The stakes are higher.”. [65] There are also smaller general aviation airports in Palo Alto (PAO), San Jose (Reid-Hillview) (RHV), and San Martin(E16). On Monday, Santa Clara County reported its highest single-day case count during entire pandemic, according to data compiled by this news organization, and its daily infection rate reached an all-time high. The ethnic makeup of Santa Clara County was 836,616 (47.0%) White, 46,428 (2.6%) African American, 12,960 (0.7%) Native American,7,060 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 570,524 (32.0%) Asian, 220,806 (12.4%) from other races, and 87,248 (4.9%) from two or more races. The median age was 34 years. U.S. Census Bureau. [19] The elk herds in eastern Santa Clara County are blocked from dispersal to the west by U.S. Highway 101, with environmentalists advocating re-purposing the Metcalf Road bridge at the Coyote Gap into a wildlife overcrossing. Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes. It’s not a convenience.”, Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B02001. Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B03003. Santa Clara is the most populous county in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Northern California. Practically, the order is a re-issuing of existing directives that never expired, and an official recognition of strict quarantine and travel restrictions issued by the county in light of worsening COVID-19 trends. Santa Clara County, officially the County of Santa Clara, is California's 6th most populous county, with a population of 1,781,642, as of the 2010 census. County residents scheduled to report for jury duty are exempt from the restrictions. Santa Clara County has consolidated its transportation services into the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which operates a bus system. Like many other Bay Area counties, it is dependent upon the Port of Oakland for transport of ocean cargo. South Bay attorney Steven Clark, who specializes in criminal-defense and is a former prosecutor, said the effect of a virtual closure of the clerk’s office also cannot be overstated. The county's economy is heavily service based. Part of the county's territory was given to Alameda County in 1853. Robert Salonga covers criminal justice and public safety for The Mercury News. To promote friendship and understanding and to build bridges with countries of origin for various ethnic populations in the county, the County of Santa Clara has created a Sister County Commission to coordinate the program. U.S. Census Bureau. “Reasonable and public health-based restrictions on physical access have been and will be essential in the future,” he added. U.S. Census Bureau. In most California counties, including Santa Clara County, that has been primarily achieved through telephonic access lines that allow the public to listen to hearings. Moffett Federal Airfield (NUQ), a former U.S. The county also pays the $340,000 salary and benefits of the California state Department of Social Services director, which is reimbursed by the state, skirting the $165,000 state law cap for the position. [78], Places adjacent to Santa Clara County, California, Cities by population and voter registration, Other = Some other race + Two or more races, Native American = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander + American Indian or Alaska Native. “The public’s voice has often been lost in this conversation,” Snyder said. In June 1776, Lieutenant Commander Don José Joaquín Moraga led a group of soldiers and colonists from the Presidio of Monterey to establish Mission San Francisco de Asis and encountered both tule elk and pronghorn, and clearly distinguished these two species from deer. Santa Clara County has five elected supervisors, elected within their districts. Browse Santa Clara County, CA real estate. [22] Currently, iNaturalist.org has zero observer records of pronghorn in Santa Clara County. Parks within the county include: Santa Clara County also contains Ulistac Natural Area, a volunteer maintained natural open space. Jayadev said that his organization is utilizing those phone lines daily, and that they leave much to be desired, particularly with inconsistent audio quality, as well as lost context from not being in the room. Supervisors say the new law, SB … “Our judicial system is difficult enough to navigate for the average person. Expressways in California are distinct from freeways; although access to adjoining properties is eliminated, at-grade intersections are allowed. Business-related laws include an increase in minimum wage, extended family leave and additional COVID-19 regulations. While other ranchers refused, tech pioneers Bill Hewlett and David Packard allowed Coletto and state biologists to translocate the initial 32 tule elk from the Owens Valley in the eastern Sierra onto the 28,000-acre (11,000 ha) San Felipe Ranch, which the families jointly own, in the hills east of Morgan Hill. 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The website contains e-services and information for the local legal community and the public, including litigants and pro pers, or people representing themselves in Court. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Santa Clara County Library, is a public library system serving the communities and cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, and all unincorporated areas of the county. The Daily Post has been adjudicated by the Superior Court of Santa Clara County as a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Palo Alto and County of Santa Clara, and is qualified to publish legal notices, including: • Fictitious Business Name Statements (FBNs) • Legal name changes • Petitions to Administer Estate (Probate) The county is one among three counties in California (with Napa and Madera) to establish a separate department, the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections, to deal with corrections pursuant to California Government Code §23013. The Amtrak Coast Starlight train between Seattle and Los Angeles also stops in San Jose. In the early 20th century, the area was promoted as the "Valley of the Heart's Delight" due to its natural beauty, including a significant number of orchards.