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23 min ago | Inside Bay Area
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.
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2 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
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.
2 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland
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.
2 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter
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.
6 hrs ago | Patch.com
A deputy-involved shooting occurred this afternoon in Saratoga, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
8 hrs ago | KLIV
Because inflation is at historic lows property tax increases in Santa Clara County will be approximately one-quarter of their normal level in 2014.
10 hrs ago | Patch.com
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.
14 hrs ago | NBC Bay Area
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.
Cold temperatures and frost are expected to continue through Tuesday and much of the week, with some parts of the Bay Area hitting freezing levels, the National Weather Service reported Sunday.
At least 12 known deaths across the nation during the onslaught of severe winter weather, including four homeless people who have died of hypothermia during this week's frigid weather in San Francisco, California: "Santa Clara County sheriff's Lt.