[22] Currently, iNaturalist.org has zero observer records of pronghorn in Santa Clara County. In 1882, Santa Clara County tried to levy taxes upon property of the Southern Pacific Railroad within county boundaries. [52] In the 2008 US Presidential Election, Democratic nominee Barack Obama carried every city and town in the county, as well as the unincorporated areas. The Amtrak Coast Starlight train between Seattle and Los Angeles also stops in San Jose. Others focus on equity, criminal justice and police reform. [28], Census demographics data released in 2019 shows that Asian-Americans have had the plurality of Santa Clara's population since 2014. Robert Salonga covers criminal justice and public safety for The Mercury News. [3] Santa Clara County and neighboring San Benito County together form the U.S. Census Bureau's San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the larger San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. 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. 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. Gray Davis appointed Chatman to her post as Superior Court judge in 2000 — one of Davis’ first appointments. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000", "2010 Census P.L. “The public’s voice has often been lost in this conversation,” Snyder said. U.S. Census Bureau. Judge Erica Yew, who was appointed by Davis to the Santa Clara County Superior Court in 2001, remembers Chatman took her job seriously, but also knew when to have fun. Find 2764 homes for sale in Santa Clara County with a median listing price of $1,150,000. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males. 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. 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. The county has an extensive freeway system and a separate expressway system (though it's not as extensive as those in Southern California). Part of the county's territory was given to Alameda County in 1853. Please visit our website here for additional information, including civil calendar remote appearance information. 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 county's main airport is Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). This makes it nearly impossible.”. The U.S. Navy had a large presence in the area and began giving large contracts to Silicon Valley electronics companies. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is also often used for commercial services by residents of Santa Clara County. "Santa Clara County economy ranked best performing", http://bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/2013/pdf/gdp_metro0213.pdf, http://unstats.un.org/unsd/snaama/dnltransfer.asp?fID=2, "San Jose's SJC flies past SFO to the top of rankings as America's best-run airport", Port Of Entry - San Jose International Airport, "Google founders pay NASA $1.3 million to land at Moffett Airfield", "Main Jail Complex - Sheriff - County of Santa Clara", "Elmwood Men's Facility - Sheriff - County of Santa Clara", "Juvenile Justice Detention Facilities - The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara", "Full List: America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2017". Santa Clara County has five elected supervisors, elected within their districts. [17] As of 2017 there were four herds in the Coyote Ridge area, often visible from U. S. Highway 101, according to Craige Edgerton, recently retired executive director of the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy and local naturalist Michael Hundt. 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. Only larceny-theft cases involving property over $400 in value are reported as property crimes. The Court may charge fees to access documents in the future. Today, Santa Clara County is the headquarters for approximately 6500 high technology companies, including many of the largest tech companies in the world, among them hardware manufacturers AMD, Cisco Systems and Intel, computer and consumer electronics companies Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard, and internet companies eBay, Google, and Yahoo!. “Our judicial system is difficult enough to navigate for the average person. 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James Boys Ranch (up to 96 teenage boys), This page was last edited on 23 January 2021, at 05:48. 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. Skelton: It shouldn’t be this hard getting COVID-19 vaccine into people’s arms, court curtailed physical access to its facilities, issued by the county in light of worsening COVID-19 trends. It’s not a convenience.”, Get Morning Report and other email newsletters. Santa Clara County Bicycle network is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Bikeway Network. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is establishing a bicycle network throughout the county. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. IBM selected San Jose as its West Coast headquarters in 1943. U.S. Census Bureau. 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. In a statement Tuesday, Ryan reemphasized that managing safety during a pandemic supersedes what she agreed should otherwise be open court access. Electronic filings will continue to be processed as well. U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign and invasive species are removed when possible as native plants are introduced. There were 579,329 housing units at an average density of 173/km2 (449/mi2). The population density was 503/km2 (1,304/mi2). [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. 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. 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. Santa Clara County has consolidated its transportation services into the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which operates a bus system. 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. 