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County approves wildfire protection drones

In an effort to address California's growing problems with wildfires, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 13 to allocate more funds...

County declares April Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors is expected to proclaim April 2022 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month at its April 5 meeting....
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Libraries to distribute Covid-19 tests, masks

The Santa Clara County Library District, working in coordination with the County of Santa Clara and County Supervisor Joe Simitian, will be offering thousands...

Board of supervisors votes no confidence for sheriff

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian asked his colleagues to sincerely reflect and answer this question: “Does our board believe it can have confidence...

Supervisors to consider no-confidence vote on sheriff

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution declaring no confidence in County Sheriff Laurie Smith at its next meeting Tuesday. San...

Santa Clara County asks state, feds to investigate sheriff

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Aug. 17 voted unanimously to ask the U.S. Justice Department, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the county...

County plans small business loan program

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Dec. 8 to partner with the state’s “California Rebuilding Fund,” hoping to provide as much as $100 million in loans for county small businesses, and to provide an immediate $6 million for low-interest loans for businesses as a first step in a phased approach to a larger loan program.

Santa Clara County forms Covid-19 enforcement team

In an effort to regain control of the Covid-19 pandemic, Santa Clara County supervisors Aug. 11 voted unanimously to create a new tool for a group of enforcers by using a combination of warnings and fines rather than criminal penalties.

High-speed rail funding from bonds could be in jeopardy

SACRAMENTO - The California Legislature should not authorize the issuance of $6 billion in bonds to start building the state's $98.5 billion bullet train project, a state-appointed review panel says in a key report to be released Tuesday.