Jun 16, 2008 by Pete Campbell Comments (15)
Preservation Question Obscures the Numbers
A lot of attention is being given to the question as to whether or not the old Martin Luther King library building should be recognized as a “historic building.” Almost no attention is being given to the fact that the building currently houses staff members from several city departments.
Jun 16, 2008 by Pierluigi Oliverio Comments (16)
City Hall Diary
Last week the city council unanimously approved a concession agreement for the new airport terminal. Believe it or not, the Chamber of Commerce and the Working Partnerships Labor Union both agreed on the selection. Whew! If only agreements like this could happen more often.
Jun 14, 2008 by The Editor Comments (20)
Please feel free to join this week’s open forum.
Jun 13, 2008 by John McEnery IV Comments (4)
Consumers Inconvenienced, Restaurants in Pain
As the illness toll from salmonella tainted tomatoes grows, and the popular red fruit becomes scarcer, unheralded and ripe California tomatoes are finally getting the recognition that’s been long overdue. They are showing up in illegal underground produce markets and on popular auction sites such as EBay and Craig’s List at exponentially inflated prices.
Jun 12, 2008 by Gary Singh Comments (1)
LAST WEEKEND, the 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge took place in downtown San Jose and it was a mammoth cultural achievement, both for the city and SJSU, as well as the public and private sectors—true collaboration as only Silicon Valley can achieve. Some random notes:
Jun 12, 2008 by Jack Van Zandt Comments (10)
Food for Thought
Lately, I have been researching great presidents, including Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR and JFK, for a commercial educational writing project. Reading through the collected speeches and writings of each of these men, all of whom led during crucial historic times, it struck me that through their superior communication skills, they were all able to articulate a vision of a better future in such a way that the average American was inspired to act in accordance with that vision for the common good. In the classical sense, isn’t that what great leadership is all about?
Jun 11, 2008 by The Fly Comments (0)
It wasn’t your average Election Day in Santa Clara County. For starters, voters elected a San Jose City Council member who wasn’t a candidate.
Jun 11, 2008 by Tom McEnery Comments (13)
Usually after elections, there must be the counting (and sometimes recounting), and the obligatory, if not always enlightening, analysis. With the end of last week’s battles, there are two salient facts beyond debate. First, the fight over “Little Saigon” was traumatic for the city and more so for the hopes of Vietnamese-American candidates. And second, the attempts of the Democratic establishment to boost and support candidates that would be solidly in their camp failed miserably with the crushing of Craig Mann in the Evergreen district.
Jun 10, 2008 by Raj Jayadev Comments (7)
On June 3, the San Jose City Council passed the controversial promoter ordinance that will regulate downtown nightlife by imposing fees and mandatory permits on event promoters and organizers. I don’t want to put too much on it, but the day after the ordinance passed, it was like someone had shot live entertainment in the head.
Jun 10, 2008 by Single Gal Comments (12)
Oy vay. I have had it. Maybe they caught me on the wrong day, and maybe it’s always this way, but my last dealing with a city employee makes me realize why people curse them.
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