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Higher Pay Lures Palo Alto Police Away

In the past several years, five police officers and two sergeants have left for Santa Clara, union president Ken Kratt said. The latest departure was a veteran officer who resigned last week.

(June 25, 2022) → Read the full Daily Post report
San Jose Budget Tackles Homelessness and Public Safety

San Jose has more money to spend this fiscal year and officials are prioritizing homelessness, public safety, fighting blight, environmental sustainability and equitable economic recovery.

(June 15, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report

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Firefighters Faced Busy Week in Morgan Hill

Two fires in Morgan Hill in the past week have burned a number of structures and a couple acres of vegetation, according to authorities. Firefighters from CalFire and the Morgan Hill Fire Department responded to a vegetation blaze about 3pm …


Image caption: Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners

As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.


Image caption: Historically dry conditions appear likely to lead to another summer of fire in California.
California Wildfire Season 2022: Here's What to Expect

The 2022 California wildfire season looks like another dangerous one, with the state's historic drought showing no signs of letting up. Here's what to expect, and some measures the state is taking to slow down the flames.


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VTA Worker Arrested after Threatening Gun Violence at San Jose Bus Yard

A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee was arrested Friday on suspicion of making a criminal threat of gun violence while other employees were at a bus yard in San Jose, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. The …


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Explosive Device Found Near Home of SJ City Councilmember

Dev Davis has been a council member since 2016.


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Extremists Threaten Violence at LGTBQ Children’s Story Hour

Men made homophobic and transphobic remarks against a member of the LGTBQ+ community who was hosting the June 11 event at the San Lorenzo Library.


Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.


Image caption: Mountain lions and many other species are in danger from collisions with cars.
Five California Wildlife Crossings Keeping Animals Safe

California is creating wildlife crossings that can help animals get across dangerous highways without risk of death from vehicle strikes. Here are five of them.


Image caption: The scene of the K Street shooting in downtown Sacramento, in which six people were killed.
Covering the Sacramento Mass Gang Shooting

Following the K-Street shooting, a freelance journalist's thoughts about reporting on the deadliest single episode of gun violence in Sacramento history.


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