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. “But the telephonic option gives the impression there’s public transparency, without actually having that function. David Snyder, executive director of the Bay Area-based First Amendment Coalition, has been sparring with courts up and down the state to ensure they provide sufficient remote access to courts in the absence of safe physical attendance. Both tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) and pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) were historically native to Santa Clara County. William Rockefeller began buying property in the town around 1896 in order of establish an estate, used by members of his family during the summer. U.S. Census Bureau. “As a responsible member of our community, we are compelled to take steps to limit the number of people in our courthouses during this critical period while continuing to ensure that our justice system remains open and accessible,” Ryan wrote. You don’t know what’s going on, and they don’t know you’re there.”. Some of the newer boulevards (primarily in the West Valley) are divided with landscaped medians. Counties which border with Santa Clara County are, clockwise, Alameda County, San Joaquin (within a few hundred feet at Mount Boardman), Stanislaus, Merced, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo County. 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). Voters in the county also elect a number of other officials to county-wide positions, including the Santa Clara County District Attorney, the Santa Clara County Sheriff, and a large number of criminal and civil judges that serve in courts throughout the county. [29], As of 2013, Santa Clara County has the highest median household income of any county in California at $84,741. “But the court needs to remember the public’s access to court proceedings is a constitutional right. “How do you have a court system without a clerk’s office?” he said. most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area, most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States, History of Santa Clara County, California, Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California state Department of Social Services, California's 17th congressional district, California's 18th congressional district, California's 19th congressional district, California's 20th congressional district, Norman Y. 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[needs update][26][27] The vast majority of these Superfund sites were caused by firms associated with the high tech sector located in Silicon Valley. 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. 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. [53], Following the passage of Proposition 8, Santa Clara County joined San Francisco and Los Angeles in a lawsuit, becoming, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles, the first governmental entities in the world to sue for same-sex marriage.[54]. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. An addition from Brandon was added to Santa Clara in 1896. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19301. 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. Santa Clara is home to approximately 116,572 people and 95,661 jobs. [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]. 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]. [12] The deer in California being California mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). Naval Air Station, is used by the Air National Guard, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Google, and by the San Jose Police and Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department as an air operations base. From 1872 through 1984, the only Democrats to carry Santa Clara County were Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Hubert Humphrey. Browse Santa Clara County, CA real estate. 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. 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. [60] GDP grew a strong 7.7% in 2011, and in contrast with most of California, GDP and per capita GDP (nominal) is well above 2007 (financial crisis) levels. 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. Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. 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. Regarding elk, Moraga wrote: “In the great plain called San Bernardino (the Santa Clara Valley which stretches from south San Jose to Gilroy), while the expedition was strung out at length, we descried in the distance a herd of large animals that looked like cattle, but we could not imagine where they belonged or from whence they had come...with horns similar in shape to those of the deer, but so large that they measured sixteen palms from tip to tip.” Upon measurement, Morago reported the elk horns as four varas [11 feet] across… “These animals [elk] are called ciervos in order to differentiate them from the ordinary Spanish variety of deer, here called venados, which also exist in abundance and of large size in the vicinity.”[12], Regarding pronghorn, Moraga reported: “In the said plains of San Bernardino (Santa Clara Valley)…there is another species of deer about the size of three-year-old sheep. [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. Coronavirus: Santa Clara County court re-restricts access amid surging infections Restrictions will primarily affect access to clerk’s office and for people showing up to support family The term "Silicon Valley" was coined in 1971. 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. 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. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19013. Migratory birds and butterflies often use this area. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Case Portal The San Andreas Fault runs along the Santa Cruz Mountains in the 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) SAN JOSE — The Santa Clara County Superior Court is re-instituting access restrictions to its courthouses in response to surging COVID-19 cases in the South Bay, as well as a recent public-health order urging people to significantly curtail gatherings in the face of rapidly eroding hospital capacity. Santa Clara County formerly shared borders with Contra Costa, Mariposa, Monterey, and Tuolumne counties until 1853, 1874, and 1854 respectively (Monterey County currently comes within a few miles of Santa Clara). 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