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Los Gatos, Redwood City Men Charged in Separate Hate Crime Assaults

Two men have been charged with hate crimes in Santa Clara County for separate assaults against an Asian American woman walking her dog in Los Gatos and a 93-year-old Persian American in San Jose. According to a press release today by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, Richard Hanford, 62, of Los Gatos, told an Asian American woman: “This is America, (expletive deleted)” before striking her on a sidewalk in Los Gatos. David Greenburg, 56, of Redwood City, spit at an elderly San Jose Persian American man and told him: “Go back to your (expletive deleted) country.”

Both are charged with misdemeanor hate crime charges.

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The Real Faces of Silicon Valley

As the valley’s tech companies have driven the U.S. economy since the Great Recession, the region remains one of the most unequal.

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