Santa Clara County Slowest in State to Resolve Felony Cases

Despite a low crime rate, Santa Clara County takes longer to resolve felony cases than anywhere else in the state.

Water District Chair Calls for DA to Investigate Conflicts of Interest, Alleged Improper Billing

An investigation into the Santa Clara Valley Water District has identified conflicts of interest between the public agency and consultant RMC Water and Environment, as well as allegations of fraudulent billing.

Report: Female Inmates Receive Limited Education Opportunities

Santa Clara County’s female inmates are too often prevented from signing up for vocational training, according to a new report.

County Public Guardian Put on Leave, Escorted out of Building

A high-ranking Santa Clara County official was placed on paid leave Thursday in the wake of a report that pointed to widespread dysfunction under his watch. Don Moody, the public administrator/guardian/conservator, was escorted out of his office, sources tell San Jose Inside.

Report Blasts County over Crime Victim Restitution

Countless crime victims are being cheated out of restitution money in Santa Clara County, according to a new Civil Grand Jury report.

Civil Grand Jury: Foster Care Center Still Unsafe

The intake center for children entering foster care in Santa Clara County remains unsafe, even after two years of scathing reports calling for change, according to a new audit.

Reed Responds to Grand Jury Report on Employee Costs

The 2009-2010 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury today released a 33-page report titled Cities Must Rein in Unsustainable Employee Costs that says, “Employee costs are escalating in the cities of Santa Clara County, revenues are not keeping pace with these increases and cities are cutting services.” The Grand Jury looked at rising wages, health insurance, pensions, and vacation, holiday, and sick leave and made recommendations to control costs.