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pizarro: hiking santa clara county’s ‘magnificent 7’ trails


santa clara county supervisor ken yeager takes columnist on the first hike of the santa clara county parks trail challenge.






what’s in a name? santa clara county schools attempt to find out


it’s a moment almost every starstruck tourist who visits hollywood dreams of; the moment when they spot a star. not the ones who dot hollywood boulevard, but real in-the-flesh celebrities. feb. 26 proved to be such an auspicious day for a number of people who joined a bus tour of tinseltown. thinking they were getting […]






$2 million settlement in alleged abuse by santa clara county schools


the santa clara county office of education on wednesday agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family who alleged their special-needs child was abused for months by his teacher -- even after cl room aides complained to the principal about the treatment.






santa clara county: election error audit in the works


state assembly committee call for auditing santa clara county voter registrar's office comes as county auditor recommends holding elections entirely by mail ballot.






forum discusses teaching opportunities in santa clara county


the santa clara county office of education will host a forum to introduce opportunities for prospective teachers, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. june 24 at its offices, 1290 ridder park drive, san jose. at the “step into teaching: opportunities in silicon valley public schools” forum, educators and experts will discuss what is needed to […]






l.a. unified cfo reilly leaves for santa clara job


los angeles schools chief financial officer megan reilly, who insisted for years that the school district must do more to confront a perilous financial future, is stepping down after a decade to accept a similar job with the santa clara county office of education.  reilly’s salary in her new position...






santa clara county shelves $1m rebranding boost, for now


santa clara county was poised to add nearly a million dollars to a campaign aimed at bolstering its public image and improving worker morale.






santa clara county seeks to save planned parenthood


with the republican party taking aim at eliminating obamacare, santa clara county is seeking ways to preserve critical women's health services.






santa clara county seeks to save planned parenthood funding


with the republican party taking aim at eliminating obamacare, santa clara county is seeking ways to preserve critical women's health services.






internal affairs: san jose v. santa clara — round one goes to santa clara


the battle between the bordering cities of san jose and santa clara rages on. a judge this week denied a request from san jose to dismiss santa clara’s lawsuit over santana west, a large office and retail development replacing the century 22 and 23 theaters on winchester boulevard. santa clara claims san jose failed to study how […]






memorial day: santa clara county raises the pow/mia flag


in observance of memorial day, the county of santa clara office of veteran services held a flag raising ceremony to honor prisoners of war and missing in action soldiers at their headquarters in santa clara, california. the u.s. army honor guard team of the 63rd regional support command from riverside, california raised the pow/mia flag […]






santa clara county fires back at trump over ‘sanctuary jurisdiction’ order


santa clara county on friday filed a lawsuit challenging the order on grounds it is "patently unconstitutional."






trump era offers only uncertainties for santa clara county budget


santa clara county executive jeff smith said of possible trump actions that “some of it will be intentional, some will be out of sheer stupidity so we really don’t know what’s coming around the next corner.”






editorial: santa clara county marketing plan was really bad marketing


maybe what santa clara county really needs is a serious communications department that can handle all eventualities instead of having to hire consultants when a communication challenge arises.






santa clara county sheriff challenged by former no. 2


former undersheriff john hirokawa has filed his candidacy to run for santa clara county sheriff against presumed incumbent laurie smith.






rocketship, charter schools are dealt setback


santa clara county school authorities must abide by local zoning regulations when locating charter schools, an appellate court has decided






where to take unused prescription drugs in san jose, santa clara county


saturday is national prescription drug take back day, and there are several locations in santa clara county.






santa clara county student art show winners feted


works by santa clara county student-artists are on exhibit at the new museum los gatos.






state of santa clara county speech highlights immigrants, ‘comp ion’


santa clara county’s board president gave his third consecutive state of the county speech on tuesday, emphasizing the “year of comp ion” that called for 2017 to be a time to buckle up for the unknown while protecting the rights of all residents.






santa clara county's largest dam on cusp of spilling over


officials say a reservoir in santa clara county is on the cusp of spilling over for the first time since 2006. but kntv reported wednesday that unlike damaged spillways at oroville dam, the anderson reservoir is not at risk of failure or causing major flooding. county officials are warning nearby...






did santa clara county workers donate those christmas toys to the poor?


after santa clara county employees took home dozens of toys donated as christmas gifts for the poor, top officials insisted the workers would give them to charity. but a month later, the county executive’s office refuses to account for what happened to the gifts that county workers signed receipts for by name.






opinion: voting by mail in santa clara county can save money, increase turnout a


santa clara county should move toward all mail-in ballots to save money and improve voter participation and get faster vote counts.






