Jun 10, 2013 by Pierluigi Oliverio Politics, Business, Culture Comments (7)
San Jose’s downtown arena will receive a new name, going from a sponsorship deal with HP to SAP.
The transfer of the naming rights from HP to SAP is a positive move. The naming rights deal has an annual value of $3.35 million. Even better, SAP is a software company known the world over.
Jun 7, 2013 by Josh Koehn Politics, Culture Comments (4)
President Obama defended the widespread surveillance of phone calls made within the country during a press conference Friday at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. (Photo by Jamie Soja)
During a press conference held Friday at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, President Obama insisted that “Big Brother” has played by the rules while keeping tabs on nearly every phone call made within the nation’s borders during the last seven years.
Jun 7, 2013 by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics, Culture Comments (1)
A public health report added to the county’s general plan notes that the hospital system will have to deal with a surge in elderly patients in coming years. (Photo by DigiDreamGrafix, via Flickr)
Santa Clara County residents enjoy longer life expectancies and overall better health than the rest of the state and nation, but stark disparities based on wealth and race persist.
Jun 7, 2013 by Sparky Harlan Culture, Media Comments (2)
Teen behavior online is in steady flux, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. (Photo by Gates Foundation, via Flickr)
According to the May 2013 Pew Research Center report, “Teens, Social Media, and Privacy,” teens are changing their habits when it comes to choosing social media and how much information they make public. Parents be advised.
Jun 6, 2013 by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics, Culture Comments (8)
As San Jose copes with one of its most violent years in decades—22 homicides since the start of 2013—a group of community members will gather tonight at City Hall to honor the memory of those lost.
Jun 6, 2013 by James P. Reber Politics, Culture Comments (3)
Dog owners have a greater responsibility when visiting San Jose parks ever since the city stopped supplying bags for droppings. (Photo by Tom Clifton)
I have mentioned before that we are now all part of a new paradigm in civic life, especially as it relates to our parks, trails and recreation programs. The new paradigm is not a great distance from this traditional view. It is merely a small step forward by the citizenry toward a closer level of ownership and participation than we have generally assumed. That one step is active care. A recent example relates to bags supplied at our local dog parks.
Jun 4, 2013 by Joseph DiSalvo Politics, Culture Comments (0)
President Ronald Reagan’s administration delivered a scathing report on public education in our country more than 30 years ago. Many of the recommendations in that report have yet to be followed, says Joseph Di Salvo. (Photo by pingnews.com, via Flickr)
How many more years will the country and Silicon Valley put up with broken promises made to our children, before it is too late for us to recover from the lack of political will? This year we commemorate the 30-year anniversary of a national report that provided a clarion call to improve our public education system.
Jun 3, 2013 by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics, Business, Culture Comments (3)
A proposal for a new construction fee to rake in more money for affordable housing has sharply divided the City Council. Vice Mayor and 2014 mayoral candidate Madison Nguyen and Councilman Don Rocha say San Jose desperately needs another funding source for low-income housing since the state-ordered end of Redevelopment Agencies (RDA). But councilmen Pete Constant and Johnny Khamis strongly disagree. Other issues at Tuesday’s City Council meeting include a public hearing to raise the medical marijuana tax and a fight over a recycling facility near the San Jose Flea Market.
Jun 3, 2013 by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics, Business, Culture Comments (1)
The federal sequester is expected to have a dramatic impact on the amount of county funding that goes toward helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence. (Photo by Deadly Domestic Violence, via Flickr)
The Great Recession devastated shelters for battered women. And while government funding has declined, the need for such services has drastically increased. This issue will be one of many discussed at Tuesday’s county Board of Supervisors meeting, including a federal grant to develop news strategies to find long-term homes for foster children.
Jun 3, 2013 by Pierluigi Oliverio Politics, Business, Culture Comments (11)
San Jose Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio pens an open letter to Netflix, which is considering its options on where to expand operations, perhaps outside of Los Gatos. Oliverio makes his case for why the DVD and online movie streaming company should consider its neighbor, San Jose.
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