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    ‘Cher Jacques!’ premieres Lyric Theatre of San Jose presents the world premiere of “Cher Jacques!,” Ken Malucelli’s musical biography of Offenbach. The performance is set for Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m., in the courtyard of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, 20920 McClellan Road, Cupertino. Tickets are $20 at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=130900.  Transformative Reads Silicon Valley Reads has announced...
    The parties didn’t stop when Shannon O’Connor moved her two young teenage boys to Idaho. When the Los Gatos mother — who is accused of throwing secret parties where she encouraged her 15-year-old son and Los Gatos High freshman to drink and engage in sex acts — was arrested last week in the Boise suburb...
    LOS GATOS (CBS SF) — A middle-aged Los Gatos woman is facing dozens of charges after allegedly throwing drunken parties for young teenagers where she encouraged sex acts that she would sometimes watch, according to authorities. The laundry list of 39 offenses — ranging from felony child endangerment and sexual assault to multiple misdemeanor charges...
    LOS GATOS (CBS SF) — A middle-aged Los Gatos woman is facing dozens of charges after allegedly throwing drunken parties for young teenagers where she encouraged sex acts that she would sometimes watch, according to authorities The laundry list of 39 offenses — ranging from felony child endangerment and sexual assault to multiple misdemeanor charges...
    A voting hardware company that came to prominence right after last year’s presidential election is seeking to block Santa Clara County from releasing the firm’s financial documents, arguing they contain trade secrets that make them exempt from public records laws. On Thursday, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Helen Williams said she would like to first...
    SAN JOSE – A male inmate was revived following a possible fentanyl exposure and overdose Friday at the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose, authorities said. The incident was reported at 7:22 a.m. in dormitory 2B, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The sheriff’s office said correctional deputies...
    SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County’s Civil Grand Jury began investigating the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office this week, apparently in line with an August referral from the Board of Supervisors calling for external probes centered on the agency’s operation of the county jails. The civil grand jury, a yearly, court-appointed governmental watchdog body composed...
    The Santa Clara Valley Water District, which is the main wholesale water provider in Santa Clara County, on June 9 declared a drought emergency and called on all residents to reduce water use 15% from 2019 levels to preserve supplies. In August, the most recent month for which data is available, countywide water use dropped...
    Four months after Silicon Valley’s largest water provider, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, declared a drought emergency and asked residents in Santa Clara County to cut water use 15% compared to 2019 levels, they are still falling short. Tougher rules — including mandatory limits on lawn watering to no more than two days a...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — Following a unanimous vote at its meeting Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is creating a county commission on sustainability. The new group, based on a measure introduced by Supervisor Otto Lee, would advise the board on climate change, environmental conservation and sustainability. READ MORE: Prime Suspect...
    SAN JOSE (BCN) – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act stimulus funds to provide bonuses of up to $2,500 to county employees for their work during the pandemic. The vote Tuesday spends about $76 million out of the county’s first tranche of $187 million ARPA...
    Making use of an infusion of federal money aimed at helping government agencies recover from the devastating economic effects of the pandemic, Santa Clara County plans to dole out a total of $76 million in “hero pay” bonuses to all its employees. On Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved distributing its American...
    SAN JOSE (BCN) – Santa Clara County officials, in collaboration with nonprofit housing partners and the city of San Jose are looking to house 1,200 homeless families within the next year. The program, launched Monday, is called HEADING HOME. It utilizes federal stipends that will cover rent for homeless families over the next decade. READ...
    Santa Clara County officials on Monday announced an ambitious plan to house every homeless family in the area, using a large influx of federal and state resources to take a significant bite out of a problem that has plagued the region for years. The “Heading Home” campaign seeks to house 1,200 families with children in...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Santa Clara County and several of its cities and partner organizations announced Thursday that they are submitting more than a dozen proposals to the state for funding to build more than 800 housing units over the next nine months. The county, along with the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara,...
    Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez is finally set to officially announce Thursday evening that she’s running for the job — a move that’s been considered a foregone conclusion for weeks. Chavez said working through the COVID-19 pandemic for the past 19 months heavily influenced her decision to run in the June 7  primary, where...
    Childhood hunger is a major issue in this country — one with wide-ranging consequences in learning, behavior and health. Santa Clara County has emerged as a leader in advocating for a strong, common-sense solution to ensure that every child in our county is ready to learn and thrive: universal school meals. As a country, we...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Health officials in Santa Clara County announced Monday the opening of several sites that will offer booster shots to those who have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. “The vaccine is free, it’s easy to get, it’s easy to make an appointment, and we have county vaccine sites at various places...
    SANTA CLARA  — A string of data centers has been grabbed by a Bay Area investor in a deal that tops $100 million, a renewed sign Silicon Valley commercial properties remain a hot ticket amid COVID-linked uncertainties. Menlo Equities has bought four South Bay data centers, paying a combined $108.8 million for the quartet of...
    Students merit recognition The 2022 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists were recently announced, and 11 Los Gatos High School seniors earned a spot among 16,000 others. Semifinalists scored exceptionally well on the PSAT, ranking in the top 1% of all high school seniors. The Los Gatos High School semifinalists are Emma Rogers, Cynthia Feng, Zachary...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A 25-year-old San Jose man was charged with the murder Thursday of a 72-year-old man who was tied to a chair, repeatedly stabbed and then drowned in a bathtub, prosecutors said. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen didn’t mince words when describing the gruesomeness of what suspect Sherman Smith...
    What does democracy mean to you? One of the fundamental principles of our country is that one person is equal to one vote. Your vote is the same as everyone else’s regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, the amount of money you have or the possessions you’ve acquired. If you care about this tenet of...
    Below are results from the Santa Clara County registrar of voters for the Sept. 14, 2021, gubernatorial recall election. Results from other counties and the state are at these links: San Mateo County Alameda County Contra Costa County San Francisco County California Click here for all of our election stories.
    Santa Clara County health officials promised residents a “smoother” rollout of COVID-19 booster vaccines compared to the initial round of vaccinations, when short supplies and a patchwork sign-up system left many confused and frustrated for months. Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody told supervisors during a board meeting Tuesday that providing third vaccine doses would be...
    SAN JOSE — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is training its legal arm and civilian police auditor on why the sheriff’s office scuttled an internal investigation into a mentally ill man seriously injured in a jail-transport van, a case that yielded an eight-figure settlement and underpins a wider probe into South Bay jail...
    SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County jail staff and deputies stalled medical help for a mentally ill man who severely injured himself while being transported in jail custody three years ago, according to newly released two internal reports. The release of a previously confidential county counsel memo and a civilian auditor’s report is the latest...
    At least nine lightning strikes were confirmed Thursday night as a monsoon-type system rolled into the Bay Area. As of 9:45 p.m., the National Weather Service had recorded eight cloud-to-ground strikes in Sonoma County and one in northeast Santa Clara County. Four of the strikes in Sonoma County occurred within the 2020 Glass Fire burn...
    SUNNYVALE (BCN) — A Sunnyvale man was tracked down by authorities and arrested Tuesday after he fled from a traffic stop in a vehicle that contained a loaded weapon, drugs, and stolen property. On September 1st, a Sunnyvale DPS Public Safety Officer attempted a traffic enforcement stop on a Nissan pickup near the intersection of...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- In the South Bay, water conservation efforts are falling short of a mandatory 15% emergency goal, set for water customers across Santa Clara County."There can come a day when no water comes out of the tap," Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors Vice Chair, Gary Kremen told ABC7...
    On June 9, as California’s historic drought deepened, the largest water agency in Santa Clara County declared a drought emergency and asked the county’s 2 million residents to cut water use by 15% from 2019 levels to preserve dwindling supplies. “We can’t afford to wait to act,” said Tony Estremera, chairman of the Santa Clara...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Monday announced a juvenile hall counselor is facing felony assault charges for repeatedly punching a detained teen and slamming his head against the floor last April. According to a release issued by the District Attorney’s Office, 46-year-old Tracy resident Robert Medellin allegedly...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Monday announced a juvenile hall counselor is facing felony assault charges for repeatedly punching a detained teen and slamming his head against the floor last April. According to a release issued by the District Attorney’s Office, 46-year-old Tracy resident Robert Medellin allegedly...
