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Silicon Valley congressional race recount begins

In a massive warehouse behind the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, election workers are pulling hundreds of...

San Jose park maintenance has multimillion-dollar backlog

A multimillion-dollar work backlog in San Jose is leaving empty spaces where playground equipment used to be, basketball courts...

San Jose airport adapts to new world of travel

Ridership is climbing back up across Bay Area airports after COVID-19 sent traffic plummeting, and the battle for...

Who’s behind recount in Silicon Valley congressional race?

Two men from different counties have pushed for a recount in a highly-scrutinized Silicon Valley congressional race —...

Former San Jose church leader arrested for alleged child abuse

A prominent Silicon Valley leader and former pastor has been arrested and charged with six felony counts of...

Santa Clara County nurses threaten a second walkout

Thousands of nurses across Santa Clara County’s strained and overburdened public hospital system may go on strike again...

The Podlight

Inside Cupertino’s move to misallocate housing funds

Cupertino spent more than $100,000 from a fund for low-income housing on attorneys to defend itself against housing-related lawsuits, San José Spotlight first reported. Editor Nick Preciado sits down with reporter Annalise Freimarck who broke the story to learn more.

Latest Opinion

Small planes on the tarmac of Reid-Hillview Airport in East San Jose

McHenry: The ‘whole truth’ about East San Jose airport

Starting in 1986, there have been periodic attempts by some elected officials to close Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV). In 2018, Santa Clara County voted to stop accepting Federal Aviation Administration funds for airport safety improvements, in an attempt to angle for a possible 2031 closure. Pursuant to that, in 2020, the county commissioned a lead study of the area around the airport. The study found slightly elevated levels of lead in the blood of children living within half a mile of the airport. Proponents of the airport closure are quick to say the airport is poisoning the children. But what they don’t...