Oct 17, 2011 by Silicon Valley Newsroom People, Culture Comments (18)
For the second time in a month, a local Hells Angels member was shot to death in public. Steve Tausan, 52, was attending a funeral Saturday for the late president of the motorcycle club’s San Jose chapter, Jeffrey Pettigrew, who was killed in September in a casino shooting in Sparks, Nev. Pettigrew also worked as a city of San Jose employee.
Oddly enough, three of the biggest stories in San Jose right now all have one thing in common: the most famous nonfiction author in America, Michael Lewis. His current bestseller, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, details how countries, states and municipalities are going bankrupt, and he uses San Jose as a model for implosion by pension.
Sep 30, 2011 by Silicon Valley Newsroom Politics, People Comments (137)
This week, San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore has agreed to answer questions from San Jose Inside readers. He is the third public official to participate in this series. Questions are selected from online posts to this site.
Sep 30, 2011 by Silicon Valley Newsroom Politics, People Comments (1)
Patricia Mahan, Santa Clara’s vice mayor after serving as mayor from 2002 through 2010, says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. While it is unclear if Mahan’s condition will require leave from her position, she reportedly is expected to fully recover with proper treatment.
Sep 30, 2011 by Silicon Valley Newsroom People, Culture Comments (20)
Police have reportedly arrested the man accused of killing Jeffrey Pettigrew, a city employee who was also president of the San Jose chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang. Pettigrew, who worked for the city of San Jose within the Dept. of Transportation, was shot in the back four times last week at John Ascuaga’s Nugget casino in Sparks, Nevada.
Sep 26, 2011 by The Fly Politics, People, The Fly Comments (21)
SJPD and Secret Service evict a screaming woman from the Fairmont.
On Sunday, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president in a decade to overnight in San Jose. That may placate some of the people who have been complaining that this president bypasses a city that overwhelmingly supported him and only spends time with the wealthy gods of social media on the Peninsula, who dispense $35,800 checks like ATMs. Truth be told, the only reason Obama was in San Jose was because he needed a place to crash.
Meg Whitman has joined the philanthropically elite with her recent donations to charter schools. (Photo by Max Morse)
The Bay Area’s public school system sustained another groin kick of aggressive generosity Tuesday when politically ambitious billionaire Meg Whitman bestowed $2.5 million on South Bay and Peninsula charter school programs. Apparently, the maid-firing former eBay exec didn’t spend all her money losing last year’s race for governor to Jerry Brown.
Sep 21, 2011 by Silicon Valley Newsroom Politics, People Comments (6)
This is the newest installment of a San Jose Inside feature that allows readers to pose questions to public officials. This week, Santa Clara Valley Water District CEO Beau Goldie has answered 10 questions selected by SJI staff out of dozens submitted by San Jose Inside commenters. The topics range from employee compensation to fluoridation to dam safety. The next public official to be interviewed by readers will be announced on Friday.—Editor
Sep 9, 2011 by Josh Koehn People, Culture Comments (31)
There will be memorial events held across the country Sunday in remembrance of the people who were killed and the heroes that emerged on Sept. 11, 2001.
Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, better known simply as 9/11. There will be memorial events held here in San Jose, throughout the nation and even outside the United States, as the 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives that day from terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 are honored. Every generation has its “where were you?” moment, when something monumental happened and in the blink of an eye a person can recall exactly what he or she was doing. That tragic day 10 years ago is exactly that moment for many Americans.
Sep 1, 2011 by The Editor Politics, People Comments (55)
This is the first installment of a new San Jose Inside feature that allows readers to pose questions to public officials. This week, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has answered 10 questions selected out of hundreds that were submitted by San Jose Inside commenters. The topics range from pensions and public safety to a proposed ballpark. The next public official to be interviewed by readers will be announced on Friday.—Editor
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