District Attorney Jeff Rosen objected to the judge’s decision to give Yesenia Ramirez and Jose Portillo less than the maximum prison terms in exchange for their pleas, without a separate sentencing hearing.
Investigation by Santa Clara County's cold case unit and Mountain View police led to the July 9 arrest of John Kevin Woodward at JFK airport in New York City for the strangulation murder of Laurie Houts 30 years ago. Woodward will stand trial for a third time in the case.
Anh Colton, 48, of Cupertino, has had no law enforcement experience in the last five years. California law requires that candidates for sheriff have at least one year of law enforcement experience within the last five years.
The contests for mayor of San Jose, Santa Clara County sheriff, all four of the contested San Jose City Council races and the one contested county supervisor race will have runoff elections in November with the top two finishers.
Gilroy Officer Catalina Fraide’s disciplined response in September 2021 to a live-fire ambush by a violent felon intent on killing police officers is a credit to her training, professionalism and courage, wrote Deputy District Attorney Robert Baker.
The victim's uncle, Rene Aaron Hernandez-Santos,19, and grandfather Rene Trigueros Hernandez, 59, were arrested Wednesday by the San José Police Department's Special Operations Division, MERGE Unit, and charged with felony child abuse in the 2021 death of Arely Naomi Proctor.
Supervisor CIndy Chavez requested a special local report following news that San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin had accused San Francisco police of using DNA collected from a sexual assault victim to connect her to another crime.
Superior Court Judge Christopher Rudy is allowing Santa Clara County's lawsuit against Calvary Chapel San Jose to continue. The county wants to collect $2.8 mllion in fines for violating county health orders prohibiting indoor gatherings and requiring people to wear masks.