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Fact check: Why did Madison Nguyen move to Las Vegas?

An advertisement against Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors candidate Madison Nguyen is calling out her loyalty to the county....

Sunnyvale officials rank top priorities for 2024

Sunnyvale officials are prioritizing what local issues they’ll tackle this year, and topics like homelessness and transit safety...

East San Jose needs more voting centers, leaders say

East San Jose leaders say their neighborhoods face a shortage of voting locations for the March 5 primary...

San Jose-raised NFL player is energizing downtown

San Jose native and NFL cornerback Chidobe Awuzie has long used his fame and influence to support children...

The Podlight

How a San Jose-inspired bill could uncover public records

A successful lawsuit against San Jose and its former mayor brought by San José Spotlight and First Amendment Coalition has inspired a new state bill, SB 908, that would ensure compliance with California's public records law and bolster government transparency across the state. Editor Nick Preciado learns more from Brittney Barsotti of the California News Publishers Association.

Latest Opinion

California Governor Gavin Newsom stands at a podium in San Jose

Cloutier: Without Prop. 1, our dire housing and untreated mental health crisis will get worse

On March 5, Californians will be asked to vote on Proposition 1 — creating housing and a range of treatment options for the state’s unhoused citizens with complex mental health and substance use conditions. We know this proposition has trade-offs, as any piece of legislation does. But will this move California forward in addressing homelessness and supporting the vast mental health needs across the state? Resoundingly, yes. Known as “Treatments not Tents,” the proposition would authorize $6.38 billion in bonds to finance housing. There are an estimated 181,399 unhoused Californians; 25% with severe mental illness, 24% with a substance use...