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Urban Putt teaser
Tomorrow I'll have a full writeup, but for now here are a few teaser images to prove that Urban Putt is real. The summary is: this is the coolest place to open in Downtown San Jose since the San P...
Families & Children
Artificial Intelligence Thinks It’s Perfectly Ready to Serve as Our Moral and Ethical Compass
Google’s chat bot equivocated on pedophilia, conservatives say, and ChatGPT gave husbands a pass on doing the dishes. Is AI ready to serve as our moral compass?.
Traxamillion Legacy Showcase and Benefit Concert
In celebration of the late hyphy artist, fans and friends have organized the a weekly benefit for community initiatives.
Antidepressant Prescriptions to Young People Surged During the Pandemic
The monthly rate of antidepressants being dispensed to young people increased about 64% more quickly during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics.
From San Jose Spotlight...
Cupertino City Council Nixes Tax Measure From Ballot
The Cupertino City Council unanimously voted to stop exploring ways to create new taxes or increase taxes after the majority of small business owners surveyed said they wouldn’t support it on the November ballot.
Gilroy Rotary Awards More Than $56K to Local Orgs
Through its long-term giving program, the Rotary Club of Gilroy presented grants to local organizations and programs to fund “unmet needs in the community.”
Wet Weather ‘a Big Boost’ for District’s Reservoir Levels
Santa Clara Valley Water District’s 10 reservoirs are collectively about 130% of their normal water levels for this time of year, spokesperson Matt Keller said.
From Mountain View Voice...
California Apartment Association Injects $150K into Abe-Koga’s Campaign
In the largest independent expenditure to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors race so far, the California Apartment Association threw its weight behind District 5 candidate Margaret Abe-Koga.
Wildfires Are Killing California’s Ancient Giants. Can Seedlings Save the Species?
Ecologists estimate that up to 14,000 sequoias have been killed in recent wildfires. The National Park Service for the first time has begun replanting some severely burned areas.
Santa Clara VTA Announces Arrival of First of 92 New Hybrid Buses
VTA said it anticipates a steady delivery rate of six buses per week starting this week, with a completely new fleet expected to be operational in the coming month as VTA decommissions most of its remaining diesel buses.
Regional Medical Center Says It Will Close Trauma Center in August
The 250-bed Regional Medical Center, the only hospital in East San Jose, cited less demand as reasons for the cutbacks in services.
Will CA Voters Like ‘Newsom Recall, the Sequel’ Any Better?
Conservative activists who worked on the failed recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2021 have launched another attempt, arguing that conditions in California only worsened in the two-and-a-half years since then as Newsom’s attention shifted to national politics.
From Daily Post...
Bezos Helping House Candidate Peter Dixon
Jeff Bezos and his parents are behind a $1.5 million Super PAC to get former Marine Peter Dixon elected to Congress. Dixon, the son of a prolific tech investor, has a vastly larger war chest than his opponents.
Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
EmPower Silicon Valley Student Short Video Competition
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Nurture Life Ready-To-Eat Chicken Meal Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Founding CEO John Foley and others speak about SSHH’s roots and early successes.
If you have a hard time understanding why in the world anyone would chose to place the seat of California government where they did—you don't know Sacramento.
Sacramento has more homeless residents than San Francisco. One story about why that happened, and another about an attempt to help. And: Black literature, California style.
Mark Black History Month by reading these novels, nonfiction books and collections that feature Black voices exploring the Black experience in the Golden State.
The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a travel guide to California chocolate.
From giant companies with roots in the Gold Rush days to local microproducers with a focus on fair trade, California is ground zero for high-end chocolate.
Taylor Swift is so hated by fans of Donald Trump, they’ve set aside their hatred of San Francisco to root for the ’49ers in the Super Bowl, because Swift’s boyfriend plays for their opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.
Meet the organizations working to win social justice for African Americans in California and beyond. And: Welcome Yolo County to CALocal.
Here’s a short list of just some of the organizations working to build better futures for African Americans in California.
“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.
In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.
While millions of Californians seek affordable housing elsewhere, an ambitious man backed by billionaires dreams of building an urban Utopia in Central Valley farm country.
We’re getting ready to track the progress of California Forever’s plans to build a city of 400,000 in what is now Solano County farm country.
In NYT’s “The Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,” we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.
The California housing crisis is not only weakening the state politically at the national level, it could shift the political balance in Washington, D.C., as Republican-led states add population while California’s exodus continues.
Former Major League Baseball star Steve Garvey, a political rookie, faces off against veteran U.S. House members Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee in the first 2024 California Senate race debate Monday evening in Los Angeles.
Ten state agencies are dedicated to keeping California scenic. And while you’re out exploring, check out some of our state’s most venerable eateries.
Pea Soup Anderson’s closed before its 100th birthday. Here are 24 restaurants 100 years or older that you can still visit.
Quick Bites: Sharks Miserable in Timo’s Return
It started as a special night at SAP Center as Timo Meier, the former Sharks first-round pick and power forward sniper returned to San Jose for the first time since the major trade between the San...
Sharks Locker Room: ‘Same Old BS’
Why would you call a timeout down 7-1 with 12 minutes to go? We, the media, didn’t ask San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn that particular question after their 7-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils...
A thank you to our volunteers
Year after year, Valley Water volunteers work to improve our community. Driven by a true spirit of stewardship, these volunteers come together to help Valley Water provide safe, clean water and fo...
****UPDATE*** SJPD Arrests Suspect Responsible for 2018 Triple Shooting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sharks Breathe Sigh of Relief on Blackwood Injury, Recall Chrona
It looks like the San Jose Sharks are breathing a sigh of relief on Mackenzie Blackwood's injury. Blackwood left yesterday’s game against the New Jersey Devils in the first period with a lower-bod...
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