[10]. Santa Clara County Department of Correction is administered by the county's sheriff's office and supervises the following facilities: Santa Clara County has an extensive park system, much of it founded in the major park expansion of the late 1970s. There were 565,863 households, out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. [15] This would enable elk to recolonize rural southwestern Santa Clara County, as well as Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. In a statement Tuesday, Ryan reemphasized that managing safety during a pandemic supersedes what she agreed should otherwise be open court access. The San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara metropolitan region, comprising Santa Clara County and San Benito County, was ranked as the highest performing metropolitan area in the US in 2012, ahead of Austin, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina, according to the Milken Institute. A new order issued Tuesday by Presiding Judge Deborah Ryan limits courthouse access to people directly involved in a court hearing; those submitting an in-person pleading; family-court petitioners seeking protective orders regarding domestic violence, gun violence, civil harassment, elder abuse, workplace and school violence, and juvenile dependency; and those seeking emergency orders for eviction and child-safety matters. south and west of the county. As of 2009, there are three sister counties:[70]. Of the hundreds of new laws signed by Gov. A San Jose native, he attended UCLA and has a Master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, and was part of a reporting team awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. [15] As of 2012[update], an estimated 400 tule elk roam 1,875 square kilometres (724 sq mi) in northeastern Santa Clara County and southeastern Alameda County. * NEW! Of those, 405,470 (45.3%) are registered Democrats, 151,213 (16.9%) are registered Republicans, and 308,769 (35.4%) have declined to state a political party. [16] In March 2014 CDFW translocated nine bull elk from the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge to add genetic diversity to the San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve herd in San Antonio Valley in extreme eastern Santa Clara County. [24][25], As of 1980[update], Santa Clara County has the highest number of Superfund Sites of any county in the United States, accounting for 25 polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations. In 1978, California Department of Fish and Game warden Henry Coletto urged the department to choose the Mount Hamilton area as one of California's relocation sites under a new statewide effort to restore tule elk. “How do you have a court system without a clerk’s office?” he said. However, unlike expressways virtually everywhere else in California, the Santa Clara County expressways were built, signed, and maintained as county roads; they are not maintained by Caltrans, although they are patrolled by the California Highway Patrol. Please visit our website here for additional information, including civil calendar remote appearance information. The ethnic makeup of the county was 53.8% White, 2.8% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 25.6% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 12.1% from other races, and 4.7% from two or more races. The county seat and largest city is San Jose, the 10th most populous city in the United States, California's 3rd most populous city and the most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Clara is home to approximately 116,572 people and 95,661 jobs. The population density was 503/km2 (1,304/mi2). [58] The GDP of the metro area reached $176.7 billion in 2011, or $94,587 per capita,[59] roughly on par with Qatar in both total GDP and per capita (nominal). Those who stand to be noticeably affected by the court restrictions include people who need to go to the clerk’s office to research and obtain copies of court files required for a variety of tasks including job applications and legal defense, people who attend court to support family members through the criminal-justice process, and advocates who provide support for indigent defendants and their families. The latitude of Santa Clara is 44.463N. Electronic filings will continue to be processed as well. The county has an extensive freeway system and a separate expressway system (though it's not as extensive as those in Southern California). Located on the southern coast of San Francisco Bay, the urbanized Santa Clara Valley within Santa Clara County contains most of its population. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19113. Gov. Since 1988, Santa Clara County has been a Democratic stronghold in presidential and congressional elections. 