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.

Santa Clara Co. Settles Prison Law Office Litigation Over Unlawful Jail Conditions

After three years of negotiations, the county has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over unconstitutional jail conditions.

Public Agencies’ Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements Cost South Bay Taxpayers Millions

While state agencies have undergone a reckoning over sexual harassment, local governments have largely escaped scrutiny—until now.

$60 Million Settlement Reached in Lead Paint Lawsuit; Companies Fight to Overturn Court Ruling

A company that sold toxic lead paint has been ordered by California courts to cough up $60 million for remediation.

Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Jeopardizes Accuracy, South Bay Officials Caution

Silicon Valley leaders are speaking out against the federal government’s plans to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census. 

Q&A: Santa Clara County Attorneys Discuss Lawsuit against President Donald Trump

Santa Clara County attorneys answer questions about their lawsuit against President Trump’s aggressive immigration policies.

Santa Clara County Announces Intent to Sue President Trump over ‘Sanctuary City’ Order

Santa Clara County plans to sue POTUS over his crackdown on so-called sanctuary jurisdictions that protect immigrants from deportation.

In Year 2086 County Executive Jeff Smith Will Have Last Laugh

County executive Jeff Smith is strategizing moves that will pay off 70 years from now—all while tweaking his political adversaries in San Jose.