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2 hrs ago | Palo Alto Weekly

Parents, doctors urge board to stock EpiPens in schools

Palo Alto parent Amy Kacher displays two different EpiPen kits, which enable untrained people to administer the drug Epinephrine in cases of severe allergic reaction.


Related Topix: Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, Stanford University, Diamond Bar, CA

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

SJ Volunteers Backstop City In Massive Trash Cleanup Effort

Folks in a San Jose neighborhood who are tired of seeing piles of trash from the homeless are taking matters into their own hands.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA

10 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Crime and the mentally ill: Courts know how to handle this

Acts of criminal behavior by the mentally ill are reported regularly and often are sensationalized, further stigmatizing people with mental illness.


Related Topix: Prison, Cantil, CA, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Lawsuit over Paso Robles basin will be decided in San Jose

Superior Court Judge Jac Crawford on Tuesday approved the transfer to Santa Clara County of one of two lawsuits over the Paso Robles groundwater basin.


Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA, Santa Maria, CA, San Luis Obispo County, CA

The Fresno Bee

Visalia, Tulare men arrested in San Jose armed robbery, kidnapping

Cody Hollinquest, 18, of Visalia was arrested April 17 in Visalia, and Willie Christopher, 24, of Tulare, was arrested in Tulare March 27, according to the San Jose Police Department.


Related Topix: Tulare, CA, Visalia, CA

CBS Local

8-Year-Old Girl Killed In Highway 85 Crash Identified

A girl killed in a crash on state Highway 85 in Cupertino that injured three other people Monday has been identified as 8-year-old Megan Yang, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.


Related Topix: Cupertino, CA, San Jose, CA

Milpitas Post

City prevails in Milpitas fire union lawsuit over back pay, retiree benefits

In a legal case involving firefighter back pay and retiree benefits, City of Milpitas has claimed victory in a 2013 lawsuit filed by Milpitas' International Association of Firefighters Local 1699.


Related Topix: Fire

CBS Local

Homicide Suspected After Man's Body Found On San Jose Street

San Jose police were at the scene Tuesday morning of a suspected homicide after finding the body of a man about a quarter-mile east of state Highway 87, a police spokesman said.


Santa Clara County Looking for Owners of $244K of Unclaimed Money

The Santa Clara County Department of Revenue has published a list of approximately 1,060 people who are potential owners of nearly $244,000 in unclaimed money on deposit with the County.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Pizarro: San Jose State's Wiggsy Sivertsen honored at retirement celebration

Wiggsy Sivertsen spent her 47-year career at San Jose State counseling, cajoling and advocating for the rights of the campus's women, its LGBT community and just about everyone else.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Arts, Opera, San Jose, CA, Rose Garden (San Jose, CA)

Mountain View Voice

County seeks new site for north county homeless shelter

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to find a replacement for the north county's cold-weather homeless shelter at the Sunnyvale Armory, now being demolished.


Related Topix: Weather, Mountain View, CA, Palo Alto, CA, San Jose, CA


San Jose's mayor expresses doubts about deputies patrolling San Jose proposal

San Jose's mayor has his doubts about a proposal to have Santa Clara County deputies help patrol the streets of San Jose.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA

Business Journal

Homebuilder UCP's major East Coast-to-West Coast growth plans

UCP CEO Dustin Bogue's company is building residential project Fairview at Eagle Ridge in Gilroy.


Related Topix: Gilroy, CA, Monterey County, CA

Courthouse News Service

'The House is Clean ... We're Gonna Spike Him'

A police car dash cam captured Santa Clara deputies plotting to plant drugs in a woman's home after their first illegal search turned up nothing, the woman claims in court.


Related Topix: Drugs, Santa Clara, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

CBS Local

3 Arrested For Saratoga Burglary Of Home While Resident Was Napping

At about 8:50 a.m., Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary reported in the 15000 Block of Kittridge Road.


Related Topix: Los Altos Hills, CA

The Independent

Baby found dead in car after father allegedly 'forgot' to take him to babysitter

Neela Debnath is a member of the Independent's Online editorial team. She has an MA in Journalism from Brunel University.


Related Topix: Journalism

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: Reject Judge Ritchie, elect Matt Harris

It's rare that an incumbent Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is challenged for re-election.


Related Topix: Opinion

Beware of Gas Station 'Skimmers' in Santa Cruz County

Area police reported Thursday that many locals are complaining about ATM withdrawals from Southern California that police believe are caused by "skimming" devices at Santa Cruz County gas stations, according to police.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Watsonville, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Pizarro: Rotary PlayGarden breaks ground at San Jose's Guadalupe River Park

It's not often you hear cheers for the development of a grassy spot in a park, but that's what happened on Wednesday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rotary PlayGarden at the Guadalupe River Park.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Family, Kids, Santa Clara, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

No legal need to remove Capitola councilman, city attorney says

Capitola >> The Capitola City Council is not required to remove or censure Councilman Ed Bottorff following his arrest on suspicion of engaging with a prostitute, according to a report released by the city attorney this week.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mountain View, CA