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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...

Santa Clara County can’t keep up with housing its homeless residents

For every one Santa Clara County household that was housed in 2023, nearly two households became homeless, a...

Sunnyvale seeks bids for homeless service provider

Sunnyvale is going back to the market for homeless service providers as officials press the existing partner for...

Santa Clara County deputy overtime contributes to ballooning deficit

This year, a multimillion-dollar deficit won’t just threaten Santa Clara County’s essential public services — it will force...

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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.

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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...