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San Jose parks lose millions as developers get tax break

San Jose is cutting taxes and fees for at least 14 high-rise development projects or more than 4,000...

Santa Clara County addresses Shigella spread in homeless camps

A bacterial outbreak has emerged among homeless individuals living at San Jose encampments in Columbus and Roosevelt parks, but...

San Jose recycling company faces federal labor complaint review

For nearly two years, drivers working cleanup on the Bay Area’s biggest development projects have gone without a...

Silicon Valley remains blind to its inequalities

An annual report compiling metrics on inequity offers a dismal outlook for people trying to get by in...

Disabled San Jose tenants stranded by broken elevators

Disabled San Jose residents have been confined to their apartments for more than a week after the second...

Vibrant San Jose mural draws locals downtown

The promenade at San Pedro Square has a stunning new look after more than 1,000 volunteers picked up...

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.

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Dewan: Climate change resources for youth

In an era where climate change is top of mind for many young people, their families and educators, the need for accessible, reliable and actionable information is paramount, since emissions of greenhouse gasses such as methane and carbon occurs from day-to-day activities like driving a car and using energy to cook. Many youth want to learn how to reduce their carbon footprint and promote climate-resilient schools, as recommended in this 2023 report. The Santa Clara County Office of Education continues this work and leads a robust Growing Gardens Initiative that promotes outdoor education and climate literacy instruction. The office of...