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Address:   70 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95110


From its agricultural past to its high-tech present, Santa Clara County has been the land of opportunity for its residents, from the native Ohlone to the county’s current mix reflecting decades of immigration from around the world. The most populous county in northern California is also its most prosperous, with a population that enjoys the third-highest GDP per capita in the world (according to the Brookings Institution). That wealth can be seen in the posh, verdant suburbs that ring the Santa Clara Valley and the concrete jungle of industrial parks that stretch from Mountain View to South San Jose. But there’s a flip side to this affluence: rising prices in the housing market that have led to increased rates in homelessness among low-income residents.

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Board of Supervisors

The board regularly meets on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Visit the meeting portal for information on agendas and links to teleconferences.

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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 District Attorney Sworn In for Fourth Term

Jan. 21, 2023, 4 p.m.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen was sworn in for his fourth term Thursday as he pledged to build a “house of justice” for the South Bay through strong prosecution and an eye for “pragmatic” reforms.

New Santa Clara County Probation Chief Draws on East San Jose Roots

Jan. 20, 2023, 4 p.m.

After graduating in the early 1990s from San Jose State University, Nick Birchard got to work at Santa Clara County’s probation department. Nearly three decades later, his career come full circle.

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