San Jose,

Three arrested in attempted homicide shooting

Originally published as a San Jose Police Department press release – “On December 21, 2020, at approximately 1:06 PM, an attempted homicide with the use of a firearm occurred at the 5100 block of Trinity Park Drive in the Alviso neighborhood of San José. Three male suspects exited a parked vehicle and contacted the victim in the street.
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Santa Clara County, CAGilroy Dispatch

Santa Clara County: Covid case rate jumps among unvaccinated

The rate of positive Covid-19 cases among the unvaccinated in Santa Clara County is about 25.3 per 100,000 residents, according to a new data dashboard released this week by county officials. By contrast, fully vaccinated residents are testing positive at a rate of 6.8 cases per 100,000 residents as of...
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San Jose, CASilicon Valley

Debate over fate of San Jose’s single-family zoning rules heats up

With the debate intensifying over what some city leaders are calling one of the most pivotal decisions they’ll make for years to come — whether to eliminate traditional single-family zoning in San Jose — one council member has come up with an alternative proposal. On Wednesday, Councilmember Matt Mahan said...
San Jose, CAKRON4

Bars begin requiring vaccination cards in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – In the South Bay, if you’re visiting one bar, you’ll need your ID and proof of vaccination. So far, the bar owners KRON4 spoke with have been getting positive feedback from customers. 7 Stars Bar and Grill just reopened almost two weeks ago after a...
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County special districts warned to shape up or ship out

SANTA CRUZ — A jurisdictional boundary oversite agency is asking politely — for now — that two special district operators overseeing a Pleasure Point beach and San Lorenzo Valley former schoolhouse shape up or willingly dissolve by year’s end. The recommendations come out of a comprehensive analysis of the four...

City of Salinas considers vaccine mandate for employees

SALINAS, Calif. — Days after Monterey County Supervisors decided to mandate all its employees get vaccinated, the county’s largest city is considering following suit. On Wednesday, city manager Steve Carrigan said he’s “leaning towards what Monterey County” did last Friday. “We work with the public right that's part of the...
Gilroy, CAGilroy Dispatch

PHOTOS: Getting to know the GPD

Hundreds gathered Aug. 3 to chat with officers, pose for photos with the Mounted Unit and grab a cool treat during the Ice Cream With a Cop event hosted by the Gilroy Police Department. The two-hour event next to the police department on Hanna Street gave the public the chance to check out police vehicles and equipment while getting to know the officers over treats provided by Paleteria La Super Michoacana.
Santa Cruz,

Bruno’s Bar and Grill is Cooking!

Bruno’s Bar and Grill is cooking, both literally and figuratively. First off, it’s no longer a BBQ joint. “We have terrific salads, charcuterie, vegetarian items, pasta, and gluten-free dishes,” says Joanne Guzman, who purchased the eatery with her husband, Ro, exactly four years ago. “Ro makes weekly specials that are out of this world.”
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Theranos' Holmes can't keep customer complaints out of trial

(Reuters) - Elizabeth Holmes has lost a bid to keep complaints from customers of her blood testing company Theranos Inc out of her upcoming fraud trial. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California on Wednesday rejected Holmes' claim that prosecutors should not be allowed to use the complaints because they had failed to preserve a more comprehensive database of test results, finding that the prosecutors were not responsible for the loss of the database.
San Jose, CABayInsider

Reid-Hillview Airport linked to high lead levels in children: study

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Lead levels at the Reid-Hillview Airport in East San Jose are dangerously high for children in the surrounding area, according to a report issued by the county. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors commissioned the lead study in 2020 using 17,000 blood samples collected between...

Watsonville artist commissioned for new mural at Cabrillo College

APTOS—A new mural by Watsonville-based artist Francisco Alonso is slowly coming together at Cabrillo College’s main campus in Aptos. Funded by a grant from the Cabrillo Foundation and the Cabrillo College Student Senate, the mural project is part of the institution’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity and celebrate its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
San Jose,

San Jose City Hall is finally back for open for in-person business

San Jose City Hall is back open for in-person business, including City Council meetings which started up again this week inside the chambers. City Hall had been pretty much closed off to the public since the coronavirus pandemic began in March of last year. The Martin Luther King Jr. Library is also back open as of Monday. It’s all happening after Santa Clara County announced new mask requirements for everyone indoors in public. That means if you plan to enter City Hall or the library, you must have a mask.