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Willow Glen residents oppose homeless safe sleeping site

Willow Glen residents are protesting a proposal to turn a vacant lot in their neighborhood into a city-sanctioned...

Fourth time’s a charm: Water board OKs San Jose waterway plan

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has green lit San Jose’s plan through 2027 to...

Dysfunctional Santa Clara council at center of grand jury report

The Santa Clara City Council’s effectiveness is being called into question by a county civil grand jury report,...

San Jose Xfinity stores first to offer deaf customers ASL services

Xfinity is rolling out a new service in San Jose to increase accessibility for people who are deaf...

Santa Clara County supervisor could net top job in New Mexico county

Silicon Valley labor leader Cindy Chavez is still looking to leave the Bay Area — this time, she’s...

It’s never been easier to build a backyard home in San Jose

Backyard homes are now even easier to build in San Jose after amending some conflicting rules. The San...

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

Op-ed: San Jose reveals revenue estimates for digital billboards — and it’s not much

Op-ed: San Jose reveals revenue estimates for digital billboards — and it’s not much

Back in 2018 the ban on new billboards was unceremoniously repealed by the San Jose City Council at the urging of billboard industry lobbyists. Since then, our group has been asking questions but getting few direct answers. For example, one of the claims made by proponents is that billboards that go up on public property will generate revenue for the city. This seems like a reasonable justification on the surface. But how much money will the city make annually when all proposed digital billboards will be up and running? For several years, city staff have refused to answer this question...