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San Jose Police Department trains civilians for emergency calls

It's a historic move from the San Jose Police Department to help with its critical staffing shortage. For the first time, San Jose Police are training community service officers to respond to lower priority service calls. Training for the 25 new recruits started this week. "We do want the community ...

Doctors remove cyst on newborn's lung, saving his life

It is said that all babies are miracles. But that doesn't begin to describe 8-month-old Elijah Alvarez. "I  feel so happy. Blessed," said Elijah's mother, Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia It was a year ago Wednesday when Rodriguez-Garcia of Salinas went in for a routine ultrasound. She was six months pregnant. But there ...

Santa Cruz kayaker experiences close encounter with humpback whale

A Santa Cruz kayaker had a very close encounter with a very large humpback whale. Amber Jones says she took the footage Tuesday morning as she was enjoying a cup of coffee just outside the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Jones says she saw the whale feeding some distance away and ...

San Jose gas leak forces hundreds to shelter-in-place

Hundreds of people were ordered to shelter in place in East San Jose Wednesday morning near where a gas pipe was broken by contractors working on a bus route for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, authorities said. The residents near the site of the gas breach in the 300 ...

San Jose launching program to train civilian police patrols

The San Jose Police Department has debuted an academy to train the first class of community service officers to answer non-violent police reports for sworn officers, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The 25 people selected for the program have started a five-week instruction program at the Evergreen Police Academy in San ...

'Water Cops' coming to Santa Clara

New enforcement officers will soon be monitoring the water usage of Santa Clara County residents. The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Tuesday night unanimously approved half a million dollars to hire up to 10 temporary personnel. The plan is to have them respond to complaints about water wasters, a ...

Groundwater ponds drying up

It's a sign of the severe drought that hasn't been seen in 30 years. Nearly 100 ponds in Santa Clara County that are used to replenish groundwater are dry or drying. Long-time San Jose homeowner Jerry Cassingham was alarmed to see the Guadalupe Groundwater Recharge Pond all dried up. "I ...

Teen accused of stealing 11-year-old boy's bike at knifepoint

Santa Clara Police are reporting a new development in a bicycle theft caught on surveillance video. Police announced the arrest of a 15-year-old suspect and the recovery of the bike. The bike was stolen at knife-point from an 11-year-old boy at Washington Elementary School on July 7. The suspect was ...

Passenger killed in suspected DUI on northbound Highway 101 ID'd

A woman killed in a suspected DUI crash on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Sunnyvale last Friday was 30-year-old Vanessa Danilloff, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office. Danilloff, a Sunnyvale resident, died at the scene of the crash that injured four others off of the highway near ...

With 4-months to live, father takes family to Disneyland for one last time

This week, a 36-year-old father from Newark who is dying of cancer will be heading on what he considers a trip of a lifetime with his two young girls, thanks to the community’s support. It may be one of Michael Reyes’s last trips after his doctors gave him only four ...

Monterey Bay enjoys spectacular summer whale watching

Monterey Bay has always been a hot spot for whale watching, but this summer has offered even more opportunities to see some of the planet’s largest mammals in their natural habitat. About 10 humpback whales have recently been hanging out in Monterey Bay just a quarter mile out from moss ...

Gang leader gets 42 years in prison for shooting deaths of two former members

The head of a criminal street gang in Soledad was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison in the murders of two men in 2008 and 2010, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office. Superior Court Judge Russell Scott imposed the prison term on 25-year-old Armando Garza Canchola, who ...

New regulations for San Jose marijuana dispensaries spark protests

Dozens of pot clubs in San Jose are facing strict rules that would force them to close, but there's a last ditch effort going on that could save some of those businesses. Supporters of medical marijuana pot clubs say they are sifting through and validating the more than 60,000 signatures ...

Woman killed in deadly Sunnyvale crash, relative arrested

A birthday celebration turned deadly following a tragic accident on U.S. Highway 101 in Sunnyvale early Friday morning. One woman is dead, three passengers are hospitalized and the driver is under arrest. According to the CHP, around 2 a.m. Edwardo Jaime Junior, 34, lost control on the northbound off ramp ...

87-year-old woman hit by vehicle dies in hospital

An 87-year-old woman hit by a vehicle in Sunnyvale late Wednesday died of her injuries at a hospital, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office. Linshu Ye, of Sunnyvale, was walking in the area of Mary Avenue and Rockefeller Drive at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when a vehicle ...

San Jose man suffering from Alzheimer's disease missing

San Jose police is seeking the public's help in locating a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease, a police spokesman said. Vincent Silva, 81, has been missing since 11 a.m. Wednesday and was last seen leaving his home at 2154 Stratton Place, police spokesman Officer Albert Morales said. He stands about ...

Police: Hostile group attacked man on San Jose hiking trail

New details have been released about a brutal attack on a San Jose hiking trail. Police are now saying a ‘hostile group’ viciously stabbed the man while he was walking along San Jose's Guadalupe River Park Trail. The man is still in the hospital recovering from several stab wounds. At ...

Prostitute pleads not guilty in tech executive's death

Amid international media attention, a former prostitute pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Santa Cruz County Superior Court to charges related to the death last November of a one-time Google executive on his yacht, a prosecutor said. READ: Charging document in Tichelman case Alix Tichelman, 26, entered the plea during her ...

San Jose trail attack leaves victim with life-threatening injuries

A victim who was assaulted with a deadly weapon on San Jose's Guadalupe River Park Trail early Monday morning suffered life-threatening wounds, police said. Security officers for a nearby business notified police that there was an injured person on the trail near Almaden Boulevard and Woz Way at 12:14 a.m., ...

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2 small earthquakes strike near Gilroy

Two earthquakes near Gilroy with preliminary magnitudes of 3.2 and 3.3 struck a minute apart Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The tremors occurred at 1:09 p.m. and 1:10 p.m. near the Calaveras Fault about 6 miles southeast of Gilroy. The 3.2 quake had a depth of 3.2 ...

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