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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.
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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.
A California county has banned a veteran employee from criticizing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because a coworker who overheard the criticism was offended.
Even as four homeless men died of hypothermia in Santa Clara County during cold weather that has gripped the area in recent days, there were open beds at the county's overnight emergency shelters for most of the past week.
Volunteers reached out to homeless encampments across the San Jose area on Saturday and Sunday, hoping to get more people into shelters during the freezing weather.
Local agency is among six in Santa Clara County lowering fees to find homes for more than 1,300 animals.
Cold temperatures are expected to continue through Monday and some parts of the Bay Area will hit freezing Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.