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Veteran public defender is Santa Clara County’s latest pass judgement on

Veteran public defender is Santa Clara County’s latest pass judgement on

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As a seasoned public defender within the Bay Space, Jessica Delgado says her north big name is an iconic quote from Sister Helen Prejean, the mythical Catholic nun who has sought to infuse compassion into the American criminal-justice machine in her lifelong campaign in opposition to the demise penalty. “Persons are greater than the worst factor they've ever executed of their lives,” the quote reads. Jessica Delgado, 52, an established public defender in Santa Clara County, used to be sworn in because the native Awesome Courtroom’s latest pass judgement on on April 15, 2021. (Santa Clara County Awesome Courtroom)  For Delgado, who has spent her profession representing other folks charged with critical crimes, the sentiment continues to lead her, as she takes on a brand new function as S...
Santa Clara nears settlement on North San Jose housing construction

Santa Clara nears settlement on North San Jose housing construction

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After greater than a decade of felony battles between the towns of Santa Clara and San Jose, a long-sought imaginative and prescient of remodeling industrial-heavy North San Jose into neighborhoods with walkways, retail outlets and thousands of new housing units would possibly in any case be at the horizon. The 2 towns are in the middle of mediation with the hopes of achieving a solution that might put an finish to Santa Clara’s threats to sue San Jose if the town didn't make vital roadway enhancements ahead of construction new housing. In the meantime, San Jose officers are already transferring forward with plans to get rid of a coverage that for years has blocked new residential building within the house. Appearing a united entrance, a number of lawmakers from each San Jose and Santa ...
Santa Clara council erupts in argument after member accused of snubbing Asian colleague at rally

Santa Clara council erupts in argument after member accused of snubbing Asian colleague at rally

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SANTA CLARA —  3 town councilmembers mentioned a councilwoman accused of refusing to let her Korean American colleague talk all through a contemporary “Forestall Asian Hate” rally has a historical past of unkind conduct towards her political competitors. All through an hour-long argument council assembly this week, Councilmember Kevin Park — the primary Korean American to serve at the Santa Clara Council — excoriated Councilmember Kathy Watanabe and mentioned she’s exhibited a “trend and historical past of… ignoring me or just seeking to close me down.” His feedback echoed the ones of Vice Mayor Raj Chahal and Councilmember Karen Hardy. The “Forestall Asian Hate” rally held on the Santa Clara library on March 31 used to be arranged through Watanabe amid rising concern a number of the As...
Santa Clara County problems essentially the most COVID fines to companies

Santa Clara County problems essentially the most COVID fines to companies

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When Sara Dubon opened her first floral store in the course of the pandemic, she knew it could be financially dangerous. However she didn’t await the chance from Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 prevention squad, who hit her with a $500 high-quality with none written caution after only one month. The explanation? No posted realize in regards to the six-person capability prohibit at her tiny storefront in San Jose’s Westfield Oakridge mall. “I shouldn't have any excuse, however I’ve by no means had a shop earlier than and I truthfully simply didn’t know I may just get fined for that,” Dubon mentioned, noting she adopted county directions for all different protection signage and protocols however overlooked that one. “When a industry is doing smartly, possibly $500 doesn’t appear to be a lot...
San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara counties may just input orange tier

San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara counties may just input orange tier

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Extra of the Bay Space would possibly reopen for industry and recreational actions this week as San Francisco, Marin County and Santa Clara are anticipated to growth from the state’s pink to orange tier, indicating COVID-19 an infection ranges have fallen from really extensive to average ranges. San Francisco officers mentioned the state may just announce nowadays that they are going to transfer into the orange tier as early as Wednesday and that they're operating to finalize well being pointers about what is going to reopen. “An overly massive collection of actions are reopening,” San Francisco officers mentioned in a observation. “Whilst the decline in instances is encouraging, variants stay a priority and San Francisco is constant to take well being precautions because it reopens. We...
Apple exec seeks tossing of Santa Clara Co. gun-bribery case

