Santa Clara County Settles Lawsuit Over Jail Conditions for Physically Disabled Inmates

This marks the second consent decree imposed on the county jail system—the fifth largest in California—since last month.

Alleged Pimp Arrested in San Jose for Sex-Trafficking Young Woman He Found on Instagram

A 33-year-old Stockton man has been charged with sex-trafficking a young woman from San Jose to Salt Lake City.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith Poised for Sixth Term

John Hirokawa forced his former boss into her first runoff, but Sheriff Laurie Smith still managed to secure a commanding lead.

Transcripts Show How Sheriff Candidate Went to Bat for Ex-Union Boss Don Morrissey

Newly unearthed records reveal how the sheriff candidate helped Morrissey keep his job, get good assignments and sue Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County Pays $365K to Settle Excessive-Force Case

Santa Clara County has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by former inmate Rikki Martinez, who says he was brutally beaten by jail guards.

Sheriff Challenger John Hirokawa Blames Santa Clara Co. Elections Staff for Missing Key Deadline

The ex-undersheriff says he neglected to refile a candidate statement out of confusion and because the county misinformed him.

Retired Cupertino Accountant Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing $800,000 in Taxpayer Funds

A retired accountant for the city of Cupertino was arrested on suspicion of embezzling close to $800,000 from taxpayers.