This marks the second consent decree imposed on the county jail system—the fifth largest in California—since last month.
After three years of negotiations, the county has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over unconstitutional jail conditions.
While state agencies have undergone a reckoning over sexual harassment, local governments have largely escaped scrutiny—until now.
A company that sold toxic lead paint has been ordered by California courts to cough up $60 million for remediation.
Silicon Valley leaders are speaking out against the federal government’s plans to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.
Silicon Valley’s elected officials applauded the ruling, which U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions promptly vowed to appeal.
Santa Clara County attorneys answer questions about their lawsuit against President Trump’s aggressive immigration policies.
Santa Clara County plans to sue POTUS over his crackdown on so-called sanctuary jurisdictions that protect immigrants from deportation.
Two months after the June primary election, San Jose Councilman Manh Nguyen has yet to concede the race to challenger Lan Diep.
County executive Jeff Smith is strategizing moves that will pay off 70 years from now—all while tweaking his political adversaries in San Jose.