The Santa Clara Valley Water District says it spent $1.4 million this year on 571 cleanups of creekside camps in San Jose and South County.
Rising waters have prompted daring rescues and forced evacuations of residents, homeless people and office buildings in the South Bay.
Frustrated by San Jose approving a golf entertainment complex without an environmental review, Alviso residents have taken the city to court.
With a concerted effort, Santa Clara County can restore its creeks to their natural state while housing the homeless who set up camp on their shores.
A recruitment effort is underway to bring thousands of litter picker-uppers to South Bay creeks for Coastal Cleanup Day this weekend.
A storied civil rights attorney plans to take the SJPD to task for selectively enforcing lewd conduct laws against gay men.
San Jose agreed to spend $100 million to cut down the amount of trash and sewage that flows into local creeks and rivers.