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04/15/2024

As Santa Clara County's high school students prepare to step into the role of active citizens, a crucial component of their civic education is voter preregistration.
California is among the states leading the charge in encouraging youth participation in the …

04/15/2024

A multimillion-dollar work backlog in San Jose is leaving empty spaces where playground equipment used to be, basketball courts eroded and turf riddled with holes from squirrels and gophers.
San Jose’s parks department has a more than $554 million infrastructure …

04/14/2024

Ridership is climbing back up across Bay Area airports after COVID-19 sent traffic plummeting, and the battle for airway dominance is intensifying.
Oakland officials this week approved renaming its airport to include "San Francisco" in the title, provoking a lawsuit …

04/13/2024

Two men from different counties have pushed for a recount in a highly-scrutinized Silicon Valley congressional race — but Jonathan Padilla, a longtime supporter and ally of leading candidate and former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, has already put down …

04/12/2024

A prominent Silicon Valley leader and former pastor has been arrested and charged with six felony counts of child sex abuse, after being under investigation this year for allegations that surfaced about his time as a youth ministry leader at …

04/12/2024

My family has been distressed by Reid-Hillview Airport for decades.
And it all stems from our East San Jose community being marginalized and our concerns over safety, lead and noise downplayed at every turn.
The one constant: a dismissive, kick-the-can-down-the-road …

04/12/2024

Thousands of nurses across Santa Clara County’s strained and overburdened public hospital system may go on strike again — just weeks after taking to the picket line.
Contract negotiations between county management and leaders with the Registered Nurses Professional Association …

04/12/2024

Nationwide changes in the way real estate agents are compensated might not make a difference in Silicon Valley.
A pending settlement from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) could be an industry game changer that upends the commissions homebuyers pay …

04/11/2024

San Jose is updating its 311 app that tracks resident complaints to more efficiently address thousands of requests about abandoned vehicles.
The 311 app is designed to be a one-stop shop for residents to report a variety of issues including …

04/11/2024

Santa Clara County officials are prepping to remove a foreign, invasive and aggressive yellow fever mosquito species that's returned to the region just in time for peak mosquito season.
It was easy to eradicate the species after it first arrived …

04/11/2024

Cupertino is inches away from securing approval of its state-mandated housing plan more than a year past the deadline — and following a legal battle due to its noncompliance.
Cupertino’s housing plan has received the state’s stamp of approval on …

04/11/2024

In a development that has alarmed Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature, counties, cities and special districts across the state, the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act — more accurately dubbed the Taxpayer Deception Act by its opponents — has qualified …

04/11/2024

Sunnyvale is in the market for a better way to have residents flag issues in their neighborhoods online.
The Sunnyvale City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously, with Councilmember Omar Din absent, to request bids on a management system residents can …

04/10/2024

Like the rest of the country, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo watched in awe as two candidates tied in a heated race to replace her, triggering a request from a Silicon Valley political operative to fund a six-figure recount.
The veteran lawmaker …

04/10/2024

We lifers in the commercial real estate brokerage world have often looked upon our distant cousins in the residential world in a somewhat bemused fashion.
No disrespect intended, my late great mother was a major pioneer in the San Francisco …

04/10/2024

A partnership between multiple cities and a Silicon Valley transit agency is going to construct a long-needed safer route for students biking and walking to school.
The Homestead Safe Routes to School project aims to make traveling to school easier …

04/09/2024

Two recount requests are pending for the highly anticipated race to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo's Silicon Valley congressional seat — potentially changing who advances to the November runoff.
County election officials have confirmed Jonathan Padilla, a former finance director for …

04/09/2024

San Jose has until September to formulate a succinct plan on how it will address homelessness and begin publicly reporting spending data, according to an audit requested by a local legislator.
The California State Auditor has published its findings and …

04/09/2024

San Jose has made the top 25 in a nationwide healthiest city survey, but advocates say deep inequities still persist.
San Jose ranks 22nd in a study compiled by personal finance outlet WalletHub, which pitted 182 of the nation’s most …

04/09/2024

Cupertino pickleballers are fed up with having to share city courts with tennis players — but a solution might be coming.
The Cupertino City Council unanimously approved a plan this month that includes eight pickleball courts in Memorial Park’s conceptual …

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