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California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten by a john or pimp.
The City of Redwood City's Parks and Recreation Department earned the "Champions for Change Award of Excellence" from the Network for a Healthy California and the Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative for their work in increasing youth fitness for thousands of Redwood City youth.
A newly elected county supervisor in California's Santa Clara County who's the first openly gay elected official there wants his constituents to have access to quality LGBT-focused health care, the Peninsula Press , a regional news outlet, reports.
City officials on Wednesday began the process of shutting down medical marijuana shops next to homes as part of strict new regulations to be rolled out next year.
Author Chuck Jagoda has been homeless in Santa Clara County for the past four years.
The recent cold storm sweeping across the nation and resulting in near freezing temperatures throughout San Mateo County can be life threatening to the local homeless population.
Making the best of a bad situation, Santa Clara County supervisors Tuesday voted to amend the county's five-year contract with its bankrupt ambulance company.
A man said to be acting suicidal was shot and critically injured after attacking sheriff's deputies with a blunt object around noon Tuesday, sending two officers to the hospital with wounds not considered life threatening.
Two sheriff's deputies were injured and a man described as suicidal was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot by a deputy that afternoon in Saratoga, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
In his own flicker-age, Sol Kent Carson had hundreds, maybe even thousands, of such poems scattered about his apartment on scratch paper or scribbled in charcoal on the back of the Belgian-linen canvases that carried a lifetime of paintings.
A deputy-involved shooting occurred this afternoon in Saratoga, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
Because inflation is at historic lows property tax increases in Santa Clara County will be approximately one-quarter of their normal level in 2014.
Burgi, a spayed female kitty, is available for adoption for just $12 at Palo Alto Animal Services as part of its annual "Home for the Holidays" program.
An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted on a homeless man, found wearing only a T-shirt and shorts over the weekend in Hayward, to determine if hypothermia played a role in his death.
After Bahlbi Gebrekristos woke up and noticed his hands had turned white from the cold, he made a point of getting into a local shelter for the night.
All four men passed from causes related to hypothermia between Nov. 28 and Thursday, the medical examiner reported.