94-171 Summary File Data", "California's social services chief wins lucrative pay deal", "California's 20th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map", "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections", CA Secretary of State – Report of Registration – February 10, 2019, "Herrera Joined by Los Angeles, Santa Clara Counterparts in Suing to Invalidate Prop 8", February 10, 2013 - Report of Registration, Crime in the United States, 2012, Table 8 (California). [30], The 2010 United States Census reported that Santa Clara County had a population of 1,781,642. The U.S. Navy had a large presence in the area and began giving large contracts to Silicon Valley electronics companies. In addition to houses in Santa Clara, there were also 62 condos, 32 townhouses, and 1 multi-family unit for sale in Santa Clara last month. [12] The deer in California being California mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). The term "Silicon Valley" was coined in 1971. Varian Associates, Fairchild Semiconductor, and other early innovators were located in the county by the late 1940s and 1950s. [23], The Nature Conservancy "Mount Hamilton Project" has acquired or put under conservation easement 100,000 acres (40,000 ha) of land towards its 500,000 acres (200,000 ha) goal for habitat conservation within a 1,200,000 acres (490,000 ha) area encompassing much of eastern Santa Clara County as well as portions of southern Alameda County, western Merced and Stanislaus Counties, and northern San Benito County. In 1882, Santa Clara County tried to levy taxes upon property of the Southern Pacific Railroad within county boundaries. Santa Clara County supervisors are backing new efforts to reform juvenile justice, following a new state law that shutters state-run youth incarceration and puts the job of housing young inmates in the hands of individual counties. Snyder said that restrictions on physical access to courts have to be balanced with ready availability of these alternate avenues, along with robust outreach to ensure members of the public know about them. IBM selected San Jose as its West Coast headquarters in 1943. [5] The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and the most affluent outside the Washington metropolitan area[6] and one of the most affluent places in the United States.[7][8]. Draft Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan, "Asians are now largest group in these two Bay Area counties, new data shows", "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990", "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Santa Clara County is named for Mission Santa Clara, which was established in 1777 and was in turn named for Saint Clare of Assisi.[9]. Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world (after Zurich, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway), according to the Brookings Institution. Both tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) and pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) were historically native to Santa Clara County. He previously reported in Washington, D.C., Salinas and the East Bay, and is a middling triathlete. They run all together over the plains so fast that they seem to fly…These animals are called berrendos and there are many of them also in the southern Missions wherever the country is level.”[12], Herbert Eugene Bolton also wrote of elk reports from another Spanish expedition, from the De Anza Expedition on March 23, 1776: " In Gilroy Valley (Santa Clara Valley) Moraga 's larder was replenished by three elks which the men killed without leaving the road." In 1990, the California Department of Fish and Game's Henry Coletto translocated excess pronghorn from Modoc County to six locations in California, including 51 animals to the San Felipe Ranch in Santa Clara County, where the swift-footed ungulates had not lived for generations. The last Republican to win a majority in the county was Ronald Reagan in 1984. Santa Clara County is served by Caltrain commuter rail from Gilroy through San Jose and Silicon Valley north to San Francisco Airport and San Francisco. United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. About 4.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. There were 579,329 housing units at an average density of 173/km2 (449/mi2). The original inhabitants included the Ohlone, residing on Coyote Creek and Calaveras Creek. This is the home page for the website of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. [45], In the United States House of Representatives, Santa Clara County is split between 4 congressional districts:[46], In the California State Senate, the county is split between 4 legislative districts:[48], In the California State Assembly, the county is split between 6 legislative districts:[49]. The county's main airport is Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates the VTA light rail system, which primarily serves San Jose, with one line continuing as far north as Mountain View. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males. They are similar in appearance to the deer, except that they have short horns and also short legs like the sheep. “But the court needs to remember the public’s access to court proceedings is a constitutional right. Santa Clara is a moderately walkable city in Santa Clara County with a Walk Score of 58. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19301. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19013. For every 100 females there were 102.80 males. The surge in metro GDP is highly correlated with home prices, which for average single-family homes passed $1 million ($1,017,528) in August 2013.[61]. All pending and newly filed civil cases have been assigned to a judge for all purposes. Find 2764 homes for sale in Santa Clara County with a median listing price of $1,150,000. You don’t know what’s going on, and they don’t know you’re there.”. In two weeks, the number of people hospitalized in the county nearly doubled to its highest point of the pandemic, a number that stands to worsen if gloomy predictions based on Thanksgiving gatherings manifest in case counts over the next 10 days. The San Andreas Fault runs along the Santa Cruz Mountains in the The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Santa Clara County. The following table includes the number of incidents reported in 2009 and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense. Gray Davis appointed Chatman to her post as Superior Court judge in 2000 — one of Davis’ first appointments. As of the census[44] of 2000, there were 1,682,585 people, 565,863 households, and 395,538 families residing in the county. Migratory birds and butterflies often use this area. 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