Embattled Child Care Nonprofit 4Cs Breaks Rules Yet Again with Late Payments to Contractors

Last month, 4Cs failed to pay its child care providers on time, violating the terms of their state grants and putting payees in a tough spot.

Metro Silicon Valley Receives 6 Journalism Awards from CNPA

The California News Publishers Association honored the work of Metro Silicon Valley with six journalism awards.

State Regulators Poised to Defund Embattled Child Care Nonprofit

A scathing audit convinced the California Department of Education to find a more scrupulous contractor than 4Cs to manage $40 million in grants.

State Audit Reveals Startling Abuses at 4Cs, Silicon Valley’s Largest Child Care Nonprofit

A scathing new report found that 4Cs child care nonprofit mismanaged state grants and caused undue financial hardship for countless families.

Nonprofit Officials Accused of Harassing, Silencing Parents

The federal Office of Early Head Start is investigating claims of harassment at the Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County.

Child Care Nonprofit Allegedly Mismanaged Employee Pensions

The 4C Council child care nonprofit is under fire once again—this time for allegedly cheating employees out of retirement benefits.

Santa Clara County May Place Jails Under Civilian Oversight

Santa Clara County will consider whether to create a civilian watchdog division to keep an eye on its troubled jails.

South Bay Workers Call for Higher Pay at Series of Labor Day Rallies

Union members and their allies held a series of rallies in the South Bay Monday to demand better pay and working conditions.

SV411 Podcast: SCC Supervisor Dave Cortese on Trump Lawsuit, Jails, 2020 Run for State Senate

In this week’s Metro SV411 Podcast, we sit down with Dave Cortese, president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

Director of Embattled Child Care Nonprofit 4C Council Steps Down Amid Five Ongoing Audits

After 45 years at the helm of Silicon Valley’s largest publicly funded child care agency, the head of 4Cs has called it quits. But the audits go on.