Apple exec seeks tossing of Santa Clara Co. gun-bribery case

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A most sensible Apple safety govt charged in a Santa Clara County corruption probe is looking for his case’s dismissal at the grounds that prosecutors haven't any transparent proof his proposed donation of iPads to the sheriff’s workplace was once a bribe to hasten concealed-gun lets in for his workers. In a movement filed Thursday within the county Awesome Court docket, lawyers for Thomas Moyer argue that the district lawyer’s workplace no longer simplest didn't turn out Moyer was once seeking to bribe any individual, however gave grand jurors unhealthy directions for figuring out who needed to get pleasure from the donation for it to qualify as a bribe. “The Santa Clara District Lawyer has neglected info and proof proving Mr. Moyer’s innocence, and they've distorted the regulation wit...
Santa Clara County would possibly not take part in state’s Blue Protect-run vaccine program

Santa Clara County would possibly not take part in state’s Blue Protect-run vaccine program

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Santa Clara County stated past due Monday it received’t participate within the state’s new centralized vaccine distribution machine run by means of Blue Protect — a probably large blow to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s highly-touted plan. County Govt Jeff Smith stated the county would now not signal a freelance with Blue Protect permitting the medical insurance corporate to take over vaccine distribution within the county, claiming the brand new oversight wouldn’t do the rest to beef up vaccination pace or potency. “We’re now not going to take part in a freelance with Blue Protect,” Smith stated. Bay House counties had been anticipated to start out falling underneath Blue Protect oversight round mid-March, even though it’s unclear whether or not Santa Clara County’s refusal to signal the contract,...
Santa Clara police sergeant recordsdata racial discrimination case

Santa Clara police sergeant recordsdata racial discrimination case

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A high-ranking sergeant of Samoan descent is suing the Santa Clara Police Division and its leader, alleging that the drive is plagued by means of systemic racism that thwarts folks of colour from emerging to management positions. Within the federal lawsuit — filed Monday in opposition to the Town of Santa Clara, Police Leader Patrick Nikolai and Captain Todd Cummins — Santa Clara Police Sgt. Jacob Malae alleges that his race and nationwide starting place have been “considerable motivating causes” why he was once handed over for a promotion and denied additional time pay. He is looking for fee of no less than $3 million for misplaced wages and incomes capability. Malae has been with the Santa Clara Police Division (SCPD) for twenty years, together with serving the previous 10 years as a ...
Ultimate Courtroom regulations Santa Clara County should reopen church buildings

Ultimate Courtroom regulations Santa Clara County should reopen church buildings

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The U.S. Ultimate Courtroom on Friday rejected Santa Clara County’s ban on indoor worship products and services, ordering California’s handiest holdout to fall consistent with the remainder of the state. The ruling from the top court docket comes not up to 3 weeks after Santa Clara County steered puts of worship throughout the county to stay their doorways closed and pews empty till additional realize irrespective of a U.S. Ultimate Courtroom ruling that lifted California’s ban on indoor spiritual products and services and allowed them to reopen to as much as 25% of capability. By means of a 6-3 vote, the court docket dominated that the county should permit indoor worship products and services to renew at 20% capability in Santa Clara County, calling an previous determination through th...
Santa Clara County passes danger pay for grocery staff

Santa Clara County passes danger pay for grocery staff

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Santa Clara County is becoming a member of a rising motion of towns and counties throughout California to require that giant grocery shops be offering danger pay to their staff all the way through the coronavirus pandemic. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night time unanimously handed a legislation quickly mandating that giant grocery shops in unincorporated spaces of the county pay their staff an extra $5 an hour on best in their common wages to compensate them for proceeding to chance contracting coronavirus whilst at the entrance traces. The ordinance applies to grocery shops and pharmacies with greater than 300 staff national and a minimum of 15 staff in unincorporated spaces of the county. It additionally applies to franchisees that personal a minimum of 10 gr...