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San Jose ramps up funding to enforce ‘no return zones’

San Jose is set to pay for more employees and police patrols to enforce “no return zones” for homeless...

Santa Clara asks voters to pass multimillion-dollar bond

Santa Clara voters will decide in November whether to give the city roughly $400 million for various infrastructure...

San Jose official denied restraining order against business owner

San Jose Councilmember Bien Doan’s request for a restraining order against a well-connected Vietnamese American businessman has been...

NBC Bay Area: Copacabana movie remake underway in San Jose

Lorena Cortez is producing and directing a short film adaptation of the 1940s movie Copacabana in San Jose,...

Santa Clara County bond brings thousands of affordable homes

Eight years ago, Santa Clara County had less than 300 affordable apartments that served homeless individuals with disabilities. Thousands...

Cupertino weighs moving location of aging City Hall

Cupertino City Hall could move from its decades-old location — but it may not be long term. The...

The Podlight

The future of the beloved Pruneyard Cinemas

The future of the popular Pruneyard Cinemas in Campbell, an anchor for the nearby shopping center, is at risk amid a dispute over its lease. West Valley reporter Annalise Freimarck talked to business leaders, moviegoers and local businesses to understand what's next.

Latest Opinion

A light rail train in downtown San Jose

Joffe: An ‘anti-transit’ expert responds to recent criticism

In a recent San José Spotlight opinion piece, columnist Monica Mallon accuses me of posing as a pro-transit expert while trying to undermine public transportation. While I welcome the attention she has brought to my writing, I think Mallon and other transit advocates would benefit readers more by addressing my critiques rather than dissecting my motives or organizational affiliations. In San Jose and the rest of the Bay Area, opinion leaders have such a strong and uniform preference for expanding transit that they often ignore counterarguments. But this policy monoculture does not serve the public who should instead hear a...