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Levitt Pavilion San Jose hosting Madison McFerrin today in St. James Park
Live music is returning to St. James Park for the fall... starting today!Every Sunday (October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) bring a picnic, drop a blanket on the lawn and enjoy free, all ages, high quality c...
Looming Federal Shutdown Would Cause Immediate Impacts
Unless Congress passes legislation with a financial package to keep it running, the federal government will shut down beginning at 12:01am Sunday, Oct. 1. Federal workers were put on notice Sept. 27 that a shutdown is imminent, and millions of government employees and military members could stop being paid.
Gavin Newsom Signs Law Boosting Minimum Wage to $20 for Fast-Food Workers
More than half a million fast-food workers, mostly minorities and women, will earn a higher minimum wage, but some say that’s not a living wage.
From San Jose Spotlight...
San Jose Homeless Motel Changes Hands—Again
The SureStay Motel, which offers temporary housing and services to homeless seniors, is changing service providers for the third time in two years. HomeFirst will start providing food, case management and security, taking the reins from LifeMoves, another non-profit service provider who stepped in for Abode Services last October.
From Palo Alto Online...
Palo Alto Eyes New Sites for Pet Projects
Dog owners in south Palo Alto have plenty of reasons to get excited as they watch the city add new fenced play areas for their furry companions. But things are different in the north, where supply hasn't kept up with demand.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Dies at 90
The California Democrat, the oldest member of Congress, had suffered a precipitous decline in health in recent months.
Monterey Corridor Gains New Zoning
The city of Morgan Hill is implementing a new zoning strategy to facilitate the slow transformation of properties along Monterey Road north and south of the downtown to a more walkable corridor with a variety of everyday commercial and residential uses.
Citing Privacy Concerns, Menlo Park Says No to Automated License Plate Readers
While other local towns, aiming to reduce crime, have opted to install automatic license plate readers and gunshot detection services, the Menlo Park City Council veered in a different direction.
From Silicon Valley Voice...
Swimmer Donna de Varona Returns to Grand Marshal Parade of Champions
The Santa Clara Parade of Champions is almost here, and the parade’s Grand Marshal will be two-time Olympic gold medalist and Santa Clara High School grad Donna de Varona.
California Gunmakers Fear Impact of New Taxes on Sales
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a tax on firearms and ammunition, among other new gun control laws. California’s remaining gun manufacturers wonder if they have a future.
St. Louise Regional Hospital Transitions From Plastic to Boxed Water
A pilot program has been implemented at St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, with all packaged water distributed in cardboard containers devoid of microplastics or BPAs.
Santa Clara Unified: Math Test Scores, Facility Maintenance
The District’s CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) test scores have taken a dip in mathematics. The district investigated the costs of maintaining its campuses and sites, predicting that there will be about $30.4 million in facilities expenditures over the next two years.
Bike Palo Alto Returns After 4-Year Gap
Bike Palo Alto, a local bicycling event organized by volunteers, is back after a long pandemic hiatus. The two-hour fair will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1-3 p.m. at Fairmeadow Elementary School.
In this issue of The Newsletter, we ponder incremental progress as reflected in the journey of two newsrooms.
Meet tiny newsroom co-founder Kara Meyberg Guzman, who has been honored by the Local Independent Online News Publishers Association.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Southern California saw a sharp increase in abortions after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. Now, workers at the clinics are creating a union.
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara unveils a plan to shore up the California insurance market for homeowners. Insurers would return to wildfire zones, but would have an easier path to rate increases.
About 300,000 Californians have lost Medi-Cal coverage since the state resumed eligibility checks. You have options if you get a notice about your coverage.
Big Social Media is abandoning the field of reliable information-distribution in some big ways. CALocal is helping to fill that hole—with maps.
Social media were once very good at sharing reliable first-hand information about fires, floods, etc. Not any more. Here’s an alternative.
California collects a special tax on high incomes to fund mental health services. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change how the money is spent so a share of it can be used to fund housing for homeless people with mental …
Legislators weren’t able to reach a compromise that helps insurers with wildfire risk while also protecting homeowners. Interest groups hope to find one in meetings this fall.
Hate crimes were up 20 percent in California in 2022, with those against transgender, Muslim and Black people increasing especially sharply. But the state is also spending more than any other to combat such crimes, including a hotline, state commission …
Police can’t force homeless people from encampments unless the city in question has “adequate shelter” for those who are displaced, according to courts. Now everyone involved wants to know what “adequate” means.
California will penalize school boards that ban books based on inclusion of certain groups under a bill the governor is expected to sign into law. But some fear unintended consequences.
Take a break from the weighty worries of the modern world. Go on a run, absorb some culture, and yuk it up with California-born comedians.
From marathoners to casual joggers, enthusiasts can take advantage of the Sacramento region’s diverse trails, terrain, and competitive events.
A bipartisan bill to prohibit TikTok on state phones is shelved until 2024. It had breezed through the state Legislature, but the authors want to tweak the measure. It's the latest social media regulation to get stalled in California.
Now that electric cars are mainstream, higher-income Californians will no longer qualify for state subsidies. Lower-income buyers could get up to $12,000.
California prisons are badly understaffed when it comes to doctors and psychiatrists. A new contract attempts to boost retention with substantial bonuses.
California Forever, the company backed by billionaire Silicon Valley investors that wants to build a new city in Solano County, has posted a new website in an attempt to start a "conversation" about the massive project.
California cities are struggling to hire police in a tight labor market after the COVID pandemic. Some are raising by double digits and offering eye-catching bonuses.
Planned communities—the past. the present and the future.
Quick Bites: Sharks fail to capitalize on power play, lose in OT
The San Jose Sharks fell to the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in overtime. While William Eklund and Magnus Chrona shined, there was little else to be excited about.
Mid-Autumn Festival today at San Jose's Berryessa Branch Library
The mid-autumn festival is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and appreciate the diversity of Asian cultures in San Jose. Decorate paper lanterns, munch on delicious treats, and enjoy performa...
Quinn Wants ‘Another Level’ From Eklund To Make Sharks (+)
David Quinn thinks that William Eklund has to get to another level to start the season with the San Jose Sharks. He told me so four times. I asked Quinn today, “You have a deeper forward corps thi...
San Jose snag Ty Emberson off waivers
The San Jose Sharks picked up defenseman Ty Emberson after the New York Rangers placed the 23-year-old prospect on waivers. What you need to know.
Kings at Sharks (preseason game 4): Lines, game thread and how to watch
Tonight's preseason matchup between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will feature a line of Thomas Bordeleau, William Eklund and Luke Kunin.
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