring as bundled-up patrons gather around a fire next …

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Gun buyback nets 289 unwanted firearms

Despite drenching rain and strong winds, people weren’t deterred when it came to dropping off unwanted guns Saturday during a gun buyback program staged by Santa Clara County law agencies and the District Attorney’s Office. Spread out in several tents …

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Covid increases in county sewersheds

While transmission of respiratory syncytial virus has begun to plateau in Santa Clara County, the county's top health official said Tuesday that Covid-19 and flu transmission continue to rise. Covid virus concentration in each of the county's sewersheds in San …

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DA Rosen Quits Twitter, Says Musk Is Spreading ‘Hatred and Bigotry’

The district attorney also is asking all elected district attorneys throughout the U.S. to take their offices off Twitter.

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New Grand Jury to be sworn-in Dec. 15

The Santa Clara County Superior Court will discharge the 2022 Civil Grand Jury and impanel 19 new Civil Grand Jury members on Dec. 15, Presiding Judge Theodore C. Zayner said today. The Civil Grand Jury, an arm of the Santa …

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150 Homeless Families in Santa Clara County to Receive $1,000 per Month for Two Years

The Silicon Valley Guaranteed Income Project will give 150 Santa Clara County families who are experiencing homelessness or unstable housing $1,000 per month in no-strings-attached cash assistance for 24 months.

Image caption: The Jackson Avenue Townhomes will be fixed with solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations, and should be fully operational by April 2024, the County said.
Measure A will fund 242 new apartments, 14 townhomes in Santa Clara County

The newly approved homes include 36 housing units in San José—12 rentals and 14 townhomes.

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Weekend Count Assures Jonsen of Victory over Jensen in SC Sheriff’s Race

Jonsen's 7,163-vote margin, with approximately 19,000 ballots outstanding, meant that Jensen would need nearly 70% of the remaining ballots to edge past Jonsen. As of 1pm today, Jensen had not conceded the race.

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Arenas Wins Supervisor District 1 Going Away

On the eighth day of ballot counting, Arenas cemented her victory, roaring to a more than 9,000-vote lead over former council member Johnny Khamis, with just 11,000 votes remaining to be counted.

Image caption: At an Oct. 11 discussion (available on YouTube), the LWV dissects issues on the ballot in Palo Alto.
League of Women Voters Analyze Props and Measures

Palo Alto voters will vote on seven statewide props and two local measures this election.