32 teachers of the year named in santa clara county


most of the school districts in santa clara county named a teacher of the year, as did the county office of education a charter school, and the adult and career education program.






santa clara county: no election ethics panel needed


the tail end of a recently released county audit of the santa clara county registrar of voters had a tidbit on the county’s former campaign finance ethics commission. that’s the panel that’s supposed to watch for problems like when disgraced ex-supervisor george shirakawa, jr., failed to disclose campaign contributors while running for reelection unopposed. that panel hasn’t […]






did santa clara county workers donate christmas toys to the poor or take them ho


after santa clara county employees took home dozens of toys donated as christmas gifts for the poor, top officials insisted the workers would give them to charity. but a month later, the county executive’s office refuses to account for what happened to the gifts that county workers signed receipts for by name.






missing santa clara man found safe in alameda county hospital, reunited with fam


bobby o’leary was found april 14 drifting in a boat near alameda island, according to santa clara police lt. dan moreno. he was rescued by the oakland fire department and transported to a hospital in alameda county.






santa clara county reports outbreak of norovirus


at least 200 students in nine san jose unified school district elementary schools have come down with one of the symptoms -- nausea, vomiting or diarrhea -- since early may.






suspect arrested in sexual assault of santa clara university student


the victim was attacked at about 8:10 a.m. feb. 28 on the sidewalk near lafayette way and poplar street, two blocks south of santa clara university, said santa clara police lt. dan moreno.






santa clara county: anderson reservoir set to overflow


the development is significant because state and federal regulators have directed the santa clara valley water district to cap storage at 68 percent, or 61,810 acre-feet of water, to avoid a catastrophic flood in the event a major earthquake causes the dam there to fail.






turning point usa student group denied chapter at santa clara university


an attempt to start a chapter of a conservative national student group promoting fiscal responsibility and free markets was s down at santa clara university, where the student senate deemed it wasn’t an appropriate fit.






young inmates’ tiny house caught in big uproar in santa clara county


the santa clara county office of education decided young inmates at james ranch were taking too long to build a tiny house, and were poised to have its own workers finish construction. then they placed the construction teacher on leave when he publicly complained.






santa clara county announces details of its legal battle with president trump


santa clara county reveals details of its battle with president trump over its "sanctuary'' status






santa clara county seeks to block trump's order to defund sanctuary cities


santa clara county asked a federal judge thursday to block president trump’s executive order threatening the loss of federal funds to local governments that do not assist immigration authorities. the motion, filed in federal district court, asks that a nationwide hold be placed on the order targeting...






fec democratic member ann ravel resigns post


a democratic member of the federal election commission with ties to santa clara county resigned her post on sunday, citing ongoing gridlock over the issue of campaign finance abuses. ann m. ravel, a former santa clara county counsel who also once chaired the california fair political practices commission, submitted her resignation to president donald trump on sunday. she […]






rocha, oliverio already posturing for 2018 santa clara county supervisor race


election season has barely cooled off but the race to replace santa clara county supervisor ken yeager next year is already heating up. san jose voters will see some familiar names on their ballot next june--current san jose district 9 councilman donald rocha and his former colleague pierluigi oliverio, who recently termed out after a decade representing district 6, both announced plans to run last week.






let’s talk about sex: school districts attempt to navigate new state law


a new state law mandating school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education has caused a rift between some parents and educators in santa clara county.






watch: santa clara county superior court judges read to kids on read across amer


to mark read across america day, judges from the superior court of santa clara county went to one school to read to students in various classrooms. the school? bachrodt charter academy in san jose.






santa clara da charges driver with dui, driving with suspended


the santa clara county district attorney’s office filed misdemeanor charges of dui and driving with a suspended license against the suspect in an early morning collision that caused an estimated $40,000 damage to public property in saratoga more than a month ago. justin joseph guilardi, 24, was seriously injured in the wreck when the bmw he […]






dog training club breeds connections between its members


the four-legged members of the santa clara dog training club come in all shapes and sizes. from chihuahuas training to be service dogs to bullmastiffs learning how to stand in the show ring, canines come to the club’s weekly training sessions at the santa clara county fairgrounds. and while their human handlers are there to help […]






forte helps oklahoma state top no. 7 west virginia 82-75


phil forte scored all 13 of his points in the second half to lead oklahoma state to an 82-75 victory over no. 7 west virginia on urday.