    SAN JOSE – Authorities on Friday night were engaged in a standoff with a wanted person in San Jose’s Naglee Park neighborhood. At about 5:20 p.m., the San Jose Police Department said in a social media post that the person was refusing to exit a residence in the 700 block of East Santa Clara Street....
    SANTA CLARA (BCN) — Santa Clara County officials urged residents Friday to prepare for the possibility of an emergency like a wildfire or earthquake. The county observes September as Community Preparedness Month in an effort to encourage county residents to plan for potential emergencies, including building an emergency supply kit and signing up for the...
    A retired sheriff’s captain who tried to unseat Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith in 2014 is trying again next year, amid a cloud of criticism over the six-term incumbent that hit a crescendo this week when the Board of Supervisors formally gave her a vote of no confidence. Kevin Jensen filed with the county...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara County health leaders launched a new campaign to save lives from opioid deaths with a clear message: Expect Fentanyl.The campaign is a response to a rise in fentanyl related drug overdose deaths in the South Bay.The primary concern is fake pills and other narcotics laced with fentanyl,...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal to create a trauma recovery center for survivors of violent crimes and other traumatic events Tuesday night. The proposal also recommends providing immediate trauma-related services to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employees and their families recovering from a...
    After setting into motion unprecedented scrutiny into Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith’s operation of South Bay jails and corruption scandals plaguing her office, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to declare that they have no confidence in her fitness for the job. The 5-0 vote is purely symbolic given that Smith is an...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to support a resolution declaring no confidence in Sheriff Laurie Smith, joining a growing number of South Bay officials demanding her resignation. Santa Clara County Sheriff Smith has been under fire in recent years for a number of scandals...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to support a resolution declaring no confidence in Sheriff Laurie Smith, joining a growing number of South Bay officials demanding her resignation. Santa Clara County Sheriff Smith has been under fire in recent years for a number of scandals...
    In Santa Clara County, like the rest of California, there are more mentally ill people in jails and prisons than in hospitals. Jails and prisons have become California’s 21st Century mental hospitals. That is not the fault or the responsibility of California’s 58 elected sheriffs. It is the result of policies and decisions made by...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — Roughly three dozen protesters gathered outside the Santa Clara County Main Jail Friday afternoon to demand a “shutdown” of plans for the new jail and the sheriff that oversees the facility. “Repurpose those funds back into the community,” said Tina Brown who told the crowd her son is incarcerated in the...
    MORGAN HILL – Authorities have located and disabled an electronic jamming device that was disrupting public safety communications throughout South Santa Clara County. On Wednesday, the Morgan Hill Police Department learned about the device from the Santa Clara County 911 Communications Department. It was “disrupting, impeding and interfering with the transmission of communications over the...
    Santa Clara County has housed nearly 5,000 people since January and cut its number of newly homeless residents by almost 30% over the past year — putting the county well on its way to meeting ambitious goals set in 2020. But the crisis is so extensive, that even those significant gains have failed to make...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution declaring no confidence in Sheriff Laurie Smith at its next meeting Tuesday. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called for Smith’s resignation Aug. 16 over allegations of poor jail management, lack of transparency and accountability, as well as several bribery...
    Two Santa Clara County supervisors have proposed that the board issue a no-confidence vote for Sheriff Laurie Smith over her running of the South Bay’s jails and general management of the agency — failures they assert have cost taxpayers millions in legal settlements and have mired her office in high-profile corruption scandals. In a Board...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — With the state in the grips of a historic drought, reservoirs in Santa Clara County are at extremely low levels, as seen in a new video from the county’s water provider. Santa Clara Valley Water, which provides for and manages the water needs of two million people in the county,...