Green Party candidate Jake Tonkel has joined Andrew Boone in challenging incumbent Dev Davis for the San Jose’s District 6 City Council seat.
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In which we look back on all the strange, infuriating and preposterous things that went down in 2018 and say, “Sayonara!”
When someone voluntarily goes missing, personal rights and legal restrictions make it nearly impossible for their family to find them.
The valley’s well-to-do tech bros hope to outlive most of us—and how they’re investing their time and money speaks volumes.
Santa Clara County is trying to equip the public with a lifesaving antidote that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
Faced with a science-averse president-elect, local communities have no choice but to fend for themselves in the fight against climate change.
The peak of the Santa Cruz Mountains looked like an erupting volcano as the Loma fire burned 4,474 acres. Such fires are expected to increase.
Agriculture consumes a staggering 80 percent of California’s developed water, even as it accounts for only 2 percent of the state’s gross domestic product. This model is simply unsustainable.
Plans to expand Newby Island Landfill have angry residents on the offensive over odor.
San Jose may enact water-rationing measures to cope with the state’s dogged drought.
Code for San Jose—a collective of civic-minded programmers—has set out to take mountains of inchoate public data and form meaningful projects.
Bay Area officials offended George Lucas, the creator of the iconic Star Wars saga, to the point that he has decided to locate his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LUNA) to Chicago.
San Jose will consider skirting its living wage policy to appease a massive corporation and some developers. The City Council on Tuesday will discuss an appeal from Starbucks and other vendors to be exempt from the rule—they’re interested in leasing space at City Hall and the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
City Manager Debra Figone’s annual budget performance review, which will go before the City Council on Tuesday, shows that 2012-13 revenue totaled $2.29 billion, about 1.2 percent ($28.6 million) below the budgeted estimate. Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include Xavier Campos hosting a gun buyback at a District 5 church, Kansen Chu pushing a solar panel incentive program and a semi-annual review of city audits.
In eleven days we celebrate the first day of the new year. For Californians it is the most critical year for our future as a state, at least in my lifetime, in my opinion.
Few can argue that quality public education is the means for us to reduce crime, increase employment, grow the economy and decrease poverty. California schools have $20 billion less than was promised by the legislature three years ago. Therefore, we can no longer continue to slash funds from already under-resourced institutions without peril to our children, their teachers and our future. This insanity must stop in 2011 with the help of Governor-elect Jerry Brown’s leadership.
Two events prompted Teresa Alvarado to run for a seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. One was the retirement of her mother, Blanca Alvarado, the first Latina elected to serve as a San Jose City Council member and later as a county supervisor. The other was Barack Obama’s candidacy. Looking back, Alvarado says she saw a new, more pragmatic political model emerging. “I felt like it was time for our generation to step up,” she says.